Title One Parent Survey

Title One Parent Survey

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SPRING 2020 Title One Meeting Online

The purpose of a Title I Schoolwide program is to upgrade the entire educational program in a school in order to improve academic achievement so that all students, particularly the lowest-achieving students, demonstrate proficiency of the state's academic standards.

Eligibility of a School to Implement a Schoolwide Program

  • The school must be served by Title l.
  • Forty percent or more of the children are from low-income families. In most South Carolina schools this is defined as eligibility for free- or reduced-price lunch.
  • A school's Title I allocation must be large enough to provide a reasonable assurance that a school can operate a Title I Schoolwide program of sufficient quality enabling the children most at-risk of not meeting South Carolina's academic achievement standards to do so.

Updated Needs Assessment for Ewing Middle School

With an enrollment of around 500 sixth - eighth graders, John E. Ewing Middle School has an administrative team consisting of a principal, assistant principal, and an administrative assistant. The faculty includes thirty-three teachers and two school counselors. Ewing has five teacher assistants, sixteen staff members, a nurse, and a resource officer. Students often come to Ewing reading multiple years below grade level, lacking support for future goals and growth, and without opportunities to explore postsecondary pathways. Our goal is to improve the outcomes of students, with regard to academics, College-and-Career Readiness, and successful citizenship.

In the 2018-19 school year, the percent of students scoring Meets/Exceeds in ELA was 37.5 and in Math was 33.4. The lowest performing subgroups were Disabled students and Economically Disadvantaged students.

Trend data for Ewing students indicates a positive trend for both ELA and Math. Ewing students were 9.6 points below the state average on ELA in 2017-2018 and were 7.9 points below the state average in 2018-2019. In Math, Ewing students were 16.1 points below the state average in 2017-2018 and were 11.7 points below the state average in 2018-2019.

Fall 2019-2020 STAR Projections for SC Ready for All Students in Reading was 28%.

Winter 2019-2020 STAR Projections for SC Ready for All Students in Reading was 26%.

Last year, STAR underpredicted Reading by about 4.5 points. Our goal was for 32.8% to Meet/Exceed. With the closing of schools due to COVID-19, no SCReady data is available for 2019-2020.

Fall 2019-2020 STAR Projections for SC Ready for All Students in Math was 24%.

Winter 2019-2020 STAR Projections for SC Ready for All Students in Math was 23%.

Last year, STAR underpredicted Math by about 6.5 points. Our goal was for 30% to Meet/Exceed.

With the closing of schools due to COVID-19, no SCReady data is available for 2019-20200

In 2018-2019, teacher satisfaction with home and school relations increased to 43.4%. 80% of students and 81% of parents were satisfied with home and school relations. The faculty and staff of John E. Ewing Middle School will continue to work toward improving home-school relations and parent satisfaction with the school through our Title One parent meetings and training opportunities.

Teachers were surveyed for needed professional development, and they asked for software training (LiveSchool for PBIS, vocabulary.com, USA TestPrep, ClearTouch, ABE, AVID, Prodigy, and PearDeck). We began the year with the professional development that teachers needed. The Literacy Team decided we should focus on Paragraph Writing and Word Mapping throughout all content areas. This professional development was also provided.

Using data from the Needs Assessment, the stakeholders of John E. Ewing Middle School have developed a plan to improve academic achievement for the 2020-2021 school year:

  • A Reading Interventionist, Mrs. Gloria Sherman, will be hired to work with students reading two or more years below grade level. She will work with students on fluency and comprehension. Technology software will be purchased to provide personalized learning and curriculum resources to meet the unique needs of each learner.
  • Student incentives such as medallions, certificates, and plaques will be purchase to recognize and reward student achievement and attendance.
  • Parenting supplies such as postage and copy paper will be purchased to keep parents informed about school events. Young adult novels/books and refreshments will be purchased for parent meetings such as Bingo for Books where students and parents play Bingo and the winners receive books.
  • An author visit, as well as science and history assemblies, will be scheduled to build student interest.
  • Instructional materials and supplies such as paper, pencils, binders, highlighters, sticky notes, note cards, pencil pouches, copy paper, materials for science experiments and math projects, novels at various reading levels, Scholastic magazines, books for summer reading, etc. will be purchased.
  • Substitutes will be secured for teachers to have data analysis professional development once each nine weeks. During this time, teachers will look for students who need intervention (STAR reports, grades, student work not turned in, students failing, students with excessive absences, etc.). Teachers will notify students and parents of students needing intervention.

                                                                                            

Title One Compact

John E. Ewing Middle School, and the parents of the students participating in activities, services, and programs funded by Title l, 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 students achieve the State's high standards.

This school-parent compact is in effect during school year 2019-2020.

School Responsibilities

John E. Ewing Middle School will:

  • Provide high-quality curriculum and instruction in a supportive and effective learning environment that enables the participating students to meet the State's student academic achievement standards.
  • Hold annual parent-teacher conferences during which this compact will be discussed as it relates to students' achievement.
  • Provide parents with frequent reports on their children's progress (4 interim reports and 4 report cards).
  • Provide parents reasonable access to staff for consultation.
  • Provide parents opportunities to volunteer and participate in their child's class, and to observe classroom activities.

Parent Responsibilities

We, as parents, will support our children's learning in the following ways:

  • Ask my child about his/her school day.
  • Monitor my child's attendance.
  • Make sure that my child's homework is completed.
  • Make sure that my child reads each day.
  • Stay informed about my child's education by reading notices from the school and by regularly checking PowerSchool.
  • Promote positive use of my child's extracurricular time.
  • Volunteer in my child's class, at lunch, recess, or on field trips.
  • Monitor the amount of time my child spends on video games or tv.

Student Responsibilities

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.
  • Read at least 20 minutes every day outside of school time.
  • Try to do my best work and maximize my learning.
  • Give my parent all notices and information received by me from school.

 

________________________    ________________________    ________________________

School                                                     Parent(s)                                                 Student  

 

________________________    ________________________    ________________________

                 Date                                                       Date                                                            Date

 

Would you like to see any changes in the compact for the 2020-2021 school year?

 

 

Parent Meetings/Trainings for 2020-2021

 

August — 6th grade parent training/orientation

September — Safety

October — STOPit Anonymous Reporting App

November — Computer Violations

January — Bingo for Books

February — STAR Report Explanation

March — Parents VS Students Beach Volleyball

Do you have any comments or additional suggestion for upcoming meetings? Please contact Ewing Middle School at 864-206-2449.

Cherokee County School District Title One Complaint Resolution

A complaint must be submitted in writing to the Title I Office of the Cherokee County School District Office or the State Department of Education, Federal Programs Office. The complaint, and the facts on which the complaint are based must be included. The complaint must include the name, address, and phone number or email of the person submitting the complaint. Processing will begin within two (2) business days of receiving the complaint, and the District's Title I office will notify the complainant the complaint has been received.

Complaints to be filed with the school district:

Cherokee County School District Office

Michael Mullinax, Coordinator of Federal Accountability

Title I Department

P.O. Box 460

Gaffney, South Carolina 29342

Complaints to be filed with the State Department of Education:

State Department of Education Federal Programs Office

1429 Senate Street

Columbia, South Carolina 29201

South Carolina Department of Education Complaint Resolution Procedures

The State Department of Education has the authority to hear complaints and appeals regarding certain federal programs and requires school districts to distribute the following information concerning the South Carolina Department of Education's complaint resolution procedures:

  • Organizations or individuals may file a complaint that applies to Title I within thirty days of receiving the decision by the school district or group of districts.
  • Complaints and appeals must be made in writing and they must contain a statement indicating   the violation, the facts on which the statement is based, and the specific requirement of law or           regulation allegedly violated. Complaints and appeals must be filed with the State  Superintendent of Education at the S.C. Department of Education, 1429 Senate Street, Columbia, South Carolina 29201.
  • The SDE will confirm receipt of the complaint within ten business days and will conduct an investigation to determine the merits of the complaint. The Deputy Superintendent will issue a final decision regarding the complaint within 60 days, except under exceptional circumstances that warrant an extension.
  • The final decision of the SDE may be appealed to the Secretary of the U. S. Department of Education. A suggestion box is located at C. A. Johnson High School in the main office. The parent and family engagement specialist checks the suggestion box weekly. The administration responds to suggestions within 15 business days.

 

 

 

 

Ewing Middle School Title I Needs Assessment Survey

                                                               2020-2021

Cherokee County Title One schools are required by law to assess their needs annually. As part of that assessment, we need your input to help plan and design our program for next year.

Title I — Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantages

 

Summary of Title I

The purpose of Title I is to "ensure that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach, at a minimum, proficiency on challenging State academic achievement standards and State academic assessments." The program provides supplemental services to children in Title I schoolwide programs to improve the academic performance of students.

1. Please read the list of ideas below and circle all of those you consider most important.

 

Speakers/Assemblies                                               Guidance Supplies

Staff Development                                       Technology/Software Supplies

Parent Programs/Workshops                                  Instructional Supplies

Reading Interventionist                                           Student Incentives

 

2. Please identify the three areas of instruction you think should be top priorities in our school. Number them from 1 to 3 in order of importance.

 

Reading/ELA

____ Science

___Math

____ Social Studies

Writing

____ Other, please specify

 

 

 

 

 

3. Parents want to be involved in their child’s education.  The best ways to involve parents are: (Please circle all those that work best for you.)

Parent Workshops                                        Orientation Night before School

Parent-Teacher Conference Days              Game Nights

PTO/SIC Meetings                                       Eagle's Eye Monthly Newsletter

School Website                                             Classroom Visits

Phone Calls                                                   Sign in Front of School

 

 

4.  What are the areas of concerns about students' education at Ewing Middle School?

 

5.  What are the "positive areas" about students' education at Ewing Middle School?

 

6.  Do you have any suggestions for other programs that you would like to see implemented in our school?

 

 7.  Please circle the category that applies to you.

Parent     Teacher     Other, please specify___________________________

 

 

 

Thank you for your help with this survey. If you have any questions about the survey or additional suggestions for next year, please call (864) 206-2449.


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