Back To School Title I Check-In

February 2016

TITLE I SCHOOLS

February Tasks At a Glance

Kindergarten Transition Planning

Evidence for Support For Struggling Students

Parent Engagement Activities

Parent Communication

Purchase Orders

Assessment Data

Professional Development

Kindergarten Transition Planning

Begin planning for school specific Kindergarten Transition activities. Gather and upload any invitations, flyers, and agendas related to Kindergarten transition. Include evidence of collaboration between school and preschool programs. Also include any handouts or presentation materials.

Evidence of Support For Struggling Students

Continue to save evidence of support/interventions for students that are struggling. This includes data team analysis, interventions, tutors'/interventionists' schedule/case load, etc.

Parent Engagement Activities

Your schools will have Parent Engagement activities on an ongoing basis. Collect evidence from each event. Examples include invitations, sign-in sheets, agendas, and presentation materials. If your school would like any help with a Parent Engagement activity, let me know and I will help in any way I can.

Parent Communication

In order to demonstrate that your school communicates with parents, collect Parent Contact Logs, newsletters, and other forms of parent communication and upload. Be sure to demonstrate multiple methods of communication (English and Spanish, letters, website, etc.)

Purchase Orders

Purchase orders are maintained by your school's bookkeeper. If you do not have copies of the purchase orders to upload, simply state the location of your purchase orders ("Purchase orders are kept with the bookkeeper in the front office").

Assessment Data

Continue to gather and upload assessment data. This would include tools used by teachers, calendar of assessments, samples, and student growth data. Be sure to remove names from data when applicable.

Professional Development

As staff members participate in Professional Development activities, collect and upload artifacts such as schedules, contracts (if a school-based PD with contracted consultant), agendas, etc.

Parent Engagement: "Six Types of Involvement: Keys to Successful Partnerships"

From http://www.csos.jhu.edu/p2000/nnps_model/school/sixtypes.htm



Parenting
Assist families with parenting skills and setting home conditions to support children as students. Also, assist schools to better understand families.

Communicating
Conduct effective communications from school-to-home and from home-to-school about school programs and student progress.

Volunteering
Organize volunteers and audiences to support the school and students. Provide volunteer opportunities in various locations and at various times.

Learning at Home
Involve families with their children on homework and other curriculum-related activities and decisions.

Decision Making
Include families as participants in school decisions, and develop parent leaders and representatives.

Collaborating with the Community
Coordinate resources and services from the community for families, students, and the school, and provide services to the community.


Epstein, et. al. 2009. School, Family, and Community Partnerships: Your Handbook for Action, Third Edition. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press, Inc.

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