2022-2023 Annual Title I Documents
Discovery - Draft documents for Review
Please Join Us Tomorrow, Oct. 25, 2022 - Annual Title 1 Meeting
Who: You and other interested parents
What: Learn and share ideas about how to best communicate and collaborate to support your child's learning. Learn information about Title I programs and services, and review draft documents and provide input.
Where: Discovery Library
When: October 25th - 4:45 p.m. (At the end of the PTO meeting)
Not available? Call or email your ideas.
Annual Title 1 Parent Information Meeting Agenda
What is Title I? - Title I, Part A information, requirements, programs and services
- Discovery is a Schoolwide Title I school
- Title I funds help ensure all children have a fair, equal and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach proficiency on challenging state academic standards.
- Federal grant money that can be used for additional staffing, parent involvement, and staff development
- Discovery schoolwide services - How students are identified, the content areas students receive support and who provides the support
Opportunities for Involvement and Input
- Parent Involvement Policy, Plan and Budget - Your Right to be Involved
- School-Parent-Student Compact
- Title I - 2022 Parent survey
- Questions and Answers
- Additional Comments and Input
DRAFT - Parent Involvement Policy
Discovery Elementary Policy for Parent Involvement 2022-2023
Discovery Elementary is committed to providing quality education for every child. Partnerships between the school, the home and the community are not only necessary but vital for our students to grow and succeed at the highest levels they can.
Discovery Elementary recognizes some students may need extra assistance to reach Washington state’s high academic standards. One avenue of help is through the Title I program. Discovery intends to include families in all aspects of the school’s Title I program. The goal is a school-home partnership that will help all students succeed. This work will be guided by the following:
School Parental Involvement Policies
- Families and staff will review the previous year’s parent involvement policies at a meeting during the first 1-2 months of school.
- Revisions and changes for the current year will be made by November 2022.
- Final procedures will be posted in the school and on the school website.
Annual Title 1 Parent Involvement Meeting
- The annual meeting will be held before fall conferences.
- All parents will be invited to this meeting through the school newsletter.
- The agenda of the meeting will include:
- An opportunity for input into the procedures for parent involvement, the school-parent-student compact and the parent involvement budget and plan.
- Information about the Title I program survey, which will be provided following the annual meeting.
- Families are notified of their student’s participation in programs that include reading, math and English-language support no later than November, and through individual planning meetings and conferences.
- Parent – teacher conferences are held once a year in November.
- Report cards are sent home each trimester.
- Discovery Elementary School will inform parents of the purpose and existence of the Parental Information and Resources Center (PIRC) in Washington through the parent newsletter.
- Each Title I school shall jointly develop with parents a school-parent-student compact that outlines how the staff, parents, and students will share the responsibilities for improved student academic achievement.
- The compact will be sent in October or November and will be discussed during the November parent-teacher conference.
- Student academic progress is closely monitored, and interventions are established for students identified in grade-level teams, with the support of Instructional Specialists and/or by the school Guidance Team.
- Teachers communicate with families by phone and/or through ParentSquare (email) if students are not making adequate academic progress.
- Families can schedule meetings with any school staff member at any time to discuss their child’s progress.
Additional Opportunities for Involvement
- Meetings and events will be held throughout the year to increase parents’ knowledge about the curriculum and how to better support their children academically.
- Parents are encouraged to join the Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) and participate in PTO events.
- Parents are welcome to volunteer or observe in classrooms.
- The Mukilteo School District disseminates pertinent information about programs for parents and families, such as Head Start and ECEAP, Boys & Girls Club, YMCA, etc., through ParentSquare and Peach Jar.
- Our Elementary Support Specialists, Family Engagement Liaison and staff communicate with families regarding community resources and work to resolve situations that impede student progress.
Efforts to Ensure All Parents Are Included
- Translation of written materials into the families’ home language is provided when practical, and through the use of ParentSquare.
- Interpreters are provided for conferences and school events.
- Childcare is provided at school events.
- School meetings and conferences are offered at a variety of times.
- School staff is available by phone, email and through Parent Square.
Discovery Elementary’s Parent Involvement Policies have been developed and revised jointly with, and agreed upon by, parents of children participating in the Title I program, as evidenced by meeting minutes.
These Parent Involvement Policies were drafted, and then revised based on input during the Annual Title I Meeting at Discovery Elementary on October 25, 2022. These policies will be in effect for the period of the 2022-2023 school year. The school will distribute these policies to all parents and make them available to the community through the school website and through ParentSquare.
Building Principal / Date
Draft - Title I School and Parent Compact
We are proud to serve students in kindergarten through 5th grades. This compact is an outline of how our school staff, families, and students share the responsibility for improved student academic achievement. The goal is for our school and families to partner in the work of helping all children achieve our state’s high academic standards. If you have questions, please call school to schedule a time to meet with your child’s teacher. You can also request to meet with our Title I teachers and/or the principal. Discovery Elementary (425) 366-2700.
School: We understand the importance of the school experience to every student. Therefore, we agree to carry out the following responsibilities to the best of our abilities:
· We will provide high-quality curriculum and instruction in a supportive and effective learning environment that enables the participating children to meet the Common Core State Standards.
· We will provide annual parent/teacher conferences.
· We will provide parents with information about their child’s progress.
· We will provide parents reasonable access to staff.
· We will help each student grow to his/her fullest potential.
· We will provide parents opportunities to volunteer and participate in their child’s learning experience.
Parent/Guardian: I understand that my participation in my child’s education will help his/her achievement and attitude. Therefore, I agree to carry out the following responsibilities to the best of my ability:
· I will provide a time and quiet place for my child to read on a daily basis, as well as let my child see me read.
· I will provide a time and quiet place for my child to complete homework and review it regularly.
· I will stay informed of school events and attend parent/teacher conferences and other special school events and Title I activities.
· I will talk with my child’s teachers if any problems come up and I will celebrate my child’s successes.
· I will encourage my child to show positive school behavior.
Student: I understand that my education is important. I know that I am in charge of my own success. I agree to actively participate in my own education by carrying out the following responsibilities to the best of my ability:
· I will arrive at school on time every day ready to learn.
· I will have a positive attitude about my work and ask for help when I need it.
· I will read at home on a daily basis.
· I will complete homework to the best of my ability.
· I will show respect for myself, my family, my school, my teachers, my classmates and other school personnel.
· I will give my parent or guardian all school-related information I receive each day when I get home from school.
· I believe I can learn, I will learn, and I will welcome future challenges.
Teacher Signature / Date
Parent Signature / Date
Student Signature / Date
Principal Signature / Date
Parents' Right to Know - Title I Required Notification
Your Right to Know— Title I, Part A schools
Professional Qualifications of Teachers
Parents of children attending Title I, Part A schools have the right to request and receive information about the qualifications of the educators who teach students core subjects—reading, English language arts and mathematics.
At a minimum, the information given to you must explain these three essential components of an educator’s qualifications. Whether the student’s teacher–
1. Has met state qualification and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject areas in which the teacher provides instruction.
2. Is teaching under emergency or other provisional status through which state qualification or licensing criteria have been waived.
3. Is teaching in the field of discipline of the certification of the teacher.
Qualifications of Paraprofessionals
Parents of children attending Title I, Part A schools have the right to request and receive information about the qualifications of the paraeducators who teach students in a core academic subject area.
Paraeducators must work under the supervision of a certified teacher. In schools that operate a schoolwide program, all paraprofessionals must have special qualifications. Schools that operate a Title I, Part A program must have a high school diploma or GED and completed the following:
1. Completed at least two years of study at an institution of higher education; or
2. Obtained an associate’s or higher degree; or
3. Meet a high standard of quality either through a) the ETS ParaPro Assessment; b) a paraeducator apprenticeship program approved by Washington State; or c) portfolio program.