The focus of Title I schools is to help students achieve proficiency on core standards, closing academic gaps that may exist. These efforts include providing targeted supports to at-risk students, building teachers' capacity through professional development, and strengthening parents' abilities in helping their children succeed.
An Introduction to Title I
- Answers to Commonly Asked Questions
- For other annual Title I parent information, Granite School District's parent engagement policy, a summary of Granite School District's Annual Title I Parent Meeting, and other information, please visit the Granite School District Title I website.
Parent Compact, Policy & Rights to Know
- Parent-School Learning Compact
- School Parent Engagement Policy
- Parents' Right to Know (opens the District's Title I website)
Other School Information
Parent-School Learning Compact
Magna Elementary School-Parent Compact
The compact outlines shared responsibilities for high student academic achievement and is developed jointly with parents, teachers, administrators, and if appropriate, students.
Student: Arrive at school on time and ready to learn
Parent: Ensure my child attends school regularly and on time
Teacher & School: Provide high-quality, engaging curriculum and instruction in a supportive and effective learning environment.
Student: Listen, participate, and ask for help when I need it
Parent: Attend scheduled conferences, contact school with questions or concerns
Teacher: Provide data, materials, and/or instructions to empower family engagement
School: Regular, two-way communication including at least two Parent-Teacher Conferences
Student: Respect other students, adults, and their property
Parent: Volunteer, participate in PTA/PTO, SCC and/or other committees when possible
Teacher: Engage in two-way, meaningful communication such as scheduled conferences, email, phone calls, and written notes
School: Provide opportunities for parents to volunteer, observe, and participate in decision making
Student: Read 20 minutes every night
Parent: Read with my child and/or ask questions related to reading
Teacher: Utilize evidence-based practices to support individualized student needs
School: Support the use of evidence-based practices by making sure all staff are trained and knowledgeable with current practices and research.
Student: Take home my Bulldog folder every week and complete and return all homework assignments
Parent: Establish a distraction-free place and time for assisting my child with homework
Teacher: Provide timely and meaningful feedback on assignments and assessments
School: Send home at least two progress reports per yearBack to Index
Parent Engagement Policy
Parent & Family Engagement Policy 2021-2022
The Mission of Magna Elementary is to cultivate the intellectual, emotional, social, and physical growth for all our students.
All schools receiving Title I funds are required under section 1116 of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) to develop a written Parent and Family Engagement Policy. This policy, developed jointly with parents, describes how the school will carry out meaningful parent and family engagement.
Parents and family members are involved in the development of the school parent and family engagement policy. At Magna Elementary, we involve our stakeholders by reviewing data, setting school goals, and looking at school-wide needs during School Community Council meetings, and Parent Engagement meetings.
An annual meeting is held each year in the Fall. At this meeting, information is shared with stakeholders that consists of an explanation of Title I, how funds are allocated, student performance in literacy and math, intervention and enrichment opportunities for students, and ways that stakeholders engage with the school. You may find information about our annual meeting on our school Title I website: https://schools.graniteschools.org/magna/?page_id=3729#annual-meeting
We offer flexible meeting times for parents and families to participate in decisions regarding their child.
We collect data from stakeholder input surveys, input from SCC and PTA meetings. Once data is collected, we review the data and assess needs. We partner with parents in using this information to create a plan as to how we involve parents.
SHARED RESPONSIBILITY - HIGH STUDENT ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT
The Magna Elementary School Parent Family Compact outlines shared responsibilities for high student academic achievement and is developed jointly with parents, teachers, administrators, and students. Our school’s Parent Family Compact, translated into multiple languages, can be viewed on our school’s Title I website: https://schools.graniteschools.org/magna/?page_id=3729
BUILDING CAPACITY FOR INVOLVEMENT
To improve academic achievement and to ensure effective involvement of parents, Magna Elementary School will:
- Share with parents reports that measure students’ performance relative to grade-level standards, explain ways parents can monitor their student’s academic success, and have parent-teacher conferences. Magna Elementary also hosts multiple parent engagement events where you will learn ways to support the academic achievement of your student.
- Provide materials and/or training for parents to work with their child to improve their child’s achievement such as literacy and using technology.
- Provide professional development for administrators, teachers, and instructional support personnel on the value of parents as equal partners and building ties between parents and the school.
- Coordinate parent involvement programs and activities with other Federal, State, and local programs that encourage and support parents in more fully participating in the education of their children.
To the extent practicable, Magna Elementary School will ensure that information for parents and family members (including parents and family members who have limited English proficiency, parents and family members with disabilities, and parents and family members of migratory children) is in a language that they can understand.
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School Annual Title I Meeting
Parent input is valued. Each year, a parent meeting is held where our school solicits input in the planning and implementation of school parent engagement activities.
Date: September 29th and 30th, 2021
Time: 5:00 p.m.
- A brief overview of Title 1 was given.
- An outline of how Magna Elementary participates in Title 1 programming was given.
- We reviewed the Magna Parent Engagement Policy and parents had the opportunity to give input on this policy.
- We went through an overview of our Parent-School Learning Compact.
- Parents were notified of their right to be invovled.
- Parents were also notified of other rights.
School Title I Goals
Each year, our school conducts a needs assessment, reviews student performance data, and solicits input from various stakeholders in order to develop a meaningful Title I Plan. This plan is data-driven, evidence-based, and responsive to findings from data reviews, needs assessment findings, and stakeholder input. The school comprehensive Title I plan articulates how evidence-based strategies, action steps and milestones will support the goals listed below.
- At least 60% of students (grades 4-6) will reach their individual student growth target in ELA measured by RISE (taken in Spring 2022) compared to their baseline performance in the Spring of 2021.
- At least 60% of students (grades K-3) will reach typical or above typical growth as measured by EOY DIBELS Pathways to Progress (taken in Spring 2022) compared to their BOY performance in the Fall of 2022.
8500 W 3100 S Magna, UT 84044
Dear Parent or Guardian,
We are writing to let you know that Magna Elementary School has been designated as a Targeted Support and Improvement school for English Language Learners, Students with Disabilities, and Pacific Islander Students. This designation means that these student populations score among the lowest-performing five percent in Utah’s Title I schools in academic performance and growth.
The program improvement designation provides an opportunity for principals, teachers, and parents to focus on areas of school improvement. The Granite School District and the Utah State Board of Education are working with our school to improve teaching and learning, especially in the areas of reading and mathematics by providing technical assistance and professional development opportunities to the teachers and administrators within our school.
Magna Elementary School is working to improve its academic program by undergoing a rigorous school improvement effort led by a school system of support team. We are participating in a 3-year program to improve our teaching for Multi-Language Learners, and we are recruiting the help of peer tutors from Cyprus High School in each of our classrooms to support all of our students, but specifically our Students with Disabilities and our Pacific Islander Students. However, parent support is essential to the success of the school improvement efforts.
Parents can effectively assist student achievement improvement in the following ways:
• Communicating frequently with your student’s teachers
• Making sure your student attends school regularly
• Helping your student with homework
• Monitoring your student’s screen time
• Reading aloud to your student
• Volunteering in the classroom
• Participating in school decision-making
We want to request your help as the school addresses its academic needs and will invite parents to serve on the committee that will develop a school improvement plan.
Rich K. Nye, Ph.D., Superintendent
Aaron R. Wilson, Ed.D., Title I Director
April Reynolds, Ed.D., PrincipalBack to Index