Redwood Elementary is a Title 1 school.
This program, which is now the pillar of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), is our oldest and largest federally funded education program, according to the U.S. Department of Education. It dates from 1965 and its main purpose has been to help underprivileged children meet challenging state academic standards. In other words schools with a student base that are lower-income are provided with title 1 funding in order to help those who are behind or at risk of falling behind, aiming to bridge the gap between low-income students and other students.
The financial assistance is provided through state educational agencies (SEAs) to local educational agencies (LEAs) and public schools.
We are given extra funds each year to help our students overcome any disadvantages they may experience such as homelessness or poverty. The staff at Redwood is committed to doing everything we can to teach the students to be resilient and successful in their lives. Each year, we work as a Community Council and staff of the school to determine the best use of the funds we are given. If you are interested in being a part of the decision-making, please contact Principal Koehler at 385-646-4986.
School – Parent Compact
Show me a home where education and learning are central values and where the parents are reasonably competent at the business of child-rearing, and I’ll show you the home of a good student. (William Raspberry)
THE SCHOOL AGREES TO:
1. Conduct a comprehensive needs assessment annually. Uses multiple sources of information in determining strengths and needs of the school. Disaggregates and analyzes the data by gender, ethnicity, ELL., status, migrant status, disabled vs. nondisabled, and economically disadvantaged.
2. From the needs assessment, establish school goals and individual student achievement standards.
3. Outline curriculum that has been proven effective (scientifically based research). Align curriculum instruction, and assessment to meet the state core curriculum, performance and accountability standards.
4. Provide extended learning time opportunities to disadvantaged children.
5. Provide accelerated, high quality curriculum that enables all students to achieve challenging standards.
6. Implement transition activities to ensure the effective transition from preschool to elementary school and from elementary school to the next level.
7. Ensure that educational services are provided by highly qualified teachers and paraprofessionals.
8. Ensure that high quality on-going professional development activities are available to staff and these activities increase teacher capacity in making instructional decisions.
9. Provide a safe climate conducive to student learning.
10. Involve parents in the development of goals and expectations.
11. Build the capacity of parents to help their children achieve high standards.
12. Share assessment and evaluation data with parents and/or the public.
PARENTS AGREE TO:
1. Ensure that their children attend school regularly.
2. Monitor Homework assignments.
3. Read to/with their child for twenty minutes daily.
4. Volunteer in their child’s classroom as time permits.
5. Participate in school decisions as they relate to their child’s education.
6. Monitor their child’s screen time.
7. Ensure that their children get proper rest.
8. Attend SEP Conferences
9. Return school communication in a timely manner.