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Title 1 Information for Parents

TITLE I PARENT/SCHOOL COMPACT

At Delphi Community Elementary School we believe that communication between home and school is important to the success of each student. Children blossom when school and home work together in partnership. We all need to do our part to make the Title I program a success for your child.

As a staff we will do our best to:

• Keep you informed of your child’s progress.

• Provide different ways for your child to learn the necessary skills to be successful at his/her grade level.

• Work with your child in a small group or on an individual basis.

• Provide hints and ideas to help your child learn.

• Discuss concerns that you may have about your child‘s learning process.

• Provide high-quality curriculum instruction in a supportive and effective learning environment

• Discuss your child’s achievement during annual parent-teacher conferences

• Provide reasonable access to staff, opportunities to volunteer and participate in your child’s class and observe classroom activities.

As a Parent we hope you will:

• Send your child to school each day well rested, on time and prepared with necessary materials.

• Check your child’s work and homework on a regular basis.

• Communicate with your child’s teacher when you are concerned about your child’s work, health, or behavior.

• Read to your child and listen to your child read to you.

• Talk to your child about his/her day at school

Delphi Community Elementary School - Title I Parent Involvement Policy

Delphi Community School Corporation intends to follow the parental policy guidelines in accordance with the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 as listed below. DCES will distribute this policy to all parents as part of its School- wide Title I program. Delphi Community Elementary will:

Provide all Delphi Community Elementary parents with:

• A written PARENTS’ RIGHT TO KNOW notification made available in the DCES newsletter.

• An annual meeting in the form of “Back to School Night” held to inform parents of Delphi Community Elementary School’s academic goals, student assessments, proficiency levels that students are expected to meet and available intervention services for qualifying students as provided through Title I funding. Timely information.

• Description and explanation of the curriculum to be used for intervention.

• Opportunities for decision-making related to the education of their children.

• Materials and training on how parents can improve their child’s achievement in the form of a parent night.

• Information sent home in a language that parents are able to understand

• A School-Parent Compact, an outline of the shared responsibilities for improved student academic achievement.

Build the schools’ and parents’ capacity for strong parental involvement by:

• Informing parents about the Title I program during parent teacher conferences including academic standards, school goals, assessments and benchmark expectations.

• Providing family involvement activities that are fast paced, fun and informative.

• In coordination with the PTA program, discussing ways to reach out to, communicate with, and work with parents as equal partners to implement parent programs and build ties between parents and the school.

• Coordinating with local preschool programs.

• Providing information in Spanish or the home language as needed.

• Welcoming increased parental involvement. Classroom and office volunteers, PTA membership, and school visits are encouraged.

The Indiana Partnerships Center

Schools improve when they partner with parents and the community. The Indiana Partnerships Center is Indiana’s Parent Information and Resource Center (PIRC), funded in part by the U.S. Department of Education. The Indiana Partnerships Center works to inform parents about their rights and responsibilities pertaining to their children’s education by providing education related information and resource materials. The center is located at 921 E. 86th Street, Suite 108, Indianapolis, Indiana 46240 and at www.fscp.org.

Parents’ Right to Know

In accordance with the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, Section 1111(h)(6) PARENTS’ RIGHT TO KNOW, this is a notification from Delphi Community Elementary to every parent of a student in a Title I school that you have the right to request and receive information in a timely manner regarding the professional qualifications of your student’s classroom teachers. This information regarding the professional qualifications of your student’s classroom teachers shall include the following:

• If the teacher has met state qualification and licensing criteria for the grade level and subject areas taught;

• If the teacher is teaching under emergency or temporary status in which Indiana qualifications and licensing criteria are waived;

• The teachers baccalaureate degree major, graduate certification, and field of discipline; and

• Whether the student is provided services by paraprofessionals, and if so, their qualifications.

It is the policy off Delphi Community Elementary School to hire only qualified and licensed teachers for the area in which they teach.