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Title I

 

Westwood Heights School District

Parent Compact

 

 

 

Each school receiving funds under Title I 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 activities, services, and programs. That compact is part of the school's written parental involvement policy developed by the school and parents. The compact must outline how parents, the 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. Yearly the compact should be evaluated to determine its effectiveness with revisions made as necessary. Elementary schools must schedule annually a parent/teacher conference to discuss the compact.

 

 

McMonagle Elementary -Hamady Middle/High School and our parents agree that this compact outlines how they will share the responsibility for improved student academic achievement and 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 the 2016-17 school year.

 

School Responsibilities

McMonagle Elementary and Hamady Middle/High School will:

  • Provide high-quality curriculum and instruction in a supportive and effective learning environment that enables the participating children to meet the State's student academic achievement standards, as well as making Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP).
  • Provide you with assistance in understanding academic achievement standards and assessments and how to monitor your child's progress.
  • Provide opportunities for ongoing communication between you and teachers through:
    • Semi-annual parent/teacher conferences
    • Frequent reports regarding your child's progress, and
    • Opportunities to talk with members of the staff, volunteer in class, and observe classroom activities.
  • Provide the staff with appropriate professional development activities.
  • Maintain highly qualified teachers.
  • Provide a safe and secure learning environment.

 

Parent Responsibilities

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

  • Making sure that my child is attends class at least 95% of the time and is on time
  • Making sure that homework is completed.
  • Making sure that my child makes good use of her leisure time.
  • Helping out at school whenever possible.
  • Attend parent/teacher conferences and participate, when appropriate, in discussions relating to the education of my child
  • Participating, as appropriate, in decisions relating to my children's education.
  • Encouraging my child to participate in school sports, clubs, and activities.
  • Keeping up-to-date with the communications from the school and making sure I communicate my feelings about subjects.
 
2016-2017

 

A Parent's Guide to Title 1 Services

 

Title I is a program through which school districts receive federal funding to provide supplemental instruction for those students who qualify. The funds for each school district are based on a State formula that considers how much poverty impacts a school district. However, Title I services provided with those federal funds are based on the academic needs of students, not poverty or income. Students who qualify for academic support may be served in the areas of language arts or math. WMS operates what is known as a “targeted model” for delivering Title I services. Focused assessment throughout the school year provides an ongoing record of student progress which enables our teachers to tailor instruction to meet the specific needs of each child. The goal of Title I is to provide instructional services and activities which support students in meeting the state’s challenging performance standards. We invite you to provide input on any and all aspects of the program and have included some ways here for you to consider getting involved if you aren't ready.

 

Eligibility Requirements

  • Universal Assessment Screeners in math and ELA
  •  Classroom-Based Assessments in reading and math
  • Standardized Test Results (M-Step)

 Please note: Students are served on a “priority” basis depending on their need for academic services.

 

Program Design


The Title I Program at WWH focuses on Language Arts and/or math intervention and is designed to supplement services to students using a variety of models.


Intervention Module (I.M.) classes which have the benefit of:
- Smaller classes or special groups
- Additional teachers
- A variety of supplementary teaching methods.
* Pre-teaching and re-teaching of course content
* Skill building
- Additional teaching materials which supplement materials already in the classroom.
- Learning Lunch and after school opportunities for teaching/tutoring students the skills they need.
- Opportunities for professional development for school staff.

 

 

 

 

 

How Can You Be Involved?

  •  Participate in Parent/Teacher Conferences scheduled each year in November and March.
  •  Keep in contact with your child’s teacher through telephone conversations, email, or letters to/from home.
  •  Participate in school-based events that are intended for attendance of all families (eg, open houses, concerts, curriculum nights, etc.)
  •  Serve as a role model, showing your child that you support his/her education and are aware of his/her progress in school.
  •  Complete Title I surveys that are available at school events
  •  Keep your child’s teacher informed about events in your child’s life that may affect his/her performance in school.
  •  Discuss other ideas for parent involvement with your child’s teacher and parent organization.

 

  • Progress Monitoring


Students who receive Title I services at WMS will be served by Title I teachers or Paraprofessionals who have been trained in the areas of Language Arts, reading, and/or math. Title I teachers work closely with your child’s Language Arts and math teachers to assist with monitoring your child’s progress. The progress is monitored by the collection of data, which may be: performance on assessments, a collection of your child’s work, and/or classroom observations. You are encouraged to contact your child’s teachers (Title I and team teachers) to discuss progress or to meet and talk with them about performance.
 

In accordance with recent federal legislation, the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), school districts that receive Title I federal funds are required to notify parents of their right to request information regarding the professional qualifications of their child’s teacher including degrees and certifications held and whether the teacher is certified in the area he/she is teaching. If you wish for more information regarding your child’s educators, please contact Mrs. Ennis, (810) 591-4321.