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Community Service

All Faith Family Academy students, grades 1-12 may serve. Grades 1-8 will participate within grade levels and work toward a common theme or cause, which is chosen at the beginning of the school year. Grades 9-12 will participate on an individual basis, meaning the student is responsible for organizing when, where, and how he or she will serve.

Students in grades 9-12 must accrue a minimum of 25 hours of community service each year for a total of 100 hours during high school. Required Community Service hours for students transferring to FFA will be pro-rated.

Throughout the year students are encouraged to complete their service hours by volunteering with a non-profit organization (not established for the purpose of making a profit/money). Community service responds to a community need, and is intended for the common good. Activities which involve helping family members or being compensated will not be counted. The type of service completed must fall into one of the following categories:

Examples of places/organizations:

Poverty & Homelessness

Shelter, Habitat for Humanity, soup
kitchen, food bank

Education

Tutoring, others after school,
volunteering at Parent University

Elder Care

Meals on wheels, volunteering at a
senior center

Environmental Care

Animal shelter, Adopt-a-
Highway/Street cleanup, Dallas
Parks & Recreation

Immigrant and Refugee Outreach

Translation, mentoring

Healthcare/Infirmed/Hospice

Dallas Resource

Special Needs Care

Special Olympics

All community service hours must be approved by the high school counselor BEFORE the event/activity. Volunteer activities that do not fit in one of the categories above will not be accepted.

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Dress Code

Dress Code Policy & Guidelines

To help maintain the educational atmosphere of the school, students must present a personal appearance that supports academic achievement. The dress code of the Faith Family Academy teaches grooming and hygiene, instills discipline, prevents disruption, avoids safety hazards, and fosters respect for authority.

Faith Family Academy School Board requires all students to wear school uniforms every school day. Parents are encouraged to purchase sufficient uniforms to allow the student to wear a clean uniform daily. A student will not be allowed into class without a uniform. Faith Family Academy has adopted the colors of navy and khaki/tan as school uniform colors. The uniform will consist of khaki or navy pants, shorts, skirt or skort and navy or white polo shirt. Parents are encouraged to buy a navy sweatshirt, sweater, or windbreaker for cold weather. Hooded sweatshirts are not allowed to be worn on campus. Only the khaki or navy style slacks are acceptable (no cargo pants). Jackets, coats, windbreakers, or any type of foul weather gear will be removed upon entry into the school facility. Undershirts should be school uniform colors or white. Socks should be solid color (black, navy, white or neutral). No open-toed shoes, open-heeled shoes, slippers, or sandals are to be worn. Footwear can be loafer or lace-up. Black, brown or white sport shoes are permitted as part of the uniform in grades PK-12. Saddle shoes are allowed. Solid color socks (black, navy, white or neutral) are permitted.

Uniforms must be clean and in good condition. A list of local stores at which uniforms may be purchased is available in the FFA registrar’s office. The official FFA uniform should be worn to school every day. Students in violation of this policy will be subject to disciplinary action as determined by the Campus Administrator.

The Campus Administrator, in conjunction with the sponsor, coach, or other person in charge of an extracurricular activity, may regulate the dress and grooming of students who participate in the extracurricular activity. However, athletes must adhere to the approved dress code. The Campus Administrator will determine the appropriateness of any current fashion or fad for school purposes. Any exception to the dress code (example: wearing jeans) must be approved by the Campus Administrator in advance.

The following guidelines will be enforced at FFA (PK-2 standards may vary slightly):

For boys:

  • Pants must fit appropriately as determined by the Campus Administrator. No baggy pants will be allowed. No excessively tight clothes.
  • Pants will be worn at the natural waist. No sagging will be allowed.
  • Shirts are always completely tucked in the pants so the belt is visible.
  • Belts are required and must be simple brown or black belts with no large belt buckles (Grades 5-12)
  • Facial hair must be well groomed and meet the approval of the Campus Administrator.
  • Hair will be clean and well-groomed. Hairstyles which disrupt the learning process will not be allowed. (example: pink or green hair color) The Campus Administrator will determine approved hairstyles.
  • Hats or head coverings of any kind are not to be worn inside the building except as approved by the Campus Administrator for special occasions.
  • Facial piercing ornaments (i.e., eyebrow posts, tongue posts, or nose rings) shall not be worn on campus or at any school-related activities. Simple stud earrings may be worn with the approval of the Campus Administrator.
  • Jewelry is limited to a watch, simple rings, and a single, small chain worn inside the shirt.
  • Mouthwash, nail grooming products, lotions and hair grooming products are not allowed on campus.

For girls:

  • Pants must fit appropriately as determined by the Campus Administrator. No baggy pants will be allowed. No hip huggers are allowed. No excessively tight clothes.
  • Facial piercing ornaments (i.e. eyebrow posts, tongue posts, or nose rings) with the exception of one pair of simple earrings worn in the lobe of the ear will not be worn on campus or at any school –related activity.
  • Hair will be clean and well groomed. Hairstyles that disrupt the instructional process will not be allowed. (example: pink or green hair color) The Campus Administrator will determine approved hairstyles.
  • Hats or head coverings of any kind are not to be worn inside the building except on days approved by the Campus Administrator

  • Blouses and shirts are to be completely tucked in the pants or skirt so the belt is visible
  • Uniform jumpers may be worn by girls in grades 1-4.
  • Belts must be simple brown or black belts with no large belt buckles (grades 5-12)
  • Pants and skirts will be worn at the natural waist with no sagging allowed. Skirts and shorts will be below the fingertips in length when standing. No Capri pants are allowed.
  • No leggings are allowed. Tights (navy, white, neutral or maroon) may be worn under skirts or jumpers.
  • Jewelry is limited to a watch, simple ring and a single small neck chain worn inside the shirt.
  • Mouthwash, nail grooming products, lotions and hair grooming products are not allowed on campus.
    Any other considerations fall under local guidelines and will be determined by the Campus Administrator.


Title 1 Information

Policy & Compact

Parent Involvement Policy

One of Faith Family Academy’s goals is to involve parents and caretakers in their child’s education. Title 1 will help achieve this goal by providing a variety of parental involvement opportunities. We believe that engaging families in education is essential to student success. The following outline is in compliance with Title I legal requirements and in accordance with the philosophy of partnering with parents in order to achieve student success.

  • An ongoing, open invitation will be offered to parents for visitation and observation in the Title 1 classroom.
  • A Title 1 Open House will be held for parents and caretakers of Title 1 students. At this meeting, Title 1 staff will explain the state-required assessments and proficiency levels, the Title 1 curriculum, and how it aligns with district and state standards.
  • Parent trainings and workshops will be offered throughout the school year. Parents will have the opportunity to learn how to help their children at home, including ways to make and use activities/games to improve skills through use at home.
  • All parents/caretakers of children identified for participation in the Title 1 program will be informed of their child’s eligibility via phone or written notice.
  • The Title 1 teacher will provide frequent progress reports during the school year to advise parents and caretakers of student progress. Communication with parents will be ongoing and also may include: newsletters distributed with report cards, 50% of the targeted population will receive a phone call each semester, and other notices will be sent via the children for attendance and family literacy events.
  • To accommodate parents whose native language is not English, parents will be invited to bring a translator to Title 1 conference and meetings if one is not provided by FFA. Provisions will be made as far as is practical for translators or translations when needed.
  • Effective integration with other campus programs, such as SHAC and PTSO will be eagerly pursued. Communications with these programs will be enhanced through efforts of Title 1 staff, through written notes and invitations for parents to be included in Title 1 meetings and trainings.
  • In order to foster parental involvement and to create extended learning time, parents will receive training on effective teaching and enrichment strategies to use at home. These will include effective methods for building math and reading skills, as well as additional parent information.

Política de Participación de los Padres de la Escuela

Una de las metas de Faith Family Academy es involucrar a los padres de familia y guardianes de nuestros niños en el proceso educativo. Título I nos ayudará a alcanzar esta meta al proveer gran variedad de oportunidades para los padres. Nosotros creemos que la participación de los padres en la educación de nuestros niños es esencial para el éxito académico. Las siguiente son las obligaciones legales que de acuerdo con los requerimientos de la filosofía de trabajo en equipo se deben seguir para lograr resultados favorable.

  • Constantes invitaciones a observar y visitar los salones de clase de Titulo 1.
  • Una orientación será ofrecida a los padres de los niños en clases de Titulo 1. Durante esta reunión, personal del Titulo 1 dará explicaciones relacionadas con evaluaciones, niveles de habilidad, currículo y su relación con los parámetros del distrito.
  • Entrenamiento para los padres y cursos serán ofrecidos a través de la escuela. Padres tendrán la oportunidad de aprender cómo ayudar a sus niños en casa, incluyendo diferentes formas de crear y utilizar juegos para mejorar habilidades académicas. Todos los padres de los niños identificados dentro del programa Titulo 1 serán informados acerca de la elegibilidad por teléfono o carta.
  • Maestros del programa Titulo 1 enviarán frecuentes reportes de progreso durante el año escolar. La comunicación con los padres será continua e incluye: noticias, llamadas telefónicas, eventos de alfabetismo y correo enviado con los estudiantes.
  • Si la escuela no ofrece los servicios de traducción, a las reuniones y conferencias del programa Titulo 1 se permite traer traductores si su lengua primaria no es inglés.
  • La integración con organizaciones de otras escuelas se intentará conseguir. Dichas organizaciones son PTSO, SHAC, entre otras. La comunicación con los miembros de estos programas será llevada a cabo por los miembros de programa Titulo 1 de Faith Family Academy.
  • Para cultivar y fomentar la participación de los padres familia y para extender el tiempo de aprendizaje, los padres recibirán entrenamiento en enseñanza efectiva y estrategias de enriquecimiento para utilizar en casa. Este entrenamiento incluirá métodos para adquirir destrezas en matemáticas y en lectura.


School Compact

Families and schools must work together to help students achieve high academic standards. Through a process that included teachers, students, and community representatives, the following are agreed upon roles and responsibilities that we as partners will carry out to support student success in school and in life.

Staff Pledge

I agree to carry out the following responsibilities to the best of my ability.

  • Provide a safe and supportive learning environment
  • Teach classes with an interesting and challenging curriculum that promotes student achievement
  • Motivate my students to learn
  • Set high expectations and help every child be successful in meeting the state academic achievement standards
  • Communicate frequently and meet annually with families about student progress and the school-parent compact
  • Provide opportunities for parents to volunteer, participate, and observe in my classroom
  • Participate in professional development opportunities that improve teaching and learning and support the formation of partnerships with families and the community
  • Actively participate in collaborative decision making with parents and school colleagues to make our school accessible and welcoming to families
  • Respect the school, students, staff and families

Student Pledge

I agree to carry out the following responsibilities to the best of my ability:

  • Come to school ready to learn and work hard
  • Bring necessary materials, completed assignments, and homework
  • Know and follow school and class rules
  • Communicate regularly with my parents and teachers about school experiences so that they can help me to be successful in school
  • Limit my TV watching, video game playing, and internet usage
  • Study or read everyday after school
  • Respect the school, classmates, staff, and families

Family/Parent Pledge

I agree to carry out the following responsibilities to the best of my ability:

  • Provide a quiet time and place for homework and monitor TV viewing
  • Read to my child or encourage my child to read everyday (20-30 min)
  • Ensure that my child attends school every day and gets adequate sleep, regular medical attention, and proper nutrition
  • Regularly monitor my child’s progress in school
  • Participate, as appropriate, in decisions about my child’s education
  • Attend parent-teacher conferences
  • Communicate the importance of education and learning to my child
  • Respect the school, staff, students, and families.

Compromiso Escuela-Padres

Las familias y las escuelas deben trabajar juntas para ayudar a los estudiantes a que alcancen estándares académicos altos. A través del proceso que incluye a los maestros, estudiantes, y los representantes de la comunidad, el siguiente documento-compromiso describe el papel y las responsabilidades que cada una de la partes acepta cumplir para apoyar el éxito del estudiante en la escuela y en la vida.

Compromiso del Personal

Yo acepto cumplir las siguientes responsabilidades en la mejor forma posible.

  • Proporcionar un ambiente de aprendizaje que ofrezca seguridad y apoyo al estudiante.
  • Enseñar las clases en forma interesante para que el plan de estudio promueva el aprovechamiento académico del estudiante.
  • Motivar a los estudiantes a que aprendan.
  • Establecer altas expectativas para cada estudiante y ayudarlos individualmente a tener el éxito requerido para alcanzar los estándares de aprovechamiento académico del estado.
  • Comunicarme frecuentemente con las familias y llamar a una junta anual, acerca del progreso del estudiante y del cumplimiento de este documento compromiso entre la escuela y los padres de familia.
  • Proporcionar oportunidades a los padres para que participen, observen y ofrezcan servicios voluntarios en mi salón de clases.
  • Participar en diferentes oportunidades para aumentar el desarrollo profesional que me permita mejorar mi forma de aprender y enseñar, así como brindar mi apoyo en el fortalecimiento de las relaciones para con las familias y con la comunidad.
  • Participar activamente en la toma de decisiones en colaboración con los padres y colegas de la escuela para establecer un ambiente de bienvenida y aceptación a las familias
  • Respetar a la escuela, a los estudiantes, al personal y a las familias.

Compromiso del estudiante:

Yo acepto cumplir las siguientes responsabilidades en la mejor forma posible.

  • Venir a la escuela preparado/a para estudiar y trabajar arduamente.
  • Traer los materiales necesarios, tareas completas y proyectos encomendados.
  • Comunicarme regularmente con mis maestros y con mis padres acerca de mis experiencias escolares con objeto que ellos me ayuden a triunfar en la escuela.
  • Limitar el tiempo que dedico a ver la televisión, participar en juegos de video y en el uso de Internet.
  • Estudiar y/o leer todos los días después de la escuela.
  • Respetar a la escuela, a mis compañeros, al personal y a las familias.

Compromiso de la Familia/Padres:

Yo acepto cumplir las siguientes responsabilidades en la mejor forma posible.

  • Proporcionar un tiempo y espacio para la realización de la tarea así como monitorear el tiempo dedicado a ver la televisión.
  • Leer a mi hijo/a y/o persuadirlo a que lea cada día (20 a 30 minutos)
  • Asegurar que mi hijo/a atienda a la escuela cada día habiendo tenido el descanso necesario, atención médica apropiada y nutrición adecuada.
  • Monitorear regularmente el progreso escolar de mi hijo/a.
  • Participar, cuando sea apropiado, en las decisiones relacionadas a la educación de mi hijo/a.
  • Asistir a las conferencias padre-maestro.
  • Inculcar en mi hijo la importancia de la educación y el aprendizaje.
  • Respetar a la escuela, al personal, a los estudiantes y a las familias.

Accountability

Academic Ratings & Reports

Faith Family Academy is a Texas Education Agency accredited school district.

Texas Academic Performance Reports (TAPR)

District TAPR for 2015-2016 - Met Standard (Highest Rating)

Oak Cliff TAPR for 2015-2016 - Met Standard (Highest Rating)

Waxahachie TAPR for 2015-2016 - Met Standard (Highest Rating)

District TAPR for 2014-2015 - Met Standard (Highest Rating)

Elementary School TAPR for 2014-2015

Middle School TAPR for 2014-2015 - Met Standard (Highest Rating)

High School TAPR for 2014-2015 - Met Standard (Highest Rating)

District TAPR for 2013-2014 - Met Standard (Highest Rating)

Elementary School TAPR for 2013-2014

Middle School TAPR for 2013-2014

High School TAPR for 2013-2014

Texas Academic Performance Report Glossary

Accountability Summaries

District Accountability Summary 2014 - Met Standard (Highest Rating)

Elementary School Accountability Summary 2014

Middle School Accountability Summary 2014

High School Accountability Summary 2014 - Postsecondary Readiness Distinction Earned

District Accountability Summary 2015 - Met Standard (Highest Rating)

Elementary School Accountability Summary 2015

Middle School Accountability Summary 2015 - Met Standard (Highest Rating)

High School Accountability Summary 2015 - Met Standard (Highest Rating)

Texas Education Agency School Report Cards (SRC)

Elementary School Report Card for 2014-2015

Middle School Report Card for 2014-2015 - Met Standard (Highest Rating)

High School Report Card for 2014-2015 - Met Standard (Highest Rating)

Elementary School Report Card for 2013-2014

Middle School Report Card for 2013-2014

High School Report Card for 2013-2014 - Postsecondary Readiness Distinction Earned

TEA Report Card Definitions

District & Campus Improvement Plans (DIP & CIP)

District Improvement Plan

Elementary School Campus Improvement Plan

Middle School Campus Improvement Plan

High School Campus Improvement Plan

Campus Turnaround Plan (ES) & Improvement Plan (MS)

Highly Qualified Notices

Oak Cliff Grades PK-6

Waxahachie

Parent Letters

Oak Cliff Elementary

Waxahachie Elementary