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.
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—
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.
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.
PART II-REQUIRED SHARED RESPONSIBILITIES FOR HIGH STUDENT ACADEMIC
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.
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-
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.
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.
Title I Director
Raymond School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Questions/complaints of alleged discrimination should be directed to the Superintendent at 360-942-3415.
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.
Raymond School District no discrimina en los programas o actividades por motivo de sexo, raza, credo, religión, color, origen nacional, edad, condición militar o veterano, orientación sexual, identidad o expresión de género, la discapacidad o el uso de un entrenado perro guía o animal de servicio y proporciona un acceso igual a los Boy Scouts y otros grupos designados de jóvenes. Preguntas/quejas de presunta discriminación debe ser dirigida al Superintendente al 360-942-3415.
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.
The following rights are guaranteed by the ESSA law:
Raymond Elementary Highly Capable
Parents are welcome to nominate their child for this year's Highly Capable program. Criteria considered for acceptance are: evidence that the student scores in the top ten percent in cognitive ability as demonstrated by a standardized ability test: Student scores on the Otis-Lennon School Ability Test, Standards Based Evaluations are 3s and 4s, and MSP scores are considered for selection. Students must score at least 80% on the Otis-Lennon Test and pass all sections of the MSP.
In addition, Evidence that the student scores in the top five percent in one or more specific academic achievement area. Teachers yearly rate all students in their class in the following areas: reading level, overall academics, work skills, and behavior with the following rating scale: 4 excellent, no need for help, 3 above average, minimal need for help, 2 below average, considerable need for help, and 1 definite problem, extreme need for help. To be considered for the Highly Capable Program, students must be rated no lower than a 3.
Nomination forms are available from Kirk Jordan in room 119.
Please Note: From time to time, pictures of students and parents will be placed on this site or in other school/district publications. Should a student or parent not wish such pictures to be used, please contact your child's school and we will ensure your request is honored.
Parents also have the option to not allow their children's contact information to be given to recruiters from the military forces. If you wish to use the "Recruiter Opt-out Form", it is located in our "Documents" section of this site.
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