Title 1 Compact/Parent Involvement Policy

Title I Parent Compact

2017 – 2018

Alice Shaw School

Student, Teacher, Parent Compact

PARENT / GUARDIAN AGREEMENT

I want my child to succeed. Therefore, I will encourage him/ her by doing the following:

1. Ensure that my child attends school each day and arrives on time.

2. Send my child to school prepared with the appropriate dress, supplies and attitude.

3. Support the school discipline policy.

4. Establish a time and quiet, well lighted place for my child to complete homework daily.

5. Encourage my child’s efforts and be available for questions.

6. Stay aware of what my child is learning in school.

7. Participate in educational activities outside of school such as taking my child to the public library and

providing him/her with a library card.

8. Read with my child and let my child see me read.

STUDENT AGREEMENT

It is important that I work to the best of my ability. Therefore, I will strive to do the following:

1. Attend school on a daily basis.

2. Come to school each day prepared for class with the necessary supplies and homework.

3. Complete and return homework assignments when due.

4. Study and read for a designated time each day.

5. Follow all school rules and treat all adults and students with respect

TEACHER AGREEMENT

It is important that students achieve. Therefore, I will strive to do the following:

1. Provide a challenging, thought provoking lesson for all of my classes, every day.

2. Provide appropriate and meaningful homework assignments for my students.

3. Provide assistance to parents so they can assist their child with assignments.

4. Provide appropriate contact about student progress to parents.

5. Use special activities in the classroom to make learning meaningful and engaging.

PRINCIPAL AGREEMENT

1. Provide an environment that allows for positive communication between the administration, teacher,parent, and student.

2. Provide a safe learning environment for all.

3. Encourage teachers to provide homework assignments that will consistently reinforce   classroom instruction.

4. Make informed decisions with input from many sources that will benefit all students.

 

 



 

 


Acknowledgement of receipt of the Title I Parent Compact

 

 

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Student Name

 

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Parent Name                                                           Parent Signature                                                                    Date

 

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Teacher Name                                                        Teacher Signature                                                                 Date

 

Title I School-Level Parental Involvement Policy
Alice Shaw Elementary School

The school has developed a written Title I parental involvement policy with input from Title I parents at a public meeting held on May 24, 2017.  The School Site Council and English Learner Advisory Committee also have provided input and approved the Title I Parent Involvement Policy on June 8, 2017.  The policy is distributed to all parents of Title I students and is also available online at the district website: www.orcuttschools.net the policy describes the means for carrying out the following Title I parental involvement requirements [Title I Parental Involvement, 20 USC 6318(a)-(f)]:

Involvement of Parents in the Title I Program

The school conducts the following activities to involve parents in the Title I Program:

a)    Convene an annual meeting to inform parents of Title I requirements and their rights to be involved in the Title I program. The school holds a general Title I meeting for all parents in the beginning of the school year and again at the end of the school year. At the meeting’s parents are informed about the school’s participation in the Title I program, the requirements of Title I, and the right of parents to be involved.

b)            Offer a flexible number of meetings for parents of Title I students. The school holds meetings with all parents at least three times per year: Back to School Night, Open House and English Learner/Title I Orientation. Title I-Parent Involvement funds are used to provide translation, child care, home visits, and other services to support parent involvement. The school holds open meetings with School Site Council, English Learner Advisory Committee and other parent committees six times per year.

c)            Involve parents of Title I students in an organized, ongoing, and timely way, in the planning, review, and improvement of its Title I programs and the Title I parental involvement policy. Each year, the school holds meetings with parents of Title I students, parents of English Learners, and parents of students with disabilities to plan, review, and evaluate the school Title I program, including the school parental involvement policy and the Single Plan for Student Achievement. Parents can submit comments on the school-wide program to the district if they do not find the plan to be satisfactory.

d)    Provide parents of Title I students with timely information about Title I programs. The school uses various means to provide parents with timely information about Title I Programs, such as letters, flyers, written handouts, phone calls, home visits, and informational meetings. All documents addressed to parents are written in English and Spanish. School Messenger and e-mails are used, and the Parent Square Automated Phone Call System will be implemented in 2017-2018, to ensure all parents receive information about parent meetings, parent education programs, Title I programs, parent-teacher conferences, and school and district events. The school provides an adequate number of professional translators/interpreters who can perform two way translations to facilitate the communication between school staff (administrators, teachers, office staff) and families at all events.

e)    Provide parents of Title I students with an explanation of the curriculum, assessments, and proficiency levels students are expected to meet. All parents receive an explanation during parent-teacher conferences and family literacy/math/technology nights, about the curriculum used at the school, content standards, academic assessments used to measure student progress, and the proficiency levels students are expected to reach. 

f)     Provide parents of Title I students, if requested, with opportunities for regular meetings to participate in decisions relating to the education of their children. All parents are invited and encouraged to participate in decision making at school by attending parent meetings, making suggestions, volunteering at school, participating in their children’s class, observing classroom activities, and serving on district and school committees such as School Site Council, English Learner Advisory Committee, Parent-Teacher Association, School Leadership Team, District Advisory Committee, District English Learner Advisory Committee, Strategic Planning Committee, and other leadership groups. The school and district provide regular meetings, training and parent education programs to help parents develop their leadership skills and enhance their knowledge to successfully support their children’s education. A school-based parent orientation is provided for all parents every other year to disseminate the State and Federal programs, and to provide support for all elected SSC/ELAC members.

School-Parent Compact

The school has jointly developed with and distributed to all parents of Title I students a school-parent compact that outlines how parents, the entire school staff, and students will share the responsibility for improved student academic achievement. It also describes how the school and parents will develop a partnership to help children reach proficiency on the California content standards. The school-parent compact describes the following items in addition to items added by parents of Title I students:

a)    The school’s responsibility to provide high-quality curriculum and instruction.

b)    The parents’ responsibility to support their children’s learning.

c)    The importance of ongoing communication between parents and teachers through annual conferences, reports on student progress, access to staff, and opportunities to volunteer and participate in and observe the educational program.

Each year, the school holds a meeting with all parents and the School Site Council (ELAC representative is a part of the SSC) to review and approve the School-Parent Compact. The compact is shared with parents in the First Day Packet (electronic) and parents acknowledge receipt in the beginning of the school year. The compact is signed by the student, the parent and the classroom teacher, and is kept on file at the school. The compact is discussed in relation to the individual child’s achievement during the parent-teacher conferences.

 

Building Capacity for Involvement

The school 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 does the following:

a)    Assist Title I parents in understanding academic content standards, assessments, and how to monitor and improve the achievement of their children. The school provides opportunities for parent-teacher interactions and establishes parent-school-community partnerships to improve student achievement such as family literacy and math and technology nights, parent-teacher conferences, parent meetings, back to school night, open house, family fun nights, etc.

b)            Provide materials and training to help Title I parents work with their children to improve their children's achievement. The school provides education programs, trainings and materials for all parents such as Social Media information, Night of Technology (Literacy, Wonders Program, and Technology), and Media Innovation Awards.

c)            Educate staff, with the assistance of Title I parents, in the value of parent contributions and how to work with parents as equal partners. Each year, the school staff receives training on the importance of involving parents at school and how to partner with parents to improve student achievement.

d)            Coordinate and integrate the Title I parental involvement program with other programs and conduct other activities, such as parent resource centers, that encourage and support parents in more fully participating in the education of their children. The school coordinates and integrates the Title I parent involvement program with other parent involvement programs available at the school and community, such as the State Preschool Program, Transitional Kindergarten Program, SELPA, and Campus Connection. The school establishes collaborative partnerships with community agencies to provide additional resources for parents to support their children’s education, such as Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce, and Santa Maria Valley Industry Education Council, Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Department, Fighting Back Santa Maria Valley, Santa Barbara County Education Office, City of Santa Maria, Santa Maria Valley Youth and Family, Allan Hancock College, Santa Barbara Foundation.

e)            Distribute to Title I parents information related to school and parent programs, meetings, and other activities in a form and language that the parents understand. The school distributes all information to parents in a written, visual, and oral form in English and in Spanish for those parents whose primary language is Spanish.

f)             Provide support for parental involvement activities requested by Title I parents. The school provides all parents with free access to school facilities, day care, translation, materials and resources to parents to facilitate their parent involvement activities. The school hires a bilingual community liaison to connect families with community organizations and facilitate resources in the community to support parent participation in their children’s education.

Accessibility

The school provides opportunities for all Title I parents to participate, including parents with limited English proficiency, and parents with disabilities. This includes providing information and school reports in a form and language parents understand. The school uses various means of communication to reach out their diverse parents, such as the Parent Square Call System, audiovisuals, personal phone calls, home visits, informational meetings, flyers, letters, handouts, and others. Special accommodations and materials are provided for persons with disabilities, parents who speak a language other than English, and others. The school report cards, parent letters, brochures, and all communications for parents are provided in English and Spanish (if the parents’ primary language).

 

Parent Information and Resource Centers (PIRC)

PIRCs are funded by the US Department of Education. They provide both local and statewide services. California has two PIRCs: PIRC1, Project Inspire at the California Association of Bilingual Education, Covina, CA and PIRC2, Cal-PIRC at Cambridge Academies, Modesto, CA. (Please visit the website at http://www.nationalpirc.org/directory/CA-7.html):

 

PIRC1, Project Inspire is the result of a partnership among the California Association for Bilingual Education, the San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools, and the Alameda County Office of Education. Project Inspire provides parent training workshops and will be funded through 2011. A list of workshop topics and a brochure of services in multiple languages is available at http://www.bilingualeducation.org/programs_parent.php.

PIRC2, Cal-PIRC has established three Parent Information and Resource Center hubs in Northern and Central California. CalPIRC provides direct services to parents and schools in selected communities within Merced and Stanislaus Counties, and West Sacramento areas. It also provides support throughout the state through conferences and workshops. Information and Resources are available in multiple languages (English, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Arabic, Hmong) at their website: http://www.calpirc.org/.

 

Parent Involvement Policy    BP 6020a

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