I PARENT/TEACHER POLICIES
In compliance with the Title I laws and regulations, the following
policies of Norwood Public School concerning teachers and parental involvement
in the Title I program have been adopted.
parents of Norwood students will be invited to our spring organizational meeting
in May. At this meeting input and
suggestions will be solicited in planning the next school year's Title I
program. Additions and amendments to
our written policies will be discussed and plans for parent in-service will be
addressed. We will take names for
parent volunteers as teacher assistants in the language arts, math and reading
classes at this meeting.
August, we will have a meeting to present our goals and objectives for the Title
I program for this school year. All
parents, teachers, and other interested parties will be invited to attend.
A copy of the District Site Plan will be available upon written request
in the office. During the August
Open House, parents and community members will have an opportunity to meet and
greet Norwood Staff as well as see classrooms and schedules for the upcoming
school year. Teachers are
available daily to discuss and answer parents' questions and concerns regarding
the progress of the Norwood students.
effective and ongoing two-way communications between the school, staff, and
parents/guardians is an important aspect of our Title I program.
Therefore, during the school year we will have several scheduled
parent/teacher conferences that all parents are expected to attend to discuss
the progress made by the students. Student
achievement will be reported each nine-week period.
Classroom sessions will also be open for parent observation with a
scheduled appointment through the office.
School's Needs Assessment will be based on state tests and Star Reading and Math
as well as ITBS & OSTP scores. Also
teacher recommendations and teacher-made tests will be used for assessment
Norwood School will provide
tutoring by certified teachers for grades PK-08.
This service will be provided before and after school as well as during
Team teaching will be utilized in
some of the areas of weakness as shown by these tests.
The state Tests, Star Reading and
Math tests, Star Early Literacy and ITBS scores in K-2nd will be used
to evaluate our program.
Our technology programs will be
incorporated with Title I school-wide programs.
Keyboarding, word processing, and
other basics of computer literacy will be taught.
School has a total of seventeen (17) teachers.
Our teachers have varied degrees, with the majority having a master's
degree in the areas they teach. We
have three master teachers certified in Reading.
We have six teachers with masters in education, and one teacher with
National Board Certification in Early Adolescent English Language Arts.
We have one full-time library assistant and one certified elementary
superintendent. Our technology
program is administered by a teacher with a masters in business administration.
Our teachers and teacher assistants
have several opportunities to participate in workshops before school begins in
the fall and throughout the school year.
In an effort to increase
parental-involvement in our school we are offering the following:
Open-House in early August
Parent Newsletters on a monthly
Parent-Teacher conferences two (2)
times during the year. (1st
& 3rd 9 weeks)
Grade report to parents every five
weeks with an invitation to come visit or to call their child's teacher.
Join with parents in written
Offer help to students in the
transition from Headstart to Kindergarten. Teacher
assistants will be used to help with the transition.
Norwood, also will offer a Pre-Kindergarten for four-year old children to
bridge the gap between Headstart and five-year old Kindergarten class.
Teacher assistants will be employed to aid in the transition.
All Norwood teachers will be
involved in the assessment of our program. At
the end of the year we will determine the strengths and weaknesses which may
exist and build on strengths demonstrated.
We are offering a before-school and
after-school tutoring program. These
classes will be taught by certified teachers and assisted by teacher assistants
or paraprofessionals. Extra help in
the classroom will be provided by teacher assistants or paraprofessionals during
the school day. The Star Reading,
Star Math, Star Early Literacy, Study Island Benchmarks, ITBS, State test, &
OAAP tests, and teacher recommendations will also be used in determining
students who may need more detailed assistance.
The parents and children participating in
activities, service, 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.
The Norwood School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. The superintendent has been designated to handle inquires regarding the non-discrimination policies.