School Family & Community Council

School Family and Community Council (SFCC) Kick-Off Meeting

Time: Sep 13, 2022 06:30 PM Eastern Time

1ra Reunión - Consejo de La Escuela, las Familias y La Communidad!

Martes 13 de Septiembre 6:30 PM

Attention all families! Please mark your calendar. The School Family & Community Council will have our first meeting of the school year on Tues Sept 13 at 6:30PM on Zoom. (Link below.)

 

Whether you're just curious about what SFC Council is, or you've been planning all summer to get more involved at MWS, please join us. 

 

Did you know that each grade at MWS, pre-K to 8, has 2 grade representatives for SFC Council? We're looking for parents/guardians to represent their students' grades for this academic year. We'll hold elections at the Sept 13th meeting to fill all open seats.
 

Please email our co-chair at to learn more about the Council and grade rep duties.

Language interpretation may be available for this meeting upon request. Please notify us as soon as you can. Traduccion de idiomas podria estar disponible para esta reunión a pedido. Por favor, avísanos que se necesita tan pronto como pueda.

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The School Family and Community Council (SFC Council) meets each month during the school year to discuss and develop plans to improve student achievement, ensure quality programs, enrich family and community engagement, and help our school achieve its greatest potential.

 

ABOUT SFC COUNCIL

Baltimore City Public Schools requires that each school maintain a SFC Council. The SFC Council's duties include:

  • establishing/maintaining committees (Attendance, Student Achievement, Culture and Climate, Facilities, Family and Community Engagement, and others as appropriate)

  • collaborating with the principal and Instructional Leadership Team in developing and supporting the implementation of the school performance plan (SPP)

  • develop operational procedures for the SFC Council (bylaws)

  • provide advisory feedback to the CEO on the proposed school budget and SPP

  • assist the Office of Human Capital with the principal selection process, in case of a vacancy

The SFC Council consists of the MWS principal, assistant principal, teachers, family representatives for each grade, community representatives, and others. The Council holds elections for family representatives at the final meeting of the school year and again at the first meeting of the next year. Grade representatives may serve a two-year term.  Elementary and middle school elections are staggered so that only one group of parent members will be new in any given year.

Contact SFC co-chair Zafar Shah to learn more and to get involved.

BCPS Presentation (2021): Intro to SFC Council

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Do you have great ideas that would advance our school’s progress? Or did you find something at MWS that concerns you?

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MEETINGS

​The SFC Council will kick off the 2022-23 academic year on September 13 at 6:30 PM.

Click for info flier.

 

Then, the Council will virtually on the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30 PM. Check Bloomz announcements and calendar for Zoom information. You may also follow SFC Council dates on the MWS events calendar on the home page for specific dates and times.  

 

MWS will provide language interpretation for SFC Council meetings on request.

MEETING NOTES

Meeting notes will be posted here after each Council and committee meeting.

 

Archive of meeting notes:

COUNCIL MEETINGS

March 2022

January 2022 - Budget Prioritization

October 2021

September 2021

June 2021

May 2021

April 2021

March 2021

February 2021

January 2021

December 2020

November 2020

October 2020

September 2020

February 2020

January 2020

December 2019

October 2019

September 2019

April 2019

January 2019

STRATEGIC PLAN

 

During the summer of 2017, the SFC kicked off an initiative to develop a strategic plan for the school. While the school had been operating with annual school performance plans, there was a desire to create a longer term strategy and to align various initiatives across the school. Under the direction of UPD Consulting, this preliminary strategic plan was developed. Through small group discussions and community discussions, staff, students and family members provided input to identify and prioritize key areas of focus for the school. 

 

In the next phase of the initiative, the SFC will work with the school community to map out the sequencing and ownership of these strategies. 

 

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