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 BESWICK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 1362 Mitchell Avenue | Tustin CA, 92780 | (714) 730 - 7385 _____________________________________________________________________

 School-Parent Compact

The school distributes to parents and family members of Title I, Part A students, a school-parent compact (Compact). This Compact, which has been jointly developed with parents, outlines how parents, the entire school staff, and students will share the responsibility for improved student academic achievement. This Compact describes specific ways the school and families will partner to help children achieve the state’s high academic standards. This Compact addresses the following legally required items, as well as other items suggested by parents and family members of Title I, Part A students:

 The school’s responsibility to provide high-quality curriculum and instruction (ESSA Section 1116[d][1]).

 The ways parents and family members will be responsible for supporting their children’s learning (ESSA Section 1116[d][1]).

 The importance of ongoing communication between parents and family members, and teachers through, at a minimum, annual parent-teacher conferences; frequent reports on student progress; access to staff; opportunities for parents and family members to volunteer and participate in their child’s class; and opportunities to observe classroom activities (ESSA Section 1116[d][2]).

 Parent-teacher conferences in elementary schools, at least annually, during which the Compact shall be discussed as it relates to the individual child’s achievement (ESSA Section 1116 [d][2][A]).

 Frequent reports to parents and family members on their children’s progress

(ESSA Section 1116[d][2][B]).

 Reasonable access to staff, opportunities for parents and family members to volunteer and participate in their child’s class, and observation of classroom activities (ESSA Section 1116[d][2][C]).

How does the school address this?

 The school convenes an annual meeting to inform parents of Title I students about Title I requirements and about the right of parents to be involved in the Title I program.

 This meeting will be held annually after the first ELAC and SSC meetings are held

 The school offers a flexible number of meetings for Title I parents, such as meetings in the morning or evening.

We hold at least one meeting in the evening and additional meetings during the day, as needed.

 The school involves parents of Title I students in an organized, ongoing, and timely way, in the planning, review, and improvement of the school’s Title I programs and the Title I parental involvement policy.

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The school engages Title I, Part A parents and family members to improve the achievement of their children in meaningful interactions with the school. This Compact supports a partnership among staff, parents and family members, and the community to improve student academic achievement. To help reach these goals, the school has established the following practices:

 Information regarding Title I programs at our school is shared with parents at Back to School Nights, PTO/PTA meetings, SSC meetings, ELAC meetings, and on the school’s website

The school provides Title I, Part A parents and family members with assistance in understanding the state’s academic content standards, assessments, and how to monitor and improve the achievement of their children (ESSA Section 1116[e][1]) in which ways?

Information regarding Title I programs at our school is shared with parents at Back to School Nights, PTO/PTA meetings, SSC meetings, ELAC meetings, and on the school’s website

The school provides Title I, Part A parents and family members with materials and training to help them improve the achievement of their children (ESSA Section 1116[e][2]) in which ways?

 Provide information about workshops, events, and family nights that support understanding of resources and programs

 Communicate with parents and families via Blackboard about resources and materials

 Post information about our school programs and resources on our school Website

 Provide information during parent conferences and meetings

With the assistance of Title I, Part A parents and family members, the school educates staff members in the value of parent and family member contributions, and how to work with parents and family members as equal partners (ESSA Section 1116[e][3]) in which ways?

 Professional Development

 Staff Meetings

 Coaching

The school coordinates and integrates the Title I, Part A parental involvement program with other programs, and conducts other activities, such as resource centers, to encourage and support parents and family members in more fully participating in the education of their children (ESSA Section 1116[e][4]) in which ways?

 Community Liaison

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 Title 1 Parent Information meeting

 Parent/Teacher Conferences

 School Site Council meeting

 English Language Advisory Committee meetings

 Coffee with the Principal

 Parent/Teacher Association

 

The school distributes information related to school and parent programs, meetings, and other activities to Title I, Part A parents and family members in a format and language that the parents and family members can understand (ESSA Section 1116[e][5]) in which ways?

At Beswick Elementary all materials that are distributed relating to school and parent programs, meetings, and all other activities are translated into Spanish so that all families are able to access the information. English and Spanish materials are distributed in a variety of ways: hard/paper copies, email distribution, and phone calls through our Blackboard Connect System.

The school provides support for parent and family member involvement activities requested by Title I, Part A parents and family members (ESSA Section 1116[e][14]) in which ways?

 Community Liaison

 Title 1 Parent Information meeting

 Parent/Teacher Conferences

 School Site Council meeting

 English Language Advisory Committee meetings

 Coffee with the Principal

 Parent/Teacher Association

 Classroom events and activities

The school provides opportunities for the participation of all Title I, Part A parents and family members, including those with limited English proficiency, disabilities, and migratory students; and that the information and school reports are provided in a format and language that parents and family members can understand (ESSA Section 1116[f]) in which ways?

At Beswick Elementary all materials that are distributed relating to school and parent programs, meetings, and all other activities are translated into Spanish so that all families are able to access the information. English and Spanish materials are distributed in a variety of ways: hard/paper copies, email distribution, and phone calls through our Blackboard Connect System.

This Compact was adopted by the Beswick Elementary School on 9/11/2018, and will be in effect for the period of the 2018-2019 School Year. 2

The school will distribute the Compact to all parents and family members of students participating in the Title I, Part A program on, or before: 10/1/2018

Signature of Authorized Official

10/1/2018

Date

California Department of Education

July 2018


Title I, Part A School-Level Parent and Family Engagement Policy


This policy describes the means for carrying out designated Title I, Part A parent and family engagement requirements pursuant to ESSA Section 1116(c).

Each school served under this part shall jointly develop with, and distribute to, parents and family members of participating children a written parent and family engagement policy, agreed on by such parents, that shall describe the means for carrying out the requirements of subsections (c) through (f). How are parents notified of the policy in an understandable and uniform format and, to the extent practicable, provided in a language the parents can understand? How is the policy made available to the local community? How and when is the policy updated periodically to meet the changing needs of parents and the school (ESSA Section 1116[b][1])? The Parent and Family Engagement Policy is annually reviewed at School Site Council and English Language Advisory Committee at the first meetings of the school year.

To involve parents in the Title I, Part A programs, the following practices have been established:

 Title 1 Parent Information meeting
 Parent/Teacher Conferences
 School Site Council meetings
 English Language Advisory Committee meetings
 Parent/Teacher Association Meetings
 Weekly SMORES Newsletter
 Community Liaison

The school convenes an annual meeting to inform parents about Title I, Part A requirements and about the right of parents to be involved in the Title I, Part A program (ESSA Section 1116[c][1]). Add details about the annual meetings in the box below: Beswick Elementary’s principal holds a Title 1 Meeting annually in the fall to provide parents information about Title 1 mandates, data review, how to get involved and how to support their children.

The school offers a flexible number of meetings for Title I, Part A parents, such as meetings in the morning or evening (ESSA Section 1116[c][2]). Add details about the meetings in the box below: The meetings are held at various times.
The school involves parents of Title I, Part A students in an organized, ongoing, and timely way, in the planning, review, and improvement of the school’s Title I, Part A programs and the Title I, Part A parent involvement policy (ESSA Section 1116[c[3]).

How does the school involve parents? Beswick Elementary parents are involved in the planning, review, and improvement of the school’s through meetings such as the English Language Advisory Committee and School Site Council. These meetings are open to the public and meeting notices are posted 72 hours in advance.

The school provides parents of Title I, Part A students with timely information about Title I, Part A programs (ESSA Section 1116[c)(4][A]).

How does the school provide the information?
Parents at Beswick Elementary receive timely information regarding high quality instruction, Title 1 status, funding expenditures and programs, etc. during various meetings held on site. These meetings include, but are not limited to, Parent Teacher Organization (PTO), English Language Advisory Committee (ELAC), School Site Council (SSC), District English Language Advisory Committee (DELAC), and Coffee with the Principal. Additionally, information is shared with parents through the use of a weekly email communication system. All communication is translated into Spanish.

The school provides parents of Title I, Part A students with an explanation of the curriculum used at the school, the assessments used to measure student progress, and the proficiency levels students are expected to meet (ESSA Section 1116[c][4][B]).
 

How does the school provide the information?
Parents at Beswick Elementary receive information regarding curriculum, assessments, data, etc. during various meetings held on site. These meetings include, but are not limited to Title 1 Annual meeting, English Language Advisory Committee (ELAC), School Site Council (SSC), District English Language Advisory Committee (DELAC), and Coffee with the Principal. Additionally, information is shared with parents through the use of a weekly email communication system. All communication is translated into Spanish.

If requested by parents of Title I, Part A students, the school provides opportunities for regular meetings that allow the parents to participate in decisions relating to the education of their children (ESSA Section 1116[c][4][C]).

How does the school provide the opportunities?
In addition to general meetings held to provide opportunities for parents to participate in receiving information and providing input on schoolwide topics (PTA, SSC, ELAC,), Beswick Elementary provides opportunities for parents to directly participate in decisions relating to the education of their children through informal parent and teacher meetings, Parent/Teacher Conferences, and Student Study Team meetings, and Individualized Education Plan meetings.

The school engages Title I, Part A parents in meaningful interactions with the school. The Compact supports a partnership among staff, parents, and the community to improve student academic achievement. To help reach these goals, the school has established the following practices:

The school provides Title I, Part A parents with assistance in understanding the state’s academic content standards, assessments, and how to monitor and improve the achievement of their children (ESSA Section 1116[e][1]).

Parents at Beswick Elementary receive information regarding curriculum, assessments, data, etc. during various meetings held on site. These meetings include, but are not limited to Title 1 Annual meeting, English Language Advisory Committee (ELAC), School Site Council (SSC), District English Language Advisory Committee (DELAC), and Coffee with the Principal. Additionally, information is shared with parents through the use of a weekly email communication system. All communication is translated into Spanish.

The school provides Title I, Part A parents with materials and training to help them work with their children to improve their children's achievement (ESSA Section 1116[e][2]). Parents at Beswick Elementary receive information regarding curriculum, assessments, data, etc. during various meetings held on site. These meetings include, but are not limited to Title 1 Annual meeting, English Language Advisory Committee (ELAC), School Site Council (SSC), District English Language Advisory Committee (DELAC), and Coffee with the Principal. Additionally, information is shared with parents through the use of a weekly email communication system. All communication is translated into Spanish.

With the assistance of Title I, Part A parents, the school educates staff members in the value of parent contributions, and in how to work with parents as equal partners (ESSA Section 1116[e][3]). Professional development and staff meetings.
The school coordinates and integrates the Title I, Part A parental involvement program with other programs, and conducts other activities, such as parent resource centers, to encourage and support parents in more fully participating in the education of their children (ESSA Section 1116[e][4]).

 Community Liaison
 Coffee with the Principal

The school distributes Information related to school and parent programs, meetings, and other activities to Title I, Part A parents in a format and language that the parents understand (ESSA Section 1116[e][5]).4

 All communication is sent home in English and Spanish.
 Automated phone communication is delivered in families’ home language

The school provides support for parental involvement activities requested by Title I, Part A parents (ESSA Section 1116[e][14]).

 Family Nights
 Classroom events and activities
 PTO events and activities
 School events and activities


The school provides opportunities for the participation of all Title I, Part A parents, including parents with limited English proficiency, parents with disabilities, and parents of migratory students. Information and school reports are provided in a format and language that parents understand (ESSA Section 1116[f]).


Please attach the School-Parent Compact to this document. This policy was adopted by the Beswick Elementary School on 10/1/2018 and will be in effect for the period of the 2018-2019 academic school year.

The school will distribute the policy to all parents of students participating in the Title I, Part A program on, or before: 10/1/2018

Signature of Authorized Official
10/1/2018

Date

California Department of Education

July 2018