TITLE I

 

Max Meadows Elementary

School-Level Title I Parent Involvement Policy

 

The mission of Max Meadows Elementary School is to enhance the well-being of each student, while providing a comprehensive education that promotes lifelong learning.

The administration, staff, and parents of this school believe that the improved academic achievement of each student is a responsibility shared by the entire school community to prepare students for a lifelong love of learning. 

Parent involvement activities in the school will include opportunities for:

  • Parents to volunteer and be involved in school activities
  • Staff development and parent education
  • Parents to provide home support for their student’s education
  • Parents to participate in school decision-making

Effective communication between the school and parents 

Responsibilities

The School will:

Provide a high-quality curriculum and instruction in a supportive and effective learning environment enabling students to meet the state academic standards.

Employ highly qualified teachers who will be provided professional development and will continually update resources and maintain an environment that facilitates learning.

Involve parents in an organized, ongoing, timely way in the planning, review, and improvement of Title I programs, plans, and policies.

 

With regard to the School-level Parent Involvement Policy, the School will:

  • Facilitate and implement the parent involvement policy
  • Involve parents in the planning, review, and improvement of the policy at least annually by inviting them to take part in developing the School Improvement Plan (SIP).  A copy of the SIP is kept on file in the school office.
  • Provide the policy in an understandable and uniform format and to the extent practicable, in a language the parents can understand

Make the School-Parent Involvement Policy available to the community at the Fall Open House, online through the school/district websites, as well as in the school office.

 

With regard to parent meetings, the School will:

  • Host an annual meeting at the open house in August or September to inform parent of their school’s participation in Title   I, the requirements of Title I, and the right of parents to be involved.

Inform parents that were unable to attend the meeting through notices sent home with students about an alternative time to meet with the principal and/or teacher(s).

With regard to Title I Programs and Plans, the School will:

  • Inform parents at the Open House about the goals and purposes of Title I, any Title I Programs at the school, the curriculum used in the programs, the academic assessment used to measure student progress, and the proficiency levels students are expected to meet.  Student are referred to the program by the classroom teacher using PALS scores for reading and Star Math for math as well as the teachers’ observation and assessment.   Identified students are held to the grade level standards through the administration of the theme skills test in reading and chapter test in math
  • If the Title I Plan is not satisfactory to the parents, submit any parent comments on the plan when it is submitted to the district through Parental surveys.
  • If requested by parents provide opportunities for regular meeting of parents and school personnel where parents may offer suggestions and ask questions regarding Title I Policies and Programs.

Administrator will provide timely responses to parents’ suggestions and questions.

 

With regard to professional development, the School will:

  • Provide training to school staff to strengthen parent involvement efforts relating to:

1. How to reach out to, communicate with, and work with parents as equal partners.

2. Building ties between parents and the school

Parental participation in homework and teacher communication.

 

With regard to the coordination with other programs, the School will:

1. Collaborate with community agencies and businesses to provide activities that encourage and support parent participation in the education  of their student:

  • Working with PTO
  • Mentoring programs
  • Tutoring or homework programs as well as in-class remediation
  • Parent representatives on the SAC?CASI committees
  • Parent representatives on the Title One Parent Advisory Committee
  • Parent representatives on the committee updating the Biannual School Plan

Provide materials and training to help parents work with their student to improve the student’s achievement, such as literacy training and using technology, as appropriate, to foster parental involvement:

Family reading/math nights

Parent-Teacher conferences

Ensure that all information related to school and parent programs, meetings, and other activities is sent to parents in a format and, to t he extent practicable, in a language the parents can understand:

Provide newsletter informing parents of activities, workshops, awards, and important telephone numbers

Assess the needs of parents, teachers, and students through annual surveys

Provide access to educational resources for parents to use together with their student via links on the school website.

 

The staff will:

Assist the administration in facilitating and implementing the School-Level Parent Involvement  activities

Advise parents of their student’s progress on a regular basis through:

 

Report cards every six weeks

 

Conferences

Be readily accessible to parents and provide opportunities for parents to meet with them on a regular basis to discuss their student’s progress and to participate as appropriate in the decisions relating to their student’s education