Pine View Elementary School's Family Engagement Plan

"The Pioneer Plan"

Part 1: General Expectation:

Pine View Elementary School agrees to implement the following requirements:

  1. Use the Cumberland County School Board's Parent Involvement Policy as our foundation.
  2. Use the System's Parent/Family involvement Policy as the basis for our individual school plan.
  3. Develop jointly with Family Friendly Schools Team and Pioneer families and distribute to all families of our students a written parent/family involvement plan, with amendments as necessary, to keep an agreed upon plan.
  4. Notify all families of this "Pioneer Plan" through our school website (, paper distribution, and in a language the parents can understand, if needed.
  5. Update the Pioneer Plan periodically to meet the changing needs of our families and school.
  6. Entertain family comments and submit any unsatisfactory comments with the plan to the system.
  7. Make the "Pioneer Plan" available in all classrooms, school library, and office for all to view.
  8. Share jointly with Pioneer families the responsibility for student academic growth.

Pine View believes that there is a team consisting of staff, parents, families, and community members providing participation and involvement with regular meaningful communication that will help ensure the academic learning of our students, believing that this team plays an integral role in assisting the child in learning by being actively involved in the child's education.

Part 2: Pioneer Plan Implementation (Revised Plan)
Goal 1:

The "Pioneer Plan" will keep all families informed of Title 1 status, State of the School, and opportunities for involvement and participation by parents


  • Develop Parent Involvement Plan known as "Pioneer Plan"/Family Friendly School Team/Ongoing-Beginning of Summer 2005/Minutes and plan, Sign-in sheets
  • Convene annual Title 1 meeting to inform of Title 1 rights, state of the school/Principal, staff, parents, community/Early in school year 1st or 2nd PTO/ Power point, Sign-in sheets, Invitations
  • Offer various meeting times to make aware of student status/Principal, staff, parents/throughout year, before, after, during school/Sign-in sheets
  • Offer Coffee with the Principal/Principal and parents/Throughout year/Sign-in sheets, invitations
  • "Meet Your Teacher" Night followed by Chili Supper - PTO/Principal, staff, parents, community, PTO/1st week of school/Sign-in sheets, invitations
  • Keep parents aware of various activities through school-wide monthly calendars of events, website, planners, notebooks, newsletters, individual announcements/Principal, staff, parents, community/Ongoing throughout the school year/Invitations, visitors sign-in, calendars, folders, newsletters, etc.
  • Offer parents individual conferences to explain curriculum, assessments, and proficiencies/Principal, staff, parents/End of the 1st nine weeks, end of the 1st semester, as needed by staff or parents/Invitations and sign-ins
  • Maintain awareness of student progress through reports each 4.5 weeks/Staff and parents/ Middle of nine weeks, end of nine weeks/Progress report, and report cards.

Goal 2:

The "Pioneer Plan" will allow for joint responsibility developed by the school and parents.


  • Meet with FFS team and any interested parent or community members to redo or modify existing Parent and School Compact developing the school's responsibility, the parent's responsibility, the student's responsibility in the academic success of the student/ FFS team, parents, community members/ Spring/ Sign-in sheet, Compact
  • Address the importance of communication between the parent and school through parent and teacher conferences and also through email/ Principal, teachers, parents/ Ongoing and scheduled minimum of 2 per year/ Notification, sign-in, email list
  • Ask for volunteers to help with the development of the student and communication with the homes allowing for participation and observation/ Principal, teachers, parents/ Beginning of school year, throughout year/ Volunteer sheet
  • Implement Literacy Program to help students with volunteer tutors/ Literacy Leader, and volunteers/ Ongoing throughout school year/ Teacher referrals and volunteer sign-ins

Goal 3:

The "Pioneer Plan" will build capacity for involvement with parents, school, and community to improve student academic achievement


  • Address parent understanding of State Standards, Terra Nova, And Teacher Assessments through various meetings/Principal, staff, parents/Annual Title 1 meeting, parent conferences/Power point, sign-ins
  • Provide parent classes for understanding State standards, Terra Nova, and Teacher assessments and how to work with the teachers to improve their child's achievement and the parents' responsibilities/Principal, staff, parents/Monthly/Power point, sign-ins
  • Offer Workshops to help parents work with their child to improve academic achievement/principal, staff, parents/Monthly/Sign-ins, notice
  • Offer Parent Resource Center to assist both with literature and video to aid parents in their development to help their children learn/principal, staff, parents/Daily/Sign-ins, sign-outs
  • Offer Literacy Nights in the Library and Computer Lab/Literacy Leader, Staff Technology Instructor/Monthly/Sign-ins, notice
  • Teach parent classes for opportunities for refresher or GED preparations/Staff, parents, community/Weekly/Sign-ins, and graduations

Goal 4:

The "Pioneer Plan" will include opportunities for integration of professional development for staff in the value of parent contributions, reaching out to, working with and communicating with parents to build ties between the school and our parents.


  • Teach strategies for staff to coordinate with parents/Principal, staff, parents/Faculty meetings/Sign-ins, agendas, and copies
  • Coordinate as possible with community schools/Principal, staff, daycares/Ongoing as possible/ Minutes
  • Pine View Elementary School with the implementation of the "Pioneer Plan" will provide reasonable support for parent involvement as parents may request, providing for opportunities for the participation of families with limited English proficiency, disabilities, and migrant, as needed, to remove any possible barriers. The "Pioneer Plan" will use the Title 1 parent involvement allocated funds to implement the parent involvement programs to be beneficial to the school, parents, and students.
  • The Cumberland County School System Parental Notification Document is available on the community table in front of the office for your convenience.