Parents

Parent Teacher Conference

Wednesday, November 29th

3:45 pm to 7:00 pm

General Information

Title I

What is TITLE I?
Title I is a federal education program under the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. There are four parts to Title I : improving the academic achievement of the disadvantaged, even start family literacy, migrant education, and services for neglected or delinquent children and youth.

What are the goals of TITLE I?
The goals of Title I are to help students to achieve academic success in Reading/Language Arts and Mathematics; increase student performance in high poverty schools through school-wide reform; build teacher capacity through quality professional development; and enhance parents' abilities to help their children succeed through quality parental involvement activities.

Highalnd is a Schoolwide Title I Program. That means:
The school uses Title I funds to supplement and improve the entire educational program of the school.

Title I funds are used to serve all children in order to raise academic achievement.

Title I funds will be used to provide additional assistance to all students who experience difficulties in meeting the State’s performance targets.

To be a Schoolwide Program:
The school must collect and analyze data that affects student achievement.

The school must develop a comprehensive site plan and annually review the effectiveness of the plan.

The school must assess student progress.

The school must involve parents in the decision making process.

The school must provide evidence based professional development for teachers.

The school must develop a plan for ensuring all teachers become highly qualified and successful in all subjects taught.

Title 1 School Improvement | de mejoría de la Escuela Titulo I

90 Day Plan

Annual School Plan

Highland Junior High School Annual School Plan Overview

Schools must prepare plans with critical stakeholders for ongoing progress and improvement in meeting the diverse needs of our students to become truly, demonstrably, college/career/community ready. Plans must also be shared with the public on the school website and in at least one public meeting. All comprehensive school plans will share specific elements and all comprehensive school plans will be linked to the critical actions in the 90 day action plan.

Five Year Plan Priorities:
What systems, structures, goals will be achieved at the end of each year? These are your broad school priorities (listed on your 90 day plan) and you should not have more than three per year.

16-17 Priority(ies):
Increase passing rates and SAGE proficiency. Improve School Culture while addressing mental and behavioral health and positive values. Improve Student classroom behavior.

17-18 Priority(ies):
Increase passing rates and SAGE proficiency. Increase College and Career Readiness. Improve STEM, DLI, Fine Arts and other specialty offerings.

18-19 Priority(ies):
Increase passing rates and SAGE proficiency. Increase College and Career Readiness. Work on Standards Based grading.

19-20 Priority(ies):
Improve instructional rigor, monitor passing rates, work on Standards Based grading.

20-21 Priority(ies):
Improve instructional rigor, monitor passing rates, work on Standards Based grading.

Annual School Goals*:
These will be shared with all stakeholders and fall under the "Parents' Right to Know" category. They will need to be translated and disseminated widely. All goals will necessitate action and monitoring, but not all goals will have actions evidenced in your 90 day plans for improvement. All actions should be aligned, however, and help your school achieve it's desired outcomes this year.

PD Goal(s) (1-2 SMART goals required for all schools)
1A.
Teachers and Administrators will train in understanding adolescent behavior, creating and implementing behavior structures and interventions, and providing academic, behavioral and emotional support by May 2017.

1B.
Implement CHAMPS school-wide and revisit training and monitor implementation in weekly visits.

Parent Involvement Plan (1-2 SMART goals required for all schools)
2A.
Involvement

Review student performance data on 2016 SAGE and Reading level from SRI with all enrolled students and available parents by end of September 2016 and have each student set a goal for progress that can be monitored by parents to increase student progress throughout the year.

2B.
Communication
Gather updated parent contact information and enter it into Aspire/SIS by September 1, 2016. Implement use of Peachjar communication, repair marquee, use website, and implement Blackboard for phone calls home and SMS text messaging to communicate school information with at least 1 communication per week by November 30, 2016, ongoin until May 2017.

Academic Systems (at least one goal per tier for all schools)
3A.
Tier One
Use of PLC protocol for examing student work in order to create re-teach plan, monitored weekly by September 1.

3B.
Tier Two
Monitor D/F list bi-weekly. Each core subject will focus on grade recovery/reteaching through a weekly rotation beginning September 1 and will assist students in mastering material in order to recover grade so that fwer than 5% of students are failing a core class at term end and after grade recovery by end of semester 1.

3C.
Tier Three
Implementation of Achievement Club for up to 20 9th grade students who are potentially off-track for graduation, creating support team and initiatives to assist these students daily so that they are on-track for graduation by May 2017.

Behavior Systems (at least one goal per tier for all schools) page3image7200
4A.
Tier One
Train and implement CHAMPS school-wide using at least 4 transition strategies, practicing and retraining with students until office referrals from classroom behaviors are reduced to fewer than 350 per semester.

4B.
Tier Two
Implement change in Student Support Center from only In School Suspension to academic assist while monitoring D/F list and providing interventions by end of term 1, 2016.

4C.
Tier Three

Implement ChAT team to identify and create behavior interventions for identified students including roundtables where every teacher of the student is included in the parent meeting to plan interventions by October 31, 2016.

Teacher Quality (at least one goal required for all schools for Title IIA funds)
5A.
Highy Qualified
Teachers and Administrators will train in understanding adolescent behavior, creating and implementing behavior structures and interventions, and providing academic, behavioral and emotional support by May 2017.

5B.
Teacher Improvement
Teachers will create a PGP/SLO goals and work with Admin or IC to meet goal by March 2017. CTE teachers will attend state training in February.

English Language Learning Systems (required for all schools with ELLs)
6A.
All teachers will train in agressive monitoring by January of 2017 with the purpose of promoting ELL learning in the regular classroom.

6B.
Teachers will identify ELL students and include ELL/SIOP strategies in lesson planning, while monitoring progress of classroom ELLS by November 2017.

Comprehensive School Counseling Systems (at least one goal required for all schools; secondary schools must reference their annual data project)

7A.
Implement group interventions for critical items from Needs Assessment, including anti-bullying, coping skills, and self-advocacy.

7B.
Teach guidance curriculum school-wide in Advisory/BaseCamp and regular classrooms, including a pre- and post-test to monitor effectiveness beginning monthly September 2017.

7C.
Assist in Training faculty in QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) by August 2016 and promoting mental and behavioral health awareness interventions in the school, including HOPE squad.

Graduation Initiative Systems (at least one goal required for all secondary schools to address credit earning, recovery credit, and ensuring all students are college/career ready)

8A.
Create intervention system for up to 20 9th grade students who are off-track for graduation at the end of 1st term to recover credit, have no missing assignments and create daily behaviors to be passing classes on a daily basis beginning October 31, 2016 and continuing through May 2016 so that all 20 students are on-track for graduation by the end of summer school.

8B.
Communicate with all students regarding class progress toward earning credit, setting school-wide incentives and monitoring beginning September 2016 and communicated to students at least monthly by grade.

Extended Day/Extended School Year Systems (required for schools with IGP funds; recommended for all schools with MOUs with extended day partners; optional for all others)
9A.

9B.

Reading Achievement Plan (required for all elementary schools for K-3 reading funds)
10A.

10B.

School Specific Supplemental Grant Goals (1-2 goals required for each grant you implement at your school)
Elementary School Counseling Grant
Comprehensive Systems of Support Grant
21st Century Grant
USTAR Grant Provide class size reduction for two periods of math instruction to grade 7 and grade 9 to increase math SAGE proficiency to 32% in 7th grade and 33% in 9th grade by May 2016

*Goals need to be written in the SMART goal format and need to include the funding source(s) making the goal attainable. Each goal has a corresponding number that will be listed on your budget/plan summary page

Attendance Goal

The goal of Highland Jr High School is to have no less than 93% attendance rate each day. We understand that there are extenuating circumstances where a student is not able to come to school. If possible, please try to schedule any appointments or vacation time outside of the school day. In addition, please remember to obtain an excuse note from your doctor, dentist, therapist, or court official to receive a medical excused absence. This will not reflect upon your student's absence percentage.

Thank you for allowing us to be of service to you and your student.

School Report Card/PACE

State School Report Card

Parents Right to Know letter | los Padres derecho a conocer la carta

Parent Involvement

School, Parent, Student Compact

School Responsibilities

Provide high-quality curriculum and instruction in a supportive and effective learning environment that enables the participating children to meet the state’s student academic achievement standards as follows: All Teachers and staff will:

  •  Encourage and support student learning by making informed decisions.
  •  Respectfully, frequently, and accurately inform parents of their child’s progress.
  •  Have high expectations for students and be committed to continuous growth for the teacher, staff, and the school.
  •  Respect cultural differences of students, their families and other staff members.
  •  Help students resolve conflicts in positive, nonviolent ways.
  •  Coordinate efforts with other staff to support the success of each child.
  •  Create a caring, inclusive, stimulating, and safe school/classroom setting.
    Hold parent-teacher conferences during which this compact will be discussed as it relates to the individual child’s achievement.
  •  Conferences held twice per year at each building. Notification will be sent with information about the conferences.
  •  Conferences can be arranged at a mutually agreed upon time with the teacher and parent/guardian. Provide parents with frequent reports on their children’s progress. Specifically, the school will provide reports as follows:
  •  Progress reports o (mid-term (October, January, March)
  •  Grade reports are distributed to parents/guardians at the end of each marking period.
  •  Electronic Parent Portal (SIS) updated (SIS will be updated weekly, parents will contact principal if not updated), providing parents with access to students’ grades and attendance information. Provide parents reasonable access to staff. Specifically, staff will be available for consultation with parents as follows:

 Parents may email or call teacher at any time.

o A staff contact list is available on our website

o Parents may contact the teacher directly or the main office to schedule an appointment with staff Provide parents opportunities to volunteer and participate in their child’s class and to observe classroom activities, as follows:

o Parents will be invited and encouraged to visit and volunteer through monthly principal newsletter
o Parents are welcome to email or call teacher for volunteer opportunities

o Parents may contact main office to learn about volunteer opportunities
o Parents may volunteer to help with field trips, classroom activities, clubs, etc.

Parent(s) or Guardian(s) Responsibilities

I/we will support our children’s learning in the following ways:

  •  Monitor attendance
  •  Ensure homework is completed
  •  Participate, as appropriate, in decisions relating to my child’s education
  •  Attend scheduled conferences and appointments
  •  Promote positive use of my child’s extracurricular time.
  •  Stay informed about my child’s education and communicating with the school by promptly reading all notices from the school or the school district either received by my child or by mail and responding, as appropriate.
  •  Serve, to the extent possible, on policy advisory groups

Student Responsibilities

As a student I will share the responsibility to improve our academic achievement and achieve the state’s high standards. Specifically, I will:

  •  Always perform my best in my work and in my behavior.
  •  Work cooperatively with my classmates and teachers.
  •  Show respect for myself, my school, teachers, and others.
  •  Obey the school and bus rules.
  •  Take pride in my school and school work.
  •  Come to school prepared with my homework and supplies
  •  Believe that I can and will learn.
  •  Give my parents/guardians all notices and information

Acuerdo de Estudiante-Escuela-Padre (Tutor)

La escuela, alineado con las normas relativas a los programas financiados por el Título I, Parte A de la Ley de Educación Primaria y Secundaria (ESEA) (niños participantes), apoya este acuerdo que explica cómo los padres, todo el personal del distrito / escuela , y los estudiantes compartirán la responsabilidad de mejorar el rendimiento académico del estudiante y los medios por los cuales la escuela y los padres construirán y desarrollarán una asociación que ayudará a los niños a alcanzar los altos estándares del estado.


Responsabilidades de la escuela

Proveer un plan de estudio de alta calidad e instrucción en un ambiente de aprendizaje propicio y eficaz que permita a los niñosparticipantes a cumplir los estándares académicos del estado de la siguiente manera: Todos los maestros y personal:

•  Fomentar y apoyar el aprendizaje del estudiante, tomando decisiones de inform.
•  Respetuosamente, informar a los padres con frecuencia, y con precisión sobre el progreso de sus hijos.
•  Tener altas expectativas para los estudiantes y estar comprometidos con el crecimiento continuo del profesor, el personal, y la escuela.
•  Respetar las diferencias culturales de los estudiantes, sus familias y otros miembros del personal.
•  Ayudar a los estudiantes a resolver conflictos en forma positiva, no violentas.
•  Coordinar esfuerzos con el resto del personal para apoyar el éxito de cada niño.
•  Crear un ambiente de interés, estimulo, y seguridad escolar/ salón de clase.

Llevar a cabo conferencias de padres y maestros donde este acuerdo se discutirá en lo que se refiere al logro individual del niño.

  • Las conferencias se celebran dos veces al año en cada edificio. Se enviara notificación con información sobre las conferencias.
  • Las conferencias se pueden hacer de mutuo acuerdo, con tiempo, con el maestro y el padre / tutor

Proporcionar a los padres informes frecuentes sobre el progreso de sus hijos.
Específicamente, la escuela proporcionará reportes de la siguiente manera:

  • Los informes de progreso serán enviados a los padres dentro de dos semanas después de cada trimestre. Los padres pueden ponerse en contacto con la oficina si no se reciben esos reportes.
  • Las notas de calificaciones se distribuyen a los padres / tutores al final de cada período de calificaciones.
  • El portal electrónico de Padres (SIS) se actualizará semanalmente proporcionando a los padres acceso a las calificaciones de sus estudiantes y la información de asistencia. Los padres pueden comunicarse con la oficina si las calificaciones no se actualizan con regularidad.

Proporcionar a los padres acceso razonable al personal.
En concreto, el personal estará disponible para consultas con los padres de la siguiente manera:

  • Los padres pueden enviar por correo electrónico o llamar al maestro en cualquier momento.
  • Una lista de contactos personal está disponible en nuestro sitio web.
  • Los padres pueden ponerse en contacto con la oficina principal para hacer una cita con el personal

Proporcionar a los padres oportunidades para servicio voluntario y participación en la clase de sus hijos y observar las actividades del salón, de la siguiente manera:

  • Los padres serán invitados y alentados a visitar y voluntarizarse a través del boletín principal mensual.
  • Los padres son bienvenidos a enviar correos electrónico o llamar al maestro para oportunidades de voluntariado.
  • Los padres pueden ponerse en contacto con la oficina principal para aprender acerca de oportunidades de voluntariado.
  • Los padres pueden ser voluntarios para ayudar con las excursiones, actividades de clase, clubes, etc.

Responsabilidad de los padres:


Yo/nosotros apoyaremos el aprendizaje de nuestros niños de las siguientes maneras:

  • Revisar la asistencia.
  • Asegurar que se cumpla con la tarea.
  • Participar, según corresponda, en las decisiones relativas a la educación de mi hijo
  • Asistir a conferencias y citas programadas.
  • Promover el uso positivo del tiempo extracurricular de mi hijo.
  • Mantenerme informado sobre la educación de mi hijo y comunicado con la escuela de inmediato al leer todos los avisos de la escuela o del distrito escolar ya sea recibido por mi hijo o por correo, y responder, según corresponda. Servir, en la medida posible, en grupos de asesoramiento.

Responsabilidades del Estudiante:


Yo, como estudiante, comparto la responsabilidad de mejorar mi rendimiento académico y alcanzar los altos estándares del estado. En concreto, yo:

  • Siempre hare lo mejor en mi trabajo y en mi comportamiento.
  • Trabajare cooperativamente con mis compañeros y profesores.
  • Mostrare respeto por mí mismo, mi escuela, maestros, y otros.
  • Obedeceré las reglas de la escuela y del autobús.
  • Estaré complacido de mi escuela y del trabajo escolar.
  • Asistiré a la escuela preparado con mi tarea y artículos necesarios.
  • Creer que puedo y voy a aprender.
  • Dar a mis padres / tutores todos los avisos e información.

Student Code of Conduct | Código de Conducta del Estudiante

Parent/Guardian SIS Access (HOW TO) | Cómo Registrarse Para el Acceso de Contacto

HOW TO REGISTER FOR CONTACT ACCESS

Contacts with web access to their children may create their own account to access all of their associated children’s academic information. If you do not already have an account created by yourself, then click on Request a USERNAME from the SIS Login screen. As shown below.

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You will then need to know one of your children’s Student ID along with their associated date of birth. Then click on “Lookup Student” .
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The next screen will present the available contact names. Click on the contact that represents your name. Then type in a username that you would like to use as your login. Also type your password you would like to use and confirm the password. And finally check the box that certifies you are who you say you are. Then click “Create Account”.
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That is it. Your account is now created and you can login with these credentials to view your children’s grades, attendance, tardy, missing assignments, email the child’s teacher, update your address, phone number and contact information. You can also subscribe to receive daily or weekly emails with grades, attendance, tardys and missing assignments.


Contactos con acceso web para sus hijos. Puede crear su propia cuenta para acceder a la información académica de sus hijos.

Si no tiene una cuenta creada por usted, entonces de clic en "Request Username" desde la pantalla de inicio de sesión SIS como se muestra abajo.

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Necesitará saber el número de ID de su hijo(s) y la fecha de nacimiento . Despues de clic en “Lookup Student”

SIS_Account_Creation_2

La siguiente pantalla mostrará los nombres de contacto disponibles. Haga clic en el contacto que representará su nombre. A continuación escriba un nombre de usuario que desee utilizar como nombre de usuario. Escriba su contraseña y confirmela escribiendola de nuevo. Después de clic en el cuadrito blanco donde certifica que usted es quien dice ser. Para finzalizar haga clic en “Create Account”

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SIS_Account_Creation_4

Eso es todo. Su cuenta ya está creada y puede acceder para ver las calificaciones de sus hijos, asistencia, retardos, tareas no entregadas, correo electrónico del maestro(s), actualizar su información de contacto, tal como dirección, teléfono, etc. También puede subscribirse para recibir diaria o semanalmente las calificaciones, asistencia, retardos y tareas no entregadas.

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