Title I School-Level Parental Involvement Policy (PDF)
Southwest High School 2020-2021
Southwest High School 2020-2021 has developed a written Title I parental involvement policy with input from Title I parents.
Parents provided input at our School Site Council meetings. SOH distributes the policy to parents of Title I students via SSC, ELAC, and Title I Parent meetings. It is available through the school’s website and in the main office. The policy describes the means for carrying out the following Title I parental involvement requirements [20 USC 6318 Section 1118(a)-(f) inclusive].
The policy is also mailed home.
Involvement of Parents in the Title I Program
To involve parents in the Title I program at Southwest High School, the following practices have been established:
- The school convenes an annual meeting to inform parents of Title I students about Title I requirements and
about the right of parents to be involved in the Title I program. SOH’s Title I Parent Meeting is scheduled at the
beginning of the school year. A PowerPoint with the regulations/requirements of Title and the rights of our Title I
parents is shared at the meeting. Parents are provided with interpretation when needed.
- The school offers a flexible number of meetings for Title I parents, such as meetings in the morning or evening.
Morning meetings are scheduled once a quarter. Evening meetings are scheduled per parents’ requests.
Announcements of meetings are done via flyers, Connect Ed and school’s website.
- The school involves parents of Title I students in an organized, ongoing, and timely way, in the planning,
review*, and improvement of the school’s Title I programs and the Title I parental involvement policy.**
Parents are invited to all school functions, such as Open House, Grade level meetings, and School Academic
assemblies to ensure that all parents, including Title I, have open access to the school. Feedback from parents is
encouraged at these events. Our DAC/Title I/SCE parent representative is always invited to SSC meetings, ELAC
meetings and to debriefings of our Site Plan. The CIS Coordinator meets with the Title I / DAC parent representative.
- The school provides parents of Title I students with timely information about Title I programs. Title I funded
programs, such as after school Interventions for math and English, Homework Center, and CAHSEE prep are
discussed at SSC meetings, parent meetings, and Title I Meetings. Schedules of interventions are sent via flyers,
Connect ED and school website.
- The school provides parents of Title I students with an explanation of the curriculum used at the school, the
assessments used to measure student progress, and the proficiency levels students are expected to meet.
The annual Title I Parent Meeting includes explanations of our school wide strategies, State Mandated Assessments,
District’s Quarterly Assessments, departments’ CFAs (Common Formative Assessments), and scoring rubrics per
- If requested by parents of Title I students, the school provides opportunities for regular meetings that allow the
parents to participate in decisions relating to the education of their children. The agendas for Parent Meetings
include items that ask parents for input and that ensure that they are provided ample opportunities to be part of the
decision making process. Our Title I/DAC/SCE Parent representative facilitates these agenda items. Parent surveys
facilitate parent Involvement in order to improve school curriculum.
*It may be helpful to include the parental involvement policy review in the annual review of the Single Plan for Student
**The policy must be updated periodically to meet changing needs of parents and the school. If the school has a process in
place for involving parents in planning and designing the school’s programs, the school may use that process if it includes
adequate representation of parents of Title I children. [20 USC 6318 Section 1118(c)(3)]
Southwest High School distributes the school-parent compact to parents of Title I students. The compact, which has been jointly
developed with parents, outlines how parents, the entire school staff, and students will share the responsibility for improved student
academic achievement. It describes specific ways the school and families will partner to help children achieve the State’s high
academic standards. It addresses the following legally required items, as well as other items suggested by parents of Title I
- The school’s responsibility to provide high-quality curriculum and instruction.
- The ways parents will be responsible for supporting their children’s learning.
- The importance of ongoing communication between parents and teachers through: parent meetings; annual parent-teacher
conferences; frequent reports on student progress; access to staff; opportunities for parents to volunteer and participate in
their child’s class; and opportunities to observe classroom activities.
Southwest High School has developed a written Title I parental involvement policy with input from Title I parents. Parents
provided input at our School Site Council meetings. SOH distributes the policy to parents of Title I students via SSC, ELAC,
and Title I Parent meetings. It is also available on the school’s website and through the main office. The policy describes the
means for carrying out the following Title I parental involvement requirements [20 USC 6318 Section 1118(a)-(f) inclusive].
Building Capacity for Involvement
Southwest High School engages Title I parents in meaningful interactions with the school. It supports a partnership among staff,
parents, and the community to improve student academic achievement. To help reach these goals, the school has established the
- The school provides Title I parents with assistance in understanding the State’s academic content standards,
assessments, and in how to monitor and improve the achievement of their children.
Parents are provided with the school’s directory and website address to facilitate communication. Counselors’
presentations to parents include A- G requirements.
- The school provides Title I parents with materials and training to help them work with their children to improve their children’s
SOH’s Parent Center provides parents with accessibility to computers, a place to meet and a location to hold trainings as
requested by parents.
- With the assistance of Title I parents, the school educates staff members about the value of parent contributions, and in
how to work with parents as equal partners.
All Staff members are encouraged to attend parent meetings. The results of parent surveys are shared with staff, SSC
- The school coordinates and integrates the Title I parental involvement program with other programs, and conducts other
activities, such as parent resource centers, to encourage and support parents in more fully participating in the education of
SOH’s Parent Center provides parents with a place to meet and a location to hold trainings. Parent volunteers are
welcomed. Title I parents are encouraged to get involved in the school’s different programs, such as AVID, GATE, Dual
Language Immersion, Pathways, ELD, SPED, and the bilingual program. Parents are invited to meeting through flyers,
Connect Ed and the school’s website.
- The school distributes Information related to school and parent programs, meetings, and other activities to Title I
parents in a format and language that the parents understand.
All informational materials for parents are translated. Informational materials including Parent Involvement Policy are placed
in main office, Parent Center and Counseling Office.
- The school provides support for parental involvement activities requested by Title I parents.
Parents’ requests for parent involvement activities are welcomed at every parent meeting. SOH’s DAC/Title I/SCE parent
representative meets with the Principal to assist in determining parent involvement activities.
- Southwest High School provides opportunities for the participation of all Title I parents, including parents with limited
English proficiency, parents with disabilities, and parents of migratory students. Information and school reports are
provided in a format and language that parents understand.
All informational materials for parents are translated. Informational materials, including the Parent Involvement Policy, are
placed in the main office, Parent Center and Counseling Office. The agendas for Parent Meetings include items that ask
parents for input and that ensure that they are provided ample opportunities to be part of the decision making process. Our
Title I/DAC/SCE Parent representative facilitates these agenda items. Parent surveys facilitate parent Involvement in
order to improve school curriculum.
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group identification, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation or the perception of one or more of such characteristics.”
SUHSD Board Policy 0410.
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más o de dichas características.”
Política 0410 del Consejo de SUHSD.