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Annual Requirements for Title I Schools Verification Form

Title I School-Level Parental Involvement Policy

Title I School-Level Parental Involvement Policy
High Achieving Elementary School

           Sunrise School__________________ has developed a written Title I parental involvement policy with input from Title I parents. Anecdotal information was gathered from families informally and during IEP meetings. The school has distributed the policy to parents of Title I students. The policy is sent home with students.                _____Sunrise School’s___________________ policy describes the means for carrying out the following Title I parental involvement requirements. [Title I Parental Involvement, 20 USC 6318(a)-(f)]

1.  Involvement of Parents in the Title I Program

  1.            Sunrise School____________ does the following: Convenes an annual meeting to inform parents of Title I students of Title I requirements and their rights to be involved in the Title I program
  •  Annual meeting power points review test scores and share plans for improvement.
  •  Opportunities to discuss school improvement plans
  •  Invitation to become involved in School Advisory Council
  •  Personal invites
  •  Title I formal meeting
  •  Letters home
  •  Conduct meetings before Open House or Back To School Night
  •  Conduct meetings during the school day and evenings
  1. Offers a flexible number of meetings
  • Morning/Afternoon School Advisory Council Meetings
  • Community Dinners
  • Family Nights
  • Back to School Night
  • Annual Title 1 Meeting
  • IEP Meetings
  • Newsletters
  • Fliers sent home
  • Open House
  • Interpreters
  1. Involves 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**
  • School Advisory Council discussion about test results and instructional programs
  • School Advisory Council Meetings to review and monitor the SPSA and budget
  • Teacher presentations about standards and expectations at Back to School Night
  • Parent teacher conferences
  • Extended School Year

 

  1. Provides parents of Title I students with timely information about Title I programs
    • Monthly newsletters
    • Website
    • Back to school night presentations
    • Title I Parent Night
    • IEP meetings
    • Parent teacher conferences
  2. Provides parents of Title I students with an explanation of the curriculum, assessments, and proficiency levels students are expected to meet
    • Parent meetings
    • School Advisory Council
    • Report cards
    • Back to School Night/Open House
    • Open House
    • IEP Meetings
    • Parent conferences
    • CAASPP test results
    • Textbooks
    • iReady/ESGI Letters
    • Family therapy
  3. Provides parents of Title I students, if requested, with opportunities for regular meetings to participate in decisions relating to the education of their children
  • School Advisory Council
  • Back to School night
  • Open House
  • Parent Teacher conferences
  • Title I parent night
  • Family Nights
  • Family Therapy
  • IEPs

*It may be helpful to include the policy review in the annual review of the Single Plan for Student Achievement.

**The policy must be updated periodically to meet changing needs of parents and the school. If the school has a process for involving parents in planning and designing the school’s programs, the school may use that process if it includes adequate representation of parents of Title I children. [20 USC 6318(c)(3)]  

  2.  School-Parent Compact

           Sunrise School____               _ has jointly developed with and distributed to 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:

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

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

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

Individual meetings were held with families as available to talk about how to best support families. Information was typically gathered through informal meetings with parents and during IEP meetings. Staff brainstormed ideas during staff meetings.   3.  Building Capacity for Involvement

  1.            Sunrise 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: Assists Title I parents in understanding academic content standards, assessments, and how to monitor and improve the achievement of their children.
  • School Advisory Council Meetings
  • Back to School Night
  • Family Days/Nights
  • Back to School and Open House
  • Parent Conference
  • Classroom Newsletter
  • Title I Parent Meeting
  • IEP Meetings
  1. Provides materials and training to help Title I parents work with their children to improve their children's achievement.
  • Parent resources
  • Provide interpreters for all meetings, back to school night, parent teacher conferences
  • Home visits
  • Parent teacher conferences
  • IEP meetings
  1. Educates staff, with the assistance of Title I parents, in the value of parent contributions and how to work with parents as equal partners.
     
    • Title I Parent Night
    • School Advisory Council
    • School wide events – lunch on the green, parent breakfast, family nights, Muffins with Moms and Donuts with Dads
    • Provide trainings to staff at Wednesday meetings that include ways to communicate with parents
    • Plan parent teacher get togethers
    • Provide readings to staff on how to improve parent communication
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  2. Coordinates and integrates the Title I parental involvement program with other programs and conducts other activities, such as parent resource centers, that encourage and support parents in more fully participating in the education of their children.
    • Home visits
    • Parent Education through family therapy
    • Classroom volunteerism
    • Parent Nights and Parent/TeacherConferences
    • School Advisory Council Meetings
  3. Distributes to Title I parents information related to school and parent programs, meetings, and other activities in a form and language that the parents understand.
  • Correspondence includes:
    • Standards based report cards
    • Report cards /Progress reports
    • Assessment results
    • IEP
  • Newsletter – monthly
  • Parent / Teacher / Student Compact
  • School messenger
  • Web-site
  • Field Trip permission forms
  1. Provides support for parental involvement activities requested by Title I parents.
  • Family nights
  • Family events during the day
  • IEP meetings
  • Parent teacher conferences
  • Family therapy

4.  Accessibility

  1.            Sunrise School____________ provides opportunities for all Title I parents to participate, including parents with limited English proficiency, parents with disabilities, and parents of migratory students. This includes providing information and school reports in a form and language parents understand.

 

  • School Advisory Council
  • Newsletters
  • Parent/Family Committee
  • Parent Compact
  • School Messenger