A Catalyst for CHANGE
Title I dollars and other funding streams
work together in concert to help all children.
Title 1, Part A programs ensure that all children have a fair, equal and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach, at a minimum, proficiency on challenging state academic achievement standards and state academic assessments.
Flint Community Schools using Title I funds to support the community school approach allows the District to coordinate efforts with community partners to address the social, emotional, and academic needs of the whole child.
A whole child approach, which ensures that each student is healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged, sets the standard for comprehensive, sustainable school improvement and provides for long-term scholar success.
A whole child approach to education is one which focuses attention on the social, emotional, mental, physical as well as cognitive development of scholars. At its core such an approach views the purpose of schooling as developing future citizens and providing the basis for each child to fulfill their potential.
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Flint Community School's Title I Program Parent and Family Engagement Connection Newsletter is published monthly during the school year. FCS offers a variety of after- school services, programs, and activities that engage scholars and allow for more learning to take place every day.
Web accessibility refers to the practice of making sure that everyone, regardless of any kind of disability, can visit your site to use your services. The Title I website has been optimized for the following (most commonly used) screen readers:
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Android + Chrome: Talkback (Built-in reader)
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ARIA attributes for screen readers; ALT image texts; form labels; clickable icons; and more. Removed animations and flashing GIFs that can trigger a seizure in people with some kinds of epilepsy.
The NVDA screen reader can be downloaded free of charge by anyone.
Please note: NVDA is only available for PCs running Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 and later. If you require a version of NVDA that can still run on Windows XP or Vista, please download the much older NVDA 2017.3 for Windows XP instead. NV Access does not however recommend or support running this older version on newer Operating systems.
Monthly Citywide PAC Parent Meeting
FCS District Announcements
Beginning the month of April, scholars at Flint Community Schools will have M-STEP and M-ACCESS testing. Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress (M-STEP) and the Michigan’s Alternate Assessment Program (MI-Access), are 21st Century tests given primarily online each spring and gauge how well scholars are mastering state standards. These standards, developed for educators by educators, broadly outline what scholars should know and be able to do to enter the workplace, career education training, and college. M-STEP and M-ACCESS results, when combined with classroom work, report cards, local district assessments, and other tools offer a comprehensive view of scholars' progress and achievement.
FCS administers these tests each spring. The testing consists of three components: College Board SAT, WorkKeys® job skills assessments in reading, mathematics, and “locating information”, and the Michigan-developed Science and Social Studies M-STEP. Scholars in grades 3-8 and 11 take various subject area tests in the M-STEP.
Also, it’s college preparation month for our juniors and SAT testing. The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) uses the SAT with Essay as one part of the Michigan Merit Examination. FCS administers the SAT to juniors during regular school hours for FREE. The Michigan Merit Examination (MME) assesses students in grade 11 and eligible students in grade 12 based on Michigan high school standards.
SCHOLARS M-STEP, M-ACCESS and SAT testing, the following are important dates to remember:
April 12 - April 30: M-STEP Testing [Grades 5, 8, 11]
April 13: SAT Testing
April 12 - April 30: MI-ACCESS Testing
May 1 – May 7: M-STEP [Grades 5, 8, 11]
May 3 - May 28: M-STEP Testing [Grades 3, 4, 7]
May 3 - May 28: MI-ACCESS Testing
For more information, please contact your scholar's school principal.
FCS Kindergarten Announcements
RELEASE DATE: April 6, 2021
Dear Families –
As you know, the safety and well-being of our school community is our primary concern, and we continue to rely on the recommendations of medical and public health professionals to make informed decisions. To that end, Flint Community Schools will pause in-person learning and all athletics programs starting Monday, April 12, 2021 until further notice. All scholars will resume distance learning while we work with the health community to monitor positive COVID-19 cases and the transmission rate in the City of Flint closely.
The most recent data shows a 19.9% positivity rate for COVID-19 in the City of Flint. In partnership with the health community, we have determined that positivity rates should fall below double digits in order to have scholars in school. As you know, any decisions regarding a return to in-person learning will require ongoing discussions with the Board of Education, district leadership and our staff, and we will keep you informed as those conversations move forward.
We are proud to report that, during the time when scholars reported in-person, there was no spread of COVID-19 in our school buildings. The positivity rate is reflective of spread of COVID-19 in the community. With that in mind, we encourage you to have conversations with your child about continuing to follow all safety guidelines recommended by the health department. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes. We know these adjustments to schedules can be difficult and we will work with our families to make the transition as seamless as possible.
When we do resume hybrid learning, we will be continue to adhere to all of the health and safety guidelines outlined in our Safe Return and Recovery Plan, which was developed with the input of administrators, teachers, staff, community partners, Board of Education members, union representatives and parents. It is our belief that this plan will guide the continued academic, social and emotional growth of our scholars while maintaining, first and foremost, our commitment to safety and well-being.
We hope to resume some sense of normalcy soon and are eager for our scholars’ return. Thank you for your continued commitment to Flint Community Schools and for remaining Flint Focused. Please contact your building principal with any questions you may have.
Your partner in education,
Flint Community School
Pause to Return
Testing: State Standards
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Flint Community Community Strategic Planning 2021-2022
Superintendent Steward encourages your contribution. If you are available and want to hear more about the plan, please click here https://msu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9GYBy9l4w3fwfxY to request the link that allows you to join the two-hour session on April 23, 2021 from 2:00 pm - 4:00 p.m.