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School Parent and Family Engagement Policy

All Title I schools will jointly develop a written parent and family engagement policy with input from and distribution to all parents and family members. This policy describes the means for carrying out designated Title I, Part A parent and family engagement requirements.

Frick United Academy of Language agrees to implement the following engagement practices, in keeping with
Oakland Unified School District’s Standards for Meaningful Family Engagement: 

OUSD Family Engagement Standard 1

Parent/Caregiver Education Program

Families are supported with parenting and child-rearing skills, understanding child and adolescent development, and setting home conditions that support children as students at each age and grade level.

The school provides parents with assistance in understanding the state’s academic content standards, assessments, and how to monitor and improve the achievement of their children by:

  • Providing a family workshop on how to use a platform (Google classroom, Aeries, ParentSquare, etc.) to support your student's learning once a quarter.

The school supports a partnership among staff, parents, and the community to improve student academic achievement and engage parents in meaningful interactions with the school by:

  • Hosting a Family Workshop on how to support learning from home.

OUSD Family Engagement Standard 2

Communication with Parents and Caregivers

Families and school staff engage in regular, two-way, meaningful communication about student learning.

The school communicates to families about the School Parent and Family Engagement Policy by:

  • Convening an annual meeting, at a convenient time, to which all parents shall be invited and encouraged to attend, to inform parents of their school’s participation in Title I, Part A and to explain the program requirements and the right of parents to be involved.
    • This meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 31st, 2022 at 5:00pm.

The school communicates to families about the school’s Title I, Part A programs by:

  • Holding a School Site Council (SSC) Meeting every month.

The school communicates to families about the curriculum used at the school, the assessments used to measure student progress, and the proficiency levels students are expected to meet by:

  • Enabling all families to have access to the necessary platforms. The workshops from Standard 1 will include training for the necessary platforms.

The school distributes information related to school and parent programs, meetings, school reports, and other activities to parents in a format and language that the parents understand by:

  • Using the ParentSquare and making Robocalls.

OUSD Family Engagement Standard 3

Parent Volunteering Program

Families are actively involved as volunteers and audiences at the school or in other locations to support students and school programs.

The school provides opportunities for families to volunteer in classrooms and other school activities by:

  • Having regular food distribution events and inviting families to volunteer in the school as long as they pass the COVID-19 Symptoms Check, have been fingerprinted, and meet all OUSD volunteer requirements.

OUSD Family Engagement Standard 4

Learning at Home

Families are involved with their children in learning activities at home, including homework and other curriculum-linked activities and decisions.

The school provides parents with materials and training to help them work with their children to improve their children's achievement by:

  • During student-led conferences, families will co-create actions to support their child in meeting their academic and socio-emotional learning goals.

OUSD Family Engagement Standard 5

Shared Power and Decision Making

Families and school staff are equal partners in decisions that affect children and families and together inform, influence, and create policies, practices, and programs.

With the assistance of parents, the school educates staff members in the value of parent contributions, and in how to work with parents as equal partners by:

  • Providing professional development and engaging staff in family conferences.

The school provides opportunities for regular meetings with a flexible schedule that allows parents to participate in decisions relating to the education of their children by:

  • Providing two family academic conferences with a student-led component for each family every year.

The school involves parents in an organized, ongoing, and timely way, in the planning, review, and improvement of the school’s Title I, Part A programs and the School Parent and Family Engagement Policy by:

  • Holding monthly School Site Council (SSC) meetings.

The school provides opportunities for the participation of all parents, including parents with limited English proficiency, parents with disabilities, and parents of migratory students, by:

  • Providing communication and scheduling support through the school main office and Family Liaison

The school provides support for parent and family engagement activities requested by parents by:

  • Providing translation services and accessibility for all family engagement meetings.

OUSD Family Engagement Standard 6

Community Collaboration and Resources

Coordinate resources and services for families, students, and the school with businesses, agencies, and other groups, and provide services to the community.

The school coordinates and integrates the Title I, Part A parent and family engagement program with other programs and activities, such as parent resource centers, to encourage and support parents in more fully participating in the education of their children by:

  • Partnering with East Bay Agency for Children (EBAC) & Native American Health Center to provide wellness workshops for families, physical health appointments or referrals through our school-based clinic, and providing free groceries to families monthly.

If a Title I School Wide Plan is not satisfactory to parents, a parent can submit any comments on plan (SPSA) to the Strategic Resource Planning Office