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EES Title 1/Special Services 21-22

  •  Title 1/Special Services Overview 2021-22

     

    Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended (ESEA) provides financial assistance to districts and schools with high numbers or high percentages of children from low-income families to help ensure that all children meet challenging state academic standards. Schools that receive funds under Title I-A are called “Title I schools.”  Evergreen Elementary is designated as a Schoolwide Title 1 School.  Schools that operate a Schoolwide Program are able to consolidate its federal, state, and local funds to upgrade the entire educational program. Though the school is not required to identify certain children as being eligible for services or to provide certain students with any specific supplemental benefits, the focus of the program must be on addressing the needs of low-achieving children and those at risk of not meeting state student academic achievement standards. Any school with a poverty average of at least 40% may operate a Schoolwide Program.

     

    At Evergreen Elementary School (EES), our Title 1 Program focuses on academic and social-emotional interventions for all students.  We also serve student needs through Migrant, IEA, and Special Education Services.  Here are the main services you will find:

     

    *The Title 1 Para Instructor partners with classroom teachers to provide instruction.  For example, the instructor may lead one group of a reading rotation along with other paras and the classroom teacher or classroom teachers work together on grouping they lead.   

     

    *The Title 1 Para works with classroom teachers to compare the research-based reading intervention program screener results with Schoolwide MAP Scores, quarterly data sheets, and classroom assessments.  Students can receive small group skills work through this process. 

     

    *The Title 1 Para Instructor works with other paras to implement an after school homework and intervention club.  Attendance is by teacher recommendation and parent permission.  Teachers collaborate with the club staff to provide individualized, skill/standards- based practice, as well as support with homework help.  

     

    *Title 1 encompasses our EES SEL (Social-Emotional Learning) Program components of SEL Classes, SEL/ART Expression and Exploration, SEL Playground, Leadership, as well as check- ins, 1:1, and small Group support.  After school homework and interventions club is also part of the SEL Program.  More information about the EES SEL Model can be found under the EES SEL Teacher tab on the District website.    

     

    *Our Title 1 Para also supports students 1:1 and small groups with math interventions.  Number Worlds and other supplemental math programs and materials are tailored to the mathematical needs of the individual students. 

     

    *EES Title 1 hosts the WPSD Annual Back to School Picnic, is visible at EES Open House and other whole school events, and attends the Community Resilience Fair to distribute program information.  The Title team continues to seek ways to promote student achievement and parent/family engagement. 

     

    *With our youngest learners, you will find them all in groupings that satisfy their individual levels.  Currently, there are two intervention groups in this daily rotation.  It is effective for promoting student growth and achievement.

     

    *The EES Special Education Program also provides collaborative wrap around services with the EES Title 1 Program.   

     

    *EES provides services and supplies for Migrant Students through the Migrant Education Program.  If you travel for fishing, subsistence, or other migrant work outside of the City and Borough of Wrangell area, your child may qualify for the Migrant Program.   

     



    For questions concerning EES TItle 1, contact Ms. Lorna Salchenberg at 874-2321 or email lsalchenberg@wpsd.us.   For EES SEL, contact Mrs. Tawney Crowley at the same number, or tcrowley@wpsd.us. EES/WPSD Migrant questions can be directed to Mrs. Kim Powell at 874-2347 or kpowell@wpsd.us.  Mr. Ryan Howe is our Special Education Services contact at 874-2321 or rhowe@wpsd.us.   Mrs. Jenn-Miller Yancey, EES Building Administrator can be contacted about any of the programs at 874-2321 or jmiller@wpsd.us.  We are all happy to assist!