Family Engagement Policy
Whiteville Primary School
The administration, teachers, staff and the families of Whiteville Primary School believe that the improved academic achievement of each student is a responsibility shared by the entire school community. This includes Whiteville City Schools, Whiteville Primary School(administration, staff, and students) community members, and families. Parents, families and guardians are the central figures in a child’s development and are his or her first teachers. We believe the involvement of the family greatly enhances the effectiveness of our program and significantly increases the success of each child involved. We will work to provide a variety of family involvement activities throughout the school year.
A Family-School Compact was developed and agreed upon by a committee of parents, teachers and administrators. This compact is a commitment indicating how all members of a school community agree to share in the responsibility of student learning.
The faculty and staff of Whiteville Primary School encourages all efforts which promote an enduring partnership between the child, the parents and families, and the school.
The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction is pleased to provide K-3 students 24-7 home access to reading practice, interactive books, and educational resources from Istation. Supporting the Read to Achieve diagnostic initiative with reading assessments at school, Istation also includes home access to fun and dynamic literacy-based activities.
Istation is an award-winning program that is used by over 4 million students because it:
- measures the skills that are most predictive of future reading success
- seamlessly tracks student progress throughout the year
- provides a comprehensive snapshot of reading ability
- engages the student with animated, game-like activities
- Personalized Data Profiles: Track student progress throughout the year and with real-time, easy-to-read reports.
- Parent Portal: Houses skill-building lessons that a parent can do with their child and includes printable materials.
- Ipractice: Where students can go to captain their own interactive learning adventure through games, stories, songs, and more
Resources and a message from the NC Department of Public Instruction:
The K-3 Literacy team would like to share some helpful resources for districts to share with parents. In order to help facilitate awareness of the Istation Parent Portal and student application, Istation has created the following landing page for parents:
In addition, several resources are available to teachers for back-to-school night and other parent communications.
These resources include:
-All transportation notes must be turned in and completed prior to 2:00.
-School Times: 8:00(start time) and 2:50(student dismissal). Car riders may be dropped off at 7:30 am. Students are released from buses and cafeteria at 7:50. All pk students
-All individuals picking up car riders must have a car rider tag visible and affixed to the rearview mirror. Car tags are available in the front office with a picture ID.
-All persons checking students out from school must be on the pick up list and have a picture ID.
Parent's Right to Request
Teacher Qualifications- Parent’s Right to Request
Compliance with Public Law 114-95, Section 112(e)(1)(A)(i)-(ii) and Section 112(e)(1)(B)(ii)
In accordance with Every Student Success Act (ESSA)/PARENT’S RIGHT-TO-KNOW, this is a notification to every parent of a student in a Title I school that you have the right to request and receive in a timely manner: a) information regarding the professional qualifications of your student’s classroom teachers and/or paraprofessionals.
The information regarding the professional qualifications of your student’s classroom teachers/paraprofessional shall include the following:
- If the teacher has met state certification/qualification criteria for the grade level and subject areas taught:
- If the teacher is teaching under emergency or other provisional status through which state certification/qualification criteria are waived;
- The teacher is assigned in the field of discipline of the certification;
- Whether the student is provided services by paraprofessionals, and if so, their qualifications [ESSA 112(e)(1)(A)(i)-(ii)]
In addition to the above information you will be notified if your child has been taught for four or more consecutive weeks by a teacher who does not meet the applicable state certification requirements at the grade level and subject area in which the teacher has been assigned. [ESSA 112(e)(1)(B)(ii)]
If you would like to receive any additional information about any of the above issues, please contact Beverly Turner, Director of Federal Programs, at (910) 642-4116.
Building Better Behavior - English Monthly Newsletters:
We were recently awarded the GREEN Ribbon. We are continuing to work with our student, parents and staff to PRACTICE RESPECT, ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY, WORK TOGETHER and PUT SAFETY FIRST!!!!
All K, 1st and 2nd graders will complete iStation(Literacy) benchmarking assessments three times a year. They are as follows:
Beginning of the Year(BOY) - September
Middle of the Year(MOY) -January
End of Year(EOY) - May
Imagine Learning Links:
Login information was sent home with students earlier in the year. Students should use their powerschool(lunch) number for username and paws(lowercase) for the password.