Title I Information
Woodland Heights Elementary
Proud to be a Title I school!
Purpose of Title I
The purpose of Title I is to ensure that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach, at minimum, proficiency on challenging state academic achievement standards and state academic assessments.
Components of a School-wide Program
- A comprehensive needs assessment of the entire school is conducted.
- A comprehensive school-wide plan is created. This plan determines best steps to improve academic achievement throughout the school, but especially for the lowest achieving students. The plan must address the need already identified.
- The school-wide plan must be evaluated annually student data to determine its effectiveness. The plan is revised annually to ensure constant improvement.
Title I Participation
Woodland Heights Elementary School continually monitors the implementation of the Title I plan and welcomes input from parents, school staff, and community members regarding its current and future Title I plans. If you would like to participate in the district and/or the school’s Title I planning team or make comments on the plan, please contact Principal Julie Brown at [email protected].
WHES Parental Engagement Policy
The Parent Engagement Policy is jointly developed with, agreed upon with, and distributed to, all of the parents of participating children. We will, to the extent possible, provide full opportunities for the participation of parents with limited English proficiency, parents with disabilities, and parents of migratory children, including providing information and school reports in a language that the parent can understand. Furthermore, we will coordinate and integrate parental involvement programs and activities at the school level with other federal, state, and district programs. The Parent Policy will be presented for discussion and approval with parents and the community. The Policy will be updated as needed and reviewed annually by a team of people-including parents, community members, school and district administrators, and school faculty and staff members-in order to continuously meet the challenging needs of our parents, students, and the school.
The School-Parent Compact, jointly developed with, agreed upon with and distributed to all parents, will describe how parents, students, and the entire school staff, will share in the responsibility for high student achievement. A team of people-including parents, community members, school and district administrators, and school faculty and staff- will annually review the School Compact.
To ensure effective involvement/engagement of parents, and to support a partnership among the parents, community, and school to improve student achievement, we will:
- Assist parents in understanding S.C.’s academic and achievement standards by disseminating pamphlets and hand-outs, holding parent-teacher conferences, and hosting parent workshops and Open Houses.
- Communicate and monitor a child’s progress by interim report cards, quarterly report cards, IEP meetings, weekly/monthly school-home communication, parent-teacher conferences, Star/iReady reports, dissemination of state assessment information and a letter offering an explanation.
- Assist parents in helping them to improve achievement of their children through parenting workshops, adult education, newsletters that provide activities and suggestions, and students’ daily/weekly folders.
- Educate teachers and other staff members, with the assistance of parents, in reaching out to, communicating with, and working with parents through PTO, SIC, conferences, workshops, and staff development.
- Send information related to school and parent programs, meetings, and other activities to the parents in a format and language they can understand through teacher generated newsletters, PTO meetings, school improvement council, school calendar, and family parent/student handbook.
- Provide opportunities for parents to communicate with the school through an open door policy to meet with principal and/or teachers and parenting workshops.
- Provide other activities to promote parental involvement through grade level standards-based performances, Field Day, Teacher Appreciation Week, field trips, parenting workshops, a volunteer program, etc.
Parents’ Right to Know
Under ESEA (Elementary & Secondary Education Act) you have the right to know the professional qualifications of the classroom teachers and instructional assistants who instruct your child.
Title I Funds Help Us Grow!
*If you have suggestions for us with how to use our funding then please email [email protected] . In the past, we have used funds for specific field trips, after school enrichment, reading interventionists, math and reading supplies, family engagement opportunities and so much more!