The Title 1 program at Sunnyslope Elementary School is a collaborative effort involving student, parent, and school staff in order to achieve high student performance. It is our sincere desire to promote family involvement in the education of their child. In doing so, we share information regarding school activities, focuses, and celebrations by utilizing the following methods: bi-monthly school newsletter, flyers, postings on the parent bulletin board, school website at www.roseburg.k12.or.us/sunnyslope/, and through the parent/student handbook.
- Each year a parent information meeting will be held in the fall. The purpose of this meeting is to outline the Title 1 Program and to share the program objectives.
Parent involvement and recruitment for the parent advisory team will be made available during student registration.
- Monthly parent advisory meetings will be held during the school year. Notice of meetings will be published in the school newsletters. At this time there is no formal election process for participation on the parent advisory team. Parent participation is desire and valued.
- Parents and guardians will be notified of their children’s academic progress through: progress reports, student-led conferences, student planner notes and/or through Friday folders.
- Parents will receive assessment results and the interpretation performance during conferences and through district mailings.
- By December of each school year, the Home/School compact will be presented to parents and verification forms will be collected by the office staff.
- Information pertaining to the school’s performance profile and assessment tools used to measure student progress will be available in the School Improvement Plan in addition to being mailed to parents in the form of the state report card. Additional information will be published in the local newspaper.
- By the closure of each school year, students, parents, and staff will be provided a survey for the purpose of assessing our performance in the areas of academic success and services, safety, and school culture. This survey also addresses ways of increasing parent involvement in their child’s education as well as providing a format to share ideas.
- Throughout the school year, the student/parent resource corner will make reading and math materials and games available for families to checkout to reinforce skills at home.
- A minimum of one school-wide parent/family nights will be scheduled during the school year. The focus of these nights will be both educational and fun.
- Articles regarding effective parent communication and educational support will be published in the school newsletter.
- Parenting classes are offered yearly through the school district and/or community. Information regarding classes is posted on the parent bulletin board, sent home on flyers and shared in the school newsletter.
- Incoming kindergarten students and parents will be invited to an open house in the spring. Registration materials are available. Title 1 also provides kindergarten readiness materials to help parents understand the skills needed entering kindergarten.
- Parents are strongly encouraged to volunteer in the school. Arrangements are made through the office or with individual classroom teachers so that student learning is not interrupted.
- The Parent Teacher Connection Group (PTC) will assist in offering events for students, family, and staff that will help foster home/school relationship building.
We value your role in working to help your child achieve high academic standard. The following is an outline of some of the ways you and school staff can build and maintain a partnership to share the responsibility for supporting your child’s learning.
- Provide research based curriculum and learning materials
- Provide you with assistance in understanding academic achievement standards and assessments and how to monitor your child’s progress.
- Provide opportunities to volunteer, and be present at school activities.
Provide activities that encourage family involvement.
- Provide opportunities for ongoing communication between parents and teachers through, at a minimum:
Frequent reports regarding your child’s progress.
Opportunities to talk with staff.
- Have your child attend school regularly, on time, and for the full day.
Encourage your child to show positive school behavior.
Have your child prepared to be a learner.
Review your child’s schoolwork.
Support your child in completing homework.
Be an active participant in your child’s education by volunteering at school, or with the parent group (PTC).
Review all school communications.
Attend parent-teacher conferences and participate in decisions relating to the education of your child.
Please review this School-Parent Compact with your child. This information may be discussed with you during a parent-teacher conference as it relates to your child’s school progress. Thank you for your support and involvement in your child’s education.
Did you know that by the time your child graduates, it is estimated that 85% of the jobs will require skills in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math? there is a push in the United States to have schools provide more instruction in these areas which they abbreviate it to STEAM for short. Over the past year they have also added the Arts to it so you will also see it called STEAM.
Additional STEAM information