Title 1 Plan



                                                             Castlewood Elementary School

School-Parent Compact


Parental involvement is the participation of parents in a regular, two-way and meaningful communication involving student achievement and academic performance, and other school activities.  Castlewood Elementary School and the parents of the students participating in activities, services, and programs funded by Title I agree that this school-parental compact outlines how we will share the responsibility for improved student academic achievement and the means by which the school and the parents will build and develop a partnership that will help our students achieve the State’s highest standards. At Castlewood Elementary School we strive to ensure that parents play an integral role in assisting with their child’s learning: that parents are encouraged to be actively involved in their child’s education at school and that parents 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.


Castlewood Elementary School will:

1.   Provide high-quality curriculum and instruction in a supportive and effective learning environment that enables the participating students to meet the State’s student achievement standards and Federal AMO’s:

·         Use of SOL pacing guides and curriculum framework

·         Response to Intervention

·         PALS Tutoring

·         Use of parent involvement

2.   Hold parent-teacher conferences during which this student-parental involvement policy will be discussed as it relates to the individual child’s achievement.  Specifically, these conferences will be held:

·         Orientation at the beginning of each school year

·         Fall and Spring Open House

·         At parent or teacher’s request for a meeting

·         Provide parents with frequent reports on their child’s progress.

·         Mid-six weeks progress reports will be distributed each grading period

·         Report cards will be distributed at the end of each six weeks grading period

·         PALS reports will be distributed at beginning of year; mid-year; and end of year

·         Scores and progress reports will be tracked and reviewed at parent conferences

3.   Provide parents reasonable access to staff.  Specifically, staff will be available for consultation with parents as follows:

·         Communicate frequently utilizing telephone calls, written correspondences, and e-mails

·         Parent –teacher meetings upon parent or teacher’s request

·         Orientation

·         Fall and Spring Open House

4.   Provide parents opportunities to volunteer and participate in their child’s class and to observe classroom activities as follows:

·         Parents may observe their child’s classroom by appointment

·         Parents will be encouraged to sign up and participate in the school’s volunteer program

·         Parents will be invited to attend school assemblies and programs throughout the year


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

·         Monitoring attendance

·         Completing enrichment activities

·         Volunteering in their child’s school environment

·         Participating, as appropriate, in decisions regarding their child’s education

·         Staying informed about their child’s education and communicating with the school by promptly reading all notices from the school and responding appropriately

·         Serving when possible on policy advisory groups, such as being the Title I parent representative on the school’s school improvement team, the Title I Policy Advisory Committee, the District-Wide Policy Advisory Council, or other school advisory /policy groups