Focus Area: Wellness, Equity & Belonging

Wellness Equity & Belonging logo

FCCPS will ensure that the shared school community nurtures a safe and trusting environment where every person feels supported and belongs. FCCPS will prioritize access to wellness resources, mental health initiatives, and equitable practices.

KEY ACTION: Ensure all stakeholders understand how to navigate FCCPS systems to provide equitable access.

Timeline
2022 Implementation
2023-2024 Refinement
2025-2026 Embedded

Success Looks Like This

Year Two (2023-24)

In Progress Sticker

During the 2023-34 school year, FCCPS will continue to expand and enhance use of interpretation services.

Activities

  • Interpretation headsets are available for community and employee communication, as needed.

  • Supervisors are using ClassTag to communicate with non-English-speaking employees.

  • All elementary schools (PK-5) are using ClassTag to communicate with families in their chosen language.

  • At secondary level, teachers and family Resource Center are using ClassTag to communicate with multi-lingual families.

  • At secondary level, coaches are using ClassTag to communicate with athletes and families.

  • Language Line is used across the division by supervisors, office staff, teachers to communicate with families who speak a language other than English.

  • In-person interpreters used to communicate with families who speak a language other than English.

Evidence & Performance Measurements

Interpretation headsets used

  • by 30 staff members in 3 languages during all-staff Convocation and professional development sessions to ensure that all employees had access to content.

  • during parent Driver's Ed Information Session.

  • for Athletics Parent Information Night.

  • PYP Exhibition Parent Information Session.

  • at MHS IB Information Night.

In Progress Sticker

During 2023-24 school year a multi-faceted team that includes counselors, social workers, teachers, registrars will focus on removing barriers that prevent equitable access.

Activities

  • Team members working to identify and remove barriers.

Year One (2022-23)

In Progress Sticker

During 2022-23 school year a multi-faceted team that includes counselors, social workers, teachers, registrars will focus on removing barriers that prevent equitable access.

Activities

  • Team members working to identify and remove barriers.

  • Schools developed annual schedule for Informational Parent Coffees

  • More than 900 parents completed the Parent Survey.

In Progress Sticker

During 2022-23 school year the Equity Division Leadership Team (DLT) will identify barriers to parent and student access and recommend new processes and procedures to make FCCPS more welcoming and accessible to all.

Activities

  • At November 2022 Equity DLT meeting agenda included discussion of how FCCPS defines "Equitable Access."

  • Action-focused subcommittees are identifying program inequities and solutions that can be put into place.

Complete Sticker

By June 2023 FCCPS will issue a parent survey to gather parent input on school experiences.

Activities

  • Survey complete and results presented to School Board June 2023

Evidence & Performance Measurements

Parent Survey results Coversheet

Complete Sticker

As part of the registration process, FCCPS registrars and/or parent liaisons will meet with language minority families to train them on ClassTag, which allows users to communicate in their preferred language.

See Also: Communication and Engagement

Activities

  • ClassTag implemented in Elementary Schools in Fall 2022.

  • Elementary Principal Newsletters are being sent ClassTag technology for ease of access.

  • FCCPS is exploring opportunities to use ClassTag in specific secondary and extracurricular areas.

  • Operations directors are using ClassTag to communicate with employees, ensuring that messaging is translated into preferred languages.

Evidence & Performance Measurements

ClassTag Engagement report at Mt. Daniel

Chart shows family engagement using ClassTag at Mt. Daniel Elementary in January 2023.

Oak Street Class Tag

Chart shows family engagement using ClassTag at Oak Street Elementary School in January 2023.

Complete Sticker

FCCPS will improve the efficiency of the staff evaluation system.

Activities

  • FCCPS leaders attended training on the new Virginia Teacher Evaluation Model.

  • Professional Learning & Growth Handbook updated to

    reflect state changes and more efficient FCCPS evaluative practices.

  • Frontline portal for performance evaluations updated with more efficient forms.

  • The new Professional Learning and Growth Handbook will be distributed to staff in early 2023.

  • Full transition to the new system will occur Summer 2023.

Evidence & Performance Measurements

In Progress Sticker

With the implementation of more efficient registration processes, 80% of returning students will be registered for the 2024-25 school year before the end of the current school year.

Activities

  • Promotion for the early registration dates began in April 2023.

  • Registration website language and graphics updated.

  • As of the end of June, 64% of students were registered and nearly 10% of others had begun the process, with immunizations waiting finalization.

  • Registration will continue throughout the summer 2023.

Evidence & Performance Measurements

Registration Website

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