Parent and Family Engagement Plan 2022-2023

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Parent and Family Engagement Plan 2022-2023


  1. The school assures that they will have a written Parent and Family Engagement Plan (PFEP) that (a) was jointly developed and agreed upon with parents; (b) is updated periodically; and (c) is distributed to parents/families of Title | students and made available to the local community. Parents/families shall be notified of the policy in an understandable and uniform format in a language the parents can understand. The policy shall include the components as described in section 1116. Title I, Part A funds reserved are used to carry out the activities and strategies in the PFEP as outlined in section 1116(3)(D)(i - v).
  2. The school assures that they will convene an annual parent/family meeting. The annual meeting will be offered with flexible times/dates and will involve parents/families in an organized, ongoing, and timely manner for planning, review, and improvement of the programs at the school. Parents/families are given information about programs, a description of curriculum, academic assessments used to measure student progress, and expected proficiency of students. Parents/families provide input on their child’s education, and are involved in the decisions regarding how the set-aside is allotted for parent and family engagement.
  3. The school assures that each participating school, in conjunction with the parents/families has jointly developed a school-parent compact. The compact describes the school’s responsibility to provide high quality curriculum and instruction in a supportive and effective learning environment; addresses the importance of ongoing communication between teachers and parents; describes the ways in which each parent will be responsible for supporting their child’s learning; and is conferenced with parents/families of elementary aged students.
  4. The school assures timely notice to parents/families when students have been assigned or taught for four or more consecutive weeks by a teacher who does not meet applicable state certification or licensure requirements at the grade level and subject level in which the teacher has been assigned. Additionally, schools are required to notify parents/families at the beginning of each school year (or at the time of enrollment of the student) of their right to know the professional qualifications of their student’s classroom teachers and paraprofessionals.

ESEA Sections 1116(a)(2)(D), 1116(b), 1116(c), 1116(d), 1116(f), 1112(e)(3)(C), 1112(e)(4), 1116(a)(2)(B), 1116(h), 1112(e)(3), 1112 (e)(1)(B)(ii).

Title I - School Mission Statement

Parent and Family Engagement Mission Statement


The purpose of Alee Academy is to provide at-risk and former dropout students the opportunity to complete their high school course work, develop vocational skills, gain employment, and earn a high school diploma. Credit recovery and the Performance Based Diploma Option program are the two opportunities afforded through a non-traditional learning environment. Alee believes that all students can achieve excellence in a positive and challenging educational environment that stimulates their interest, channels their energies, and develops their abilities. Recognizing the individual strengths and intrinsic worth of all students, the staff will provide specific skill development opportunities for all students to increase self-confidence ans achieve self-discipline.

The staff of Alee believes that “If you treat someone the way he is, he will remain as he is. If you treat someone the way he could be and ought to be, he will become what he could be and ought to be.”

Involvement of Parents and Families

Describe how the school will involve parents and families in an organized, ongoing, and timely manner, in the planning, review, and improvement of Title I programs including involvement in the decisions regarding how funds will be used for parent and family engagement.


Parents are involved in the planning, reviewing, and improvement of Title I programs including how parent involvement funds are used through the school’s SAC. The SAC meets monthly with time on the agenda to review the implementation of the Title I programs. During the Spring SAC meeting, members evaluate and/or revise the parent involvement plan in addition to making plans for the upcoming year’s parent involvement funds.

Parents play an important role in supporting their child’s education. Alee Academy Charter High School’s faculty and staff will encourage parents to be actively involved in their child’s education through the following:

  • Attend multiple parent meetings throughout the school year.
  • Attend on campus events such as Family Nights that are scheduled quarterly.
  • Opportunities for learning at home.
  • Opportunities for collaboration with the community.
  • Volunteer on campus and for other school functions.

Coordination and Integration

Describe how the school will coordinate and integrate parent and family engagement programs and activities that help parents on how to help their children at home, to the extent feasible and appropriate, including but not limited to, other federal programs. For Example: Head Start, Early Reading First, Even Start, Home Instruction Programs for Preschool Youngsters, the Parents as Teachers Program, public preschool, Title I, Part C, Title II, Title III, Title IV, and Title VI.

Individuals with Disabilities Education ActAlee Academy collaborates with the district’s ESE department to ensure that parents of students with disabilities have the opportunity to participate in parent involvement programs and activities.
Supplemental instructional support provided by Title I will be discussed with parents during the initial interview for enrollment as well as other IEP meetings scheduled throughout the school year.
Title I Part AOur Title I paraprofessionals will coordinate with the Director, Mental Health Liaison, Potential Specialist, and ESE School Specialist to develop a schedule for students identified as needing assistance in their classes and will be in direct communication with the parents outlining way parents can support their child(ren) at home. The Director and Potential Specialist will ensure that the parents Right to Know letter are sent home to parents.
Title I Part AOur Mental Health Liaison and Potential Specialist will coordinate with the district’s Homeless Liaison to provide resources and assist parents of homeless students to participate in parent involvement programs and activities.

Annual Parent Meeting

Describe the specific steps the school will take to conduct an annual meeting designed to inform parents about the school’s Title I program, the nature of the Title I program, Adequately Yearly Progress, school choice, supplemental educational services, and the rights of parents. Include timeline, persons responsible, and evidence the school will use to demonstrate the effectiveness of the activity.

Activity/TasksPerson ResponsibleTimelineEvidence of Effectiveness
Develop agendas, handouts, and/or presentation materials that address required componentsDirectorAugustCopies of agenda, handouts, and sign in sheet.
Advertise EventsDirectorAugustCopy of flier posted on social media (Facebook) and school website. School messenger system used to inform parents via phone and email along with any handouts sent home with students.
Maintain DocumentsDirector, Potential SpecialistAugust-MayTitle I binder, communication with Rhonda Boston, Title I Google Drive filing system.
Flexible times of meetingLeadership TeamAugust-MayAgenda and sign-in sheets.

Flexible Parent Meetings

Describe how the school will offer a flexible number of meetings, such as meetings in the morning or evening and different days of the week. The school may provide with Title I funds: transportation, childcare, or home visits, as such services relate to parent and family engagement.

Building Capacity

Describe how the school will implement parent and family involvement activities designed to improve student academic achievement and school performance. Describe how the activities will support a partnership among the school, parents/families, and the community to improve student academic achievement. Describe the actions the school will take to provide materials and training to help parents and families work with their child to improve their child’s academic achievement. Include information on how the school will provide other reasonable support for parent and family engagement activities as parents/families may request.

Content and Type of ActivityPerson ResponsibleAnticipated Impact on Student AchievementTimelineEvidence of Effectiveness
Senior NightLeadership Team, TeachersHelp seniors and parents understand what is needed for our seniors to graduate this year!End of 1st semesterAgenda, Sign in sheet
Title I Annual MeetingLeadership Team, Teachers, StaffParents will be provided information on how to access Skyward. They will also be presented with information about curriculum, assessments, our participation in Title I and the parents rights to be involved so they can assist in their child’s education.End of 1st semesterAgenda, Sign in sheet, conference forms.
College and Career ExpoAdministrative Dead, Potential SpecialistParents and students will receive information regarding various careers and the importance of having a high school education to assist them with jobs in their future and continuing their education beyond high school.End of 3rd nine-weeksSign-in sheets, Advertisement, Agenda
Family NightsAlee Academy StaffParents will have opportunities to meet with teachers to learn more about their student’s progress in the classrooms. Teachers will provide the parents with suggestions on how to help their child(ren) at home.QuarterlySign-in sheets, conference forms

Staff Training

Describe the professional development activities the school will provide to educate the teachers, pupil services personnel, principals, and other staff in how to reach out to communicate with, and work with parents as equal partners. And to value the effectiveness of contributions of parents, on how to implement and coordinate parent programs, and build ties between parents and schools [Section 1118(e)(3)].

Content and Type of ActivityPerson ResponsibleAnticipated Impact on Student AchievementTimelineEvidence of Effectiveness
Title I professional developmentPotential SpecialistTeachers were informed of Title I procedures and what Title I looks like for our school by guest Rhonda Boston8/26/2022Agenda, Sign in sheet
MTSSPotential SpecialistProvide academic and/or behavioral interventions for Tier 2 and Tier 3 students and their parents.September 2022 – May 2023Agenda, Sign in sheets, Data
Mental Health TrainingMental Health LiaisonImprove the mindset of our instructional staff to encourage student engagement in the classrooms.September 2022 – May 2023Agenda and Lesson plans
Conduct monthly character trait lessons in classrooms to help students build their personal skills.

Other Activities

Describe the other activities, such as parent resource centers, the school will conduct to encourage and support parents in more fully participating in the education of their children [Section 1118 (e)(4)].


Parents can reach out if there is a need such as food and clothing. We partner with local churches and other community organizations to stock our food pantry and bring in gently used clothing items. Parents are encouraged to attend school events and contacted using multiple methods. Food is provided at school events so families can share a meal together. The school-wide call out system is used for weekly updates of the events or other important news.


Describe how the school will provide parents and families of participating children the following [Section 1118(c)(4)]:

  • Timely information about the Title I programs [Section 1118(c)(4)(A)];
  • Description and explanation of the curriculum at the school, the forms of academic assessment used to measure student progress, and the proficiency levels students are expected to meet [Section 1118(c)(4)(B)];
  • If requested by parents, opportunities for regular meetings to formulate suggestions and to participate, as appropriate, in decisions relating to the education of their children [Section 1118(c)(4)(C)]; and
  • If the school wide program plan under Section 1114 (b)(2) is not satisfactory to the parents of participating children, the school will include the parents’ comments with the plan that will be made available to the local education agency [Section 1118(c)(5)].


During Alee Academy’s scheduled Title I parent and family engagement meetings, the Title I program(s) will be discussed. Parents will receive handouts identifying the curriculum, academic assessments used to measure student progress, contact information for their child’s teacher, instructions utilizing Skyward and our online curriculum where parents can access student homework, grades, and test scores as well as the ability to ask teachers questions on their student’s performance in class. Invitations will be given for parents to participate in SAC meetings, which will afford them a greater opportunity to participate in their child’s education. Minutes from those meetings will document parental input regarding comments/suggestions.


Describe how the school will provide full opportunities for participation in parent and family engagement activities for all parents (including parents with limited English proficiency, disabilities, and migratory children). Include how the school plans to share information related to school and parent programs, meetings, school reports, and other activities in an understandable and uniform format and to the extent practical, in a language parents can understand [Section 1118(e)(5) and 1118(f)].


Alee Academy parents will be notified through the school website, fliers and automated phone system regarding all scheduled meetings related to Title I. Flexible meeting times will be offered to accommodate our working families. Notifications will be translated in Spanish. Translators will be provided upon request. The school complies with the Americans With Disabilities Act. The hard copy of the Title I Plan, the Parent Involvement Plan, the School Improvement Plan and Compact are available on our school website.

Building Capacity Summary

Provide a summary of activities provided during the previous school year that were designed to build the capacity of parents to help their children [Section 1118 (e)(1-2)]. Include participation data on the Title I annual meeting.

Content and Type of ActivityNumber of ActivitiesNumber of ParticipantsAnticipated Impact on Student Achievement
Open House2Approx 65Parent and teacher communication was strengthened in support of student continuous student achievement.
Senior Parent Night1Approx 30Parents of graduating seniors were informed of their child’s status and given ways in which they could offer support to their child as they transition out of high school and into their next phase of life.

Staff Training Summary

Provide a summary of the professional development activities provided by the school during the previous school year to educate staff on the value of contributions of parents, how to reach out to communicate, and work with parents as equal partners. The implementation and coordination of parent programs; and how to build ties between parents and the school [Section 1118 (e)(3)].

Content and Type of ActivityNumber of ActivitiesNumber of ParticipantsAnticipated Impact on Student Achievement
Effective Communication via phone, email and Skyward215Having effective tools for communicating with parents will allow for a deeper support of the students so as to increase overall student achievement.


Describe the barriers that hindered participation by parents during the previous school year in parent and family engagement activities. Include the steps the school will take during the upcoming school year to overcome the barriers (with particular attention to parents who are economically disadvantaged, are disabled, have limited English proficiency, have limited literacy, or are of any racial or ethnic minority background) [Section 1118(a)(E)].

Barrier (Including the Specific Subgroup)Steps the School will Take to Overcome
TransportationWe plan to discuss finding a place in the community to conduct our meetings so those parents with transportation issues would be able to be involved and learn how to support their child(ren)’s education.
Language BarrierWe are privileged this year to have a staff member who is bi-lingual and can help with parent communication and translating information that needs to be sent home.

Best Practices (Optional)

Describe the parent and family engagement activity/strategy the school implemented during the previous school year that the school considers the most effective. This information may be shared with other LEAs and schools as a best practice. (Optional)

Content/PurposeDescription of the Activity
Open HouseParents will become more involved with their child’s education if they have the correct information regarding classroom expectations and classroom syllabi-which will be provided during Open House.