The purpose of the Title I Parent Action Committee (TPAC) is to increase parent and family engagement in Title 1 planning and implementation and to strengthen school-home partnerships. This group also works directly with the FCPS School Board. We are still looking for parent volunteers to attend meetings every quarter (4 per year). Contact Jenny at [email protected] if interested.
DECEMBER MEETING NOTES: 12/01/20
Video link to meeting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aglnCtp3Ybk&t=23s
Elementary Grading presentation by Noel Klimenko, Director of PreK-12 Curriculum and Instruction
Due to the delayed start of the school year, adjustment to virtual instruction, and emphasis placed on community building in an online environment there may be a greater number of “NA’s” represented on the Quarter 1 progress report than in a typical school year.
Elementary Reporting Modifications for Qtr. 1
- Reading Level – Additional time is needed to accurately indicate your child’s reading progress; therefore, the on, above, or below reading text level for Q1 is not marked. Consult with your child’s teacher for additional information.
- Life, Work and Citizenship Skill Levels – These skills are assessed separately from content areas using the four-point rubric and are based on overall behaviors and work habits demonstrated by your child. Teachers may mark “NA” if they have not had the opportunity to assess that skill for your child.
SR&R Updates 2020-21 presentation by Carey Williams, Equity and Student Conduct Coordinator
- State legislative changes are focused on equity and reducing disparate discipline outcomes
- Collaboration with American Institutes for Research
- Reduction of violations that are required to be reported to the police
- The dress code is now more inclusive of cultural head coverings(previously – religious and medical purposes only) and requires consistent implementation
- Hybrid distribution model
- Improvements to Family Guide – flowcharts
- FCPS Data
- Overall only 4.9% of our 188,410 students are in our discipline pipeline for having one or more reported behavior incidents
- 2% of FCPS received an out of school suspension
- Disproportionality is on the decline in our system
Next Meeting – January 26, 2021 Antiracist Enhancements to Social Studies
OCTOBER MEETING NOTES: 10/20/20
Click HERE for the video recording of the meeting.
- The goal of the Advanced Academic Program is to ensure students’ needs for differentiation are met. This is done by providing all FCPS teachers access to lessons that promote critical and creative thinking. AART is available as a coach to support teachers and CLTs.
- Parents may want to utilize resources to promote critical and creative thinking skills at home: https://www.fcps.edu/
resources/family-engagement/ advanced-academic-aap-family- resources
- Areas where parents at Title 1 schools can advocate for differentiation to meet the needs of Advanced Learners:
- Frequency – 1x/quarter (minimum) or more often?
- In which content areas – a variety of areas or just in one? What is the growth plan over time?
- Level of implementation – A single lesson, part of a unit, or a whole unit?
- Types of support teachers are getting – Is the AART used as a coach to support CLTs and teachers? Is the AART used minimally in the master calendar? Are other content resource teachers part of the work? All Title I schools have a 1.0 FTE AART to focus extra on this and Young Scholars.
- Decision making – What guides decision making about the above questions?