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School-Parent Compact

A.G Currie Middle School


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][8]).


• 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?

All classes will meet grade level standards. All students will have standards-based textbooks. We will maintain a school library that is regularly updated with appropriate grade level books. All teachers will be Highly Competent, as measured by State of California credentialing requirements. All students will have opportunities for during and/or after school tutoring and assistance. We mail report cards home each semester, send them home hard copy every 10 weeks and email access in real time through the parent portal and more formally every 5 weeks, so parents are aware of student progress or needs. Conferences are held twice a year and a report card night with access to all teachers is held in April of each year. 

 

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: 

 

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? 

Staff has created 8-10 Essential Learnings at each department and grade level to make the curriculum more accessible to all. A letter is sent to all parents along with their child's scores outlining the state assessments and how to interpret the results. Newsletters and principal coffees are sent and held respectively to support families to improve the achievement of their children. 

 

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? 

Newsletters and parent trainings are two examples of training and support for parents and family members to improve the achievement of their children. 

 

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? 

Our Restorative Practices support provider provides trainings and resources regarding the important role of parents in their children's education. Banked Minutes Professional Development opportunities are included throughout the year to support staff's understanding and appreciation for the critical role of parents in student's education. 

 

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? 

Site includes parents in the introduction of significant programs on campus for both academics and SEL. Included in this is parent training in the use, role and implementation of Restorative Practices, our new math program, collaborative structures in the classroom to promote academic discourse and the Workshop Model in Reading and Writing. 

 

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 formal and language that the parents and family members can understand (ESSA Section 1116 [e][5] in which ways?

All flyers, emails and phone calls are distributed/communicated in English and Spanish. There are multiple staff members in the office and throughout campus to support communication in both English and Spanish and insure that parents and family members can understand and be understood. 


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? 

Translated materials in English and Spanish. On site bilingual staff members in the office, classrooms and campus support staff. The site attempts to schedule meetings when convenient for parents whenever possible and provides child care and snacks as well. 

 

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?

 All materials are available in English and Spanish. Our website can be read in Spanish and meets ADA requirements for visually impaired. Our site is ADA compliant and we insure that all students regardless of disability or language preference receives the information and services they deserve and are required when possible. 

 

This Compact was adopted by the AG Currie Middle School on November 27, 2018, and will be in effect for the period of year from that date. 

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: November 28, 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])? 

Parents are notified of the policy in Spanish and English and distributed via email and posted on our school website. The policy is updated through our School Site Council where feedback is elicited from council members, along with ELAC, Principal Coffee meetings and informal parent meetings as well at the beginning and throughout the school year. 

 

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

• Additional Community Liaison to increase communication and programs at the school.
• Marquee communications about upcoming events
• Email messages and phone calls
• Multiple parent training opportunities ranging from Digital Citizenship to the components and ways to support students         with the new math program.
• Parent leader education and feedback during ELAC, Principal's Coffee, School Site Council and Leadership
• Parent training on tenants of restorative practices

 

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: 

• Define Title I
• Review Rights
• Review previous assessment results and performance of qualified and school wide students
• Review opportunities for parent involvement
• Provide policies and receive input for families

 

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: 

Parent meetings are offered at the start of school so parents can attend meetings after they drop off their students. There are evening meetings for those that are interested.

 

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? 

Feedback is received at School Site Council, ELAC, Principal's Coffee and informal interactions and parent meetings.

 
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? 

Through parent meetings marquee messages, bi-monthly newsletters, flyers, phone calls and emails. 

 

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? 

Predominantly through parent meetings including Title I Parent Meeting, School Site Council, ELAC, and Principal's Coffees. 


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? 

Currie Middle School has formal parent-teacher conferences twice a year for at-risk students, individualized Student Study Team Meetings or for qualified special education or 504 students individual meetings, informal parent conferences with teachers and/or administrators. 


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]). 

Aeries Parent Portal, email and/or text communication with teachers and/or administration, mailing and online access of report cards, assessment results via mailing. 

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]). 

Principal Coffees with speakers based on parent requests including but not limited.

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]). 

Training through Orange County Human Relations, staff Professional Development during banked minutes and after school.

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]). 

Parent Resource room, community liaison, parent training.

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]). 

All handouts and communication are in English and Spanish. 
Multiple Bilingual staff members in the office at all times 
Additional Counseling staff and one day a week bilingual counselor on site.

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

Funding for presentations 
Snacks for meetings to encourage participation 
Raffle prizes donated for meetings to encourage participation 
Extensive outreach to encourage attendance through flyers, banners, marquee messages, phone calls and personal invitations and outreach to families 
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 AG Currie Middle School on November 27, 2018 and will be in effect for the period of November 28, 2018 through November 28, 2019. 


The school will distribute the policy to all parents of students participating in the Title I, Part A program on, or before: November 27, 2018.