ESL Policy and Procedures Manual
Message to Parents
As a parent, you play a strong role in helping your child succeed in school. Research tells us that when parents engage their children in educational activities in the home, it better prepares them for the challenges they will experience in their classrooms and beyond. Opelika City Schools is proud to offer a place where you can go to learn more about parenting and family literacy. Online resources on a variety of educational topics, and Title I NCLB information. We hope you find this feature helpful.
No Child Left Behind
As building leader, meeting the demanding requirements of No Child Left Behind falls most heavily on you, the principal. Are you aware that you have a powerful ally in your school library media specialist? A variety of credible studies prove that schools with good library programs have students who do better academically as measured by standardized test scores. 1 So does common sense. As administrators, you should not be asking yourselves if you should be devoting resources to improving test scores or to improving library programs. Improved library programs do equal improved test scores—and more. You may never meet the ambitious NCLB literacy goal of 100% by 2013, but effective library programs will get you closer to that goal. The school library program is your effective partner in helping create those changes. Read on to discover how well supported library programs can specifically and effectively advance your building’s NCLB goals.
Are you looking for fun, educational activities for your children to enjoy, or do you just need some advice? You can find plenty of information by surfing through these helpful websites listed below, from reading and literacy to math, critical thinking, and much more.
Title I Plan
Opelika City Schools has recently made special efforts to provide a stronger coordination of all programs to better support the needs and efforts of the schoolwide effort for improvement. The Board of Education, superintendent, administrators, and LEA Advisory Committee agree that each Title I schoolwide school (Carver Primary, Jeter Primary, Southview Primary, Northside Intermediate, Morris Avenue Intermediate, West Forest Intermediate) is the unit for change and school improvement; the involvement of the community and staff at each school in planning and implementing improvement initiatives are those most likely to last; and each school has the professional capacity to make decisions which affect the quality of education at the local school.
The goal of Opelika City Schools is to provide an education that prepares students to lead productive lives and ensures that individuals are self-supporting and can assume civic responsibilities. Research has proven that students’ potential for academic success improves when schools and homes form a strong partnership. Recognizing the importance of a partnership between home and school, the Opelika City School System in accordance with the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 has stressed that all parent involvement programs, activities and procedures will be planned and implemented through consultation with parents and adherence to all guidelines included in federal and state legislation. Guidelines related to Title I, neglected or delinquent homeless or immigrant, and migrant students will be considered in the development and implementation of the Parenting Program. To expand its commitment to the school/family partnership, efforts will be made to increase parental and community involvement through the parenting coordinator, counselors, and community affairs coordinator. For more information please see Parent Involvement 2013 Title One Plan.