Title I Parent Involvement Plan
Lincoln Elementary School
Parental Involvement Plan
Lincoln believes positive parental involvement is essential in guiding the social, emotional, and academic growth of students. Our mission as educators and staff at Lincoln is to educate, inspire & empower our diverse learners to shape their futures, to accomplish their dreams and to contribute positively to our local and global communities.
We believe that:
- All people have value.
- Valuing and respecting differences strengthens the individual and the community.
- People thrive when they feel connected, supported and affirmed.
- Everyone can learn.
- Hope inspires and empowers.
- Lifelong learning is essential for personal growth.
- Change is an opportunity for growth.
Lincoln Elementary School has jointly developed with parents, teachers and staff this Parent Involvement Plan. This plan establishes the expectations for parent and community involvement with Lincoln Elementary, a Title I school.
The Parent Involvement Plan will be made available on the school’s website for parents to review and suggest improvements of the plan throughout the 2016-2017 school year. Suggestions should be put in writing and submitted to the school administrator.
Annually, Lincoln Elementary will hold a fall Parent Information Night. At this meeting, the principal and staff inform the parents of the school’s participation in Title I, explain the requirements of Title I, and the right of parents to be involved in the school. Parents will also be provided information on the school’s implementation and of Response to Intervention (RTI) & Effective Schools and where to locate more information on the district website.
Parents will be notified of their rights to know the qualifications of their child’s teacher and if that teacher is highly qualified. If a substitute teacher is in the classroom for four consecutive weeks and is not highly qualified, a notification letter will be sent home to parents of those children.
Title 1 families will also be informed of the school’s participation in the Title 1 Program at family literacy and math events at a minimum of twice a year and at parent/teacher conferences. During these events and conferences, parents will be encouraged to participate in decisions concerning the education of their child. They will also be provided progress that their child has made and also information on how they can work to improve their children’s achievement.
All school family events are planned throughout the year to create opportunities for parents to learn about technology resources (IXL, parent portal, Schoology, etc.).
Lincoln will administer a Parent Needs/Evaluation survey in the spring seeking input about the effectiveness of the overall Title 1 program and Parental Involvement Plan.
Lincoln will ensure parents timely information about programs, curriculum, assessment, content standards and achievement expectations in the following formats:
- School Calendar
- School/Teacher Website
- School to Home Folders
- Phone Calls
- Parent Events
Lincoln will coordinate parent involvement programs/activities/conferences at a variety of times to maximize opportunities for parents to participate and will ensure that information sent home is in parent friendly language that can be easily understood.
Lincoln Elementary will jointly develop a parent-school-student compact. The compact will outline how parents, school staff, and the students will share the responsibility for improved student achievement. It will also provide means by which the school and parents will build a partnership to help students achieve the state’s high academic standards.
Lincoln Elementary gives parents reasonable access to staff, opportunities to volunteer, participate, and observe in their child’s class. At any time, parents may request a meeting with teachers and/or staff to make suggestions and assist in the decisions affecting their child’s education.
To the extent possible, parent communication will be translated, as needed, into the foremost home languages for the school’s students other than English.
The Parent Involvement Plan was developed by Lincoln in April 2016 and will be in effect for the period of the 2016-2017 school year. The school will distribute this Parent Involvement Plan to all parents of participating Title I children and make it available to the community on or before November 12, 2016
These people were involved with the development of this document:
Jena Rutgers, Title 1 Teacher
Angie Fosse, Title 1 Teacher
Lisa Konkol, Parent
Justin Sperling, Principal