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Title I Information – What Our Families Need to Know

Title I, Part A is a federal program funded by the Every Child Succeeds Act (ESEA) that provides financial assistance to local educational agencies and public schools with a high percentage of families who qualify for the free and reduced lunch program. Title I funds are spent to improve academic achievement and enhance family engagement.

Examples of services paid for by Title I, Part A include:

  • Reading & math intervention
  • Trained tutors
  • Extended day activities
  • Summer school
  • Family engagement forums to enhance students’ academic growth

If you have questions or concerns about the use of these funds in your child’s school, contact:

Pamela Faulkner
Supervisor: Title I/LAP Programs
pdfaulkner@seattleschools.org
206-252-0694

If you have questions or wish to file a formal complaint about the use of funds, the citizen complaint process can be accessed:

  • OSPI website
  • Phone: 360-725-6100
  • TTY: 360-664-3631
  • FAX: 360-586-3305
  • Mail Your Question:
    Attn: Citizen Complaint Title I, Part A
    Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
    P.O. Box 47200
    Olympia, WA 98504

Title I Funded Schools

View a list of Title I funded schools on the SPS district website.

Seattle Public Schools Provides Equal Educational and Employment Opportunities

Seattle Public Schools, SPS, provides Equal Educational Opportunities and Equal Employment Opportunities and does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex; race; creed; color; religion; ancestry; national origin; age; economic status; sexual orientation, including gender expression or identity; pregnancy; marital status; physical appearance; the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability; honorably discharged veteran or military status; or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal. SPS also provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.

SPS complies with all applicable state and federal laws and regulations, including but not limited to: Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008; and the Washington Law Against Discrimination RCW 49.60. SPS’s compliance includes, but is not limited to all district programs, courses, activities, including extra-curricular activities, services, and access to facilities.

Student/Family/School Compact

Families – Please read this compact with your child. Have both you and your child sign the compact and return it to the AM classroom teacher.

A compact is a written agreement that outlines how students, parents and teachers will work together to accomplish great things for our children in school and in life. At Olympic Hills, this is what we agree to in order to do our best and work well together!

Student Pledge

I pledge to:

  • Come to school ready to learn, work hard, and do my best.
  • Observe the school expectations to be safe, kind, helpful, and responsible.
  • Be a self-manager – solve problems and practice making good decisions.
  • Be present and engaged in classes and on SeeSaw.
  • Read every day.

Family Pledge

I/We pledge to:

  • Ensure that my child attends school every day and on time.
  • Help my child get enough sleep on school nights, 10 hours or more for children ages 6-12.
  • Provide a quiet time and place for school work.
  • Read to my child and encourage my child to read daily.
  • Read weekly newsletters from the principal and emails from teachers.
  • Participate in school activities whenever possible.
  • Attend parent/teacher conferences.
  • Communicate with school staff about my child’s progress and seek help if my child is not meeting grade level academic standards or behavior expectations.

School Pledge

We pledge to:

  • Provide a safe, warm and caring learning environment.
  • Plan instruction that is engaging and appropriately challenging to students.
  • Have high expectations of our students, and communicate these expectations clearly so that students and parents see growth.
  • Make school expectations clear for students and enforce them fairly and consistently.
  • Communicate regularly with families about student progress.
  • Work as a team with other school staff to design excellent instruction and support students and families.
  • Involve families in decision making and improving our school community.

Olympic Hills Elementary School embraces the Seattle School District’s commitment to family involvement as a key to academic success.  In order to facilitate this, the school community has developed the following plan.

Olympic Hills Elementary School will meet statutory requirements by:

  • School Wide Family/School compact translated into our five major languages (Amharic, Arabic, Vietnamese, Spanish, Somali).Compacts are sent to families in September. We maintain family communication through: 
    1. Weekly family newsletter sent by the principal on Thursdays in all major languages
    2. Weekly family emails sent by teachers on Fridays
    3. PTA Facebook page
    4. Principal Instagram account
    5. Informational displays in school hallways regarding volunteer opportunities, after school programs, special events, PTA news, and volunteer recognition.
    6. Quarterly PTA meetings and special presentations (interpreted)
    7. Spanish Family Council monthly meetings
    8. A Volunteer coordinator on staff
    9. A highly professional staff of bilingual instructional assistants who maintain regular contact with families by phone and face to face interactions
    10. Quarterly Principal Coffee Chats 
  • Funding for family-initiated activities, before and after school programs, cultural and educational evenings for families, etc.
  • Additional family services offered through the City of Seattle Families and Education Levy
  1. 0.5 Spanish Family School Advocate
  2. 0.8 School Relations Assistant
  3. After school ELL tutoring through Meadowbrook Community Center

Olympic Hills will involve families in the development and revision of the school’s family involvement plan by:

  • Soliciting family comment, through scheduled meetings where the involvement plan is on the agenda. (PTA meetings, Building Leadership Team meetings, and others as appropriate)
  • Solicit family feedback on a Microsoft Forms family survey in October

Olympic Hills will involve families in the process of school review and improvement by

  • Membership on the Building Leadership Team where major issues of educational policy and practice are decided around C-SIP, budget, and professional development
  • Soliciting input at language and affinity group meetings scheduled throughout the year, monthly Principal Coffee Chats, PTA meetings

Olympic Hills Elementary meeting outlining the Title 1 program requirements and the rights of families will be held early in the fall.  This evening meeting is widely publicized by classroom announcements, translated flyers, calls by language IA’s, PTA e-mail.

The agenda includes:

  • Curriculum overview in Literacy and Mathematics
  • District/State Academic standards
  • Overview of District/State Assessments
  • Expectations for student performance on assessments
  • Family/Teacher conferences
  • Family compacts

Olympic Hills will hold regularly scheduled family – teacher conferences.

  • All teachers hold Family Connections meetings with individual families in September.
  • Ongoing family connection meetings biweekly for students furthest from educational justice and monthly for other families throughout the year
  • November academic conferences which include soliciting families’ perspectives on their children

Olympic Hills will provide written reports of scores to families by:

  • Distribution of reading and math formative and summative assessment data

All teaching staff at Olympic Hills Elementary School are Highly Qualified.

All new hires must meet Title 1 requirements. Olympic Hills Elementary School follows Title 1 guidelines in notifying families in the event of a long term substitute if there is a need.

Activities by OHES to help parents understand academic requirements include:

  • Trainings to help families utilize family/teacher conferences
  • Meetings on how to read and interpret the report card
  • Translated reports on student progress in addition to the report card

Olympic Hills’ Title 1 team provides on-going training and support to all staff in communicating with parents and engaging them as equal partners in their child’s education .

In addition to all the activities listed above OHES has developed the following opportunities for parent involvement in the school.

  • Volunteer Coordinator whose explicit job description in to encourage parent volunteer activities and to promote communication between school and parents.
  • Parents serve as volunteers throughout the school (tutors, library helpers, chaperones, facilitators of before and after school programs, special events coordinators).
  • Parent/Family All school programs
  1. Language Affinity Group meetings
  2. Weekly all school assemblies focused on heritage and cultural pride months
  3. MLK and Black Lives Matters celebrations
  4. Multicultural Night
  5. Science Fair
  • Language support for families whose home language is not English.This includes interpretation of conferences, student intervention team meetings, IEP meetings, and general conferences.
  • School Relations Assistant, Family School Advocate, and counselor who help families with material needs and tracks families whose children are at risk of truancy or poor academic performance
  • Parent involvement and leadership on the Building Leadership Team (BLT), PTA executive board and Latino PTA board.Parents are also represented on the, playground supervision and before and after school programs.

This plan is available in the front office.  Copies are available through the PTA, Volunteer coordinator, Title 1 team, principal, and assistant principals.

Olympic Hills Elementary School has a strong commitment to parent involvement.  With a diverse linguistic, socio-economic, racial, cultural and ethnic community, the school strives to welcome, reach out to and include all families as equal partners.

Title I, Part A Complaint Procedure

Title I, Part A is a federal program funded by the Every Child Succeeds Act (ESEA) that provides financialassistance to local educational agencies and public schools with a high percentage of families whoqualify for the free and reduced lunch program. Title I funds are spent to improve academicachievement and enhance family engagement.

Examples of services paid for by Title I, Part A include:

  • Reading & math intervention
  • Trained tutors
  • Extended day activities
  • Summer school
  • Family engagement forums to enhance students’ academic growth

If, as a parent, you have questions or concerns about the use of these funds in your child’s school,contact:

Pamela Faulkner

Supervisor: Title I/LAP Programs

pdfaulkner@seattleschools.org 

If you have further questions or wish to file a formal complaint about the use of funds, the citizencomplaint process can be accessed:

Online| Phone 360-725-6100 | TTY 360-664-3631 | FAX 360-586-3305

Mail Your Question

Attn: Citizen Complaint Title I, Part A

Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

P.O. Box 47200

Olympia, WA 98504

Seattle Public Schools provides Equal Educational and Employment Opportunities

Seattle Public Schools, SPS, provides Equal Educational Opportunities and Equal EmploymentOpportunities and does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex; race; creed;color; religion; ancestry; national origin; age; economic status; sexual orientation, including genderexpression or identity; pregnancy; marital status; physical appearance; the presence of any sensory,mental or physical disability; honorably discharged veteran or military status; or the use of a trained dogguide or service animal. SPS also provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youthgroups.

SPS complies with all applicable state and federal laws and regulations, including but not limited to: TitleIX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Section 504 of theRehabilitation Act of 1973; the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and the ADA AmendmentsAct of 2008; and the Washington Law Against Discrimination RCW 49.60. SPS’s compliance includes, butis not limited to all district programs, courses, activities, including extra-curricular activities, services,and access to facilities.

Title I Contacts

Title I/LAP Consulting Teachers