BE/ ESL Parent Meeting And Meeting for parents of students with special needs.
You are cordially invited to attend a meeting scheduled for Tuesday, October 30,2012 at 6:00 P.M. at the O’Donnell cafeteria. This meeting will be hosted by Fabens ISD in order to allow TexasEducation Agency (TEA) ‘On-Site Visit’ personnel the opportunity to visit with parents of Bilingual (BE) and English as Second Language students (ESL) as well as parents of students with special needs.
Both meetings (BE/ESL and SPED) will be held after food has been served in the cafeteria. Meetings will be held in the cafeteria and in the O’Donnell Auditorium. Efforts are being made to provide child care during the scheduled meeting. A Spanish interpreter will be present to ensure clear communication. The meeting will take approximately one (1) hour and food will be served.
Please join us to visit with our TEA friends. This communication is important and will enable us to better serve your child. Mark your calendars and make plans to attend:
What: Meeting with TEA Personnel: BE/ESL Parents & Parents of Special Needs Students
When: October30, 2012
When: O’Donnell Cafeteria
NCLB - Parent Letter August 9, 2012
TO PARENTS OF STUDENTS ATTENDING FABENS MIDDLE SCHOOL:
the accountability provisions in the federal No Child Left Behind
(NCLB) Act (P.L. 107-110), all public school campuses and districts are
evaluated annually for Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP). Campuses and
districts are required to meet AYP criteria on three
measures: Reading/Language Arts, Mathematics, and either Graduation
Rate (for high schools and districts) or Attendance Rate (for elementary
and middle/junior high schools).
On August 8, 2012, The Texas Education Agency (TEA) notified the Fabens
Independent School District (hereafter referenced as the Local Education
Agency or LEA) that Fabens Middle School will be subject to Stage 1,
Year 2 school improvement requirements during the 2012-2013 school year
for not meeting AYP in Reading in our English Language Learners subgroup
for two or more consecutive years. You may read about the AYP
definition on the TEA’s website at http://www.tea.state.tx.us/ayp/. The
TEA’s, website at http://www.tea.state.tx.us/index4.aspx?id=4459&menu_id=798describes the requirements for schools identified in the School Improvement Program (SIP).
NCLB Act requires the LEA to notify you of the campus’ SIP status and
to provide you with the following information. Please be advised that
the campus will have the opportunity to appeal this school improvement
designation later this fall. However, the requirements described in this
letter must be implemented for the entire school year, regardless of
the outcome of the appeal.
the parent or guardian of a student attending a campus identified for
school improvement, you have the option to request a transfer of your
child to another public school within the LEA that is not identified for
school improvement. However, this campus is not able to offer school
choice because there are not any other campuses in our district.
lieu of not being able to offer school choice, the campus will offer
the following additional educational activities: in and out of school
tutorials, supplemental assistance to both students and teachers, and
staff professional development.
Fabens Middle School will be implementing the following activities to
address the reasons the campus has been identified for school
improvement: team building, accurate data disaggregation, unified data
perception, and increased parental involvement, along with other
activities. In addition, the LEA will provide the following assistance
to the campus to support improvement efforts at a system level: fiscal,
central office administration support, and state and local trainings.
may become involved in addressing the reasons the campus is identified
for improvement by assisting in the following ways: assist campus staff
in revising the campus improvement plan; participate in parent
involvement activities that assist you in learning how to increase your
child’s achievement level; attend parent-teacher conferences.
campus identified in Stage 2 school improvement, or above, is required
to offer Supplemental Educational Services (SES), which is free
tutoring, to eligible students from low-income families. If your
student is eligible for SES, you will receive additional detailed
information about these services. Information on SES is available at http://www.sirctexas.net/.
you have questions concerning this letter or require paper copies of
the material referenced in the web sites, please contact Dr. David J.
Rueda, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction at
Superintendent of Schools
Fabens Independent School District
Click here to download a copy of this letter in English & Spanish.