Thursday, August 21, 2014

SCHOOL CHOICE/SES E.C. Best Elementary

Every year, the Nevada Department of Education identifies schools within the state that have or have not met certain performance targets, also known as "Adequate Yearly Progress" or AYP. EC Best Elementary school made AYP in mathematics in 2010-11. It did not make AYP in ELA for the subpopulations of Hispanic, IEP and limited English proficient (LEP). This will be the second consecutive year that EC Best did not make AYP, therefore, the school will be offering school choice and supplemental services for eligible students.

E.C. Best Elementary has a focused approach towards improvement. The school will provide a comprehensive reading program, Project Life to students in 1st and 2nd grade, supplementing the curriculum with "Study Island". This is a program which allows small group instruction from a certified teacher for students with identified reading difficulties. The school will also will also continue to use data from MAP assessments, Renaissance Reading Program, and results from the Criterion Referenced Test (CRT) to target instruction. Parents will be invited to participate in family literacy night, family math night, culturesnight and other events to support the learning of their child. Through the District Improvement Plan, Churchill County School District has identified strategies that will assist parents and teachers to be able to meet the AYP requirements.

Since E. C. Best did not make AYP this past year, parents of students attending E. C. Best have the option of "choice" this year of moving their child to West End Elementary School or Lahontan Elementary School. Lahontan is currently on the "Watch List" this year, but is eligible to be a receiving school. A school must not make AYP for two consecutive years before it is considered a school in need of improvement. If Lahontan makes AYP next year, it will return to adequate status. If it does not, it will become a school in need of improvement year-1.

Although West End Elementary made AYP, the Board of Trustees is moving forward with closing West End at the end of the 2012 school year due to declining enrollment and the effect on the budget.

If you wish to transfer your student, please fill out the attached form and return to the Welcome Center by the date on the form. If you have any questions, you can contact the E.C. Best principal at 423-3159. Should there not be room for the transfer immediately to the school of your choice; a waiting list will be created. Transportation will be provided by the district to every school in the district.

We encourage you to think about your options of keeping your child at his/her current school or moving your child to another school. All schools have highly qualified staff. Make the decision that is in the best interest of your child and your family. If we do not receive a move request form by August 12th, then your child will maintain his/her placement at EC Best for the 2011-12 school year. Please return forms to the Welcome Center, 340 Venturacci Lane, Northside Early Learning Center.

Additionally, because E.C. Best is in year-2 of needs improvement, the district is required to provide supplemental educational services to Title I students who receive free or reduced lunches. Students will have the opportunity to receive free afterschool tutor services from a state approved provider. Parents will have the opportunity to choose a provider at a vendor fair that will be held in September, with services starting in October. Services will be focused on the academic need of the student based on the results of the MAP testing conducted by the District. Should there not be enough funding to meet the needs of all student on free and reduced lunch, priority will be give to the low-income Title I students that have the greatest academic need for services. You will be contacted in September if your child qualifies for supplemental educational services and given further instructions on how to complete the application, enrollment dates, start dates and who to contact for further information.

As indicated in the Parent Involvement Policy parents have the right and are encouraged to be involved in their child’s education. You will be receiving information throughout the year on how you can be involved in your child’s education. Parent participation is requested for the School Improvement Plan team. If you are willing and available, please contact the principal.

For further information on the No Child Left Behind compliance and school improvement, contact Federal Programs, 423-6955.

SCHOOL CHOICE FAQs

Federal law requires school districts to offer parents in certain public schools the chance to transfer their children to other public schools in the same school district.  Your child's school will participate in our new school choice program beginning in the upcoming school year.  To help you understand how the choice program can work for you, here are some answers to questions you may have.

Do I Have to Transfer My Child to Another School?

No.  We're providing parents with this opportunity as an option.  The decision is entirely up to you, so you should base your decisions on what you think is best for your child.  If you think your child would be better off remaining at your current school, all you have to do is make sure your child is at your school on the first day of class.

To Which Schools May My Child Transfer?

Not all schools in the district are eligible to accept transfer students.  So transfers are available only to the following Accepting Schools:

Lahontan Elementary School   West End Elementary

Is My Child Guaranteed a Place in an Accepting School?

We may not be able to transfer every child whose parent applies.  Until we hear from all parents whose children have been offered a transfer, we can't guarantee that if you choose to transfer your child we will be able to make the transfer happen.

What if I Want to Transfer More than One Child?

We may not be able to transfer every child in the same family.  If you choose to transfer more than one child to the same Accepting School, we will make every effort to transfer the children to that school.  But we can't guarantee that we will approve transfers for brothers and sisters to the same school.

How Will Students Be Chosen?

We want to accommodate as many choices as possible, but if many parents request transfers, we may not be able to transfer everyone.Student eligibility will be based on the student's qualification for free and reduced lunch, as well as the student's achievement score on the statewide assessment program or the district assessment program.

How Will My Child Get to an Accepting School?

If your transfer is approved, your child will have district busing to the Accepting School for as long as your current school does not make adequate yearly progress on the statewide assessment program standards.

What's the Deadline for Applying?

If you decide you want to send your child to one of the Accepting School, you must complete the attached request form and take to the Welcome Center.  If we do not receive your request from you, on or before August 12, 2011, your child will remain enrolled at your current school. We encourage you to make your decision as soon as possible. Waiting until after school starts will be a disadvantage to the teachers in the schools as they prepare for the new year.

What if My Transfer Application Isn't Approved?

If your transfer is not approved, your child will stay in your current school.

When Will You Tell Me if My Transfer Application Is Approved?

We will inform you of your child's new school if accepted for transfer by August 12, 2011 or earlier if possible.

When Can I Visit the Accepting Schools?

If you're thinking about transferring your child to one of the Accepting Schools, we encourage you to visit. School tours will be established and the schedule published during August.

Questions: If you have any more questions about the school choice program or your options, please call the Federal Program Facilitator at 423-6955 or contact your principal.

 

 

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Cada año, el Departamento de Educación de Nevada identifica las escuelas dentro del estado que no han logrado ciertas normas requeridas, conocidas como "Adequate Yearly Progress" (Progreso Anual Adecuado) o AYP. La escuela primaria E.C. Best logro AYP en matematicas en 2010-11. No logro AYP en ELA por las subpoblaciones de Hispano, IEP y limitados en ingles (LEP). Este es el segundo año consecutivo que la escuela no logro AYP, por lo tanto la escuela ofrecerá la opción de trasladar y servicios suplementales escolares para estudiantes elegibles.

A traves del plan de mejorar, la escuela primaria E.C. Best usara un programa extensamente de lectura, Project Life para estudiantes en grados 1 y 2 suplementando el plan de estudios con "Study Island."

Este es un programa que permite instrucción en grupos pequeños con una maestra certificada para estudiantes identificados con dificultades en lectura. La escuela continuara usando datos de MAP, el programa Renaissance Reading y resultados del examen Criterion Referenced Test (CRT) para conducir la instrucción. Los padres, están invitados a participar en la noche de alfabetismo de familia, noche de matemáticas de familia, noche de cultura y otros acontecimientos para apoyar el aprendizaje de sus hijos. Por el plan de mejorar del distrito, el distrito escolar del Condado de Churchill identificara estrategias que asistirán a padres y maestros lograr los requisitos de AYP.

Ya que E.C. Best no avanzó este año pasado, los padres de estudiantes tienen la opción este año de mover a sus hijos a escuelas primarias West End o Lahontan. Lahonton esta en la lista de atento, pero es elegible para recibir estudiantes. Una escuela no debe lograr AYP durante dos años consecutivos antes de que sea considerado en necesidad de mejorar. Si Lahontan hace AYP el próximo año, volverá al estado adecuado. Si no hace, sera una escuela en necesidad de mejorar año 1.

Aunque West End logro AYP, el Consejo Escolar de Administración avanza con el plan de cerrar la escuela al final de año 2012 debido a la disminucion de inscripción y efectos del presupuesto.

Si usted desea trasladar a su estudiante, por favor complete la forma incluida y devuelvala al Welcome Center por la fecha indicada en la hoja. Si uste tiene alguna pregunta pongase en contacto con el principal de E.C. Best 423-3159. Si no hay lugar inmediatamente a la escuela de su opción, una lista de espera será creada. El transporte a todas escuelas sera la responsabilidad del distrito

Les animamos a pensar en sus opciones de dejar a su hijo/a en su escuela actual o trasladarle a otra escuela. Todas las escuelas tienen empleados competentes y muy cualificados.. Hagan la mejor decisión para su hijo/a y su familia. Si no recibimos la aplicación antes del 12 de agosto, su hijo/a continuará asistiendo E.C. Best por el año escolar 2011-2012. Todas las formas se devuelven al Welcome Center, 340 Venturacci Lane, Northside Early Learning Center.

Además porque E.C. Best esta en el año 2 de necesita mejorar, se requiere que el distrito proporcione servicios educativos suplementales a Titulo 1 estudiantes que reciben almuerzos gratis o reducidos. Los estudiantes tendrán la oportunidad de recibir ayuda y servicios escolares gratis después de la escuela con personas con aprobación del estado. Padres tendrán la oportunidad de escoger servicios en una feria de vendedor en septiembre, y servicios comenzarán en octubre. Los servicios serán enfocados en la necesidad académica del estudiante basado en resultados de la prueba MAP conducidos por el Distrito. Si no hay bastante financiacion para las necesidades de todos los estudiantes recibiendo almuerzo gratis y reducido, la prioridad será dadas a los Titulo 1 estudiantes de bajo ingreso que tienen la mayor necesidad de servicios académicos Los contactamos en septiembre si su estudiante tiene derecho a servicios educativos suplementales e damos instrucciones adicionales en como completar la aplicación, fechas de inscripción, fechas de principio y con quien ponerse en contacto para la información adicional.

Como se indicada en la política de participación paternal los padres tienen el derecho y son animados a estar involucrados en la educación de sus hijos. Usted recibirá la información a lo largo del año en como usted puede estar involucrado. La participación paternal es solicitada para el equipo escolar de Plan de Mejorar. Si usted quiere y está disponible por favor póngase en contacto con el principal.


School Choice/SES Numa Elementary

Every year, the Nevada Department of Education identifies schools within the state that have or have not met certain performance targets, also known as "Adequate Yearly Progress"or AYP. E. C. Best Elementary school made AYP in mathematics in 2010-11. Numa Elementary School did not make AYP in English/Language Arts (ELA) and mathematics. The school is now in need of improvement year-2 for mathematics and in year-2 for ELA. The school did not meet the AYP criteria school wide in ELA and in the special education subpopulation. In mathematics, it did not meet the AYP criteria in the special education and Free and Reduced Lunch subpopulations. This will be the second consecutive year that Numa did not make AYP, therefore, the school will be offering school choice and supplemental education services for eligible students.

Numa Elementary has a focused approach towards improvement. The school will provide a comprehensive literacy program, to students in 1st and 2nd grade. This is a program which allows small group instruction from a certified teacher for students with identified reading difficulties. The school will also will also continue to use data from MAP assessments, Renaissance Reading Program, and results from the Criterion Referenced Test (CRT) to target instruction. Parents will be invited to participate in family literacy night, family math night, and other events to support the learning of their child. Through the District Improvement Plan, Churchill County School District has identified strategies that will assist parents and teachers to be able to meet the AYP requirements.

Since Numa did not make AYP this past year, parents of students attending Numa have the option of "choice" this year of moving their child to West End Elementary School or Lahontan Elementary School. Lahontan is currently on the "Watch List" this year, but is eligible to be a receiving school. A school must not make AYP for two consecutive years before it is considered a school in need of improvement. If Lahontan makes AYP next year, it will return to adequate status. If it does not, it will become a school in need of improvement year-1.

Although West End Elementary made AYP, the Board of Trustees is moving forward with closing West End at the end of the 2012 school year due to declining enrollment and the effect on the budget.

If you wish to transfer your student, please fill out the attached form and return to the Welcome Center by the date on the form. If you have any questions, you can contact the Numa principal at 423-3159. Should there not be room for the transfer immediately to the school of your choice; a waiting list will be created. Transportation will be provided by the district to every school in the district.

We encourage you to think about your options of keeping your child at his/her current school or moving your child to another school. All schools have highly qualified staff. Make the decision that is in the best interest of your child and your family. If we do not receive a move request form by August 12th, then your child will maintain his/her placement at EC Best for the 2011-12 school year. Please return forms to the Welcome Center, 340 Venturacci Lane, Northside Early Learning Center.

Additionally, because Numa is in year-2 of needs improvement, the district is required to provide supplemental educational services to Title I students who receive free or reduced lunches. Students will have the opportunity to receive free afterschool tutor services from a state approved provider. Parents will have the opportunity to choose a provider at a vendor fair that will be held in September, with services starting in October. Services will be focused on the academic need of the student based on the results of the MAP testing conducted by the District. Should there not be enough funding to meet the needs of all student on free and reduced lunch, priority will be give to the low-income Title I students that have the greatest academic need for services. You will be contacted in September if your child qualifies for supplemental educational services and given further instructions on how to complete the application, enrollment dates, start dates and who to contact for further information.

As indicated in the Parent Involvement Policy parents have the right and are encouraged to be involved in their child’s education. You will be receiving information throughout the year on how you can be involved in your child’s education. Parent participation is requested for the School Improvement Plan team. If you are willing and available, please contact the principal.