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Welcome Parents

Welcome to Freeport Elementary, home of the Wildcats! Our Mission is to develop collaborative relationships among the staff, administrators, parents and students so that maximum potential will be met by every child.

Title 1 Information

What is Title 1? Title I is the largest federal assistance program for our nation’s schools. The goal of Title I is a higher quality of education for every child. The program serves millions of children in elementary and secondary schools each year. Freeport Elementary is a Title I school.
How does Title 1 work?
The federal government provides funding to states each year for Title I.  The Florida Department of Education sends the money to the district. The school district identifies eligible schools and provides Title I funds. Freeport Elementary implements a schoolwide program.
 What is the School Accountability Report Card? School Public Accountability Report (SPAR) provides parents and the community with important information about each public school-–Demographic data –School safety and climate for learning information –Academic data–Graduation rates –Class sizes –Teacher and staff  information –Curriculum and instruction descriptions –and Postsecondary preparation information. It is available at the school office or website or online at 

http://doeweb-prd.doe.state.fl.us/eds/nclbspar/year1516/nclb1516.cfm?dist_schl=66_291
  What do Parents have the Right to Know? Parents can request and receive information on the qualifications of your child’s teacher; and be informed if your child is taught by a non-highly qualified teacher for four or more consecutive weeks. All FES teachers and para-professionals are highly-qualified.

Join A School Team

Interested in being on a School Team? FES has several school based teams that include parent members. This is in an effort to involve parents in the decision-making process. A letter is sent home the first week of school in English and Spanish giving you the opportunity to let us know if you were interested in participating. If you didn't get a letter or are still interested, please contact Ms. Currie in the office, at 892-1211, ext. 2342, or currien@walton.k12.fl.us  Teams- School Improvement Team, PTO, School Parent Advisory Council, and the District Advisory Council.

Family Engagement Policy-Plan

Parent Involvement Plan
This policy is available to parents for review upon request in the office. It is developed with the help of parents and outlines the school's policy for involving parents in their child's education.  You can view the summarized policy by opening the attached files.  The full version is available in the Title 1 Contact's office.

Parent Resource Centers

Freeport Elementary School has two Parent Resource Centers. One is located at the front entrance and contains pamphlets, brochures, fliers, and other types of information pertaining to the school, curriculum, activities, and events. A similar but more comprehensive center is also found in the Media Center. The Media Center also has a system where parents may check out books, videos, and other materials on a wide variety of subjects. Stop by and check with Mrs. Jackson or Ms. Johns for assistance.

At the State Level, there are several centers. The information is listed below:

Assistance with Achieving Results in Education (AWARE Project) 1021 Delaware Avenue Palm Harbor, FL 34683-3529 727-789-2400 727-499-7926 FAX Toll-Free: 888-612-9273 E-mail: cfpc@cflparents.org website: http://www.cflparents.org  ( http://www.cflparents.org/ )

Family Network on Disabilities of Florida, Inc. Parents of the Panhandle Information Network (POPIN Project) 2735 Whitney Road Clearwater, FL 33760-1610 727-523-1130 727-523-8687 FAX 1-800-825-5736 FL only E-mail: popin@fndfl.org website: http://www.fndfl.org/

Parent to Parent of Miami, Inc.   7990 SW 117th Ave, Suite 201 Miami, FL 33183 305-271-9797 305-271-6628 FAX 1-800-527-9552 E-mail: info@ptopmiami.org Website: www.ptopmiami.org ( http://www.ptopmiami.org/ ) Miami Dade and Monroe Counties

The Floirda Parents Information and Resource Center at the University of South Florida (PIRC) 3500 East Fletcher Aenue, Ste. 301 Tampa, FL  33613 813-974-2673 813-396-9925 (fax) website: http://www.floridapirc.usf.edu

There is also a Parent Resource Center available at the District level. For more information contact the Title 1 Department at 850-892-1100, ext. 1444..

Family School Compacts

Parent Teacher Student Compact
Freeport Elementary School, and parents of the students participating in activities, services, and programs funded by Title I, Part A, of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), agree that this compact outlines how parents, entire school staff, and students will share the responsibility for improved student academic achievement and the means by which Freeport Elementary School and parents will build and develop a partnership that will help children achieve Florida’s high standards.  The school’s Title I Parent Involvement Policy/Plan outlines/describes specific activities and services required to fulfill the school’s responsibilities. See the compacts by opening the documents below. 

Críe Estudiante de Maestro Comprime Escuela de enseñanza primaria de Freeport, y los padres de los estudiantes que toman parte en actividades, los servicios, y los programas financiaron por Título yo, Despido UN, del Elemental y Acto de enseñanza secundaria (ESEA), concuerda que estes resúmenes compactos cómo padres, el personal entero de la escuela, y los estudiantes compartirán la responsabilidad para el estudiante mejorado logro académico y los medios por que Escuela de enseñanza primaria de Freeport y padres construirán y desarrollarán una asociación esa voluntad Los niños de la ayuda logran estándares altos de Florida. El Título de la escuela que Crío resúmenes/describe de Política/Plan de Participación actividades y los servicios específicas requirieron a cumplir las responsabilidades de la escuela. Vea el compacto abriendo el documento abajo. 

Comprehensive Needs Assessment

The Title 1 Needs Assessment is done each year for Freeport Elementary School in order to assess school data and determine a plan for the next year in terms of academic trends, weaknesses, and strengths. It is used to help write the School Improvement Plan and evaluate the effectiveness of current plans and programs. The CNA is done through the combined efforts of staff members and is provided to the Title 1 office for district-wide planning. Input for the CNA is obtained form various school reports and student data, along with input from parents through the Title 1 Parent Surveys and suggestions from parents on the School Improvement Team and School Parent Advisory Council. A copy of the report can be obtained in the office from the Title 1 contact, Ms. Currie, upon request. The CNA for 16-17 (based on 15-16 data) was completed during April 2016.
Evaluación de Necesidades  Comprensiva-CNA
 La  Evaluación de las necesidades del  programa Titulo 1 se realiza cada año para la Escuela Primaria de Freeport a fin  de evaluar los datos de la escuela y determinar un plan para el próximo año en  términos de tendencias académicas, debilidades y fortalezas. Se utiliza para  ayudar a escribir el Plan de Mejoramiento Escolar y evaluar la eficacia de los  planes y programas actuales. El CNA se realiza a través de los esfuerzos combinados de los miembros del personal y se proporciona a la oficina de Titulo  1 para la planificación de todo el distrito. Entrada para el CNA se obtiene de  varios informes escolares y datos de los estudiantes, junto con el aporte de los  padres a través de las encuestas de los padres del Titulo 1 y sugerencias de los  padres en el equipo de Mejoramiento Escolar y el Consejo Asesor de Padres de  Escuela. Una copia del informe se puede obtener en la oficina del contacto  Titulo 1, la señora Ms. Currie, bajo petición. El CNA de 16-17 (en base a datos  15-16) se completo en Abril de 2016.

Title 1 Annual Meeting

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Annual Title 1 Meeting Each year FES holds an Annual Meeting to share information with parents about the Title 1 program, staff qualifications, assessment data, parent resources, parents' rights, educational standards, parent involvement, and much more. This year the Annual Meeting is being held on a variety of nights in conjunction with our APTT (Academic Parent Teacher Team) meetings to meet the needs of our families. Following the Annual Meeting, each grade level will share their expectations and specific information with parents. Child care is provided at all events.  August 30, 2016 Session 1- 6:00-6:30 Session 2- 6:45-7:15 After the meeting we will provide a power point below to any parents who couldn't attend one of the meetings where the Title 1 program was explained.
Reunión Anual de Titulo  1
 Cada año FES tiene una reunión anual para  compartir información con los padres sobre el programa titulo 1, las  cualificaciones del personal, los datos de evaluación, los recursos para padres,  los derechos de los padres, los estándares educativos, participación de los  padres, y mucho mas. Este año, la reunión anual se llevara a cabo en una  variedad de noches en conjunto con nuestras reuniones de APTT (Equipo Académico  de Padres y Maestros) para satisfacer las necesidades de nuestras familias.  Después de la Reunión Anual, cada grado compartirá sus expectativas e  información específica con los padres. El cuidado de niños se ofrece en todos  los eventos. 

Vea el horario a continuación:  Agosto 30, 2016 Sesion 1 6:00-6:30 Sesion 2 6:45-7:15
Después de la reunión vamos a ofrecer una presentación de Power Point a cualquier padre que no pudo asistir una de las reuniones en las se explica el programa Titulo 1.

Parent Engagement Surveys

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Title 1 Parent Surveys
Dear Parent, We have used the results from our 2016-2017 surveys to help make decisions for the 2017-18 school year. As always we appreciate your input and will be conducting surveys again this year to gather valuable information from you to help improve FES. The Part A survey went home with report cards on October 17, 2017.  See copy below.
Title 1 Parent Survey 2017-18 results are below. We will use this data to help us ensure FES is a family-friendly school where parents and students feel welcome, appreciated, and respected. Thank you for your feedback.