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Title I Annual Parent Meeting. MOSSY HEAD SCHOOL October 4, 2012 Ronita Hinote, Principal. Mossy Head School is an A+ school 4 years in a row!. Getting To Know MHS Mrs. Ronita Hinote – Principal Mrs. Pam Warren - Guidance Counselor Mrs. Kristen Rhodes - Literacy Coach

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title i annual parent meeting

Title I Annual Parent Meeting


October 4, 2012

Ronita Hinote, Principal


Getting To Know MHS

  • Mrs. Ronita Hinote – Principal
  • Mrs. Pam Warren - Guidance Counselor
  • Mrs. Kristen Rhodes - Literacy Coach
  • Mrs. Leslie Hulion – Media Specialist
  • Mrs. Donna Bradshaw -Title 1 Contact/ Resource Teacher
  • Welcome and Introductions
  • Getting to Know MHS
  • All About Title I
  • Standards and Testing
  • Parental Involvement
  • 3rd Grade Retention Information
  • Highly Qualified Staff Information
we all want
We All Want . . .
  • The best for our children;
  • A better future for them;
  • Success in school and life;
  • To be happy;
  • To be a good citizen;
  • To be respectful, honest, and hard working; and
  • To make more money then we do.
what is no child left behind
What is “No Child Left Behind”?

Education act signed into law in 2002 that aims to:

Ensure that every student has a high-quality education;

Challenge and motivate students;

Provide highly qualified teachers, who use proven teaching methods; and

Ensure a safe, drug free learning environment.

what is title i
What is Title I?

Title I is the largest federal assistance program for our nation’s schools.

The goal of Title I is a higher quality of education for every child.

The program serves millions of children in elementary and secondary schools each year. Mossy Head School is a Title I school.

how title i works
How Title I Works

The federal government provides funding to states each year for Title I.

The Florida Department of Education sends the money to the district.

The school district identifies eligible schools and provides Title I funds.

Mossy Head School implements a schoolwide program.

programs offered by title 1
Programs Offered by Title 1
  • Title I offers programs to help student achievement such as:
    • Additional teachers and paraprofessionals
    • Additional training for school staff
    • Various teaching methods and materials
    • Tutoring
    • Supplemental Educational Services (SES)
      • SES will only be offered to Level 1 & 2 FCAT students
title 1 funds
Title 1 Funds
  • Mossy Head School is provided $113, 826.65 to pay for services and programs for our students.
  • Title I funds pay for the following:
    • Salaries
    • Supplies
    • Parent Involvement
    • Instructional Staff Training
who decides how funds are used
Who decides how funds are used?
  • Every school has a School Parent Advisory Council (PAC) composed of:
    • Parents, Teachers, Other staff that works at the school, Principal and Students (at Middle and High School)
  • The ParentAdvisory Council provides input to the administration about ways to use Title I funds.
working together
Working together!
  • Title I law requires that all Title I schools and families work together.
  • How we work together is listed in our:
    • School Level Parent Involvement Policy,
    • Parent-School Compact, and
    • School Improvement Plan
parent school compact
Parent-School Compact

School Responsibilities:

  • Provide a safe and healthy environment that encourages learning.
  • Use methods and techniques that work best for each individual child
  • Communicate effectively with students and their parents.
  • Provide information to the parent and the student on the student’s progress
  • Help each student grow to his/her fullest potential
  • Discuss the compact with parents/students
  • Conduct school-sponsored educational activities
parent school compact1
Parent-School Compact
  • Parent Responsibilities:
  • See that your child attends school regularly and on time.
  • Encourage good study habits and a healthy lifestyle at home.
  • Keep the lines of communication open to your child and the school.
  • Help your child to resolve conflicts in a positive way.
  • Limit/monitor your child’s TV viewing/use of electronic media.
  • Show support for your child and the school staff and respect cultural differences.
  • Discuss the compact with your child.
  • Make an effort to attend school-sponsored educational activities or other parent meetings.
parent school compact2
Parent-School Compact

Student Responsibilities:

  • Attend school regularly and arrive on time.
  • Try to do his/her best in work, behavior, and healthy lifestyle.
  • Respect and cooperate with other students and adults.
  • Not be afraid to ask for help when needed.
  • Complete all assignments on time-class work and homework.
  • Limit use of TV viewing and electronic media and make an effort to read daily.
  • Give parents all notices sent from school.
  • Encourage the family to participate in school-sponsored educational activities.
parent involvement policy requirements
Parent Involvement Policy Requirements
  • Involve parents in a meaningful way in the development, implementation, and review of the parental involvement program.
  • MHS has a Parent Advisory Council that meets periodically throughout the year during the school day to discuss the compact, policy, budget, and school activities. The SAC team meets during the year (using flexible times) with the district Parent Advisory Council (PAC) to discuss policy and plans pertaining to all Title 1 schools.
  • Parents are also in involved in decision making by being members of the School Improvement Team which meets monthly to discuss school data and curricular issues.
    • Parents are encouraged to be members of the PTO which meets on a regular basis and at different times to discuss ways to support the school.
      • MHS has a PBS Team that meets monthly to discuss the school climate and behavior in order to plan for school activities related to the Positive Behavior System.

Parent Involvement Policy Requirements

  • Convene an annual meeting to inform parents of Title I students of Title I requirements and their rights to be involved in the Title I program.
  • Offer meetings at flexible times to maximize participation.
  • Provides parents of Title I students with timely information about Title I programs (newsletters, emails, flyers, school marquee, school website)

Parent Involvement Policy Requirements

  • Assists parents in understanding academic content standards, assessments, and how to monitor and improve the achievement of their children. (Parent academic workshops; parent/teacher conferences
  • Provides materials and training to help Title I parents work with their children to improve their children's achievement
support your child s education
Support Your Child’s Education

Share a love of learning;

Read to your child;

Ask your child to read to you;

Limit TV time;

Take advantage of the public library and the school media center;

Show interest in your child’s school day;

Ask questions;

Ask to see homework;

Praise their efforts; and

Encourage good study habits.

get to know your school communicate with teachers
Get to Know Your School & Communicate With Teachers

Attend school events

Visit the classroom

Volunteer at the school

Join parents’ organizations

Keep teachers informed

Attend special parent trainings

Attend parent-teacher conferences

Be prepared for the meetings

Consider whether you have met your responsibilities as stated in the parent-school compact

List your questions before the meeting

parent involvement
Parent Involvement

Contact Information:

  • School Improvement Team

Chair - Heather Simmons Principal – Ronita Hinote

  • School Parent Advisory Council (PAC)

Title I Resource Teacher – Donna Bradshaw

  • PBS Team

Guidance Counselor – Pam Warren

  • Parent Teacher Organization (PTO)

Samie Wright

parent s rights
Parent’s Rights
  • Be involved and request regular meetings to expression your opinions and concerns;
  • Be provided information on your child’s level of achievement on assessments like FCAT in reading/language arts, mathematics, and science;
  • Request and receive information on the qualifications of your child’s teacher; and
  • Be informed if your child is taught by a non-highly qualified teacher for four or more consecutive weeks.
school accountability report card
School Accountability Report Card
  • School Public Accountability Report (SPAR) provides parents and the community with important information about each

public school

    • Demographic data;
    • School safety and climate for learning information;
    • Academic data;
    • Graduation rates;
    • Class sizes;
    • Teacher and staff information;
    • Curriculum and instruction descriptions;
    • Postsecondary preparation information; and
    • AYP information.
  • Available at the school office or on the school website (in November)
educational standards
Educational Standards
  • Florida’s academic content standards establish high expectations for all students.
  • Next Generation State Standards & Common Core Standards identify what your child needs to know and be able to do in all content areas.
  • Information located at: http://www.floridastandards.org/Standards/FLStandardSearch.aspx
school s curriculum
School’s Curriculum
  • Next Generation State Standards & Common Core form the framework of everything taught at school.
  • Curriculum
    • Reading
    • Mathematics
    • Writing
    • Science
measuring student success
Measuring Student Success
  • Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT)—Grades 3-11
  • Florida Assessment for Instruction in Reading (FAIR)-Kindergarten, 1st Grade
  • Discovery Education Assessment (DEA)
    • K & 1st – Math Only
    • 2nd – Math & Reading
    • 3rd-5th – Math, Reading, & Science
fcat grades 3 11
FCAT (Grades 3-11)

April 15-26, 2013

  • Students tested on:
    • Reading/Language Arts
    • Mathematics
    • Science

February 26-28, 2013

    • Writing
  • Information on FCAT may be found at: http://fcat.fldoe.org/fcatpub3.asp
3 rd grade retention information
3rd Grade Retention Information
  • F.S. 1008.25 (5)(b)-Students who donot score Level 2 or higher on FCAT reading at grade 3 must be retained.

Good Cause Exemptions:

  • ELL students with less than 2 years instruction in ESOL.
  • Students with disabilities who are NOT seeking a standard diploma.
  • Alternative standardized assessment approved by State Board of Education.

Exemptions continued:

  • Portfolio demonstrates grade 3 level reading.
  • Students with disabilities, IEP, or 504 Plan with intensive reading intervention 2+ years, previously retained once
  • Students with 2 years intervention,
  • and 2 previous retentions

Alternative Assessment:

  • SAT 9 score of 51% or greater
  • SAT10 score of 45% or greater
  • Portfolio assessment




Rules for Portfolio Assessment

  • 5 examples of student worked graded at level “C”/above for each of 14 reading benchmarks.
  • Must be selected by teacher.
  • Must accurately reflect ability; can only include work completed independently

Portfolio rules continued:

  • Portfolios include multiple choice items and passages that are:
  • 60% literary text and
  • 40% informational text
  • Between 100-700 words with an average of 350 words

What this means to you…

  • Students must read on grade level.
  • Students, parents, teachers, and the community must work as a TEAM to ensure student success.
  • Stay in close contact with your child’s teacher.
  • Read with your child.
your involvement is key to your child s success
Your involvement is Key to your child’s success!

You are your child’s first teacher.

You have the ability to influence your child’s education more than any teacher or school.

You know your child best:

Share information about your child’s interests and abilities with teachers; and

Ask to see progress reports on your child and the school.

thank you for attending

Thank you for attending.


It Takes A Team

To Educate A Child