Giano Intermediate School

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Title 1 Parent Involvement Policy

Giano Intermediate School has developed a written Title I parental involvement policy with input from Title I parents. [Describe how the school developed the policy with parent input.] It has distributed the policy to parents of Title I students. [Describe how the school distributes the policy.] The policy describes the means for carrying out the following Title I parental involvement requirements [20 USC 6318 Section 1118 (b-f)].

 

Involvement of Parents in the Title I Programs

 

To involve parents in the Title I program at Giano Intermediate School, the following practices have been established:

 

The school convenes an annual meeting to inform parents of Title I students about Title I requirements and about the right of parents to be involved in the Title I program.

Giano invites all parents to attend an annual Title I parent/student meeting every Fall to review what our Title I program entails.

The school offers a flexible number of meetings for Title I parents, such as meetings in the morning or evening.

2019-20 Title I parent meeting schedule:
- December 11, 2019 @ 9:00 am in Room P-10
- December 11, 2019 @ 2:45pm in Room P-10

The school involves parents of Title I students in an organized, ongoing, and timely way, in the planning, review, and improvement of the school’s Title I programs and the Title I parental involvement policy.

Each year, Giano parents review the creation, implementation, and evaluation of the Title 1 Parental involvement Policy through monthly School Site Council meetings and an annual Title I meeting.

The school provides parents of Title I students with timely information about Title I programs.

Information regarding Title I programs is provided to parents through:
- School website
- School Marquee
- Blackboard phone messages
- Advisory group meetings
- Back to School Night
- Parent Conferences
- Flyers and Newsletters
- Social Media

The school provides parents of Title I students with an explanation of the curriculum used at the school, the assessments used to measure student progress, and the proficiency levels students are expected to meet.

Explanation of the curriculum, assessments, student expectations, and student progress are provided through;
- Back to School Night
- Parent handbook
- Mid Quarter, Quarter, and Semester report cards
- Advisory group meetings
- School website
- Parent Conferences

If requested by parents of Title I students, the school provides opportunities for regular meetings that allow the parents to participate in decisions relating to the education of their children.

Any Title I parent may be part of the decision-making process at Giano by attending our monthly School Site Council meetings or the annual Title I parent meeting.

 

Shared Responsibilities for High Student Academic Achievement

 

Giano Intermediate School distributes to parents of Title I students a school-parent compact. The compact, which has been jointly developed with parents, outlines how parents, the entire school staff, and students will share responsibility for improved student academic achievement. It describes specific ways the school and families will partner to help children achieve the State’s high academic standards. It addresses the following legally required terms, as well as other items suggested by parents of Title I students. [Describe how the school developed the compact with parent input.]

 

 

The school’s responsibility to provide high-quality curriculum and instruction in a supportive and effective learning environment that enables students to meet the state standards. [Briefly describe how the school provides high-quality curriculum and instruction]

 

Giano Intermediate will:
1) Maintain a safe, positive, and healthy learning environment.
2) Communicate and work with families to support student learning with fall and spring conferences, weekly conferences, quarterly progress reports, voice mail, and Parentlink.
3) Respect the cultural uniqueness of students and their families.
4) Maintain high expectations for students and us by providing a challenging instructional program aligned to state standards which addresses the individual needs of all students.
5) Provide opportunities for parents to volunteer in their child’s class, observe classroom activities, and be active in support of programs such as PTSA and Booster clubs

The ways parents will be responsible for supporting their children’s learning. [Describe how parents help support learning at your school]

We, as parents/guardians, will support our child’s learning in the following ways:
1) Be informed and support the school’s homework, discipline, and attendance policies.
2) Provide supplies and a quiet place for schoolwork to be done and monitor my child’s academic progress.
3) Be involved in school activities and attend meetings.
4) Provide adequate nutrition and rest to support school success.
5) Participate in decisions relating to my child’s education and to encourage and motivate my child to work towards his/her potential.

The importance of ongoing communication between parents and teachers through, at a minimum, annual parent-teacher conferences; reports on student progress; reasonable access to staff; opportunities for parents to volunteer and participate in their child’s class; and opportunities to observe classroom activities. [Briefly describe how ongoing communication happens at your school]

Information regarding Title I programs is provided to parents through:
- School website
- Blackboard phone messages
- School newsletter
- Advisory group meetings
- Back to School Night
- Parent Conferences

Parents are welcome to provide input to the School-Parent Compact at any time. [Describe when revisions were made for this year’s School-Parent Compact]

Each year, Giano parents review the creation, implementation, and evaluation of the School Plan for Student Achievement through monthly School Site Council meetings and an annual Title I meeting.

School-Parent Compacts are distributed to parents and/or students in various ways. [Describe how the school distributed the School-Parent Compacts for this school year]

School-Parent compacts are distributed through the initial student enrollment process.

 

Building Capacity for Involvement

 

Giano Intermediate 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 has established the following practices.

 

The school provides Title I parents with assistance in understanding the State’s academic content standards, assessments, and how to monitor and improve the achievement of their children[Describe how the school provides this assistance]

Assistance to parents regarding content standards, assessments, and how to monitor and improve achievement will be provided through:
- School website
- Advisory group meetings
- Back to School Night
- Parent Conferences
- Parent Project
- PTO Cofee Breaks

The school provides Title I parents with materials and training to help them work with their children to improve their children to improve their children’s achievement. [Describe how the school provides parents with materials and training]

Materials for parents to monitor and improve achievement will be provided through:
- School website
- Advisory group meetings
- Back to School Night
- Parent Conferences
- Parent Project

With the assistance of Title I parents, the school educates staff members about the value of parent contributions, and in how to work with parents as equal partners. [Describe how the school works with staff and parents]

Staff and parents are educated regarding the importance of each other's contributions through staff meetings, conferences, and parent workshops.

The school coordinates and integrates the Title I parental involvement program with other programs, and conducts other activities, such as parent resource centers, to encourage and support parents in more fully participating in the education of the children[Describe how the school integrates the Title I parental involvement program with other programs}

The integration of Title 1 parent involvement program is evident through;
- Band parent booster clubs
- CIMI club
- PTO
- Coffee with the administrator events

The school distributes information related to school and parent programs, meetings, and other activities to Title I parents in a format and, to the extent practicable, language that the parents understand. [Describe how information is sent to parents]

All parent communication, (Blackboard or in Print) is distributed in English and Spanish. All parent meetings are held in English and Spanish.

The school provides reasonable support for parental involvement activities requested by Title I parents. [Describe how your school provides support for requested parental involvement activities]

Each year, Giano parents are encouraged to attend monthly School Site Council meetings and an annual Title I meeting to provide input and request activities.

 

Accessibility

 

Giano Intermediate School provides full opportunities for the participation of all Title I parents, including parents with limited English proficiency, parents with disabilities, and parents of migratory students, including providing information and school reports in a format and, to the extent practicable, language that parents understand. [Describe how the school provides these opportunities]

All materials containing information related to school programs, instruction, or additional support materials are provided to families in English and Spanish. Additionally, we utilize various methods of communication such as;
- Posting on school website
- Flyers through PeachJar
- Phone messages through BlackBoard
- Letters mailed home
- Parent meetings and educational forums