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Panther Academy: FREE, 1/2 Day Qualifications

over 3 years ago

A child must be at least four years of age on or before September 1st and fit at least one of the following criteria:
  • be unable to speak and comprehend the English language
  • Be educationally disadvantaged, which means a student eligible to participate in the nation free or reduced-price lunch program
  • Be homeless, as defined by 42 United States Code (U.S.C.) Section 1143a, regardless of the residence of the child, of either parent of the child, or of the child's guardian or other person having lawful control of the child
  • Be the child of an active duty member of the armed forces of the United States, including the state military forces or a reserve component of the armed forces, who is ordered to active duty by proper authority; or is the child of a member of the armed forces of the United States, including the state military forces or a reserve component of the armed forces, who was injured or killed while serving on active duty
  • Be in, or have been in, the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) following an adversary hearing held as provided by Section 262,201, Family Code

  • If you qualify for the free , 1/2 day program, you have the option to pay $150 for the other 1/2 day. 
  • Documentation needed to register for the Panther Academy:
    • Birth Certificate
    • Shot Record
    • (1) Recent Check Stub
    • Social Security Card
    • Proof of Residence
    • Proof of Identification

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San Jacinto Elementary School Family Engagement Plan (HQPK)

over 2 years ago

Liberty ISD - San Jacinto Elementary

High Quality Pre Kindergarten Family Engagement Plan


San Jacinto Elementary School strives to provide a high quality instructional program in a safe and orderly environment.  We consider our partnership with our parents as one of the most important factors in ensuring student success.  Our Family Engagement Plan is designed to encourage high levels of family involvement and positive family attitudes towards education, encourage collaboration between our families and our school, and to promote the needs of early learners.

1.    Facilitate family-to-family support:

  • Utilize WATCH D.O.G.S. on campus – WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) is a     program that places a focus on the father and it is a program that works to support education and safety. It connects fathers with students, staff and other families.

  • Back to School Bash - community based outreach that connects families together as well as providing opportunities to access community resources.

  • Parent volunteers

  • Quarterly family nights

  • Parent orientation night

  • Connecting families through the use of campus social media

2.    Establish a network of community resources:

  • Back to School Bash - A number of civic service providers as well as school services provide information or on-site registration for their programs

  • Partnerships with local food bank and churches to provide our Backpack Buddies program to provide food for qualifying students over the weekend

  • Hunger Buster summer meal program that is coordinated with our local Book-Mobile to provide summer feeding and reading

3.    Increase family participation in decision making:

  • Parent representative on Campus Improvement Team

  • Invite parent participation on District Improvement Committee

  • Parent surveys following family events

  • Partnership with PTO in addressing future endeavors to strengthen opportunities for students

4.    Equip families with tools to enhance and extend learning:

  • First quarter parent conference day along with ongoing parent conference opportunities

  • Parent Orientation at beginning of year to provide parents with information on expectations, curriculum, and classroom organization

  • Quarterly family nights that will focus on academics, civic services and student support

  • Meet the Teacher to give parents opportunity to visit classroom before school begins

5.    Develop staff skills in evidence-based strategies/practices that support families in meeting their children’s learning benchmarks:

  • Staff development that targets early learners, families in crisis, family outreach activities

  • San Jacinto contracts with several consultants that provide on-site training specific to early childhood education, literacy and math.

  • Use of current research through peer reviewed publications in our PLC meetings

6.    Evaluate family engagement efforts and use evaluations for continuous improvement:

  • Parent and staff surveys to evaluate programs and events

  • Develop annual needs assessments to direct and drive CIT initiatives