Lincoln Heights Middle School
Title I Parent and Family Engagement Plan
Lincoln Heights Middle School is a Title I School. Our school receives funds from the federal government to help students in both remediation and acceleration of learning. Title I money provides both extra teachers to work with children and additional funds to purchase materials, supplies, and training opportunities for staff and parents. Lincoln Heights Middle School believes that the education of students involves the collaboration among the home, school, community, and other support agencies. The comprehensive involvement of parents contributes positively to the school community and to the success of our children. A program of parent involvement activities shall be ongoing and be reviewed annually by parents to ensure their involvement in the planning and implementation of the program at Lincoln Heights Middle School.
Annual Public Meetings
Annual public meetings will be held in person as health conditions allow, and virtually if necessary. All parents shall be informed about the parental involvement requirements, school performance, and methods for measuring progress, school facilities and the School-wide Title I program. At the end of the school year, input is solicited from parents to plan, evaluate, and improve the program for next year. Meetings are held throughout the year to train and involve parents in the education of their children.
Parents and students are encouraged to participate in fall Open House to assist in their transition to a new grade level. Teachers and administrators schedule parent/student conferences whenever deemed necessary by the school or when requested by the parents. These conferences are held before, during, or after school hours.
Regular and scheduled parent meetings or conferences are held throughout the school year, at various times of the day, to provide continued information, support, and resources for parents. Parents are encouraged to volunteer and attend all school activities.
Parents are encouraged to participate in Lincoln Heights Middle School’s training activities. Training shall be provided through workshops, family activities, special events, individual parent conferences, educational materials and literature available through school programs and the media center. The school's Student Assistance Team and IEP committees work with parents to assure parent training is adequate to assist their child with achievement strategies.
Parent input and comments regarding the running of school are encouraged and welcome. Parents may email the principal, utilize social media, or schedule a meeting with the principal at any time. Parents may also be given surveys to complete. Parents and others may continuously provide input on any matter concerning our school. An open door policy prevails here at LHMS. Parents are always welcome to share suggestions and comments with teachers, Title I staff, and administration.
Opportunities for ESL and SWD Parents
All parents are encouraged to attend school functions. Translators and/or translation of parent materials will be arranged for parents who speak languages other than English. Whenever possible, meetings are scheduled at the parent's convenience. Parents may schedule virtual meetings with teachers or staff.
Parents with Limited English Proficiency, Disabilities, Migratory children
Parents of children with limited English proficiency or disabilities are afforded opportunities to participate fully and freely in all education activities at school. Once the need is identified, assistance shall be provided. Whenever possible, information is sent home in native language. Bilingual staff members, parents, ESL instructors and even students are assigned as liaison between home and school. Additionally, ORA is handicapped accessible.
Education of School Personnel
Administration conducts regular reviews to ensure timely reporting of assessment data to the staff. This ensures the staff has the tools to identify at-risk students and in turn, share this information with parents. On-going staff development initiatives are continually provided to the staff which focuses on effective communication with parents, establishing a school/family partnership, ways to involve parents, and suggestions for parents to work with children at home.
Classroom teachers and the administration send home notices on a regular basis. The school uses social media (Facebook and Twitter), the Remind app, email, and paper correspondence to communicate with parents. In addition, the district utilizes the School Messenger calling program. Our school web page and Parent Portal are also tools for communication. Technology will be utilized to adapt communications for parents whose primary language is not English.
Lincoln Heights Middle School and the parents of the students participating in activities, services, and programs funded by Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), agree that this compact outlines how the parents, the entire school staff, and the students will share the responsibility for improved student academic achievement and the means by which the school and parents will build and develop a partnership that will help children achieve the State’s high standards. This school-parent compact is in effect during the school year 2023-2024.
In order to partner with parents to provide the best educational experience possible, LHMS will
-Provide high-quality curriculum and instruction for all students by using high quality instructional materials and participating in on-going teacher development.
-Make teachers available for conferencing with parents upon request either through technology or in person.
-Provide parents with reports on their child’s progress through grade cards, progress reports and regular updates to ParentPortal
-Provide parents with the opportunity to volunteer through our PTO, and
-Ensure regular two-way meaningful communication between family members and staff through social media, printed materials, and e-mail.
Student Name Parent Signature