Title I Policy

Parent Involvement Policy

We are dedicated to following the parental policy guidelines in accordance with No Child Left Behind Act as listed below.

Policy Involvement Components

Title I will use written correspondence, conferences, surveys, meetings, and phone calls to:

  1. 1. Invite all parents to an annual meeting held at a convenient time. The Purpose of this meeting is to inform parents of the school's participation in Title I, Part A, and to explain the requirement, rights of parents, distributing Parent Policy/Parent Compact. Parents not in attendance will receive the above information through the school website and mailings.
  2. 2. Involve parents in an ongoing and timely way in the planning, review,and improvement of parental involvement programs including the joint development of the Parent Involvement Policy and Compact.
  3. 3. Invite parents to provide suggestions for planning and improving Parental programs, policies, and the compact.
  4. 4. Provide parents access to:
  5. a. timely information about school programs
  6. b. a description and explanation of the curriculum in use at the school, the forms of academic assessment used to measure student progress, and the proficiency levels students are expected to meet
  7. c. an annual conference with teachers to discuss the child's progress and answer questions about Parent Policy/Compact
  8. d. the school performance profiles, such as ISTEP+,IREAD,DIBELS, MONDO, and DRA results
  9. e. individual performance profiles, such as student portfolios, report cards, mCLASS and Acuity
  10. 5. Provide and offer opportunities for flexible meeting times (mornings, afternoons, and/or evenings) for open house/annual meeting, parent conferences, PTO meetings and parent workshops, to formulate suggestions, review and distribute the parent policy and compact, share experiences with other parents, and participate in decisions relating to the education of their children. Transportation, child care, or home visits as related to parental involvement may be provided with funds available under this part.
  11. 6. Provide timely responses to parents' suggestions and other reasonable support for parental involvement activities as requested by parents under the written policy.
  12. 7. Submit any parent comments on the plan when we make the policy available to the Local Education Agency (LEA).
  13. 8. Distribute a parent packet which contains the Parents Right to Know brochure, District Policy, School wide Title I information, School Title I Policy and Home- School Compact.

Building Capacity For Involvement

Title I will:

  1. 1. Provide assistance to parents in understanding such topics as the State’s Indiana Career and Readiness Standards and Student Academic Achievement Standards via open house, conference and etc.
  2. 2. Assist the parent in monitoring a child's progress and in working with educators to improve the performance of the child.
  3. 3. Provide materials and training to help parents work with their children, and instruct parents in how to improve student achievement through workshops, technology, requested take-home packets from the Title I funded Parent Coordinator.
  4. 4. Coordinate and integrate parent involvement programs and activities,as needed, with Head Start, Early Reading First, Even Start, the Home Instruction Programs for Preschool Youngsters, the Parents as Teachers Program, and public preschool, and conduct other activities, such as parent resource centers, that encourage and support parents in more fully participating in the education of their children.
  5. 5. Communicate with Head Start Teachers on in-coming students to share students' and parents' needs by way of meetings and written correspondence with the Title I Coordinator, Title I Parent Coordinator, and/or classroom teacher.
  6. 6. Invite Head Start students to Kindergarten Orientation.
  7. 7. Refer parents as needed to other resources (North Family Parent Center,Family Services Coordinators, and Head Start) for literacy training, and provide other reasonable support for parental involvement activities as parents may request.
  8. 8. Ensure information related to school and parent programs, meetings, and other activities are sent home in the language spoken at home.(Information is requested on enrollment form and parent survey.)
  9. 9. Educate educators with the assistance of parents, in the value and utility of contributions of parents, and in how to reach out to,communicate with, and work with parents as equal partners, implement and coordinate parent programs, and build ties between parents and the school.

Accessibility

In carrying out the parental involvement requirements, to the extent practical,the school will provide full opportunities for the participation of parents with limited English proficiency, parents with disabilities, and parents of migratory children including providing information and school reports required under section 1 1 11 of the ESEA in an understandable and uniform format and including alternative formats upon request, and to the extent practical in a language parents understand.

School - Parent Compact School Responsibilities

Teachers/Staff will:

  1. 1. Use research based curriculum, incorporating various learning styles With Indiana Career and Readiness Standards, along with providing highly qualified instruction to meet the state's Academic Achievement Standards.
  2. 2. Motivate students to learn in an effective learning environment.
  3. 3. Communicate frequently, and meet annually, with families about school parent compact, student progress, and assessments.
  4. 4. Conduct Parent Teacher Conferences allowing time to discuss the School-Parent- Community compact as it relates to the child's achievement.
  5. 5. Provide parents with regular and accurate assessments of students' progress via phone calls, progress reports, emails, notes, conferences and family access.
  6. 6. Provide reasonable access to staff and opportunities to volunteer, participate, and observe in the classroom.
  7. 7. Maintain open lines of communications with students, and parents via Phone calls, e-mails, and face-to-face communication.
  8. 8. Participate in professional development that will improve teaching and Learning and will support the formation of partnerships with families and community.
  9. 9. Respond timely to parent's request for information about their student.
  10. 10. Ensure that families and the community can gain information about the district through the school website, newsletters and local newspapers.

Parent Responsibilities

Parents/Guardians of Students will:

  1. 1. Encourage a positive attitude about school, striving for good school Attendance by arriving on time and encouraging their child to be a good citizen in the classroom, respect teachers, staff and other students.
  2. 2. Check homework while expecting good study habits at home and school.
  3. 3. Encourage positive use of extracurricular time, limiting television.
  4. 4. Participate, as appropriate, in decision-making ideas relating to my child's education, reading all correspondence from the school and responding in a timely fashion.
  5. 5. Keep the lines of communication open by attending parent-teacher conference.
  6. 6. Become actively involved in my child's education by attending special school functions and helping at school, as needed.

Student Responsibilities:

Students within our district will:

  1. 1. Follow the six pillars of character.
  2. 2. Do my best at all times.
  3. 3. Complete assigned homework and class work.
  4. 4. Attend school regularly.
  5. 5. Ask for help when needed
  6. 6. Make sure messages between teachers and my parents are given as soon as possible.