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Title 1 Family Engagement Policy English

Title 1 Family Engagement Policy Spanish





Reporting Absences

Children are required by law to be in attendance except that they may be excused for illness or a religious holiday. Parents are asked to leave a message at 829-9050 each day a child is absent. Parents should be prepared to leave amessage with the child's name, grade level, teacher, date of absence, reason for absence, parent's name, and a phone number where the parent can be reached during the day. Absences without parent permission are considered to be unexcused.

Returning to School After an Absence

Children or their parents are responsible for finding out what work needs to be made up due to absence. If you feel your child is well enough to return to school after an illness or injury, but like to have him/her remain indoors during recess, a note from you is sufficient to keep your child inside for up to two day after an illness. If more than two days are required, a physician's statement would authorize the teacher to keep your child indoors or restrict activity for as long as necessary to recover from the illness or injury.

Taking Children out of School for Vacation

Although it is not recommended to take children out of school for an extended period of time, we will make reasonable attempts to supplement work missed.  Advance assignments and sending classroom materials, etc., will be limited, and at the discretion of the teacher.  Teachers will not be expected to reteach a lesson. If you are taking your child out of school for an extended period of time. If you are taking your child out of school for an extended period of time, please complete and sign the form available in the school office.  The completed form should be returned to the school office prior to the absence.  

Doctor or Dentist Appointments

If possible, please make appointments for times other than during school hours.  If this is not possible, please inform the teacher of the time you will pick your child up and when he/she will return to school.  In all cases, students should be picked up at the school office, and check in at the office when returning to school.



Parking and Student Drop Off/Pick Up

For the safety of all children coming to and from school, the schools have established marked areas that MUST be free from vehicular traffic.  It is imperative that drivers of automobiles observe these safety zones and under no circumstances use these zones for parking or for the drop off or pick up of students.



Visiting School

Parents are  encouraged to visit school during the regular school day.  Some teachers set aside special times for your visit, while others prefer that you come at your convenience.  It is best if you do contact your child’s teacher in advance to assure a visit that will enable you to have a very productive experience.

Please check  in at the office, and sign the guest register, to receive proper authorization, and to get helpful directions.  Teachers are directed to send unauthorized visitors to the office. This includes all school areas, both in and outside the building, and refers to ALL parents and visitors.  Your cooperation in this matter will help us ensure the safety of the children, and minimize disruptions of school routine.



Cold Weather Reminders

  • Children must be dressed adequately to be outdoors during recess periods and after eating lunch.  The use of snow pants and boots is encouraged so children may take advantage of the snow.
  • It is necessary that shoes be worn by children at all times when in the school buildings.  When snow boots are worn, shoes should be carried or kept in school to be worn during the day.
  • Children should not arrive at school excessively early. Supervision before 7:25 a.m. is not provided. Children may  enter the building at 7:40 a.m.(7:35 for grades k-2), and into the classroom at  7:45 a.m

Recess Periods During Cold Weather

All elementary schools in the Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District follow similar guidelines for requiring students to stay indoors due to cold weather.  The wind chill is the criteria used and is applied as follows:

1.  Warmer than 0 degrees Fahrenheit - Outdoor Recess

2.  Colder than 0 degrees Fahrenheit or -10  degree wind chill - Indoor Recess



Animals in School

Students may bring pets in for show and tell, unit study, etc. for a limited time. Principal permission must be granted and the owner/parent/guardian must remain with the animal(s) and provide supervision during its entire stay in the classroom. In addition, the Request Form, Student Verification Form and Staff Verification From must be completed prior to the animal(s) classroom visit. No reptiles or amphibians will be permitted in grades EC through 8th grade.



Snack Policy
Snacks and treats served during the student school day should meet acceptable nutritional standards.  In addition, to reduce the risk to students who have food allergies, all food items that are provided in a classroom must have ingredients labeled and may require prior approval of the parent/guardian of the allergic  student.  Even then, the food item may not be suitable due to unknown ingredients and potential cross contamination.


Administrative Policy and Procedure

TITLE I Family Engagement


The district recognizes the importance of family engagement in children’s education. The district shall provide appropriate opportunities for families and family members to become involved in the design and implementation of the District’s Title I program activities.

The Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District will involve families in regular, two-way meaningful communication addressing student achievement and ensuring:

  • that families play an integral role in assisting their child’s learning

  • that families are encouraged to be actively involved in their child’s education

  • that families are full partners in their child’s education and are included, as appropriate, in decision-making and on advisory committees to assist in the education of their child.

In compliance with Section 1118(a)(2), of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District agrees to implement required statutory requirements to:

  • Involve families in the joint planning and development of the district’s Title I plan through representation on the district ESEA team and participation in fall and spring ESSA meetings.

  • Involve families in an Annual Local Review of the Title I Program and use the results of the Annual Review to address any identified barriers to parental participation. The Annual Review will be conducted each spring and will include an analysis of state and local assessment data, a review of grade level needs and services provided, parent/teacher/and/or student survey data, and a summary analysis of the effectiveness of Title I Services.

  • Involve families in the development, implementation, and review of Parent-School Compacts. The compact will be discussed and signed during fall parent-teacher conferences and reviewed during spring conferences. The compact will also be posted on the district website.

  • Involve families in the planning and development of effective parent involvement activities through representation on each building’s Title I Needs Assessment/Evaluation Committee or Schoolwide Committee. Committee meetings will be scheduled flexibly with the scheduling needs of families in mind.

  • Build the schools’ and families’ capacity for parent involvement by:

  • providing  families with information on state standards, assessments, requirements of Title I, monitoring their child’s progress, and working with educators. Information will be provided during an annual fall meeting, through quarterly progress notices, at parent-teacher conferences, in the district newsletter, and on the district website.

  • providing materials, resources and training to help families work with their children to improve academic achievement. Resources will be provided in classroom newsletters and communications, through the school LMC, Parent trainings and family education nights will be planned each year based on the school needs assessment and may include a family Literacy Night, Math Night, etc.

  • communicating regularly with  families in clear and understandable terms. This will include opportunities for families to participate in decision-making roles, volunteer opportunities, quarterly Title I meetings, classroom newsletters, an annual parent survey, parent-school compacts, and parent-teacher conferences. Parent-teacher meetings will be scheduled at any time, as requested by families.


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  • coordinating parent involvement activities with other initiatives including HeadStart, after-school programs, etc.

The Middleton Cross Plains Area School District Title I Parent Involvement policy has been developed jointly with, and agreed on with, families of children participating in Title I programs.

The district will distribute this policy annually to all families of participating Title I children.

LEGAL REF.: WI Statutes: 118.13, Pupil Discrimination Prohibited

PI-9, Administrative Code

Education Consolidation & Improvement Act of 1981

Elementary and Secondary School Education Act Improvement Amendments

No Child Left Behind Act of 2001

Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015

CROSS REF.: 310, Philosophy of Educational Programs, Instruction and Materials

333, Parent Rights and Access to the Curriculum and Instructional Materials

342.11, Special Education Evaluation

342.4, Programs for Students at Risk

342.5 Title I Programs for Disadvantaged Students

342.6, Program or Curriculum Modifications

342.62, Programs for English Language Learners

345.1, Evaluation of Student Achievement

345.2, Student Progress Reporting

346, Assessment Program

411, Equal Educational Opportunities

511, Equal Opportunity Employment

533, Staff Employment

Special Education Policy and Procedure Manual

APPROVED: September 28, 201


Title 1 Family Engagement Policy Spanish



Política administrativa y procedimiento

Título I Participación familiar


El distrito reconoce la importancia de la participación familiar en la educación de los niños. El distrito deberá de proveer oportunidades adecuadas para que los miembros de la familia estén involucrados en el diseño y la implementación de las actividades del programa Título I del distrito.

El distrito escolar del área de Middleton-Cross Plains involucrara a las familias con una comunicación regular, de dos sentidos significativos tomando en cuenta el logro estudiantil y asegurándose de que:

·         Las familias jueguen un papel integral en ayudar al aprendizaje de su hijo(a)

·         Las familias sean motivadas a estar involucradas activamente en la educación de su hijo(a).

·         Las familias sean socios completos en la educación de su hijo(a) y están incluidos, según sea apropiado, en la toma de decisiones y en comités de consulta para ayudar en la educación de su hijo(a).

En conformidad con la Sección 1118(a)(2), del acta Every Student Succeeds (ESSA), el distrito escolar del área de Middleton-Cross Plains está de acuerdo en implementar los requisitos estatutarios necesarios para:

·         Involucrar a las familias en la planeación conjunta y el desarrollo del plan Título I del distrito a través de la representación del equipo ESSA del distrito y la participación en las reuniones de ESSA en la primavera y el otoño.

·         Involucrar a las familias en la Revisión Anual Local del programa Título I y usar los resultados de la revisión anual para abordar cualquier barrera identificada que evite la participación de los padres. La revisión anual será conducida cada primavera e incluirá un análisis de la información de evaluaciones estatales y locales, una revisión de las necesidades de nivel de grado y los servicios proveídos, información de encuesta a padre/maestro/y/o estudiante, y un resumen del análisis de la efectividad de los servicios Titulo I.

·         Involucrar a las familias en el desarrollo, implementación y revisión de los pactos padres-escuela. El pacto será discutido y firmado durante las conferencias entre padres y maestros de otoño y revisados durante las conferencias de primavera. El pacto también será publicado en el sitio web del distrito.

·         Involucrar a las familias en la planeación y desarrollo de actividades efectivas de involucramiento de los padres a través de la representación del comité de evaluación de las necesidades Título I de cada edificio y del comité para toda la escuela. Las reuniones de los comités serán agendadas de manera flexible teniendo en cuenta a las familias.

·         Construir la capacidad de escuelas y familias para el involucramiento de los padres al:

o   Proveer a las familias con información acerca de los estándares estatales, evaluaciones, requisitos de Título I, monitoreo del progreso de sus hijos, y al trabajar con los educadores. La información será proveída durante una reunión anual en el otoño, a través de avisos trimestrales de progreso, en las conferencias entre padres y maestros, en la hija informativa del distrito, y en el sitio web del distrito.

o   Proveer materiales, recursos y capacitación para ayudar a las familias a que trabajen con sus hijos para mejorar el logro académico. Los recursos serán proveídos en las hojas informativas y comunicación del salón de clases a través de la LMC de la escuela. Orientación para los padres y noches de educación familiar serán planeados cada año basado en la evaluación de necesidades de la escuela y podría incluir una noche de alfabetización familiar, noche de matemáticas, etc.

o   Comunicarse regularmente con la familia en términos claro y entendibles. Esto incluirá oportunidades para las familias de participar en el papel de toma de decisiones, oportunidades para ser voluntario, reuniones trimestrales de Título I, hoja informativa del salón de clases, una encuesta anual para los padres, pactos entre escuela-padres, y las conferencias entre los padres los maestros. Las reuniones entre padres-maestros serán agendadas en cualquier momento, cuando sean solicitadas por las familias.

o   Coordinar actividades para la participación de los padres con otras iniciativas incluyendo HeadStart, programas para después de la escuela, etc.

La política de participación de los padres del distrito escolar del área de Middleton-Cross Plains ha sido desarrollada en conjunto con, y estando de acuerdo con, las familias de niños que participan en los programas Titulo I.

El distrito distribuirá esta política de manera anual a todas las familias que tiene niños que participan en Titulo I.


REF. LEGAL:     Estatutos de WI: 118.13, Pupil Discrimination Prohibited

                                    PI-9, Administrative Code

                                    Education Consolidation & Improvement Act of 1981

Elementary and Secondary School Education Act Improvement Amendments

No Child Left Behind Act of 2001

Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015



REF. CRUZ:      310, Philosophy of Educational Programs, Instruction and Materials