Title I Information

2020-21 Pandemic Adaptations
As a result of the Pandemic and having students in person and online Title I has undergone some changes for this year. 

PARENT COMPACT
Annually, teachers send home with students the Title I Parent Compact. Each student and their parent/guardian in grades K-6 is required to sign a School/Parent Compact.  This document will be kept on file by your student’s classroom teacher.  The purpose of this document is to insure that the school, parent/guardian and student all have an active role in the student’s education.

This year we will accomplish this electronically.  Click here to proceed to the Parent Compact Page.

TITLE I SERVICES
Because of restrictions required under social distancing guidelines, students attending school in-person will receive additional reading support in their classroom from their classroom teacher. Students with an IEP also work with their Intervention Teacher. We continue to implement for students in grades K-3 Phonics and phonemic awareness instruction.

For the more than 200 students who elected to learn at home Title I Teachers and Tutors are working with these student online. 

Students who have a Reading Improvement Plan as a part of the third grade reading guarantee receive additional support and assessment  in class (online for students learning @ Home) through a variety of platforms including Aimsweb, Pathblazer Reading, eSPark, and the Reading A-Z / RAZ Kids platform which provides leveled reading. Heggerty in grades K-2 provides additional support in phonemic awareness. 

Title I Requirements / Notifications / Parent Feedback

As a Title I school we are required to notify every parent that they may at any time request from the principal information regarding the professional qualifications of their  student’s classroom teachers. 

We are required to and will provide you a notice in a timely manner if for some unforeseen reason your child ever is assigned to be taught by, for four or more consecutive weeks, a teacher who is not properly licensed under Federal guidelines.

PARENT INVOLVEMENT
Parents involvement continues through PTO, and zoom conferences with teachers. The parent Compact provides parents an overview of our schoolwide Title I program for grades K-6. Also included is information about helping students at home.

We annually review our Parent Involvement Policy. Click Here

Here is a link to a form on which any parent can provide input for the revision of our Parent Involvement Policy . We welcome suggestion on how we can better serve parents and their children. Click Here to Comment / Provide Feedback

CLICK HERE TO GO TO PARENT COMPACT PAGE



TITLE I INFORMATION


Title I is a federally-funded program that offers assistance to students in the area of Reading and/or math. 
Parents in all Title I buildings may at any time request information regarding the professional qualifications of the student's classroom teachers, including the following:
• Whether the teacher has met state qualification and licensing criteria for the grade level and subject areas taught;
• Whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or temporary status in which State qualifications or licensing criteria are waived;
• The teacher's baccalaureate degree major, graduate certification, and field of discipline; and
• Whether the student is provided services by paraprofessionals, and if so, their qualifications. 

Student Eligibility
Rock Creek and Jefferson Elementary School both have a school-wide program. This means that every student at both schools is eligible to receive Title I services. Students who are identified as at risk through teacher referrals and Ohio Achievement Tests will be served by a Title I teacher. School-wide status gives us flexibility in helping other students as well.

Policy 2111 Review - PARENT INVOLVEMENT IN THE SCHOOL PROGRAM
The Board of Education believes that durable and significant learning by a student is more likely to occur when there is an effective partnership between the school and the student's parents. Such a partnership means a mutual belief in and commitment to significant educational goals for a student, a collaboration on the means for accomplishing those goals, cooperation on developing and implementing solutions to problems that may be encountered, and continuing communication regarding the progress in accomplishing the goals.

The Superintendent shall implement administrative guidelines by which a school-parent partnership can be established and maintained throughout the student's career in the District. Such guidelines should encompass parent participation, through meetings and other forms of communication, in:
  1. establishing the learning outcomes for their child with the goal of developing a responsible, adult member of society;
  2. developing and implementing appropriate strategies for helping their child achieve the learning objectives that lead to accomplishing the learning outcomes;
  3. providing a school and home environment which encourages learning and augments, at home, the learning experiences provided by the school;
  4. establishing and supporting a consistent and shared approach to child guidance and discipline
  5. providing for the proper health, safety, and well-being for their child.
Relations with Parents
The Board feels that it is the parents who have the ultimate responsibility for their children's behavior, including the behavior of students who have reached the legal age of majority, but are still, for all practical purposes, under parental authority. During school hours, the Board, through its designated administrators, recognizes the responsibility to monitor students' behavior and, as with academic matters, the importance of cooperation between the school and the parents in matters relating to conduct.
For the benefit of the child, the Board believes that parents have a responsibility to encourage their child's career in school by:
  1. supporting the schools in requiring their child observe all school rules and regulations, and by accepting their own responsibility for their child's willful in-school behavior;
  2. sending their children to school with proper attention to his/her health, personal cleanliness, and dress;
  3. maintaining an active interest in their child's daily work and making it possible for him/her to complete assigned homework by providing a quiet place and suitable conditions for study;
  4. reading all communications from the school, signing, and returning them promptly when required;
  5. cooperating with the school in attending conferences set up for the exchange of information of their child's progress in school.
Parent Compact
This agreement between the parent(s), the school, and the student must be on file for every student at Jefferson and Rock Creek Elementary School. When you receive yours from the regular classroom teacher, please return it quickly and you will receive a copy to keep for your files. We appreciate your cooperation with the compacts!!

How We Serve Students
Reading
Students in grades 1 through 6 receive instruction in the Reading Center in small groups during their regular Reading time as well as in the regular classroom. The method of instruction depends on the needs of the students and the skill being practiced.
Math
2nd - 6th grade students receive both small group instruction in Math in the Title I room and instruction by Title I teachers and tutors in their classroom (depending on the skill they were working on) two to four periods per week).

How We Gather Input To Guide The Title One Program
The Title I program gathers input from teachers, students and parents through annual surveys. In addition, parents annually receive a Title I compact and program introduction letter. The purpose of the school-parent compact is to build and foster the development of a school-parent partnership to help all children achieve the State's high standards. Responsibility for improved student achievement will be shared by parents, students, and teachers.

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