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SAN DIEGO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT 

Marshall Elementary School


Title I School Parent Compact






















All Marshall Elementary Students Benefit from our Title I Schoolwide Program

A Title I schoolwide program is a comprehensive program used to upgrade the complete 

educational program in a Title I school, thus raising academic achievement for all students. 

The primary goal is to ensure all students, particularly those who are low achieving, demonstrate proficient levels of achievement.


Benefits of a Schoolwide Title I Program 

Schools operating schoolwide Title I programs serve ALL students to improve student 

achievement regardless of parent income. All students enrolled at Marshall will receive the 

services provided with Title I funding. 


A few examples of how Marshall utilizes Title I funds:


After School Tutoring

Professional Development for Staff

New Books/ Resources for the Classroom

Scholastic News

Online Programs: Razz Kids, Reading Plus, Moby Max

Vice Principal to support students, families, and teachers

Regular PLC time for teachers and enrichment labs for students




SCHOOL ADMINISTRATOR COMMITMENTS

INSTRUCTIONAL LEADERSHIP:

  1. I will work to ensure a positive learning climate at the school, and hold high expectations for student achievement.

  2. I will provide instructional leadership to inspire and encourage staff to learn and practice a variety of effective teaching strategies.

  3. I will ensure that high-quality curriculum addressing student needs and enabling them to meet or exceed district standards is utilized at our school.

  4. I will effectively and strategically promote site and community resources to improve student achievement.

SCHOOL ENVIRONMENT:

  1. I will foster a safe and positive environment with a consistent application of the site discipline plan.

  2. I will create a welcoming environment for students, families, and community members.

COMMUNICATION:

  1. I will provide regular and direct communication regarding school and learning issues to students, families, and the community.

STAKEHOLDER INVOLVEMENT:

  1. I will ensure all stakeholders have the opportunity to be involved/represented in the site decision making process.

  2. I will provide staff, parents and community with ways to participate in planning, reviewing, and implementing the Annual Action Plan.

  3. I will provide equitable opportunities for parents to receive appropriate training to support student learning and strengthen Parent involvement. 


DISTRICT COMMITMENTS

STUDENT LEARNING:

  1. We will focus our efforts and provide equitable resources to raise student achievement.

  2. We will connect schools with integrated resources and services consistently across the district.  If all stakeholders in the learning process have fulfilled their roles and responsibilities, and the child still does not successfully meet district standards, we will work collaboratively with the school and parent/guardian to identify, implement, and fund appropriate interventions beyond those previously provided by the site (personnel, referrals, and other services, etc).

HOME:

  1. We will promote parent involvement and training, and foster a climate of two-way communication between the district and the home.

SUPPORT FOR THE COMPACT:

  1. We will consistently investigate, develop, and implement district wide policies to issues such as attendance, discipline and tardiness.

  2. We will support the commitments that the home and school make to each other as reflected in the compact.


STUDENT COMMITMENTS

ACADEMIC:

  1. I will attend school daily, on time, prepared, and ready to work and learn.

  2. I understand that I am expected to learn, complete all assignments to the best of my ability and get help when I need it.

CITIZENSHIP:

  1. I will follow school rules (including the site discipline code) and cooperate with adults and other students.

  2. I will respect the rights of others to learn and help to create a positive learning environment for everyone.

  3. I will follow teacher instructions, stay focused and behave appropriately.

  4. I will use kind and appropriate language.

  5. I will respect the property of the school, the community, and others.

HOME:

  1. Every day, I will spend time reading (including reading for fun), completing work and limiting my non-academic technology use.   


TEACHER COMMITMENTS


TEACHING AND LEARNING:

  1. I will set high expectations for students learning and use a variety of teaching strategies to motivate and encourage all of my students.

  2. I will provide an enriching academic program based on standards.

  3. I will give my students timely feedback on their work.

  4. I will provide a safe and positive atmosphere for learning consistent with our site discipline plan.

  5. I will seek out additional resources, such as individual instruction, peer coaching/tutoring to meet my students special academic needs.

  6. I will advocate for my student’s non-academic needs.

SCHOOL:

  1. I will create a welcoming environment for students, families, and community members.

  2. I will provide opportunities for parents to volunteer, observe, and/or participate in classroom activities.

  3. I will actively participate in site decision making.

HOME:

  1. I will communicate with the parents of my students through frequent reports on their child’s progress.

  2. I will schedule parent-teacher conferences, return parent calls, and be reasonably available to parents.

  3. I will suggest ways that parents can support their child’s learning at home, including the importance of reading daily with their child, and limiting television viewing. 



PARENT/GUARDIAN COMMITMENTS

SCHOOL SUPPORT:

  1. I will ensure my child attends school daily, on time prepared, and ready to work and learn.

  2. I will hold high expectations for my child and regularly monitor my child’s progress.

  3. I will know and support school/classroom rules, and the site discipline and attendance plan, reminding my child to make good choices. 

  4. I will advocate for my child by understanding student/parent rights and responsibilities.

  5. I will participate in decisions, as appropriate, related to the education of my child.

SCHOOL COMMUNICATION AND INVOLVEMENT:

  1. I will contact teachers/counselors about concerns or problems in a timely manner.

  2. I will attend a minimum of one parent-teacher conference a year.

  3. I will be able to email teachers and will return teacher calls in a timely manner.

  4. I will participate and/or volunteer in classroom/school activities when I am able.

  5. I will respond to teacher communications and return necessary materials or forms.

HOME LEARNING:

  1. I will do my best to provide a regular time, place, and support for online or work completion.

  2. I will read to my child or ensure that my child reads daily just for pleasure.

  3. I will limit my child’s non-academic technology use and encourage positive uses of out-of-school time. 




















San Diego Unified School District

Marshall Elementary 


Title I Parent & Family Engagement Policy 2020-2021


In the fall, an annual meeting will be held to share with parents a description of the Title I program and its requirements.

Marshall Elementary has developed a written Title I parent and family engagement policy with input from Title I parents. Parental input from various parent meetings including but not limited to Parent Coffees and Site Governance Team are shared with the School Site Council (SSC) to provide an organized, ongoing, timely way of involving parents in the development of this policy.

This policy will be distributed to parents of Title I students. The policy will be explained and distributed at our next monthly parent meeting. It will be shared electronically the following day to those families who were not in attendance. 


This policy describes the means for carrying out designated Title I, Part A parent and family engagement requirements pursuant to ESSA Section 1116(c).

Involvement of Parents in the Title I Program

To involve parents in the Title I program at Marshall Elementary, the following practices have been established: 

  • The school convenes an annual meeting to inform parents of Title I students about Title I requirements and about the right of parents to be involved in the Title I program. This is usually done in connection with our coffee with the principal parent meeting.


  • The school offers a flexible number of meetings for Title I parents, such as meetings in the morning or evening. Meetings at Marshall Elementary are held on various days of the week. Some meetings are held before or during school. Occasionally evening meetings are also held. 


  • The school involves parents of Title I students in an organized, ongoing, and timely way, in the planning, review, and improvement of the school’s Title I programs and the Title I parental involvement policy.  Topics that are appropriate for SSC review/action will be placed on the agenda for the next regularly scheduled meeting by the school administration. 


  • The school provides parents of Title I students with timely information about Title I programs.
    The school bulletin boards, school newsletter, flyers, phone calls, marquee and website are used to advertise parent meetings and training sessions offered at our school and off site such as: the District Advisory Council and English Language Advisory Council (both held at Harold J. Ballard Parent center), Crawford Cluster Meetings and other training held throughout our district. 


  • The school provides parents of Title I students with an explanation of the curriculum used at the school, the assessments used to measure student progress, and the proficiency levels students are expected to meet. Coffee with the Principal, Parent/Teacher conferences and report cards are a few ways in which our school informs our parents. Parents are also notified annually of individual assessment results by the Research and Reporting Department and the Testing Department. An explanation of the information is available in several languages. 


  • If requested by parents of Title I students, the school provides opportunities for regular meetings that allow the parents to participate in decisions relating to the education of their children. These parent meetings will be offered with opportunities for the formulation of parental suggestions. Responses to their suggestions will be reviewed in a timely fashion, if possible, by the next scheduled meeting.


Title 1 School Parent Compact:

Marshall Elementary distributes to parents of Title I students a school-parent compact. The compact, which has been jointly developed with parents, outlines how parents, the entire school staff, and students will share the responsibility for improved student academic achievement. It describes specific ways the school and families will partner to help children achieve the State’s high academic standards. It addresses the following legally required items, as well as other items suggested by parents of Title I students.

  • The school’s responsibility to provide high-quality curriculum and instruction 

  • The ways parents will be responsible for supporting their children’s learning 

  • The importance of ongoing communication between parents and teachers through, at a minimum, annual parent-teacher conferences; frequent reports on student progress; access to staff; opportunities for parents to volunteer and participate in their child’s class; and opportunities to observe classroom activities 

The School Site Council team meets once a year to review the Home School-Parent Compact.  We post the Compact on our website so all parents and teachers can refer to it.  School staff review Compact during a staff meeting with any suggestions regarding revisions and parents are invited to School Site Council to give input on any needed revisions. School staff present the School-Parent Compact during the Coffee with the principal during the first month of school.  Every family is asked to sign the Compact as to affirm their understanding of how school and home will work together for student achievement.


Building Capacity for Involvement:

Marshall Elementary engages Title I parents in meaningful interactions with the school. It supports a partnership among staff, parents, and the community to improve student academic achievement. To help reach these goals, the school has established the following practices.

  • The school provides Title I parents with assistance in understanding the State’s academic content standards, assessments, and how to monitor and improve the achievement of their children. During our first month of school, school staff provide an in-depth outline of what students will be learning during the year and what standards students will be focusing on.  They also demonstrate different assessments that will be administered during the year and explain that there will be multiple opportunities during the year to discuss student progress.


  • The school provides Title I parents with materials and training to help them work with their children to improve their children's achievement.  During the school year school staff will provide parent training  (Family Learning Days) to discuss how to support students with academic progress.  We will provide sessions that target bullying, homework, writing and understanding of assessments that are administered during the year such as ELPAC, CAASPP, GATE and DRA. We will also add learning opportunities for technological and online support. 


  • With the assistance of Title I parents, the school educates staff members about the value of parent contributions, and in how to work with parents as equal partners. During the school year school staff work together to support how to work with families that are economically disadvantaged, have students with special needs, and explain academic progress in parent friendly language.


  • The school distributes Information related to school and parent programs, meetings, and other activities to Title I parents in a format and language that the parents understand. Marshall Elementary provides written and oral information to families in both Spanish, English, and various languages. We have one office staff that is bilingual, so they can communicate with our families. Translation is also provided to better service our families. In addition, our new school newsletters will be sent electronically with the ability to be translated into multiple languages.


Accessibility

Marshall Elementary provides opportunities for the participation of all Title I parents, including parents with limited English proficiency, parents with disabilities, and parents of migratory students. Information and school reports are provided in a format and language that parents understand.  Our school provides a variety of communication modes to get our information out to community and families.  Here is a sample of how we reach out to families:

  • Notices/Flyers home

  • School Messenger

  • Marquee Announcements

  • Social Media (coming soon)

  • School Newsletters


The school provides opportunities for the participation of all Title I, Part A parents, including parents with limited English proficiency, parents with disabilities, and parents of migratory students. Information and school reports are provided in a format and language that parents understand (ESSA Section 1116[f]).


If the schoolwide program plan is not satisfactory to the parents of participating children, the school submits any parent comments on the plan when the school makes the plan available to the local educational agency.  

This policy was adopted by Marshall Elementary School on 10.1.2020 and will be in effect for the period of October 2020-August 2021.

The school will distribute the policy to all parents of students participating in the Title I, Part A program on, or before: October 15th , 2020.

Stacie Donahue

Principal, Marshall Elementary School 

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