Implementation Timeline

Pre-Implementation Timeline for HOME WORKS!

When a school/district commits to HOME WORKS!, the following Timeline of Implementation takes place during the year prior to the initiation of home visits. The purpose of this timeline is to ensure the effective implementation of HOME WORKS! in that school/district. For effective implementation, all decisions to be included in HOME WORKS! will be determined by February 1.

August/September

(principal(s), superintendent or designee, and Program Director meet)

  • A line item in the budget is established for HOME WORKS! expenses.
  • Some districts will require a rationale to comply with BOE policies.
  • Determine Title 1 eligibility, or determine how Title 1 will influence HOME WORKS!
  • District planning calendar for the coming year is considered when setting dates for both home visit trainings and both Family Dinners.
  • District is given the HOME WORKS! Yearly Timeline and determines which option fits best.

October/November

(principal(s), site coordinators, Program Director meet; superintendent or designee informed and invited)

  • Choose site coordinators.
  • Choose school/district professional development (PD) days on which to hold first and second visit trainings.
  • Begin thinking of how HOME WORKS! can be included as an action plan for a parent engagement/summer learning goal for the next school year.
  • HOME WORKS! informs the school/district of the summer PD dates for the training of new hires.

January/February

(principal(s), site coordinators, Program Director meet; superintendent or designee informed and invited)

  • Determine TOTAL number of staff and students in each school.
  • Determine the number of certified and the number of support staff who will be involved in HOME WORKS! for the coming year.
  • Determine the number of students to be visited and the number of first and second home visits to be completed for the coming year.
  • Site coordinators and principal consider how to develop staff interest, commitment, and enthusiasm in the coming months.
  • Data Team schedules a meeting to outline the data needed for evaluation and to determine the district’s data system(s) and its ability to provide necessary student information.
  • Data Team gathers baseline data.

March/April

(Contact as needed)

  • During the months of quarterly reports, Spring Break, and the standardized testing window, communication and support are delivered to the school/district on an as-needed basis.
  • When creating goals and action plans for the coming year, confirm that parent engagement and summer learning are included.
  • Site coordinators and principal continue to generate interest, commitment, and enthusiasm among building staff.
  • Confirm all training dates/times/locations.
  • Confirm dates for both Family Dinners in each school.

Late April/Early May

(Contact as needed)

  • Train site coordinators and principal(s) at this time.
  • Set dates for the Family Dinners for the next year and communicate to staff to save the dates.
  • During the months of quarterly reports, Spring Break, and the standardized testing window, communication and support are delivered to the school/district on an as-needed basis.
  • When creating goals and action plans for the coming year, confirm that parent engagement and summer learning are included.
  • Site coordinators and principal continue to generate interest, commitment, and enthusiasm among building staff.
  • Confirm all training dates/times/locations.

Late April-Early May

(principal, site coordinators, Program Director; superintendent or designee informed)

  • Letter to families goes home to introduce the home visit program and to prepare for the first visit which will occur in the summer.
  • Site coordinators and principal continue to generate interest, commitment, and enthusiasm.
  • Site coordinators and principal determine contents for the first visit resource envelopes (such as lunch menus, next school year calendar, Family Dinner information…) and determine how they will be made available to the staff making home visits.
  • Site coordinators receive any materials distributed by HOME WORKS! (211 brochures, “Assignment” forms…).
  • Scheduled trainings occur in late May – early August.
  • If not done previously, train site coordinators/principal(s).

Late May-July

The procedures outlined in the HOME WORKS! Yearly Timeline will begin at this point.