Title I Compact


  • Heritage Elementary

    2021-22

    Student/Parent
    Title I Compact

  • Overview

    Heritage Elementary and the parents of the students participating in activities, services, and programs funded by Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) agree that this compact outlines how the parents, the entire school staff, and the 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 academic standards.


  • Heritage Elementary will:

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

    • Differentiated instruction for all students
    • “Highly Qualified” teachers in every classroom support rigor and depth of knowledge in data-driven instruction, promoting student growth, and mastery of skills needed to meet the educational challenges of the 21st century
    • A safe and engaging learning environment that incorporates Leader in Me, PBIS, No Bully, and 2nd Step Social-Emotional Learning Curriculum
    • Family engagement and support programs that encourage family involvement in student achievement
    • Professional Learning Communities will ensure that teachers are prepared for instruction aligned to state and national standards, assessment data  is analyzed to examine trends and determine next steps, and instructional adjustments are made to ensure every child learns at his maximum potential
    • Engage New York Math and Wonders Literacy Curriculum
    • Partnership with 2 Partner Math Consultants to increase the rigor and performance in tier 1 instruction 


    Hold parent-teacher conferences during which this compact will be discussed as it relates to the individual child’s achievement.  Specifically, those conferences will be held:

    • During the week of October 18-21, 2021
    • Back to School/Title I night in which the compact and Title I Parent Involvement will be discussed
    • Parent-Teacher Conference upon request by a parent


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

    • Communicate nightly through a student planner or take-home folder
    • iStation parent portal access
    • Inform parents of all school events/meetings as well and encourage parents to attend
    • Prepare for report card conferences with samples of student work and expectations of proficiency in each subject area
    • Quarterly report cards
    • RtI Meetings for identified students


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

    • Daily classroom planner
    • Family Engagement Nights
    • Hold an annual “Open House” to meet staff and learn about Title I programs
    • Monthly calendars/newsletters
    • Parent-Teacher Organization meetings
    • School website


    Provide parents opportunities to volunteer and participate in their child’s class, and to observe classroom activities, as follows:

    • Complete volunteer background check
    • Hold Parent, Teacher, Community organization meetings on the first Thursday of every month from 3:15-4:15 in the Media Center. During these meetings, we discuss and plan for fund-raisers, carnival, school improvement, and Title I planning
    • Make arrangements with the classroom teacher for a time and specific volunteer activities
    • Make arrangements with the counselor for time and specific volunteer activities
    • Make the School Parent Involvement Policy, school Newsletters, and informational literature available in the Parent Resource center located in the entryway to the school
    • Sign-in and wear a volunteer badge at all times

     

    Parent Responsibilities

    We, as parents, will support our children’s learning in the following ways:

    • Making sure that homework is completed
    • Participating, as appropriate, in decisions relating to my children’s education.
    • Staying informed about my child’s education and communicating with the school by promptly reading all notices from the school and/or school district either received by my child or by mail and responding, as appropriate
    • Attend parent nights, conferences, and parent meetings concerning your child
    • Ensure that my child or children are at school and on time
    • Treat school staff with care and respect

     

    Student Responsibilities

    We, as students, will share the responsibility to improve our academic achievement and achieve the State’s high standards.  Specifically, we will:

    • Read at least 30 minutes every day outside of school time.
    • Give to my parents or the adult who is responsible for my welfare all notices and information received by me from the school every day
    • Attend school regularly
    • Engage in the No Bully Protocol to make our school a safe place
    • Help make our school a safe place for all students
    • Set personal goals for achievement

    Who do I contact for more Information? 

    • You can contact the school principal or Title One Family Engagement Coordinator. (719)549-7575. 

  • Title One Programs and Plan

    • Inform parents about goals and purposes of Title I, curriculum used in Title I programs, academic assessments used to measure student progress, and proficiency levels students are expected to meet.
    • Involve parents in the planning, review, and improvement of Title I programs at school.
    • If the Title I Plan is not satisfactory to the parents, submit parent comments on the plan to the district.
    • If requested by parents, provide opportunities for regular meetings where parents may offer suggestions or ask questions.
    • Provide timely responses to parent’s suggestions/questions.
    • Provide assistance to parents, as appropriate, in understanding assessments, Title I requirements, monitoring academic progress, and how to work together to improve student achievement.