Title I School-wide Program

  • Title I is a federal program that provides supplemental funds to schools to help support academic learning. Title I eligibility is determined by the percent of students that qualify for free/reduced lunch. Title I funds are used for educational services for students most in need of support, parental involvement opportunities and professional development.  Title I funds are available for teachers, materials, and support services for schools that qualify under ESSA guidelines.  The focus of the Title I program is on helping all students meet the same high standards expected of all children.

    If you would like to learn more about our Title I program, please contact the school office at any time.

     

    Board of Education Policy on Parental Involvement - BP 6020

    The School Board recognizes that parents/guardians are their children's first and most influential teachers and that continued parental involvement in the education of children contributes greatly to student achievement and conduct. Parents/guardians can directly affect academic success by reinforcing their children's motivation and commitment to education. The District shall include parent involvement strategies as a component of instructional planning.

    Teachers and parents/guardians can better understand and meet student needs if they work together. All of our schools have a duty to communicate frequently with the home and to help parents/guardians develop skills and family management techniques which support classroom learning. Administrators and teachers should keep parents/guardians well informed about school expectations and tell them when and how they can assist their children in support of classroom learning activities. The Board encourages staff training in effective communication with the home.

    The Board encourages parents/guardians to serve as volunteers in the schools and to attend student performances and school meetings.

     

    Parental Involvement at Main Elementary School

    Active parent participation is the most influential factor impacting children’s success in school.  We hope that you’ll find a comfortable opportunity to be involved at Main Elementary.

     

    Parent Teacher Organization

    Our dynamic PTO connects home and school. You can make a real contribution to the success of your school by being an active PTO member.  If you would like more information about joining, please contact the school office at 486-2100.

     

    At School: always check in first at the office.

    • Help out in your child’s classroom. Tell the teacher what types of classroom work you’re comfortable doing
    • Drop by at lunchtime and eat with your child.
    • Come and play at recess time, after checking in at the office.
    • Volunteer as a guest presenter – share your talents.
    • Help in the computer lab.
    • Participate in field trips and special projects.
    • Attend conferences and other events that happen in your child’s classroom.

     

    At Home: Ask about your child’s schoolwork every day.

    • Read with your child every day.
    • Look at homework and ask your child questions.

     

    Helpful Parent Resources

    Alaska Department of Education and Early Development Website