Title I Parent Policy
Douglass Elementary School is a Schoolwide School under Title I. Title I is a federally funded learning support program that provides additional funds for our school. Our Title I program allows for expanded learning opportunities for all our students. Title I components include instructional staff support, parent and community involvement, technology resources, and instructional materials.
The staff at Douglass Elementary School strives to provide a safe, positive learning environment while setting high standards, encouraging respect for diversity, and recognizing individual needs. We will seek to develop a strong partnership with staff, students, families, and the community to reach our goals of excellence for all of our students at Douglass.
In order to develop a strong partnership between home, family, and community, we will provide the following:
1. A copy of the Parent Involvement Policy and a welcome letter located in the Title I handbook.
2. Opportunities for parental involvement in Douglass’ School Improvement Plan, which will be available for parent review. Parent representatives will be elected by ballot at the first PTSO meeting.
3. An invitation to a Title I Annual Meeting to be held in conjunction with open house.
4. A teacher/student/parent compact to encourage a school and home partnership in the responsibility of learning for all students.
5. Assessment of parental involvement needs, concerns, and interests through parent surveys, parent workshop evaluations, and parent meetings.
6. Flexible parent meetings/training sessions planned according to the assessed needs of Douglass parents and students. The meetings will include information for the NC Standard Course of Study, the NC Testing program, and grade level expectations.
7. Timely information to parents concerning upcoming events and classroom visitations through newsletters, calendars, signs, Douglass Elementary School’s web page with teacher sites, and personal contact.
8. A goal of 100% for parent conferences.
9. ESL assistance during parent/teacher conferences, parent trainings, and other school activities.
10. Information about the Parent Resource Centers and the Homework Assistance Line through class newsletters and conferences.
11. Ongoing communication with parents through weekly "take home" folders and planners for student work and parent information.
12. Maintain open communication between school and home that encourages parents to be supportive of our school and have a voice in the education of their children.