Title One Guidelines

Title One Guidelines

The Pelion Elementary School learning community of teachers, support staff, administrators and families have written this compact to outline how the entire school staff and students will share the responsibility for improved student academic achievement and the means by which the school and parents will build and develop a partnership to help children achieve the State’s high standards.

Our School’s Responsibilities

Pelion Elementary School administrators, teachers and support staff will:

1. Provide high-quality curriculum and instruction in a supportive and effective learning environment that enables children to meet the State’s student academic achievement standards as follows:

Provide targeted academic and behavioral supports to students ensuring all subgroups of students meet their learning targets;
Ensure a safe environment conducive to learning;
Progress monitoring with formative assessments are used for all students to ensure all students make at least a year’s growth in Reading and Math;
Curriculum is aligned to State Academic Content Standards and/or Common Core State Standards; and enrichment activities are provided to enhance and support higher-level learning.

2. Hold parent-teacher conferences in the first nine weeks each year during which the compact will be discussed as it relates to the individual child’s achievement. Specifically, those conferences will be held:

Scheduled conferences will be held Oct. 4 and 5, 2012. Parents and teachers may also schedule conferences as needed throughout the school year.

3. Provide parents with frequent reports on their children’s progress. Specifically, the school will provide reports as follows:

Interim Reports are sent home for parents to review four times a year, mid quarter. Parents are invited to ask questions about their child’s report. Report cards are sent home quarterly. Parents are invited to contact their child’s teacher with questions.

4. Provide parents reasonable access to staff. Specifically, staff will be available for consultation with parents as follows:

Phone and voicemail
E-mail
Written notes in child’s agenda
One scheduled conference a year and additional conferences as requested by the parent or teacher

5. Provide parents opportunities to support their child’s education and the education of all Pelion Elementary School students by participating in Pelion Elementary School as follows:

Join children for lunch;
Chaperone field trips;
Observe classrooms;
Serve on the PTO;
Volunteer as a tutor, mentor or activity leader;
Assist in an area of the school such as our children’s classroom, library and playground;
Attend school events such as Open House, performances, field day, etc.;
Help to review Title 1 plans and compacts; and/or
Participate on Lexington School District One committees.

Family Responsibilities: 

Pelion Elementary School families will support our children’s learning in the following ways:

Ensuring our children attend school and come to school on time;
Reading and signing student agendas daily;
Helping our children complete their homework to the best of their ability by:
Encouraging our children to do their best work.
Helping our children understand directions for assignments.
Talking with our children about learning and school in a positive way.
Notifying the teacher when our child has difficulty completing homework assignments.
Keeping in contact with our child’s teacher;
Attending our children’s parent-teacher conferences and other meetings pertaining to our children;
Monitoring amount of television and the types of television programs our children watch;
Participating, as appropriate, in decisions relating to our children’s education;
Promoting positive use of our child’s time at home and in the community; and
Staying informed about our child’s education and communicating with the school by promptly reading all notices from the school or the school district either received by my child or by mail and responding as appropriate.