Family and Community Engagement (FACE) is supported by the Office of Family Engagement and Title 1 through Arlington Public School! FACE is a learning strategy to support student achievement.
Title 1 Information Session
PARENTAL RIGHT TO INFORMATION ABOUT TEACHERS (Using this exact language is recommended.)The Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA) guarantees parents in Title I schools the right to request certain information about their child’s teachers. The information that you have a right to request about your child’s teacher is:
- Whether the teacher has met state qualifications and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subjects for which the teacher is responsible.
- Whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or other provisional status through which state qualifications for licensing have been waived.
- The baccalaureate degree major of certification or degree held by the teacher, and the field of discipline of the certification or degree.
- Whether the student is provided services by paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications.
If you would like to receive additional information about this topic, please contact the principal of your child’s school
PARENTAL RIGHT TO REQUEST INFORMATION ON ASSESSMENT OPT-OUT (Using this exact language is recommended.)
The Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA) Section 1112(e)(2) guarantees parents of students in Title I schools the right to request information about state or division policies regarding student participation in any assessments mandated by ESSA, including any policy, procedure, or parental right to opt students out of such assessments. All students enrolled in Virginia public schools are expected to take the applicable state tests. Virginia regulations do not provide for what is sometimes referred to as an “opt-out policy” for students regarding the Virginia assessments. If parents refuse to have their student participate in one or more of the required Virginia assessments, they should be aware that their student’s state assessment score report will reflect a score of “0” for any test that is refused. If you would like to receive additional information about this topic, please contact the principal of your child’s school.
2022 Family Learning Nights
FACE Coordinators Are:
- Jennifer Burgin – Family and Community Engagement Action Team Coordinator
- Olivia Funnye & Laura Anduze – Title 1 Family and Community Engagement Co-Coordinators
The 2022 – 23 FACE Action Team Members are (updated November 30, 2023):
- Helena Taylor – PreK Representative
- Hailey Spina – Kindergarten Representative
- Emily Hernandez & Nora Garcia – English Learner Educator Representatives
- Helen Marcks & Matt Malloy – PTA Representatives
- Dan Goodman – Community Volunteer Representative
- Janelle Kreykes & Kiwana Thomas – Parent Representatives
- Pat Harvey – Special Education Representative
- Erica Ramirez – 2nd Grade Representatives
- Helen Tesfahunegn – 3rd Grade Representative
- Melissa Hinkson & Kyana Stallworth – 5th Grade Representatives
- Helena Payne Chauvenet & Autumn Workman – Administration Representatives
Interested in joining the FACE Team as a family or community member? Email Jennifer Burgin at email@example.com! All are welcome!
In the Spring of 2023, some of our FACE Team Members attended a conference in Philadelphia sponsored by the APS FACE department. Our co-lead, Jennifer Burgin, presented with APS FACE lead, Eli Lúa, about FACE Teams in Arlington Public Schools.
Some of our 2022-23 FACE Team Members attended a professional development led by APS FACE Mentor Elisabeth Luá! We also learned from consultant Ron Mirr who has helped bring FACE research from Harvard to schools across the country!