RHEA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL OCTOBER 14, 2014 Welcome to the Annual Meeting of Title I Parents Why are we here? The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 requires that each Title I School hold an Annual Meeting of Title I parents for the purpose of… – Informing you of your school’s participation in Title I – Explaining the requirements of Title I – Explaining your rights as parents to provide input What does it mean to be a Title I School? Being a Title I school means receiving federal funding (Title I dollars) to supplement the school’s existing programs. These dollars are used for… – Identifying students experiencing academic difficulties and providing timely assistance to help these student’s meet the State’s challenging content standards. – Purchasing supplemental staff/programs/ materials/supplies – Conducting parental Involvement meetings/trainings/activities – Recruiting/Hiring/Retaining Highly Qualified Teachers • What is a CIP? The CIP is your school’s Campus Improvement Plan and includes: – A Needs Assessment and Summary of Data – Goals and Strategies to Address Academic Needs of Students – Professional Development Needs – Coordination of Resources/Comprehensive Budget – The School’s Parental Involvement Plan You, as Title I parents, have the right to provide input in the development of this plan. What’s included in the school’s Parental Involvement Plan? This plan addresses how the school will implement the parental involvement requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. Components include… – How parents can be involved in decision-making and activities – How parental involvement funds are being used – How information and training will be provided to parents – How the school will build capacity in parents and staff for strong parental involvement Title I parents have the right to provide input in the development of the Parental Involvement Plan. Rhea Elementary School Parental Involvement Plan We are committed to working together to provide the best education for your children. Please review our current Parental Involvement Plan. We encourage and need your input in making our school the best it can be. Thank you for staying involved in your child’s education. We look forward to a successful year. If you have any questions, please call our school. Statement of Purpose: The faculty of our school is committed to providing a quality education for all students as well as recognizing the essential role of parents and the value of their input. • Goal 1: Provide parents with the opportunity to have input in the Parental Involvement Plan. • Goal 2: Provide outreach for parents of English Language Learners (ELL) students so they can be involved in their child's education. • Goal 3: Provide an opportunity for parents and their children's school to jointly develop a School–Parent Compact that is to be implemented annually and includes: the school's responsibility to provide high–quality curriculum and instruction in a supportive and effective learning environment; the way in which each parent will be responsible for supporting their child's learning; and strategies that will address the importance of ongoing communication between teachers and parents. • Goal 4: Provide notice and information under the "Parents Right to Know" requirements to all parents in Title I schools, in an understandable and uniform format and, to the extent practicable, in a language parents can understand. • Goal 5: Provide opportunities for parental involvement capacity building What is the School-Parent Compact? The compact is a commitment from the school, the parent, and the student to share in the responsibility for improved academic achievement. You, as Title I Parents, have the right to provide input in the development of the School- Parent Compact. Distribution of the Compact Student Name ______________________ Homeroom ________ Rhea Elementary School Title I Compact Student/School/Parent Agreement Directions: Please read and check each statement, sign and date your section, and return the agreement to school. (Parents: Please go over the student section with your child and have him/her sign, and date it.) PARENT/GUARDIAN AGREEMENT (Any person who is interested in helping this student may sign in lieu of the parent.) I want my child to achieve. Therefore, I will encourage him/her by doing the following: See that my child is punctual, is well-rested, and attends school regularly. Support the school in its efforts to maintain proper discipline. Provide a quiet, well lighted place and time for study, and review homework regularly. Encourage my child's efforts and be available for questions. Stay aware of what my child is learning by talking about school and attending school events. Read to my child, let my child see me read (newspapers, books, magazines), and have my child read to me. Parent Signature _______________________________________ Date ________________________ TITLE I STUDENT AGREEMENT It is important I work to the best of my ability. Therefore, I shall strive to do the following: I will be responsible for my own behavior at all times. I will put forth my best attitude and effort in all that I do. I will believe in and respect myself and all others. I will spend more time reading and talking with my family, and I will do my homework so that I will be prepared for my classes. I will try to be helpful to others at school and in the community. Student Signature _______________________________________ Date ________________________ AS A TEACHER AND PRINCIPAL WE TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR OUR STUDENTS’ LEARNING We will do all that we can to ensure that your child has a positive school experience each day. We will offer a curriculum and related activities that always keep the aim of improving student achievement. We will be available for scheduled conferences. We will provide opportunities for parents to give input into school operations and to attend school activities. We will give timely reports on students’ progress, and we will be happy to discuss what we can do together to improve your child’s learning. We will honor the diversity of cultures represented in Forney ISD. We will do all that we can to help build a more effective home/school partnership. We will maintain an “open-door” policy to parents, so that they know that they are always welcome at our school. Teacher Signed:___________________________________ Date:_________________ Principal Signed:____________________________________ Date:_________________ Who are the parent leaders at my school? Name Email Sam Dimson email@example.com David Braun firstname.lastname@example.org Questions?