Family Engagement Plan

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2023-2024 Family Engagement Plan

Developing Strong Partnerships with our community is a key priority in our strategic plan.  This plan focuses on sharing how we engage with our community.

STRATEGIC DIRECTION
We will move towards our vision through a focus on continuous improvement, annual projects, and multi-year projects within our four Strategic Directions. The district’s work will be centered on raising our highest levels of learning while narrowing the achievement gaps. 
Improving teaching and personalized learning for the development of each learner
Fostering a safe, welcoming, and inclusive environment
Developing strong partnerships within the communities we serve
Optimizing our management of resources to support student learning

 

Fostering a safe, welcoming, and inclusive environment
Our school staff has staff member(s) available for families to ask questions and get information   ICS one-pager from Arika Mareck and Equity     and Inclusion team
Our school communicates with families in many ways
  • Website
  • Shooting Star Newsletter
  • Classroom WAAGs
  • Seesaw
  • Talking Points
  • Classroom Newsletters
If you have questions or concerns about bullying  Greg Lange, Principal
 952-556-6700
 LangeG@District112.org

 

 

Developing strong partnerships within the communities we serve
Staff actively seek and are open to feedback from families.
  • Beginning of year Safety Drill Survey
  • Family end-of-year Survey
The school will provide families with clear information on the curriculum, class schedules, programs, policies, and procedures.
  • Caregiver Handbook
  • Classroom WAAGs
  • School Website
  • Connect and Assess
  • Conferences
Our school supports families as advocates and provides opportunities for parent engagement
  • Connect and Assess
  • Volunteer opportunities
    ○ Classrooms
    ○ Picture Day
    ○ Media Center
    ○ Field Trips
    ○ MCA Hallway Monitors
  • Join Chanhassen Elementary Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO)
  • Parent Representative on ECCS Committees
  • Parent /Teacher Conferences
There are many opportunities for families to build connections to the school and to each other.
  • Bingo Night
  • Kindergarten Play Date
  • Boosterthon Fun Run
  • Spring Carnival

 

Improving teaching and personalized learning for the development of each learner 
Our school staff has staff member(s) available for families to ask questions and get information
  • District Website: vision card
  • Site Improvement Plans (SY23/24)
  • End of year Points of Pride
  • Conferences are held:
    ○ Monday, October 16th 3:00-7:00
    ○ Tuesday, October 17th 3:00-7:00
    ○ Monday, October 23rd 11:00-3:00
    ○ Tuesday, February 6th 3:00-7:00
    ○ Thursday, February 7th 3:00-7:00
  • Elementary Schools: Provide specific ways families can help build reading skills at home K3, of not at grade level
Families are kept up-to-date on their child's progress through regular communications.
  • Infinite Campus
  • Phone Calls
  • Newsletters
  • Report Cards
  • Conferences
Our school will engage families in Personalized Learning as a key strategy to develop each learner.

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