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Title I - Raven Elementary Parent Involvement Plan 2016-17
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Monday, June 06, 2016
Parent Involvement Plan 2016-17

Raven Elementary School

Parental Involvement Plan 2016-17

 

NOTE:   Each school receiving funds under Title I, Part A, of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) must develop a written school-parent involvement policy jointly with parents for all children participating in Title I, Part A, activities, services, and programs.  That policy must comply with Section 1118(b) of the ESEA and shall describe the means for carrying out the requirements of subsections (c) through (f). 

 

Raven Elementary School jointly developed this parental involvement policy in consultation with school personnel and parents and adopted it on May 10, 2016.  A list of committee members responsible for the writing of this policy can be found in Appendix A.  This policy will be distributed to parents in September 2016 and to the extent practicable, provided in a language the parents can understand. This policy shall be made available to the local community by placing it on the school Web page and the county Title I webpage.  If the Title I plan (application) is not satisfactory to the parents of participating children, Tazewell County Public Schools will submit any parent comments with the application when the plan is submitted to the state. This parent involvement plan will be updated annually to meet the changing needs of parents and the school.

 

Part 1.  POLICY INVOLVEMENT

 

Raven Elementary School will:

 

(1)    Convene an annual meeting on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 to which all parents shall be invited and encouraged to attend, to inform parents of their school's participation in Title I and to explain the requirements of Title I, and the right of the parents to be involved;

(2)    Offer a flexible number of meetings.  A schedule of this year’s meetings can be found in Appendix B;

(3)    Involve parents, in an organized, ongoing, and timely way, in the planning, review, and improvement of the school’s Title I program, including the planning, review, and improvement of the school parental involvement policy and the joint development of the schoolwide program plan;

(4)     Provide parents of:

(A)  timely information about Title I programs;

(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; and

(C)   if requested by parents, opportunities for regular meetings to formulate suggestions and to participate, as appropriate, in decisions relating to the education of their children, and respond to any such suggestions as soon as practicably possible; and

(5)    If the schoolwide program is not satisfactory to the parents of participating children, submit any parent comments on the plan when the school makes the plan available to the local educational agency.

 

Part 2.  SHARED RESPONSIBILITIES FOR HIGH STUDENT ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT

 

(From Parent Involvement: Title I, Part A- Non-Regulatory Guidance, pp. 51-55)

 

 NOTE:   Each school receiving funds under Title I, Part A, of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) must develop a written school-parent compact jointly with parents for all children participating in Title I, Part A, activities, services, and programs.  That compact is part of the school’s written parental involvement policy developed by the school and parents under Section 1118(b) of the ESEA.  The compact must outline how parents, the entire school staff, and students will share the responsibility for improved student academic achievement and the means by which the school and parents will build and develop a partnership to help children achieve the state’s high standards. 

 

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SCHOOL-PARENT COMPACT

 

 

Raven Elementary School and the parents of the students participating in activities, services, and programs funded by Title I, Part A, of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), agree that this compact outlines how the parents, the school staff, and students will share the responsibility for improved student academic achievement. Also, the means by which the school and parents will build and develop a partnership that will help children achieve the state’s high standards.

This school-parent compact is in effect during school year 2016-17.

 

School Responsibilities

 

        Raven Elementary School will:

                       

  1. Provide high-quality curriculum and instruction in a supportive and effective learning environment that enables the children to meet the state’s student academic achievement standards as follows:

 

Reading/Writing Curriculum

At the primary level, students use a phonics-based approach to decode, read fluently, and comprehend written text. Writing skills are introduced and practiced.

At the intermediate level, students read and comprehend a variety of materials across all subject areas that lead to college and/or career success. Writing skills continue to improve and expand to connect to real-world application.

 

·         Continue the current program having all K-2 students involved in the Reading Mastery program.

·         Continue with the Tazewell County reading initiative.

 

 

Math Curriculum

Students develop an understanding of mathematics in the following areas: whole numbers, fractions, decimals, operations, probability and statistics, measurement, and geometry. These skills allow students the ability to become problem solvers in real-life situations.

 

·         Continue with small group math classes in grades 2-4.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assessments

 

·         Kindergarten Screener

·         PALS

·         MAP

·         SOL

 

  1. Hold parent-teacher conferences biannually during which this compact will be discussed as it relates to the individual child’s achievement.  Specifically, those conferences will be held:

 

·         October 17, 2016

·         February 20, 2017

 

  1. Provide parents with frequent reports on their children’s progress.  Specifically, the school will provide reports as follows:

 

·         Progress reports

·         Parent Portal

·         Dojo

·         Results of testing:  MAP,  PALS, and SOL

·         Classroom notes

·         Communication folders

·         Phone calls

·         Email

 

  1. Provide parents reasonable access to staff.  Specifically, staff will be available for consultation with parents as follows:

 

·         During planning time

·         Before and after school by appointment

·         Parent Teacher conferences

 

 

 

  1. Provide parents opportunities to volunteer and participate in their child’s class, and to observe classroom activities, as follows:

 

·         PBIS activities

·         Parent organization

·         AR program

·         Field day

·         Arts and crafts projects

·         Career Day

·         Class parties

 

Parent Responsibilities

We, as parents, will support our children’s learning in the following ways:

 

 

·         Monitoring attendance.

·         Making sure that homework is completed.

·         Volunteering in my child’s classroom if possible.

·         Participating, as appropriate, in decisions relating to my child’s education.

·         Promoting positive use of my child’s extracurricular time.

·         Staying informed about my child’s education and communicating with the school by promptly reading all notices from the school and returning as necessary.

·         Attending Parent/Teacher conferences and Title I PAC meetings as time permits.

 

Student Responsibilities

 

I, as a student, will share the responsibility to improve my academic achievement and achieve the State’s high standards.  Specifically, I will:

 

 

·         Do my homework every day and ask for help when I need it.

·         Read at least 20 minutes every day outside of school time.

·         Give my parents or the adult who is responsible for my welfare all notices and information received by me from my school every day.

·         Try my best.

·         Be respectful.

 

 

Additional Required School Responsibilities

 

Raven Elementary School will:

 

1.                  Involve parents in the planning, review, and improvement of the school’s parental involvement policy, in an organized, ongoing, and timely way.

 

2.                  Involve parents in the joint development of any schoolwide program plan, in an organized, ongoing, and timely way.

 

3.                  Hold an annual meeting to inform parents of the school’s participation in Title I, Part A programs, and to explain the Title I, Part A requirements, and the right of parents to be involved in Title I, Part A programs.  The school will convene the meeting at a convenient time to parents, and will offer a flexible number of additional parental involvement meetings, such as in the morning or evening, so that as many parents as possible are able to attend.  The school will invite to this meeting all parents and will encourage them to attend. 

4.                  Provide information to parents in an understandable and uniform format, including alternative formats upon the request of parents with disabilities, and, to the extent practicable, in a language that parents can understand.

 

5.                  Provide to parents information in a timely manner about Title I, Part A programs that includes a description and explanation of the school’s curriculum, the forms of academic assessment used to measure children’s progress, and the proficiency levels students are expected to meet.

 

6.                  On the request of parents, provide opportunities for regular meetings for parents to formulate suggestions, and to participate, as appropriate, in decisions about the education of their children.  The school will respond to any such suggestions as soon as practicably possible.

 

7.                  Provide to each parent an individual student report about the performance of their child on the State assessment in at least math, language arts and reading.

 

 

Part 3.  BUILDING CAPACITY FOR INVOLVEMENT

 

To ensure effective involvement of parents and to support a partnership among the school, parents, and the community to improve student academic achievement, Raven Elementary School and Tazewell County Public Schools assisted under this part:

 

(1)        shall provide assistance to parents of children served by Raven Elementary School and Tazewell County Public Schools, as appropriate, in understanding such topics as the state's academic content standards and State student academic achievement standards, state and local academic assessments; also monitor a child's progress and work with educators to improve the achievement of their children;

(2)        shall provide materials and training to help parents work with their children to improve individual achievement, such as literacy training and using technology, as appropriate, to foster parental involvement;

(3)        shall educate teachers, pupil services personnel, principals, and other staff, with the assistance of parents, in the value and utility of contributions of parents; and how to communicate and work with parents as equal partners, implement and coordinate parent programs, and build ties between parents and the school;

(4)        shall, to the extent feasible and appropriate, coordinate and integrate parent involvement programs and activities with Head Start, Virginia Preschool Initiative, public preschool and other programs; conduct other activities such as parent resource centers that encourage and support parents in more fully participating in the education of their children;

(5)        shall ensure that information related to school and parent programs, meetings, and other activities is sent to the parents in a format that is practicable and in a language that parents can understand;

(6)        may arrange school meetings at a variety of times, or conduct in-home conferences between teachers or other educators, who work directly with participating children, with parents who are unable to attend such conferences at school, in order to maximize parental involvement and participation;

(7)        shall provide such other reasonable support for parental involvement activities under this section as parents may request.

 

 

 

Part 4.  ACCESSIBILITY

 

Raven Elementary School, to the extent practicable, shall provide full opportunities for the participation of parents with limited English proficiency, parents with disabilities, and parents of migratory children, in a format that is practicable and in a language that parents can understand.

 

 

 

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We have read and agree to the policies of the School-Parent Compact for Raven Elementary during the school year 2016-17.

 

 

 

 

__________________            __________________           

Teacher                                    Parent(s)                                 

 

 

__________________            __________________           

Date                                        Date                                       

 

 

 

 

            __________________            _________________              _________________

            Student                                   Student                                   Student

 

 

 

 

 

Appendix A

Planning Team

 

Ann Walls                        Principal

Emma Fisher                           Title I Teacher

Valerie Rose                     Title I Teacher

Amanda Kitts                   Parent

Chris Kitts                        Parent

Larissa Belcher                 Parent

Ashley Dales                           Parent

Alice Dye                         Parent

Debbie Vencill                 Primary Teacher

Jennie Shortridge                    Intermediate Teacher

Appendix B

Schedule of Title I PAC Meetings

 

September 13, 2016              6:00 p.m.

Back to School Night Potluck                                                       Discussion of Title I Parental Involvement Plan

 

November 15, 2016              6:00 p. m.

Parent/Child Night        

Various math activities

 

March 28, 2017                     8:30 a.m.

          Breakfast meeting 

  Explanation of upcoming testing

  

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