Title I Contact
Lincoln High School's contact is Saraswati Hendrix. Contact Ms. Hendrix by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
School-Parent Compact: What is it?
A School-Parent Compact provides ways we can collaborate to promote student success. Effective compacts:
- Connect with academic achievement goals.
- Center student learning.
- Provide strategies educators, families, and students can use.
- Share how families and educators communicate with one another about student progress.
- Describe opportunities for families to engage with the classroom and school.
Families, students, and staff developed the school-parent compact together. Educators worked together to design practical strategies families can use at home. Families and students shared feedback on their and their student's needs through informal interviews and a digital survey. Stakeholders can give feedback throughout the year.
Families play an integral role in their child's education and we value your family's expertise. Please consider participating in: Back to School Night, Family Engagement Team, and Fall and Spring Conferences.
Communication About Student Learning
Information is communicated in the following ways:
- School Website
- Emails/Texts/Phone calls
- Weekly Newsletters
- Schoology and Family App
- Progress Reports and Report Cards
- Fall and Spring Conferences
As a School We Will:
- Develop culturally responsive homework assignments that center students and families.
- Plan a cultural assembly to promote student belonging.
- Provide a weekly newsletter with events and resources to support student learning.
As Families We Will:
- Check Schoology with our student to be aware of what and how they are learning to monitor their growth.
- Encourage student to participate or attend the cultural assembly to be exposed to the various cultural groups at Lincoln.
- Read the weekly newsletter to learn about the wealth of events, opportunities, and resources we offer at Lincoln to support our school goals.
As Students We Will:
- Practice self-monitoring strategies with support of family, like checking Schoology to assess progress and managing multiple demands.
- Put forth our best effort.
- Read the weekly newsletter with family.
- Graduation Rate: We will increase our graduation rate to 90% by June 2022.
- ELL Growth: We will increase the numbers of students who exit the ELL program to 20% by June 2022.
- Credit Attainment: We will decrease fail rates in ELA and Math by 15% by June 2022.
Lincoln High School 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 benefits when Lincoln High School and families work together to promote high achievement for our children. Neither families nor Lincoln High School can do the job alone. Parents/guardians/families 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.
Lincoln High School recognizes that some students may need the extra assistance available through the Title I program to reach the state's high academic standards. Lincoln High School intends to include parents in all aspects of the school's Title I program. The goal is a family-school partnership that will help all students to succeed.
Part I: School Parental Involvement Policy Required Components
Lincoln High School 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.
- Periodic newsletters, emails, postcards, and phone calls to parents about school events
- Parent orientations in the summer, fall, winter, and spring
- Bulletin board in our main office
- Updates on our website and calendar
Convene an annual meeting, at a convenient time, to which all 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.
- Back to School Night is held in September of every school year and all parents are encouraged to attend
- 9th Grade Orientation - all new Lincoln parents are encouraged to attend
- Hispanic Family Information Night to provide Hispanic families important information in Spanish tailored to this specific community's needs
Offer flexible meetings, such as meetings in the morning or evening, and provide, with funds provided under this part, transportation, child care, or home visits, such as services related to parental involvement.
- Flexibility and resources are provided via the Community Resource Center
- Different types of family involvement nights are held in the Community Resource Center
- Family Engagement Team to tap into family expertise in raising their children
Involve parents, in an organized, ongoing, and timely way, in the planning, review, and improvement of the school plan under Section 1112, schoolwide under Section 1114, and the process of the school review and improvement under Section 1116.
- A parent survey is utilized for the planning, review, and improvement of the school plan. It is posted on our website and also accessible during student conferences in October.
- The Family Engagement Team will help us gather ongoing feedback from families through in-person and virtual meetings and surveys.
Provide parents of participating children-
- Timely information about programs.
- A description and explanation of the curriculum in use at the school, the forms of academic assessment used to measure student progress, and the proficiency levels students are expected to meet.
- If requested by parents, opportunities for regular meetings to formulate suggestions and to participate, as appropriate, in decisions relating to the education of their children, and respond to any such suggestions as soon as practically possible.
- Administrators and school counselors are available to take meetings and appointments as requested by families. If a parent/guardian has a concern or suggestion, they can take them directly to school officials.
If schoolwide 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.
- Using the results of the parent survey to inform our improvements, we can utilize parent comments.
- Parent evaluation forms are completed and reviewed after every family involvement event.
- Family Engagement Team parents/guardian feedback inform improvements.
Lincoln High School will inform parents and parental organizations of the purpose and existence of the Parental Information and Resources Center (PIRC) in Washington.
- We refer parents to the PIRC website as well as the Title I webpage.
- The Lincoln website also has a page that connects parents to all the information they need about counseling, academic options, and outside resources.
Part II: Required Shared Responsibilities for High Student Academic Achievement
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.
- Provide frequent reports to parents on their child's progress.
- Provide parents with reasonable access to staff, opportunities to volunteer and participate in their child's class and observation of classroom activities.
- Quarterly progress reports.
- Student led conferences annually.
- Arena conferences annually.
- Counselors hold regular academic planning meetings with each grade level.
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:
Shall assist parents of children served by the school or district, as appropriate, in understanding such topics as the state's academic content standards and state student academic achievement standards. State and district assessments, the requirements of this part, and how to monitor a child's progress and work with educators to improve the achievement of their children.
- Parent/guardians are educated on how to access online grades and contact teachers and school counselors.
- They are also informed of state and district assessments on Back to School Night and other Parent Nights.
Shall provide materials and training to help parents work with their children to improve their children's achievement, such as literacy training and using technology, as appropriate, to foster parental involvement.
- The Community Resource Center provides a literary library on family resources and student support.
- The library has trainings and events to educate and inform families and students.
- The Community Resource Center and main office have technology that parents can use to access grades, attendance, and school site.
Shall educate teachers, pupil services personnel, principals, and other staff, with the assistance of parents, in the value and utility of contributions of parents, and in how to reach out to, communicate with, and work with parents as equal partners, implement and coordinate parent programs, and build ties between parents and the school.
- Through PLCs, staff do book studies and family engagement work to implement and coordinate parent involvement.
Shall to the extent feasible and appropriate, coordinate and integrate parent involvement programs and activities with Head Start, Reading First, Early Reading First, Even Start, the Home Instruction Programs for Preschool Youngsters, the Parents as Teachers Program, and public preschool and other programs, and conduct other activities, such as parent resource centers, that encourage and support parents in more fully participating in the education of children.
- Lincoln High School works with Treehouse, Consejo, Comprehensive Life Resources, Upward Bound, Trio, College Success Foundation, Nurse Family Partnership, Youth for Christ, and the Reach Center. All programs engage parents/guardians to promote student success.
Shall ensure that information related to school and parent programs, meetings, and other activities is sent to the parents of participating children in a format and, to the extent practicable, in a language parents can understand.
- Newsletters from the district can be provided in different languages to families.
- Weekly newsletters from Lincoln are translatable to a wide array of languages.
- There are translators available at family involvement events in at least one additional language.
- Emails are translated.
- Phone calls are made with Language Line interpreter services to increase family partnerships and transparency with our large ELL population.
Shall provide such other reasonable support for parental involvement activities under this part as parents may request.
- Parents/guardians can request support from school counselors and the Community Resource Center.
May involve parents in the development of training for teachers, principals, and other educators to improve the effectiveness of such training.
- The Family Engagement Team can help develop and provide feedback on trainings.
May provide necessary literacy training from funds received under this part if the district has exhausted all other reasonably available sources of funding for such training.
May pay reasonable and necessary expenses associated with local parental involvement activities, including transportation and childcare costs, to enable parents to participate in school-related meetings and training sessions.
May train parents to enhance the involvement of other parents.
May arrange school meetings at a variety of times, or conduct in-home conferences between teachers or other educators, who work directly with participating children, with parents who are unable to attend such conferences at school, to maximize family engagement and collaboration.
May adopt and implement model approaches to improving family engagement and collaboration.
May establish a district parent advisory council to provide advice on all matters related to parental involvement in programs supported under this section.
May develop appropriate roles for community-based organizations and businesses in parent involvement activities.
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.
- Inclusion classes for disabilities
- Language line available
- District translators available
- In-building translators that are culturally competent
- Extensive paraeducator support
Part IV: Adoption
This Lincoln High School Parent Involvement Policy/Procedures have been developed/revised jointly with, and agreed upon with, parents of children participating in Title I program, as evidenced by meeting minutes.
The Parent Involvement Policy/Procedures were developed/revised by Lincoln High School on October 27, 2021 and will be in effect for the period of 2021-2022. The school will distribute Parent Involvement Policy/Procedures to all parents of participating Title I children and make it available to the community on or before October 31, 2021.