Policies

Uniform Policy

Ladies:

  • Navy blue top
  • Khaki pants
  • Khaki shorts
  • Khaki skirt
  • Khaki jumper
  • Navy blue sweater or sweatshirt
  • Socks, leggings (under the skirt or jumper) or stockings
  • Shoes or sneakers

Gentleman:

  • Navy blue top
  • Khaki pants
  • Khaki shorts
  • Navy blue sweater or sweatshirt
  • Socks
  • Shoes or sneakers

Gym Uniform:

  • Navy blue top
  • Navy blue sweatpants/ navy blue shorts
  • Navy blue sweater or sweatshirt
  • Socks
  • Sneakers

NO HOODIES ALLOWED IN THE CLASSROOM

NO OPEN TOE SHOES OR SANDELS ARE ALLOWED

 

 

Parent and Family Engagement Policy

 

ETHAN ALLEN School

Parent and Family Engagement Policy

School Year 2018-2019

Revision Date: {08/1/2018}

In support of strengthening student academic achievement, ETHAN ALLEN receives Title I, Part A funds and therefore must jointly develop with, agree on with, and distribute to parents and family members of participating children a written parent and family engagement policy that contains information required by section 1116(b) and (c) of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).  The policy establishes the school’s expectations for parent and family engagement and describes how the school will implement a number of specific parent and family engagement activities, and it is incorporated into the school’s plan submitted to the local educational agency (LEA).

The Ethan Allen agrees to implement the following requirements as outlined by Section 1116:

  • Involve parents, in an organized, ongoing, and timely way, in the planning, review, and improvement of programs under Title I, Part A, including the planning, review, and improvement of the school parent and family engagement policy and the joint development of the schoolwide program plan under Section 1114(b) of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
  • Update the school parent and family engagement policy periodically to meet the changing needs of parents and the school, distribute it to the parents of participating children, and make the parent and family engagement policy available to the local community.
  • Provide full opportunities, to the extent practicable, for the participation of parents with limited English proficiency, parents with disabilities, and parents of migratory children, including providing information and school reports required under Section 1111 of the ESSA in an understandable and uniform format, including alternative formats upon request and, to the extent practicable, in a language parents understand.
  • If the schoolwide program plan under Section 1114(b) of the ESSA is not satisfactory to the parents of participating children, submit any parent comments on the plan when the school makes the plan available to the local educational agency.
  • Be governed by the following statutory definition of parent and family engagement and will carry out programs, activities, and procedures in accordance with this definition.
  • Parent and Family Engagement means the participation of parents in regular, two-way, and meaningful communication involving student academic learning and other school activities, including ensuring:
    (A) Parents play an integral role in assisting their child’s learning

(B) Parents are encouraged to be actively involved in their child’s education at school

(C) 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

(D) Other activities are carried out, such as those described in Section 1116 of the ESSA

DESCRIPTION OF HOW THE SCHOOL WILL IMPLEMENT

REQUIRED SCHOOL PARENT AND FAMILY ENGAGEMENT POLICY COMPONENTS

Section A: JOINTLY DEVELOPED

Ethan Allen will take the following actions to involve parents in an organized, ongoing, and timely manner in the planning, review, and improvement of Title I programs, including opportunities for regular meetings, if requested by parents, to formulate suggestions and to participate, as appropriate, in decisions relating to the education of their child and respond to any such suggestions as soon as practicably possible.

  • In the Spring of 2018, parents were encouraged to attend a meeting in which they could review and give input into this document, as well as the Compact. Parents were notified of this meeting through flyers and monthly calendars sent home with students as well as a phone blast. This year, a parent input meeting for the policy and compact was held on April 19, 2018.

Section B: ANNUAL TITLE I MEETING

Ethan Allen will take the following actions to conduct an annual meeting, at a convenient time, and encourage and invite all parents of participating children to attend to inform them about the school’s Title I program, the nature of the Title I program, the parents’ requirements, the school parent and family engagement policy, the schoolwide plan, and the school-parent compact.

  • We will hold an Annual Title I meeting on Back to School Night in September 2018 where we will invite all parents to participate. During this meeting, we will inform them about the Title I program, requirements of Title I part A, parent rights and responsibilities under Title I, state academic content standards and assessments, how to work with educators and methods of monitoring student progress. We will also provide and send home a copy of the Parent and Family Engagement Policy and School Parent Compact at that time. Parents will be notified by flyer, monthly calendar and Robo call of the date of this meeting.

Section C: COMMUNICATIONS

Ethan Allen will take the following actions to provide parents of participating children with (1) Timely information about the Title I programs, (2) Flexible number of meetings, such as meetings in the morning or evening, (3) transportation, child care or home visits, as such services relate to parent and family engagement and may use Title I funds and (4) Information related to the school and parent programs, meetings, and other activities, is sent to the parents of participating children in an understandable and uniform format, including alternative formats upon request and, to the extent practicable, in a language the parents can understand.

  • Parents will be given the Parent Engagement Policy and Compact during Back to School Night as well as sent home with students in their communication folder. These documents are also uploaded to our website. Parents are notified about various meetings, assemblies and events during the school year through flyers and monthly calendars sent home with students as well as through a phone blast. Meetings, trainings and workshops are held at various times of the day to accommodate all families and their schedules. All communications sent home are in the family home language. Any translation can be made available upon request to the district office of translations services.

Section D: SCHOOL-PARENT COMPACT

  • Ethan Allen will take the following actions to jointly develop with parents of participating children a school-parent compact that outlines how parents, the entire school staff, and 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 to help children achieve the state’s high standards.
  • In the Spring of 2018, parents were encouraged to attend a meeting in which they could review and give input into this document, as well as the Compact. Parents were notified of this meeting through flyers and monthly calendars sent home with students as well as a phone blast. This year, a parent input meeting for the policy and compact was held on April 19, 2018.

Section E: RESERVATION OF FUNDS

  • Ethan Allen will take the following actions to involve the parents of children served in Title I, Part A schools in decisions about how the 1 percent of Title I, Part A funds reserved for parent and family engagement is spent by.
  • Each Spring, parents are encouraged to attend a School Plan and budget review meeting. At this time, parents can give input into how they would like to see the parent involvement funds to be spent.
  • Ethan Allen School has a night dedicated to Literacy at which parents are instructed in how to read with their children, how to question while reading, food is provided for families using Parent Involvement funds.  Materials are also purchased for parent use, including Parenting books and videos. Parent Breakfast is provided for Parent Walk Throughs

Section F: COORDINATION OF SERVICES

Ethan Allen will, to the extent feasible and appropriate, coordinate and integrate parent and family engagement programs and activities with other Federal, State, and local programs, including public preschool programs, and conduct other activities, such as parent resource centers, that encourage and support parents in more fully participating in the education of their children by:

  • Devon Theatre provides after school programs for students that encourages good behavior
  • Promoting Home and School program at Back to School Night
  • Providing parents with volunteer information
  • Developing parent workshops throughout the school year (literacy and math focus)

Section G: BUILDING CAPACITY OF PARENTS

Ethan Allen will build the parents’ capacity for strong parent and family engagement to ensure effective involvement of parents and to support a partnership among the school and the community to improve student academic achievement through the following:

  • Providing parents with a description and explanation of the curriculum in use at the school, the forms of academic assessments used to measure student progress, and the achievement levels of the challenging State academic standards; and
  • Materials and training to help parents to work with their child to improve their child’s achievement, such as literacy training and using technology (including education about the harms of copyright piracy), as appropriate, to foster parent and family engagement
  • Providing assistance to parents of participating children, as appropriate, in understanding topics such as the following:
    a)  The challenging State’s academic standards
    b)  The State and local academic assessments including alternate assessments
    c)  The requirements of Title I, Part A
    d)  How to monitor their child’s progress
    e)  How to work with educators to improve the achievement of their child
    f)  Various workshops and trainings are offered to parents throughout the school year. Some of the topics being covered are technology, Corrective reading and Math, Lexia, Connecting Math Consents, Small Group Instruction.   During the Annual Title I meeting, held each September, we share with parents the requirements of Title I, Part A, the State’s academic standards and local academic assessments. There are three report card conferences throughout the school year, November, February and April, with an evening conference offered each time. During these conferences teachers will discuss with parents how to work with educators and monitor their child’s progress. Parents will also be provided with information about the school curriculum and how to support student learning at these conferences.

Section H: BUILDING CAPACITY OF SCHOOL STAFF

Ethan Allen will provide training to educate teachers, specialized instructional support personnel, principals, and other school leaders, and other staff, with the assistance of parents, in the value and utility of contributions of parents, and in how to reach out to, communicate with, and work with parents as equal partners, implement and coordinate parent programs, and build ties between parents and the school by:

  • Surveys are made available to parents during all events, meetings and conferences. The results of the parent surveys are tallied and shared with staff during Professional developments throughout the school year. In August, staff will be trained on how to communicate and work with parents as equal partners.

Ethan Allen School will provide other reasonable support for parent and family engagement activities under Section 1116 as parents may request by:

  • Hold parent meetings at convenient times, including morning, afternoons, afterschool and evenings
  • Teachers and administrators are available for phone conferences throughout the school year.

PARENT AND FAMILY ENGAGEMENT POLICY DISCRETIONARY COMPONENTS

  • Literacy workshops are available during report card conferences

Dr. Cassandra Houston                                                                                                   9-18-18

Principal Signature                                                                                                            Date

 

 

School-Parent Compact

 

ETHAN ALLEN SCHOOL

School-Parent Compact

2018-2019 School Year

Revision Date {08/1/2018}

 

Dear Parent/Guardian,

JOINTLY DEVELOPED

The Ethan Allen Elementary School and the parents of the students participating in activities, services, and programs funded by Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) 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 children achieve the State’s high standards.

This School-Parent Compact is in effect during school year 2018-2019. A parent input meeting was held on April 19, 2018 where parents were invited to give input into the development of this School Parent Compact.

To understand how working together can benefit your child, it is first important to understand the District’s and school’s goals for student academic achievement.

THE SCHOOL DISTRICT OF PHILADELPHIA ANCHOR GOALS:

  1.  100% of students will graduate, ready for college and career.
  2.  100% of 8-year-olds will read on grade level.
  3.  100% of schools will have great principals and teachers.
  4.  SDP will have 100% of the funding we need for great schools, and zero deficit.

ETHAN ALLEN SCHOOL GOALS:

Priority Goal 1–Early Literacy

At least 70% of Kindergarten students and 50% of 1st and 2nd grade students will score at target by the Spring AIMSweb assessment.

Priority Goal 2–Early Literacy

At least 60% of Kindergarten students and 75% of 1st and 2nd grade students will make at least one year’s worth of growth, as evidenced by their independent reading level from Q1 to Q4.

Priority Goal 3–Literacy

No more than 25% (30%) of 3rd grade students will score below basic on the 3rd Grade PSSA-ELA assessment.

Priority Goal 4–Climate

At least 50% (40%) of students will attend at least 95% or more school days.

Priority Goal 5–Math

No more than 20% (57%) of 4th grade students will score below basic on Math PSSA, as monitored through incremental checks in i-Ready

To help your child meet the district and school goals, the school, you, and your child will work together:

SCHOOL/TEACHER RESPONSIBILITIES:

Ethan Allen will:

  • Provide students with instruction according to the Common Core Standards from the state of Pennsylvania and the School District of Philadelphia.
  • Implement research based programs, aligned to the Common Core in all classrooms.  Such programs include Pearson ReadyGEN (K-5), Pearson Envision Math (K-5), STC and Foss.
  • Provide instruction using research based intervention programs including Corrective Reading, Corrective Mathematics, i-ready Math and Lexia, to those students who need such interventions.
  • Implement MTSS-RtII to enable early identification and strategic interventions for students at academic or behavioral risk.  Additionally, MTSS-RtII is an instructional framework aimed at improving instruction for all students, which will be provided during our school’s daily instruction 
  • Provide a safe, positive and healthy learning environment for each child.
  • Provide reasonable access to highly qualified staff.
  • Treat each child with care and respect.
  • Strive to address the individual needs of each student.
  • Assure every student access to quality learning experiences appropriate to their development.
  • Assure that the school staff communicates clear expectations for performance to both students and parents.

PARENT RESPONSIBILITIES:

We, as parents, will:

  • Make sure that homework is completed.
  • Make sure my child reads at home.
  • Monitor amount of time my child spends on electronic media.
  • Volunteer in my child’s classroom and working closely with the school team.
  • Participate, as appropriate, in decisions relating to my child’s education.
  • Promote positive use of my child’s extracurricular time.
  • Make sure my child comes to school prepared to learn and in the proper uniform.
  • Assure a safe environment on the way to and from school.
  • Stay informed about my child’s education and communicate with the school by promptly reading all notices from the school or the school district either received by my child or by mail and respond, as appropriate.
  • Serve as part of the Lawton SAC, which entails volunteering, fundraising, and collaboration in the development of Title I policies.

STUDENT RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Make sure that homework is completed.
  • Make sure my child reads at home.
  • Monitor amount of time my child spends on electronic media.
  • Volunteer in my child’s classroom and working closely with the school team.
  • Participate, as appropriate, in decisions relating to my child’s education.
  • Promote positive use of my child’s extracurricular time.
  • Make sure my child comes to school prepared to learn and in the proper uniform.
  • Assure a safe environment on the way to and from school.
  • Stay informed about my child’s education and communicate with the school by promptly reading all notices from the school or the school district either received by my child or by mail and respond, as appropriate.
  • Serve as part of the ALLEN SAC, which entails volunteering, fundraising, and collaboration in the development of Title I policies.

 

COMMUNICATION ABOUT STUDENT LEARNING:

ETHAN ALLEN is committed to frequent two-way communication with families about children’s learning.  Some of the ways you can expect us to reach you are:

  • Hold an annual meeting to inform parents of the school’s participation in Title I, Part A programs, and to explain the Title I, Part A requirements, and the right of parents to be involved in Title I, Part A programs.  The school will convene the meeting at a convenient time to parents, and will offer a flexible number of additional parental involvement meetings, such as in the morning or evening, so that as many parents as possible are able to attend.  The school will invite to this meeting all parents of children participating in Title I, Part A programs (participating students), and will encourage them to attend.
  • Provide information to parents of participating students in an understandable and uniform format, including alternative formats upon the request of parents with disabilities, and, to the extent practicable, in a language that parents can understand.
  • Provide to parents of participating children information in a timely manner about Title I, Part A programs that includes a description and explanation of the school’s curriculum, the forms of academic assessment used to measure children’s progress, and the proficiency levels students are expected to meet.
  • Provide to each parent an individual student report about the performance of their child on the State assessment in Math, English Language Arts and Science.

ACTIVITIES TO BUILD PARTNERSHIPS:

ETHAN ALLEN offers ongoing events and programs to build partnerships with families

     Ethan Allen School has a night dedicated to Literacy at which parents are instructed in how to read with their children, how to question while reading, food is provided for families using Parent Involvement funds.  Materials are also purchased for parent use, including Parenting books and videos. Parent Breakfast is provided for Parent Walk Throughs