Title 1 Notifications

2019-2020

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Chimacum School District is a Title 1 District

Chimacum Creek Primary & Chimacum Elementary School both participate in the Title I Program. Title I, Part A is part of the Every Student Succeeds Act. Its goal is to ensure that all children have a fair, equal and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach proficiency on challenging state academic standards. Our Title I schools qualify for federal grant money which we use for additional staffing, parent involvement, staff development, and extended school day opportunities to help us meet that goal. This update is intended to provide you with important information about this law and your child’s education. Please contact the principal if you would like more information about Title I activities or parent participation at your child’s school.

District Report Card Information

Are you interested in knowing how your child’s school did on state assessments? How different groups of children performed compared to other schools? You can find out by going to https://washingtonstatereportcard.ospi.k12.wa.us/. The Report Card contains information about test results as well as other statistics about the school. To find results for Chimacum Schools, use the drop down menu in the box at the top left of the webpage to find Chimacum School District and press go. To find results for your child’s school, follow those directions to go to Chimacum School District, then use the drop down menu to find your child's school.

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Parents Right To Request Teacher and Para Notifications

All parents and guardians have the right to request information regarding the professional qualifications of your child’s classroom teacher(s) or instructional paraeducators. If you request this information, the district will provide you with the following:

1. Whether the teacher has met Washington teacher certification requirements for the grade level and subjects in which the teacher provides instruction;

2. Whether the teacher is teaching under a an emergency or other provisional status for which Washington qualifications or certification has been waived;

3. The college major of the teacher and any graduate degree or certificate; and

4. Whether your child is receiving Title I services from paraprofessionals, and if so, whether those paraprofessionals meet state/federal requirements of the Every Student Succeeds Act. If you would like to request this information, please contact Stephanie McCleary at stephanie_mccleary@csd49.org or by calling the District office at 360-302-5890

Parent Involvement Policy

The board recognizes that involvement of parents and guardians (hereafter “parents”) contributes to the achievement of academic standards by students participating in district programs. The board views the education of students as a cooperative effort among school, parents and community. The board expects that its schools will carry out programs, activities and procedures in accordance with the statutory definition of parental involvement. Parental involvement means the participation of parents in regular, two-way, and meaningful communication involving student academic learning and other school activities, including ensuring that parents:

A. Play an integral role in assisting their child’s learning;

B. Participate and are encouraged to be actively involved in their child’s education at school; and

C. Become partners in their child’s education and are included, as appropriate, in decision-making and on advisory committees to assist in the education of their child.


Additionally, to ensure effective involvement of parents and to support a partnership among the school, parents, and the community, the board adopts as part of its policy the following guidance for parent involvement at each school assisted by Title I, Part A funds:


1. Provide assistance to parents of children served by the school or district, as appropriate, in understanding topics such as:


a. Washington’s academic standards;

b. State and local assessments, including alternate assessments;

c. The requirements of Title I;

d. How to monitor their child’s progress; and

e. How to work with educators to improve the achievement of their children.


2. Provide materials and training to help parents work with their children to improve their children’s academic achievement.


3. Educate teachers, specialized instructional support personnel, principals, and other staff with the assistance of parents, in the value and utility of contributions of parents and how to do the following:


a. Reach out, communicate, and work with parents as equal partners;

b. Implement and coordinate parent programs; and

c. Build ties between parents and schools.


4. Coordinate and integrate parent and family engagement strategies, to the extent feasible and appropriate, with similar strategies used under other programs.


5. Ensure that information related to the school and parent programs, meetings, and other activities is provided to the parents of participating children in an understandable and uniform format, and to the extent practicable, in a language that parents can understand. When necessary and upon request, this information will be provided in an alternative format.


School Board Policy 4215, Community Relations School Board Procedure 4130 & 4130P, which contains more information about implementation of this policy is available at:

Policy 4130: http://www.csd49.org/userfiles/74/my%20files/4130%20title%20i%20parental%20involvement.pdf?id=6484

4130P: http://www.csd49.org/userfiles/74/my%20files/4130p%20procedure%20%20title%20i%20parental%20involvement.pdf?id=6871

Annual Title 1 Informational Meeting

Please attend our annual Title 1 parent informational meeting on January 16 from 5:00-6:00 PM in the reading intervention room at Chimacum Elementary located on the main campus. At this meeting, you will learn about the Title 1 program, give feedback on policies and notifications, as well as give input on changes we can implement for improvement.

Citizen Complain Procedures

If you believe that the law that applies to federal programs like Title I has been violated, you have the right to file a complaint. First, contact your child’s school. If you can’t reach a solution, you can file a Citizen Complaint through the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction. Please follow this link for complaint procedures.

For more information about Title 1 and other important documents for our school

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Chimacum School District Mission and Vision

Vision: Our schools strive to provide an exciting, flexible environment where students of all ages successfully prepare for their unique futures as responsible members of society.


Mission: The Chimacum School District is committed to high academic expectations and standards. We proactively work together to provide skills, knowledge, and resources to ensure a fully supportive environment for excellence in education for the entire community.

School Disclaimer

Chimacum School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination:

Title IX Coordinator Section 504/ADA Coordinator

Holly Patton Holly_patton@csd49.org 360.302.5886

Compliance Coordinator for 28A.640 and 28A.642 RCW

Stephanie McCleary Stephanie_mccleary@csd49.org 360.302.5894

Chimacum School District will also take steps to assure that national origin persons who lack English language skills can participate in all education programs, services and activities. For information regarding translation services or transitional bilingual education programs, contact Rick Thompson at (360)302.5896. PO Box 278 – Chimacum WA 98325

Paper copies of these documents are available at our school's main office.