JES Family Engagement Plan

Johnston Elementary School

Family Engagement Plan

2020- 2021

Family involvement is a vital part of any student’s success. Johnston Elementary strives to provide an inviting atmosphere in which parents feel welcome and know they are valued partners in working toward their child’s achievement in school.

We will offer several workshops and programs for families and guardians that relate directly to what their children are learning in the classroom and inform them on how they can help their children at home.

Parents and guardians will have reasonable access to staff through phone calls and scheduled conferences. We will provide timely responses to suggestions and questions raised by phone calls, emails, or conferences.

Title I Annual Meeting and Open House: This will be an opportunity for parents and guardians to meet teachers and ask questions about curriculum and procedures. Title I will present information about what Title I is, what our policy is, and activities we will be hosting to encourage parent involvement.

Materials and Communications available from Title I for Parents and Guardians:

Title I Family Involvement Plan and Policy on the website and available in print

Family section in the Media Center

Parent/Student/School Compact

Interpreters for conferences and meetings

Opportunities to volunteer in the school and on the School Improvement Team

  • Family Engagement Dates for the 2020-2021 School Year: 
  •  PTO Meetings, 2nd Thursday on alternating months; 7:30-8:30 AM- September 10, November 12, January 14, March 11, May 13
  •  Meet Your Teacher- (Virtual) grade levels K-3 August 13; K-11:00-12:00 ; 1st-1:00-2:00 ; 2nd/3rd- 2:00-3:00 and 4th- August 14th; 5:00-6:00
  •  Title I Annual Meeting: (Virtual w/private ZOOM link) September 10; 8:30-9:30 AM
  •  K-2 Community/Curriculum Night: May 6th; 5:00-6:00
  •  Awards Program: Grade level choice- In Classrooms only-1st 9 weeks October 26-November 6
  •  2nd 9 weeks January 11-22; 3rd 9 weeks March 22-April 2
  •  One Book One School: March 1-5;   BOOK FAIR- March, details pending Pandemic
  •  Multicultural Night- April 1; 5:00-6:00
  •  3rd and 4th Community Night/Math :Feb 4th; 5:00-6:00
  •  School Improvement Team (SIT) Last Thursday of each month
  • Awards Program/4th Grade graduation: June 1, 2021 (follow guidelines-Pandemic)