Title 1 School Parent Involvement Policy Wayne Trace Grover Hill Elementary School
Wayne Trace Grover Hill School agrees to implement the following statutory requirements:
Consistent with section 1118, the school will work to ensure that the required school level parental involvement policies/plans meet the requirements of section 1118 of the ESEA, and each include, as a component, a school-parent compact consistent with section 1118(d) of the ESEA. Schools will notify parents of the policy/plan in an understandable and uniform format and, to the extent practicable, in a language the parents can understand. The policy/plan will be made available to the local community and updated periodically to meet the changing needs of parents and the school. In carrying out the Title 1, Part A, parent involvement requirements, to the extent practicable, the school will provide full opportunities for the participation of parents with limited English proficiency, parents with disabilities, and parents of migratory children, including providing information and school reports required under section 1111 of the ESEA in an understandable and uniform format and including alternative formats upon request and, to the extent possible, in language parents understand. If the school-wide program plan for Title I, Part A, developed under section 1114(b) of the ESEA, is not satisfactory to the parents of participating children, the school will submit any parent comments with the plan when the school submits the plan to the Title 1 Coordinator. The school will involve the parents of children served in Title I, Part A schools in decisions about how the 1 percent of Title I, Part A funds reserved for parental involvement is spent, and will ensure that not less than 95 percent of the 1 percent reserved goes directly to the schools. The school will build its own and the parent's capacity for strong parental involvement, in order to ensure effective involvement of parents and to support a partnership among the school, parents, and the community to improve student academic achievement. The school will provide other reasonable support for parental involvement activities under section 1118 of the ESEA as the parents may request. The school will be governed by the following statutory definition of parental involvement, and will carry out programs, activities, and procedures in accordance with this definition: o Parental involvement means the participation of parents in regular, two-way, and
meaningful communication involving student academic learning and other school activities, including ensuring
(A) that parents play an integral role in assisting their child's learning; (B) that parents are encouraged to be actively involved in their child's education at school; (C) that parents are full partners in their child's education and are included, as appropriate, in decision-making and on advisory committees to assist in the education of their child; (D) the carrying out of other activities, such as those described in section 1118 of the ESEA.
PART II. DESCRIPTION OF HOW SCHOOLS WILL IMPLEMENT REQUIRED SCHOOL PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT POLICY / PLAN COMPONENTS
1. Wayne Trace Grover Hill School will take the following actions to involve parents in the joint development of its school parental involvement plan under section 1118 of the ESEA:
• Provide copies on request as noted in newsletters
• Post on school website
Ask parents for suggestions for revision via email, phone, , written notes, and/or conference
with Title 1 teacher. 2. Wayne Trace Grover Hill School will take the following actions to involve parents in the process of school review and improvement under section 1116 of the ESEA:
• Ask parents for suggestions for revision via email, phone, , written notes, and/or conference
with Title 1 teacher. . Information on website asking for suggestions 3. Wayne Trace Grover Hill School will 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 time convenient for 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 all parents of children participating in Title I, Part A programs to this meeting, and will encourage them to attend, by:
• Meetings held during Open House events
• During parent conferences
• Presentations at PTO meetings 4. Wayne Trace Grover Hill School will provide parents of participating children 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 by:
• Annual state assessment scores shared with parents an annual conferences
• Locally given formative assessment results shared with parents at annual parent conferences
and quarterly with report cards
Progress reports sent home quarterly
• Curriculum maps available upon request 5. Wayne Trace Grover Hill School will at 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 by:
• Regular communication available for parents via emails, phone and in person conferences
Newsletter and website has information posted on how to contact a teacher for a conference
• Teacher emails distributed to parents in newsletters 6. Wayne Trace Grover Hill School will provide each parent an individual student report about the performance of their child on the State assessment in at least math, language arts and reading by:
• Sending home state assessment results when released
• Quarterly report cards including assessment results 7. Wayne Trace Grover Hill School will take the following actions to provide each parent timely notice: when their child has been assigned or has been taught for four (4) or more consecutive weeks
by a teacher who is not highly qualified within the meaning of the term in section 200.56 of the Title I Final Regulations (67 Fed. Reg. 71710, December 2, 2002) by:
• Right to know notice will be sent home to students when indicated 8. Wayne Trace Grover Hill School will provide assistance to parents of children served by the school, as appropriate, in understanding topics by undertaking the actions described in this paragraph: the state's academic content standards, the state's student academic achievement standards, the state and local academic assessments including alternate assessments, the requirements of Part A, how to monitor their child's progress, and how to work with educators:
• District website includes “Progress Book” where parents can check student progress/grades
• Parent Literacy Night held annually is collaboration with the building PTO
• Teacher webpages include apps and websites that can be accessed for use at home 9. Wayne Trace Grover Hill School will provide materials and training to help parents work with their children to improve their children's academic achievement, such as literacy training and using technology, as appropriate, to foster parental involvement, by:
• Parent Literacy Night held annually is collaboration with the building PTO
• Teacher webpages include apps and websites that can be accessed for use at home
• Parents given hand-outs at annual parent conferences with information on helping students 10. Wayne Trace Grover Hill School will, with the assistance of its parents, educate its teachers, pupil services personnel, principals and other staff in how to reach out to, communicate with, and work with parents as equal partners in the value and utility of contributions of parents, and in how to implement and coordinate parent programs and build ties between parents and schools, by:
• Collaboration with PTO for Family Literacy nights
Volunteer Program established to allow parents to help in classrooms thus providing a model
for how to work with their student at home
• Professional Development provided for all staff on literacy
• RTI process used to assist students/parents with program for improvement 11. Wayne Trace Grover Hill School will, to the extent feasible and appropriate, coordinate and integrate parental involvement programs and activities with Head Start, Reading First, Early Reading First, Even Start, Home Instruction Programs for Preschool Youngsters, the Parents as Teachers Program, public preschool, and other programs. The school will also conduct other activities, such as parent resource centers, that encourage and support parents in more fully participating in the education of their children, by:
• Paulding County Early Childhood Collaborative holds quarterly meetings to coordinate
services across the county for families
• Child Find assessments held monthly by Early Childhood Collaborative
Parent Resource Center and resources available through Western Buckeye Educational
Service Center which is accessible for all districts to use 12. Wayne Trace Grover Hill School will take the following actions to ensure that information related to the school and parent programs, meetings, and other activities is sent to parents of participating children in an understandable and uniform format, including alternative formats upon request, and, to the extent practicable, in a language the parents can understand:
• Information concerning Title 1 services are provided in written form, online on the school
website, and explained in person at parent conferences by the teacher Resource center available in the county at Western Buckeye Educational Service Center.
PART III. DISCRETIONARY SCHOOL PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT POLICY/PLAN COMPONENTS Components of the School Parent Involvement Plan is outlined in the above PART II and supervised by the Title 1 teacher in each building in collaboration with the building principal, the PTO, and other district personnel.
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PART IV. ADOPTION This School Parental Involvement Policy/Plan has been developed jointly with, and agreed on with, parents of children participating in Title I, Part A programs, as evidenced by the building principal, the Title 1 teacher, and the district director of instruction. This policy/plan was adopted by the Wayne Trace Grover Hill Elementary School on 9/2/21 and will be in effect for the period of one year. The school will distribute this policy/plan to all parents of participating Title I, Part A children on or before the end of the first nine-weeks of each school year.
Mr. Mark Lange
P.O. Box 125
101 N. Monroe St.
Grover Hill, Ohio 45849
Wayne Trace Schools and the parents of the students participating in activities, services, and programs funded by Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Educational Act (ESEA), agree that this compact outlines how parents, the entire school staff, and the students will share the responsibility for improved student academic achievement and the means by which the school and parent 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 2021-2022 school year.
Wayne Trace Payne and Grover Hill 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 follows: Following the state standards, developing the curriculum through those standards, and providing intervention for those students in need as shown through various school-wide assessments.
• Hold parent-teacher conferences annually.
• Provide parents with frequent reports on the children’s progress. This is done through interim reports and grade cards.
• Provide parents with reasonable access to staff. Parents are encouraged to make appointments with teachers throughout the year. Please call the school in order to contact the teacher.
• Provide parents opportunities to volunteer and participate in the child’s class, and observe classroom activities. There are multiple opportunities throughout the year when parents are asked to help with a variety of activities. Please contact your children’s teachers if you are interested.
I, as a parent, will support my children’s learning in the following ways:
• Monitoring attendance
• Making sure that homework is completed
• Monitoring the amount of television my children watch
• Volunteering in my child’s classroom
• Participating, as appropriate, in decisions relating to my children’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 or school district either received by my child and/or mail and responding, as appropriate Student Responsibilities I, as a student, will share the responsibility to improve our 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.
• Follow the teacher’s instructions about reading outside of class.
• Give my parents/guardians all notices and information received by me from my school.
Wayne Trace Payne and Wayne Trace Grover Hill Elementary Schools