West Utica Elementary School

Title I Information 2020-2021

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What is ESSA? (Every Student Succeeds Act)

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What is Title I?

  • Title I is the largest federally funded educational program in the United States.
  • Provides supplemental funds to assist schools with the highest student concentrations of poverty to meet school educational goals.
  • Title I is designed to help students achieve proficiency on challenging state academic achievement standards.
  • Title I provides funds to districts in order to assist schools with the highest levels of economically disadvantaged children for improving student achievement, staff development, and parent and community involvement.

What are the Benefits of Title I Funding?

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Title I Support Programs at Our School

At West Utica, we are committed to exemplary teaching and learning in order for our students to be prepared for success in the 21st Century. We will achieve this commitment by engaging the entire community to focus on each child's achievement, with the expectation that every student will pursue some type of post-high school educational endeavor.

At West Utica, we have one full-time Literacy Consultant (Mrs. Cloyd), one full-time Literacy Coach (Mrs, Stowe), one part-time Literacy Coach. (Mrs. Templin), one paraprofessional (Ms. Gronzo), and one full-time Math Consultant (Mrs.Stevens). Together, they serve students in K-6 based on need as determined by assessments.

The Value of Students Coming to School Each Day

The Importance of School Attendance

Parental and Family Engagement: Supporting the Academic Success of Children

Learning at Home

The 3 best ways Parents can Help Teachers:

  1. Be involved in your child’s education – show them that you care and create a positive ‘triangle’ relationship between yourself, your child, and your child’s teacher.
  2. Educate yourself on the current trends in education – how is your child’s teacher educating your child. Times change and so does the way we teach. As a parent, it is your job to come to grips with the new ways of learning, to best support, and guide your child through their learning journey.
  3. Send them to school happy – Give your child a hug before they walk out the door and you head off to work. Look them in the eye and tell them how much you love them, how proud of them you are, and boost their confidence every day. They will be more secure and ready to start a positive day of learning.

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Encourage Reading for Enjoyment!

Make sure your child reads daily for at least 20 min. Children who read for just 20 minutes per day see 1.8 million words each year and have scores on standardized tests in the 90th percentile (because they have experienced so many words!). A small amount of reading each day makes an incredible difference! (Nagy and Herman, 1987)
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Homework

Check your child's take-home folder or Schoology Course daily to ensure your child is completing assignments. Please help your child with homework if necessary. If you have questions about an assignment or your child's progress, reach out to your child's teacher via email, phone, or classroom contact information (Remind 101, Class dojo...). We all have the same goal- STUDENT SUCCESS!

Home-School Compact

Each year, every family completes a Home-School Compact for each child. This is a contract between the teacher, student, and parent that explains the promises we make each other to assure that EVERY CHILD IS SUCCESSFUL in school.