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TIERRASANTA ELEMENTARY

Title I Parent Involvement with Integrated

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2016-17

In the fall, an annual meeting will be held to share with parents a description of the Title I program and its requirements.

Tierrasanta Elementary has developed a written Title I parental involvement policy with input from Title I parents. This policy was developed with the assistance of the SSC.

It has distributed the policy to parents of Title I students.

The policy is distributed in Monday folders and is posted on our website.

The policy describes the means for carrying out the following Title I parental involvement requirements [20 USC 6318 Section 1118(a)-(f) inclusive].

Involvement of Parents in the Title I Program

To involve parents in the Title I program at Tierrasanta Elementary, the following practices have been established:

  • The school convenes an annual meeting to inform parents of Title I students about Title I requirements and about the right of parents to be involved in the Title I program.
    This meeting occurred on September 25th at the first Principal's Chat.
  • The school offers a flexible number of meetings for Title I parents, such as meetings in the morning or evening. Foundation meetings are held monthly in the evenings and Principal Chats are held quarterly in the mornings. Our SSC and SGT meetings are held in the afternoon.
  • The school involves parents of Title I students in an organized, ongoing, and timely way, in the planning, *review, and improvement of the school's Title I programs and the Title I parental involvement policy. ** Parents are involved through SSC, Foundation, and Governance meetings.
  • The school provides parents of Title I students with timely information about Title I programs.
    This occurs through e-blasts, at SSC, Governance, and Foundation meetings, Monday Folders and the marquee.
  • The school provides parents of Title I students with an explanation of the curriculum used at the school, the assessments used to measure student progress, and the proficiency levels students are expected to meet. This occurs at Back to School Night and throughout the year at SSC, Governance, and Foundation meetings as well as Principal Chats and Parent Teacher Conferences.
  • If requested by parents of Title I students, the school provides opportunities for regular meetings that allow the parents to participate in decisions relating to the education of their children. This includes Principal Chats, SSC and Governance meetings, and Parent Teacher Conferences.

Home School-Parent Compact

Tierrasanta Elementarydistributes to parents of Title I students a school-parent compact. The compact, which has been jointly developed with parents, outlines how parents, the entire school staff, and students will share the responsibility for improved student academic achievement. It describes specific ways the school and families will partner to help children achieve the State's high academic standards. It addresses the following legally required items, as well as other items suggested by parents of Title I students.

- The school's responsibility to provide high-quality curriculum and instruction

- The ways parents will be responsible for supporting their children's learning

- The importance of ongoing communication between parents and teachers through, at a minimum, annual parent-teacher conferences; frequent reports on student progress; access to staff; opportunities for parents to volunteer and participate in their child's class; and opportunities to observe classroom activities

This policy is developed with the SSC and is posted on the school website. An e-blast goes out referring all parents to the Compact. A paper copy is sent home as well.

Building Capacity for Involvement

Tierrasanta Elementary engages Title I parents in meaningful interactions with the school. It supports a partnership among staff, parents, and the community to improve student academic achievement. To help reach these goals, the school has established the following practices.

  • The school provides Title I parents with assistance in understanding the State's academic content standards, assessments, and how to monitor and improve the achievement of their children. This is communicated through e-blasts, Principal Chats, classroom teacher communications, school groups (SSC, Governance, Foundation) and a website link.
  • The school provides Title I parents with materials and training to help them work with their children to improve their children's achievement. This happens at Back to School Night, through e-blasts, teacher communications, and Parent Workshops (TBD).
  • With the assistance of Title I parents, the school educates staff members about the value of parent contributions, and in how to work with parents as equal partners.
    This is done through a Principal Welcome Back to School letter to all families, Foundation meetings, e-blast, teacher communications and Professional Development.
  • The school coordinates and integrates the Title I parental involvement program with other programs, and conducts other activities, such as parent resource centers, to encourage and support parents in more fully participating in the education of their children.
    Parents at TES are highly encourages to be involved through a variety of activities; awards ceremonies, classroom showcases, publishing parties, science fair, Art Corps, Garden Program, and much more.
  • The school distributes Information related to school and parent programs, meetings, and other activities to Title I parents in a format and language that the parents understand.
    TES distributes information through e-blasts, the website, Monday Folders, the marquee, and the Foundation Facebook page.
  • The school provides support for parental involvement activities requested by Title I parents. The school works closely with the Foundation to coordinate, approve, and provide space and resources for Foundation programs and events. All parents are encouraged to propose ideas and get involved.

Accessibility

Tierrasanta Elementaryprovides opportunities for the participation of all Title I parents, including parents with limited English proficiency, parents with disabilities, and parents of migratory students. Information and school reports are provided in a format and language that parents understand.

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