Specific Raymond School District policies (noted below) are located here.

Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) — requires districts to provide parents annual notice of:

   •annual report cards for comparing progress with state and national standards; (OSPI)

   •progress reviews; (each school has an annual school improvement plan

   •schools identified for school improvement, corrective action or restructuring (AYP)

   •parental involvement policies; (Policy #4130—this website)

   •state education agency complaint procedures; (OSPI)

   •teacher and paraprofessional qualifications; (available from the District Office)

   •identification of non-highly qualified teachers; (none)

   •student achievement information; (OSPI)

   •an informational meeting on Title I, Part A of the ESEA (advertised annually on Elementary school site)

   •disclosure that the district routinely releases the names, addresses and phone numbers of secondary students

to military recruiters unless parents opt out; (this website)

   •information about the status of English Language Learners. (parents notified individually)

References: Policy and Procedure 4130, Title I Parental Involvement; http://www.ed.gov/programs/titleiparta/parentinvguid.doc

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) — Parent/guardians and eligible students (at least 18 years of age) you have the right to:

   •inspect and review education records;

   •amend education records;

   •consent to disclose personally identifiable information in education records; and

   •file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education.

References: Policy and Procedure 3231, Student Records; http://www2.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/index.html

Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA) — We have policies on this website which deal with parental rights relative to:

   •surveys;

   •instructional materials;

   •physical examinations; and

   •personal information used for marketing.

References: Policy and Procedure 3232, Parent and Student Rights in Administration of Surveys,

Analysis or Evaluations; http://www2.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ppra/index.html

Child Nutrition Program — As a consequence of participating in the National School Lunch Program

and the School Breakfast Program our kitchen will provide you with:

   •information about free and reduced price meals and/or free milk; and

   •application form for same.

References: Policy and Procedure 6700, Nutrition and Physical

Fitness; http://www.fns.usda.gov/cnd/guidance/EliMan.pdf

Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 — The district will inform and update the public (including parents, students and others in the community) about the content and implementation of the local school wellness policy.We also periodically measure and report on implementation of the local school wellness policy by developing or disseminating printed or electronic materials to families of school children and other members of the school community at the beginning of the school year, and posting the local school wellness policy and an assessment of its implementation on the district or school website.

References: Policy and Procedure 6700, Nutrition and Physical Fitness; http://www.fns.usda.gov/cnd/governance/Policy-Memos/2011/SP42-2011_os.pdf

Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) — The district inspects our buildings for asbestos-containing building materials and develop, maintain and update an asbestos management plan. We annually notify parents, teachers and employee organizations in writing of the availability of the management plan and planned or in-progress inspections, re-inspections, response actions and post-response actions, including periodic re-inspection andactivities.

References: Policy and Procedure 6890, State Environmental Policy Act Compliance;

McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act — The districts’ Homeless Student Liaison (the elementary principal) provides public notice of the education rights of homeless students in schools, family shelters and soup kitchens. This notice is in a manner and form understandable to homeless students and their parents/guardians including and to the extent feasible, in their native language. 

References: Policy and Procedure 3115, Homeless Students – Enrollment Rights and Services

OSPI Homeless Link

Nondiscrimination

The district will provide equal educational opportunity and treatment for all students in all aspects of the academic and activities program without discrimination based on race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, honorably-discharged veteran or military status, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, marital status, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability. The district will provide equal access to school facilities to the Boy Scouts of America and all other designated youth groups listed in Title 36 of the United States Code as a patriotic society. District programs will be free from sexual harassment. Questions or complaints of alleged discrimination should be addressed to the Superintendent at 360-942-3415; 1016 Commercial Street, Raymond, WA 98577.

Raymond School District will also take steps to assure that national origin persons who lack English language skills can participate in all education programs, services and activities. For information regarding translation services or transitional bilingual education programs, contact the Superintendent.

El distrito proveerá igualdad de oportunidades educativas y de trato para todos los estudiantes en todos los aspectos del programa académico y actividades, sin discriminación por motivos de raza, religión, credo, color, origen nacional, edad, estado, sexo, orientación sexual militar veterano o honorablemente descargada , expresión de género o identidad, estado civil, la presencia de cualquier discapacidad sensorial, mental o física, o el uso de un perro guía entrenado o animal de servicio por una persona con una discapacidad. El distrito proveerá igualdad de acceso a las instalaciones de la escuela para los Boy Scouts of America y todos los demás grupos de jóvenes designados que se mencionan en el Título 36 del Código de los Estados Unidos como una sociedad patriótica. Los programas del Distrito estarán libres de acoso sexual. Preguntas/quejas de presunta discriminación debe ser dirigida al Superintendente al 360-942-3415; 1016 Commercial Street, Raymond, WA 98577.

Raymond Distrito Escolar también tomará medidas para asegurar que las personas de origen nacional que carecen de conocimientos del idioma inglés pueden participar en todos los programas educativos, servicios y actividades. Para obtener información acerca de los servicios de traducción o programas de educación bilingüe de transición, póngase en contacto con el Superintendente.

Nondiscrimination Policy #3210

Title IX Coordinator—HR Manager

Section 504/ADA Coordinator & Compliance Coordinator for State Law (RCW 28A.640/28A.642)—Superintendent

References: Policy and Procedure 3210, Nondiscrimination; C.F.R. § 104.8), the Americans with Disabilities Act

(28 C.F.R. § 35.107) and the Age Discrimination Act (34 C.F.R. § 110.25). 

http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/hq43e4.html

http://www.dol.gov/oasam/regs/statutes/titleix.htm

http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/504faq.html

http://www.ada.gov/pubs/ada.htm

http://www.eeoc.gov/laws/statutes/adea.cfm

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)—Notice of Procedural Safeguards for parents/guardians of disabled students is given at the following times. The notice fully explains IDEA’s procedural safeguards in an easily understandable manner. If the document is available in the parent's native language, we will provide it in that language. Parents may elect to receive the notice by e-mail. The notice requirement also applies to parents  of homeless children with disabilities.

•Annually;

•Upon initial referral;

•Parental request for evaluation;

•Filing of a request for a due process hearing;

•Disciplinary action constituting a change in placement; and

•At the request of a parent.

A copy of our procedural safeguards may be found here

References: Policy and Procedure 2161, Special Education and Related Services for Eligible Students;

 

 

Spanish Brochure

Cambodian Brochure

What are the State Transitional Bilingual Program and Title III?

Both programs are designed to help students develop competence in English, while also being challenged academically.  

Why parents should be involved in the education of their children?

Family involvement is a key factor to improving a student's academic performance.  Research shows that when families are involved, students benefit from:

• Better grades

• Participation in more challenging classes

• Better attendance

• Better behavior

• Better social skills

How can parents be involved in the English language development program?

Raymond School District would like to inform and invite parents to actively participate in helping their children learn English, reach high standards in academic subjects, and achieve the same academic standards as all students.  Please contact Raymond Elementary for further information on specific ways to become involved. 

Raymond School District also seeks the views of parents in the evaluation of our English language development program and the Title III plan. Please contact Raymond Elementary for further information on specific ways to become involved in the planning and evaluation of both of these programs. 

Raymond School District has an interpreter available at school meetings and all other functions.  Please ask at the front office for an interpreter. If you have important school documents, an interpreter can also help you in the front office. 

Raymond School District

942-3415

Policy No. 3232
Students

PARENT AND STUDENT RIGHTS IN ADMINISTRATION OF SURVEYS, ANALYSIS
OR EVALUATIONS

All instructional materials, including supplementary materials and teachers manuals, used with any survey, analysis or evaluation in a program or project supported by federal funds are avail- able for inspection by parents and guardians.

No student will be required as part of any project or program supported by federal funds to submit to survey, analysis or evaluation that reveals information concerning:
1. Political affiliations;
2. Potentially embarrassing mental or psychological problems;
3. Sexual behavior and attitudes;
4. Illegal, anti-social, self-incriminating or demeaning behavior;
5. Critical appraisals of close family members;
6. Privileged or similar relationships;
7. Religious practices, affiliations, or beliefs of the student or student's parent: or
8. Income other than information necessary to establish eligibility for a program; without the prior
consent of adult or emancipated students, or written permission of parents.

The district shall make arrangements to protect student privacy during the administration of surveys
and the collection, disclosure or use of personal information for marketing, sales or other
distribution purposes.

Legal References:

20 U.S.C.1232h(c) No Child Left Behind Act of 2001
34 CFR Parts 75, 76, and 98 (1984) Student rights in research, experimental activities and
testing

Management Resources: Policy News, April 2003 Districts Required to Review Collection and
Dissemination of Information

Adoption Date: 8/26/03
Raymond School District #116


Procedure 3232P
Students
Parent and Student Rights in Administration of Surveys, Analysis or Evaluation

Right to Inspect
Parents, upon request, shall have the opportunity to inspect the following:
A. Surveys created by a third party before the survey is administered or distributed by a school to students;
B. Instructional material used as part of the educational curriculum; and
C. Any survey document used to collect information from students.

Notice
At the beginning of each school year the district shall provide the emancipated student or parent
notification in writing of the district policy and the specific or approximate dates of any student
survey, analysis or evaluation scheduled during the school year.

Opt-Out
The notification shall include provisions to opt a student out of participating in:
A. Any protected information survey, regardless of funding;
B. Activities involving collection, disclosure, or use of personal information obtained from students for marketing or selling to others; or
C. Involving any non-emergency, invasive physical examination or screening required as a condition of attendance, administered by the school, and not necessary to protect the immediate health and safety of a student.

Students who have been identified as eligible for special education have certain rights. These rights are partially contained in District Policies/Procedure 2161, as well as in the District's "Notice of Procedural Safeguards" document. These documents are available through the district office.

Raymond School District Parent Involvement Policy and Procedures

Raymond School District is committed to the goal of providing quality education for every child in this district. To this end, we want to establish partnerships with parents and with the community. Everyone gains if Raymond School District and home work together to promote high achievement by our children. Neither home nor Raymond School District can do the job alone. Parents play an extremely important role as children’s first teachers. Support for their children and for the school is critical to children’s success at every step along the way.

Raymond School District recognizes that some students may need the extra assistance available through the Title I program to reach the state’s high academic standards. Raymond School District intends to include parents in all aspects of the school’s Title I program. The goal is a school-home partnership that will help all students to succeed.

PART I-SCHOOL PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT POLICY REQUIRED COMPONENTS

A. Raymond School District will jointly develop/revise with parents the school parental

involvement policy/procedures and distribute it to parents of participating children and make available the parent involvement policy/procedures to the local community.

  • School Newsletter
  • Back to School Parent Night
  • Information letter sent home to parents
  • District online website

B. Convene an annual meeting, at a convenient time, to which parents of participating children shall be invited and encouraged to attend, to inform parents of their school’s participation under this part and to explain the requirements of this part, and the right of the parents to be involved. This meeting will be held within the first two weeks of school.

C. Offer flexible meetings, such as meetings in the morning or evening, and provide, with funds provided under this part, transportation, childcare, or home visits, as such services related to parental involvement.

Parents may make classroom visitations throughout the school year. Information is available on the district website for those parents unable to attend meetings. Childcare and transportation are available to parents as needed. All preschool students have home visits, and the principal is available for home visits as requested.  Parents can access their child’s progress through Family Access.   

D. Involve parents, in an organized ongoing, and timely way, in the planning, review, and improvement of the school plan under Section 1112, school wide under Section 1114, and the process of the school review and improvement under Section 1116. 

Back to School Parent Title I meeting times and dates are on the district website and on notices sent home with students within the first two weeks of school.

 E. Provide parents of participating children—

  • Timely information about programs under this part.
  • A description and explanation of the curriculum in use at the school, the forms of academic assessment used to measure student progress, and the proficiency levels students are expected to meet.
  • If requested by parents, opportunities for regular meetings to formulate suggestions and to participate, as appropriate, in decisions relating to the education of their children, and respond to any such suggestions as soon as practically possible.
    • Parent letter to all Title I students at the beginning of the school year
    • School newsletter shares information about curriculum and interventions implemented in Title 1 Program
    • District website
    • Parent/Teacher conferences – Raymond Elementary School has 5 – ½ days for conferences.
    • Parent Title I information meeting first two weeks of school
    • Schools are open to parents daily
    • Parent surveys are sent each year

F. If school wide program plan is not satisfactory to the parents of participating children, submit any parent comments on the plan when the school makes the plan available to the district.

  • Parent surveys are distributed each year
  • Comments and suggestions are accepted from parents during conferences and throughout the year.

G. Raymond School District will inform parents and parental organizations of the purpose and existence of the Parental Information and Resources Center (PIRC) in Washington.

  • Information is provided for Parents to link to that includes OSPI’s Title 1 webpage, Washington State’s PIRC webpage, and relevant/useful websites for Parents looking for strategies to assist students.

PART II-REQUIRED SHARED RESPONSIBILITIES FOR HIGH STUDENT ACADEMIC

ACHIEVEMENT

As a component of the school-level parental involvement policy, each school shall jointly develop with parents for all children served under this part, a school-parent compact that outlines how parents, the entire school staff, and students will share the responsibility for improved student academic achievement.

  • Conduct a parent/teacher conference in elementary schools, annually (at a minimum), during which the compact shall be discussed as the compact relates to the individual child’s achievement.
  • Provide frequent reports to parents on their child’s progress.
  • Provide parents with reasonable access to staff, opportunities to volunteer and participate in their child’s class and observation of classroom activities.
  • Student progress information is provided to parents in a coordinated process where General Education teachers can convey how Title 1 served students are performing in relation to state standards.
  • Ongoing invitation for parents to visit classrooms
  • Progress reports and/or grades quarterly
  • Student handbook outlines parent volunteers in the classrooms
  • Parents are invited to participate in and join PTA
  • Sign up lists are posted in the classrooms for volunteers at the beginning of the school year.

BUILDING CAPACITY REQUIREMENTS FOR INVOLVEMENT

To ensure effective involvement of parents and to support a partnership among the school involved, parents, and the community to improve student academic

achievement, each school and district under this part-

  • Shall provide assistance to the parents of children served by the school or district, as appropriate, in understanding such topics as the state’s academic content standards and state student academic achievement standards. State and district assessments, the requirements of this part, and how to monitor a child’s progress and work with educators to improve the achievement of their children.
    • CBM assessments of academic progress are administered periodically through out the year to track student progress.
    • Star Math/Reading assessments are administered four times a year to track student progress.
    • Teachers meet regularly as a grade level team to review data and develop plans to meet the needs of the students.
  • Shall provide materials and training to help parents work with their children to improve their children’s achievement, such as literacy training and using technology, as appropriate, to foster parental involvement.
    • Parents have access to their student academic progress on Family Access.
    • Parent Math & Reading Nights
    • Daily activities for parents and student sent monthly in newsletter
  • Shall educate teachers, pupil services personnel, principals, and other staff, with the assistance of parents, in the value and utility of contributions of parents, and in how to reach out to, communicate with, and work with parents as equal partners, implement and coordinate parent programs, and build ties between parents and the school.
    • Raymond Elementary Principal and Staff have professional development funds (not
    • imited to Title 1) and are encouraged to attend workshop sessions on how to maximize parent involvement.
    • When Staff attends workshops re: maximizing parent involvement strategies the information is disseminated as widely/reasonably as possible in a timely fashion.
    • Information re: parent involvement is tracked in the form of data (e.g., % attending Parent Conferences, % attending Open Houses) and is reported to the building and district level(s).
  • Shall to the extent feasible and appropriate, coordinate and integrate parent involvement programs and activities with Head Start, Reading First, Early Reading First, Even Start, the Home Instruction Programs for Preschool Youngsters, the Parents as Teachers Program, and public preschool and other programs, and conduct other activities, such as parent resource centers, that encourage and support parents in more fully participating in the education of their children.
    • Public ECEAP Preschool Program for 3 and 4 year olds
    • Raymond School District also conducts Child Find activities to help identify students who may be eligible for services under IDEA.
  • Shall ensure that information related to school and parent programs, meetings, and other activities is sent to the parents of participating children in a format and, to the extent practicable, in a language parents can understand.
    • Libraries are available for students and parent checkout. Informational pamphlets for parents’ involvement are available in the hall corridor. PTA sponsored family nights are ongoing. Daily activities for families are available in the school newsletter.
  • May involve parents in the development of training for teachers, principals, and other educators to improve the effectiveness of such training.
  • May provide necessary literacy training from funds received under this part if the district has exhausted all other reasonable available sources of funding for such training.
  • May pay reasonable and necessary expenses associated with local parental involvement activities, including transportation and childcare costs, to enable parents to participate in school-related meetings and training sessions. 
  • May train parents to enhance the involvement of other parents.
  • May arrange school meetings at a variety of times, or conduct in-home conferences between teachers or other educators, who work directly with participating children, with parents who are unable to attend such conferences at school, in order to maximize parental involvement and participation. 
  • May adopt and implement model approaches to improving parental involvement.
  • May establish a district parent advisory council to provide advice on all matters related to parental involvement in programs supported under this section.
  • May develop a district parent advisory council to provide advice on all matters related to parental involvement in programs supported under this section.

PART III-ACCESSIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

In carrying out the parental involvement requirements districts and schools, to the extent practicable, shall provide full opportunities for the participation of parents with children with limited English proficiency, parents with children with disabilities, and parents of migratory children, including providing information and school reports in a format and, to the extent practicable, in a language such parents can understand.

  • District appointed translator
  • Notices are send home in English and Spanish
  • Updated and new buildings are all handicap accessible
  • Playground equipment is handicap accessible.

PART IV – ADOPTION

This is Raymond School District Parental Involvement Policy/Procedures have been developed/revised jointly with, and agreed upon with, parents of children participation in Title I program.

The Parent Involvement Policy/Procedures were developed/revised by Raymond School District on 9/9/2013 and will be in effect for the period of 2013-2014.  The school will distribute the Parent Involvement Policy/Procedures to all parents of participating Title I children during the Parent Title I Meeting and make it available to the community on or before 09/9/2013 on the school website. 

Terri Webber

Title I Director

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