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2019-2020 Annual Title I Meeting August 19 at 10:00 AM August 20 at 6:00 PM

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  1. R. L. NORRIS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 2019-2020 Annual Title IMeeting August 19 at 10:00 AM August 20 at 6:00 PM

  2. Vision and Mission Vision The McDuffie County School System will become a nationally recognized learning community where graduates succeed in college, careers, and life. Mission The McDuffie County School System is committed to academic excellence with a focus on rigor, relevance, and relationships. Annual Title I Parent Meeting August 2019

  3. Our Beliefs Based on our core beliefs, the McDuffie County School System commits to: • Establishing high expectations for student performance in academics and extracurricular activities; • Ensuring a respectful, safe, and orderly environment for students and staff; • Exemplifying accountability through district leadership, school leadership, and effective teaching in every classroom; • Embracing diversity and enhancing the learning environment for all students through equity and access; • Engaging the community through values, respect, and effective communication to ensure educational excellence. Annual Title I Parent Meeting August 2019

  4. R.L. Norris Elementary RAMS PRIDE PurposelyRunningIn the Direction of Excellence Norris Elementary is committed to providing quality instruction which surpasses state and national standards! Annual Title I Parent Meeting August 2019

  5. What is a Title I School? Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 6301 et seq.) is amended to read as follows: TITLE I – IMPROVING THE ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT OF THE DISADVANTAGED • The purpose of Title I under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) is to ensure that ALL children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach, at minimum, proficiency in challenging state academic achievement standards and state academic assessments. • Title I funds aim to bridge the gap between low-income students and other students. The U.S. Department of Education provides supplemental funding to local school districts to meet the needs of at-risk and low-income students. • Title I is the largest federally funded program for elementary, middle, and high schools. Title I helps students, teachers, and parents! • Title I school has qualified to receive federal funding under this act. http://www2.ed.gov/policy/elsec/leg/esea02/pg1.html Annual Title I Parent Meeting August 2019

  6. How our Schools Spend Title I Money • Educational supplies for students • Personnel • Supplemental teachers • Paraprofessionals • Parent Involvement • Parent Resource Room • Agenda Books • Title I Contracted Educators • Independent Leveled Readers for Science and Social Studies (Elementary Schools) • Professional Learning for Staff Annual Title I Parent Meeting August 2019

  7. How our Schools Participates in the Title I Program • Additional staff members lower the student-teacher ratio • Small groups within the regular classrooms • Training for Staff • Parent Involvement Resources Annual Title I Parent Meeting August 2019

  8. What are our school’s Title I requirements? Our schools are schoolwide Title I schools. In a schoolwide Title I school, ALL students benefit from Title I resources. • Math manipulatives, ELA books, workbooks • Consumable supplies (paper, notebooks, pencils) • Technology (Mini-iPads, Chromebooks) • Additional staff members lower the student-teacher ratio • Small Groups for the regular classroom • Professional Development for Staff • Parent Involvement/Engagement Resources Annual Title I Parent Meeting August 2019

  9. McDuffie County School System Goals • Increase the percentage of students in grades 3-8 scoring at the Developing Learner level or above by 3% on the 2020 GMAS ELA EOG • Increase by 2% the percentage of students in grades 3-12 achieving the Developing Learner level or above on the GMAS 2019 Winter EOC and 2020 Spring EOG/EOC Annual Title I Parent Meeting August 2019

  10. SchoolWide Program and Goals2019-2020 • Students in grades 4-5 scoring at the Developing Learner or above on the 2020 Georgia Milestones English Language Arts (ELA) EOG Assessment by three points. • Increase the percentage of students in grades 4-5 scoring at Developing Learner or above on the 2020 Georgia Milestone Mathematics End-of-Grade (EOC) Assessment by two points. • In 4th and 5th grade our school will focus on the following area: Content Vocabulary Development, Reading Fluency, Reading Comprehension, Writing within all Genres Annual Title I Parent Meeting August 2019

  11. Supports in place to help us reach our goals • Early Intervention Programs (EIP) • Response To Intervention Meetings (RTI) • Paraprofessionals in classes to lower student-teacher ratio • Use of Assessment for and of Learning • FORMATIVE AND SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENTS • REGROUPING • CSRA RESA support in Writing • Pacing guides, planning calendars, and unit frameworks for teachers • Professional Learning for Staff • Parent Engagement Activities • Academic Nights • Parent Resource Room • School Guidance and Counseling Services • School Social Work • Homeless Children and Youth Education Program • Migrant Education Program • School Psychological • English Language Learners Annual Title I Parent Meeting August 2019

  12. Schoolwide Program orThe state’s grades report Please visit our webpage for the link to The Governor’s Office of Student Achievement Georgia School Grades Reports Annual Title I Parent Meeting August 2019

  13. What curriculum does our school use?https://www.georgiastandards.org/Pages/parents.aspx Science Content area leveled readers Social Studies Content area leveled readers Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE) • ELA/Reading • GSE frameworks • Guided Reading Math • GSE frameworks • Saxon Math Annual Title I Parent Meeting August 2019

  14. What tests will my child be taking? • State Assessments: • Georgia Milestones (Grades 3 -12) • ACCESS for English Language Learners • *National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) – this assessment is not given every year to all students in all grade levels. The NAEP measures student achievement in the Unites States to the performance of students in Georgia with the performance of students across the nation or in other states. Grades 4th - 5th • Formative Assessments • Basic Literacy Test (BLT) • Running Records/Fresh reads • STAR Reading and STAR Math (Universal Screener) • Math Facts (addition/subtraction or multiplication/division) Annual Title I Parent Meeting August 2019

  15. How do these tests measure my child’s progress? Students in McDuffie County take a variety of assessments. Formative assessments measure learning targets within the standards and serve as indicators of progression towards mastery of the curriculum. Universal screeners, along with other factors, are used to determine if a student is in need of additional academic assistance. Students also take promotion assessment several times throughout the year. Annual Title I Parent Meeting August 2019

  16. What proficiency levels is my child expected to meet? Please visit our website and review policy IHE Promotion and Retention for the listing of all expected proficiency levels. Annual Title I Parent Meeting August 2019

  17. Statewide longitudinal data system (SLDS) Benefits of the SLDS Parent Portal Using Georgia's SLDS Parent Portal helps parents to: • Monitor their children’s achievement on statewide summative assessments; • Identify their children’s strengths and weaknesses in the domains that are tested in each subject area; • Access online resources that are directly aligned to their children’s course standards. ; Annual Title I Parent Meeting August 2019

  18. How to access the Georgia slds Parents can access the Georgia SLDS Parent Portal by following these steps: • Login to the District’s Student Information System Parent Portal. • Click the SLDS Portal button at the bottom of the list on the left side of the student’s page. • After clicking the SLDS Portal button, the Parent Portal Welcome Page will open. If you have access to more than one child in the district portal, you will see a dropdown box containing the name of each child. • To see your child’s attendance history and statewide summative test history, click the Student Performance icon under the child’s name. Annual Title I Parent Meeting August 2019

  19. What is required by law for Parent and Family Engagement? • Notification of professionally qualified staff status (Parent’s Right to Know) • At least 1 annual parent conference must be offered to all Title I elementary schools • 1% of system allocation must be reserved for parent involvement Annual Title I Parent Meeting August 2019

  20. What is required by law for Parent and Family Engagement? • District Policy • Available at www.mcduffie.k12.ga.us • Available in the McDuffie County School District Activity Calendar 2019-2020 • School Policy • Sent home with students at Open House • Available on each school’s website Annual Title I Parent Meeting August 2019

  21. Does my child’s teacher meet professional qualifications? In compliance with the requirements of the Every Student Succeeds Act, you may request information about the professional qualifications of your child’s teacher(s) or paraprofessional(s). The following information may be requested: • Whether the student’s teacher: • Has met the State qualification and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject areas in which the teacher provides instruction: • Is teaching under emergency or other provisional status through which State qualification or licensing criteria have been waived; and • Is teaching in the field of discipline of the certification of the teacher. • Whether the child is provided a services by paraprofessionals and , if so, their qualifications • If you wish to request information concerning your child’s teacher(s) and /or paraprofessional’s qualifications, please contact the principal. Annual Title I Parent Meeting August 2019

  22. What opportunities does the school provide for parent and volunteer involvement? Family Engagement opportunities • Open House • PTO Meetings • Breakfasts/Lunches for significant adults (parents, grandparents, relative, neighbors, clergymen, etc.) • Academic Nights • End of grading periods celebrations • Fundraisers • Mentors • Guest speakers • Chaperones for field trips • Field Day • Business Partners • Mother/Child banquet Annual Title I Parent Meeting August 2019

  23. Parent Decision-Making Opportunities • PTO Meetings • School Council • Teacher-Parent Conferences • Title I Survey (Fall and Spring) • Revisions of: • School-Parent Compact • Parent/Family Engagement Policy/Plan Annual Title I Parent Meeting August 2019

  24. Parent Resource CenterPRC • Visit the Parent Resource Center – Available during school operating hours from 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM after hours by request: • PRC includes items for check-out and use at home to improve student achievement, behavior, and health. • Supplies for parents to use when helping student complete projects. • Parent Engagement Program – State and Federal Parent Involvement Resources http://doe.k12.ga.us/tss_title.aspx?PageReq=ParentEng Annual Title I Parent Meeting August 2019

  25. How will the school be responsive to parents?Parents are invited to call the school at any time:706-986-4400 Shantell Crockett Principal Patricia Stripling – Assistant Principal Dr. Pam Graziano - Counselor Donna Sullivan - Lunchroom Manager Tammy Story - Media Specialist Annual Title I Parent Meeting August 2019

  26. How will the school be responsive to parents? • Conferences • One Call Now: Automated dialer, e-mail, and text messaging service • Social media messages/posts • Website • Newsletters • Memos • Emails and text messaging Annual Title I Parent Meeting August 2019

  27. Liaison & Connections • The McKinney-Vento Act requires schools to educate homeless children. • The McDuffie County School System offers a Spanish-speaking liaison for families. • School Social Workers • Yolanda Copeland (706-986-4144) • Stephanie Taylor (706-986-4150) • Mentors through Partners for Success • Mirian Smith (706-595-3112) • Family Engagement Liaison • Anita Cummings (706-986-4049) Annual Title I Parent Meeting August 2019

  28. Federal Complaints Procedure Any individual, organization, or agency may file a complaint with the McDuffie County Board of Education (McBOE). If that individual, organization, or agency believes and alleges that the McBOE or an individual school within the McDuffie County School System is violating a federal statute or regulation that applies to a program under ESEA. The complaint must allege a violation that occurred not more than one (1) year prior to the date that the complaint is received, unless a longer period is reasonable because the violation is considered systemic or ongoing. The complaint procedure is located within the McDuffie County School System calendar and on the system website. Forms are available from any school’s main office or from the central office. Annual Title I Parent Meeting August 2019

  29. Fraud, Waste, and Abuse Policy • McDuffie County School System employees shall be encouraged to report verbally or in writing to their supervisor, department head, or other appropriate authority, evidence of activity by district department, agency, or employee constituting: • A violation of local, state, or federal law, rule or regulation; • Fraud; • Misappropriation of resources; • Substantial and specific danger to the public health and safety; or • Gross mismanagement, a gross waste of monies, or gross abuse of authority. • Further, it is the rule of the McDuffie County School System that employees be free of intimidation or harassment when reporting to public bodies about matters of public concern; including offering testimony to or testifying before appropriate legislative panels. Annual Title I Parent Meeting August 2019

  30. Schoolwide and Parent Engagement Plans • Title I Parent/Family Engagement Plan/Policy and Title I School-Parent Compact are available on websites, in main offices, and were distributed with Open House materials. • These documents were crafted with parental and community stakeholder in put at every meeting held. All stakeholders are invited to provide feedback to the principals. Annual Title I Parent Meeting August 2019

  31. Every Child deserves a championwe need you… Research and studies have found that students with INVOVLED and ENGAGED caring adults, no matter what their income or background, are more likely to: • Earn high grades and test scores, • Enroll in higher level classes, • Pass their classes, earn credit, and be promoted, • Attend school regularly, and • Graduate and go to postsecondary education. Annual Title I Parent Meeting August 2019

  32. Please provide your feedback regarding tonight’s presentation. We hope to see you again real soon! Thank you for coming! Annual Title I Parent Meeting August 2019