Title I Compact
Roncalli STEM Academy
Title I Compact
Roncalli STEM Academy 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 academic standards.
Roncalli STEM Academy will:
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:
- A safe and engaging learning environment that incorporates PBIS, No Bully, and 2nd Step Social-Emotional Learning Curriculum
- Curriculum that supports critical and creative thinking
- Extended Learning Opportunities include but not limited to STEM, sewing, basketball, design, technology, robotics, Random Acts of Kindness, Student Ambassadors, Destination Imagination, dance, art, photography, gardening, and more. Electives opportunities have also expanded this year as core teachers are now teaching electives in the afternoons
- Family engagement and support programs that encourage family involvement in student achievement
- Project-Based Learning
- Rigorous academic curriculum that challenges students at a higher level
Hold parent-teacher conferences during which this compact will be discussed as it relates to the individual child’s achievement. Specifically, those conferences will be held:
- Back to School/Title I night in which the compact and Title I Parent Involvement will be discussed
- Send home mid-quarter grade checks at 4-5 weeks
- Parent-Teacher Conference scheduled once each semester
Provide parents with frequent reports on their children’s progress. Specifically, the school will provide reports as follows:
- Inform parents of all meetings as well as encourage and invite parents to attend
- Online access to students’ academic progress via Infinite Campus Parent Portal
- Quarterly report cards
- Response To Intervention parent communication
- RtI Meetings for identified students
- Updated progress in Infinite Campus
Provide parents reasonable access to staff. Specifically, staff will be available for consultation with parents as follows:
- Communicate via Parent Portal school website at org
- Family Engagement Nights
- Meet with parents upon request and/or return phone calls in a timely manner
- Principal and/or Counselor are available at all times to emergency meetings
- Staff available before/after school and by appointment
- Teacher email addresses and phone numbers posted on the school’s website
Provide parents opportunities to volunteer and participate in their child’s class, and to observe classroom activities, as follows:
- All parents have the right to know if their child’s teacher is “Highly Qualified” and the teacher’s qualifications; or if services are given by a paraprofessional, they have the right to know that services are given by a paraprofessional and to know the paraprofessional’s qualifications
- Attend school functions/sporting events during the day or evening
- Educational showcases, concerts, and other opportunities
- Frequency of student/parent usage of parent portal
- Make the School Parent Involvement Policy, school newsletters, and informational literature available in the Parent Resource Center located at the front entrance of the school
- Attend and serve on the monthly School Accountability Meetings to discuss and give input on UIP, data updates, curriculum updates, and discussions, Title 1 budget, an 8th-grade continuum. etc.
We, as parents, will support our children’s learning in the following ways:
- Monitoring attendance
- Making sure that homework is completed
- Participating, as appropriate, in decisions relating to my children’s education
- Staying informed about my child’s education and communicating with the school by promptly reading all notices from the school and/or school district either received by my child or by mail and responding, as appropriate
- Serving, to the extent possible, on policy advisory groups, such as the Title 1 parent representative on the school’s School Accountability Committee, the Title I Family Engagement Committee, etc.
- Attend parent nights, conferences, and parent meetings concerning your child
We, as students, will share the responsibility to improve our academic achievement and achieve the State’s high standards. Specifically, we will:
- Do my homework every day and ask for help when I need to
- Give to my parents or the adult who is responsible for my welfare all notices and information received by me from the school every day
- Read Student/Family handbook and follow school expectations, PACK (Proud, Actively Engaged, Collaborative, Kind)
- Sign and adhere to ALL expectations listed on the Enrollment Commitment Form for the Innovation Zone schools, to be distributed in August
- Strive to earn a 3.0 or better GPA
- Striving for 95% attendance
Title One Programs and Plan
- Inform parents about goals and purposes of Title I, curriculum used in Title I programs, academic assessments used to measure student progress, and proficiency levels students are expected to meet.
- Involve parents in the planning, review, and improvement of Title I programs at school.
- If the Title I Plan is not satisfactory to the parents, submit parent comments on the plan to the district.
- If requested by parents, provide opportunities for regular meetings where parents may offer suggestions or ask questions.
- Provide timely responses to parent’s suggestions/questions.
- Provide assistance to parents, as appropriate, in understanding assessments, Title I requirements, monitoring academic progress, and how to work together to improve student achievement.