Patriot Learning Center Parent Involvement Policy

  • Patriot Learning Center and the parents of the students participating in activities, services, and program funded by Title I, Part A of the elementary and secondary Education Act (ESEA) agree that this compact outlines how the parents, 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 that will help children achieve the state's high standards.

    The Parent/School/Student Compact is in effect during the school year 2014-2015.

    School Responsibilities

     
    Patriot Learning Center will provide high quality curriculum and instruction in a supportive and effective learning environment that enables the participating child ren to meet the state's student academic achievement standards as follows:
    • Additional Resource teacher and para professional support for lower student ratios and to provide additional academic support for specified Math.
    • Supported study hall classes built within the school day
    • After-school math tutorial classes
    • After-school homework help and home visits
    • Math interventionist remediation and assistance
    • Daily Math teaching specific skills as identified through TSAP and Scantron testing
    • Leveled Math resources to support below level Math skills
    • Mathematics staff development
    • Assessment and data driven instructional staff development
    • Implement an RTI process that is student centered and focused on the success of all
    Patriot Learning Center will hold parent-teacher conferences during which this compact will be discussed as it relates to the ind ividual child's achievement. Specifically, conferences will be held at parent request or scheduled by math intervention instructor and math instructor and on the following dates and times:
    • 07/30/2014 3:00-7:00 PM
    • 08/18/2014 5:00 PM
    Patriot Learning Center will provide parents reasonable access to staff. Specifically, staff is available for consultation as follows:
    • At the above conferences dates
    • By request during planning time, thirty minutes before school hours and after school hours
    • All staff are accessible via email
    • By request during RTI time every Thursday during the first planning period at each grade level
    Patriot Learning Center will provide parents opportunities to volunteer and participate in their child's class and to observe classroom activities.
    • Parents may volunteer as a math mentor by contacting Mrs. Jenny Olson at 494-1149, Ext. 1501, or email at jolson@d49.org.
    • Parents may observe any class, at any time, on any day, with prior notification.
    • Parents may volunteer to help in the study hall during school hours or after school by contacting the front office at 495-5505.

    Parent Responsibilities

     
    We, as parents, will support our children's learning in the following ways:
    • Monitoring attendance
    • Monitoring Infinite Campus for assignment completion and contact teachers for assista nce as needed
    • Setting aside a specific time period each night for homework completion
    • Participating as needed in the decisions relating to my child's education
    • Meeting with school staff as necessa ry
    • Communicating concerns regarding my child's personal and academic well-being to the school
    • Discussing the importance and the need with my child to do their personal best on all testing so that the school has a true measure of their growth and ability.
    • Supporting the school in program placements to help my child's academic growth and success

    Student Responsibilities

     
    We, as students, will share the responsibility to improve our academic achievement and achieve the State's high standards. Specifically, I will:
    • Do my class work every day
    • Ask for help when I need it
    • Work on math at least thirty minutes outside of school every day
    • Do my personal best on all testing so that the school has a true measure of my growth and ability
    • Give my parents all notices and information received by me from my school
    • Be prepared as I enter each classroom with the proper materials and to give my personal best

Parent & Community Notification

  • Each school served under Title I must notify parents of its written parental involvement policy in an understandable and uniform format, including alternative formats upon request, and, to the extent practicable, provide notice and the policy in a language the parents can understand. In addition, each school must make its written parental involvement policy available to the local community. (Department of Education, Parental Involvement: Title I, Part A)

PLC School-Parent Compact

District 49 Title 1 Commitment

  • District 49's Title I programs work to address the needs of a school's lowest performing students and those students found to be at most risk for not meeting state academic standards.  Our Title I schools include:
    District 49's poverty index is 31.80 percent. Schools at all levels are funded as Title I if their Free and Reduced Lunch Program participation percentage is higher than than 40 percent.
     
    Our Title I schools receive additional resources to help ensure that all children have the opportunity to receive a quality education, resulting in their attainment of high academic standards. Title I status is used to allocate resources to districts and schools whose needs are the greatest. The program is the largest Elementary and Secondary Education Act program supporting both elementary and secondary education. The U.S. Department of Education allocates funds based on census poverty rates from ages 5 through 17. Essentially, Title I focuses on providing additional instructional time in the areas of reading and math. Ways in which schools in District 49 use Title I dollars include:
    • Hiring additional teachers and para-professionals and instructional coaches
    • Paying for tutoring for students who need extra support
    • Purchasing materials and supplies for programs and strategies
    • Providing Professional Development opportunities for teachers
    • Increasing parent involvement
    • Assisting professional development