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PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE - Lincoln Elementary ...
Lincoln Elementary School
                                            1260 Gresham Street
                                       Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18017
                              Telephone (610) 866-8727     Fax (610) 807-5545
                                           www.ln.beth.k12.pa.us
                                   Follow us on twitter: @BASDLincolnCS

                    Inspiring Lifelong Learners & Leaders One Person at a Time!

PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE
Dear Lincoln Students and Families:

It is my pleasure to welcome you to Lincoln Elementary Community School, home of the lions, where the
staff are inspiring lifelong learners and leaders one person at a time. The faculty joins me in saying
we’re happy to have you as a part of the Lincoln Family. We hope this year will be a successful and
satisfying year for you.

We are a MTSS (Multi-Tiered System of Support) School. We screen our students three times a year,
provide interventions during the school day and respond to the needs of students through core
instruction. We are also a Community School where we remove all barriers to the education of the
whole child by partnering with community organizations, families and individuals to address social,
emotional and academic needs. We are a Professional Development School where we partner with
East Stroudsburg University and host students who choose to become future educators, as well as have
opportunities to receive professional development from the University faculty. Lastly, we are a Leader In
Me School where we recognize students, staff and families as lifelong leaders. We teach and practice
Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.

The pages of this handbook are filled with information regarding school policies and procedures.
Families and students are advised to review the contents together. If you have any questions, please
call the school office. Open and clear communication between the school and home is important to the
success of our educational program.

We welcome your participation and support this year and invite you to become involved with the Lincoln
Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO). Working together, we will be able to reach our collective and
individual goals and celebrate the achievement of our students.

Key people that are available to assist you are:
Mrs. Belejo – School Counselor                         Mrs. Luque – School Secretary
Mrs. Villani – School Nurse                            Mrs. Gangewere – PTO President
Mrs. D’Angelo – Associate Nurse                        Mrs. Roy – PTO Vice President
Mrs. Holmes – Community School Coordinator             Mrs. Snyder – Community School Activities
                                                                     Coordinator

“What the best and wisest parent wants for his own child, that must the community want for all its
children.” ~ John Dewey

Educationally,
Benita S. Draper, Principal
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Lincoln Elementary School

Inspiring Lifelong Learners and Leaders One Person
                     at a Time!
              Lincoln Elementary School Code of Cooperation:

Lincoln looks and feels like a dynamic community-driven, welcoming environment,
 devoted to the greater good and growth of all students with each and every child
        being engaged and empowered and empowered fairly and equally.

  ALL adults (staff, families, volunteers, partners, substitutes) teach all students
                                   100% of the time.
               (Students watch and listen to our actions and words.)

We communicate respectfully and collaboratively to ensure positive outcomes for
         the whole child – academically, socially and emotionally.

                                  We are “ALL in”!

EVERYONE is INvested; parents, staff, students and community partners, in all that
                            is Lincoln with PRIDE!

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IMPORTANT REMINDERS:

  STUDENT ATTENDANCE IS VERY IMPORTANT!
                 SCHOOL BEGINS AT 8:55AM

             BREAKFAST IS SERVED AT 8:55AM

ALL STUDENTS NEED TO BE PRESENT AND READY TO LEARN
                     AT 9:00AM

   STUDENTS ARE CONSIDERED TO BE LATE AT 9:05AM.

 PLEASE BE SURE YOUR CHILD HAS ALL THE NECESSARY
    MATERIALS TO PARTICIPATE IN THEIR LEARNING:

                         BOOK BAG
                        EYEGLASSES
                          PENCILS
                         PLANNER

                  SCHOOL ENDS AT 3:40PM

   PLEASE DO NOT PICK UP STUDENTS BEFORE 3:40PM.
Minutes for early pick-up will be calculated and may be equal an
                      absence from school.

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LINCOLN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
                         STUDENT & FAMILY HANDBOOK

ARRIVAL & SCHOOL HOURS
   •   School hours are from 8:55 AM to 3:40 PM each day.
   •   Students should NOT arrive earlier than 8:55 AM
   •   School doors will not open for students until 8:55 AM
   •   These procedures are designed for the safety and well-being of your child.
   •   Students are considered to be late at 9:05 AM

ATTENDANCE
   •   Regular attendance is essential to your child’s education.
   •   All students are required to attend school daily and arrive to school on time.
   •   School begins at 8:55 AM.
   •   Students who arrive after 9:05 AM will be recorded as arriving late.
   •   Tardy minutes and the time students are picked up early from school will be calculated.
       Excessive lateness to school may and will result in disciplinary referrals and/or a referral
       to the Attendance Officer.

ABSENCES:
  • A maximum of ten (10) absences are allowed for the entire school year.

   •   Excused Absence: An absence is excused if a parent note is sent in within three (3) school days
       of a student’s return and the reason is in alignment with the school district guidelines for
       excused absences. These absences are cumulative. They will count towards the 10 days of
       absence that are allowed for the school year. All absences beyond the 10th absence will require
       a doctor’s note.

   •   Pre-Approved Educational Family Vacation: Absences for EDUCATIONAL family vacation days
       must be pre-approved by the building principal. An Educational Family Vacation Form must be
       completed, submitted and approved prior to the educational vacation. Days requested beyond 5
       days will require a note to be submitted along with the Educational Family Vacation Form.

   •   Un-Excused or Unlawful Absences: Any day for which a written excuse is not submitted within 3
       days of a student’s return to school, or if the reason of absence is not in alignment with the
       school district guidelines for excused absences is un-excused and will be considered and
       unlawful absence. Absences that occur after 10 days of absence that do not have a doctor’s
       note are considered to be an un-excused or unlawful absence. THREE UNLAWFUL
       ABSENCES WILL RESULT IN WRITTEN NOTICE OF THE COMPULSORY ATTENDANCE
       LAW AND MAY RESULT IN PROSECUTION PURSUANT TO THE PA SCHOOL CODE.

   •   Absences that DO NOT count towards the 10 days allowed for the year are: suspension from
       school, illness verified by a doctor’s note submitted within three (3) days of a student’s return,
       death in the family – from the date of the death until two (2) days after the funeral, religious
       holidays and school-sponsored activities.

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BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS
To align with District, State, National and Allergy Wellness Guidelines, all Bethlehem Area
School District elementary schools are being directed to follow the practices outlined
below:
   • BIRTHDAY CUPCAKES, SNACKS OR GOODIE BAGS WILL NOT BE DISTRIBUTED AND
       SHARED WITH THE CLASS!
   • Individual student birthdays will be recognized daily during morning announcements.
   • Parents are asked to donate a book or educational item to share with the class.
   • To avoid allergic reactions, cupcakes, soda, and any kind of food are prohibited.

BREAKFAST
   •   Breakfast will be served in the classrooms at 8:55AM.
   •   Breakfast is available for all students. Families will be charged according to the student’s lunch
       status. If a student has a “Free Lunch” status, breakfast will also be free. If a student has a
       “Reduced” status, breakfast will also be “Reduced”. If students have a “Full Pay” status,
       breakfast will also be “Full Pay”. If a student brings lunch to school, a student may also bring a
       light snack for breakfast.

BUS LANE
   • Buses and Day Care vehicles, ONLY, are permitted to enter and park in the bus
     lane, located in front of the school, from 8:45AM – 9:15AM and 3PM – 4PM.
   • All other guests are prohibited from entering during these times. It is a violation of
     the bus safety rules.

CHANGES IN STUDENT INFORMATION
   •   It is important that you update changes of address, home or cell telephone numbers or
       emergency contact information, immediately, on REGISTRATION GATEWAY by visiting the
       BASD webpage - https://www.beth.k12.pa.us/ . It is located under “Parents/Students”.
   •   Please notify the school office of these changes.

COMMUNICATING WITH STAFF
   •   CLASSTAG is the platform we use to communicate with families.
   •   ClassTag is an app that can be download to your cell phone and/or computer.
   •   Text messages, notices, videos, sign-ups, reminders, trips, etc. are communicated through Class
       Tag.
   •   Other ways to communicate with Lincoln staff are: email, phone call, student planners, and
       notes.

DISMISSAL
   •   Students in Grades 4 & 5 will be dismissed from the front of the building (Gresham Street) at 3:40
       PM.
   •   Students in Grades K-3 will be dismissed onto the blacktop at 3:40 PM.
   •   Students who are not picked up by 3:40 PM will report to the main office. Families must go to the
       main office and sign the student out.
   •   Students are not to remain on school premises after 3:40 PM without the supervision of a parent
       or guardian.
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•   Children are not dismissed from school before 3:40 PM. Written notification must be sent to your
     child’s teacher indicating early pick up. Acceptable reasons for picking up your child early are
     medical or emergency reasons.

                       **Please park legally when picking up your child.**

                  **STAFF PARKING LOT**
  PLEASE DO NOT PARK ALONG THE PERIMETER OF THE STAFF
PARKING LOT DURING DISMISSAL. PARK IN A PARKING SPACE AND
  WALK TO PICK UP YOUR CHILD FROM THE MAIN ENTRANCE.**

DRESS CODE
 •   Students are expected to attend school dressed appropriately.
 •   Clothing with inappropriate symbols or messages, bare midriffs, halter-like tops, short shorts,
     hats, hoods, outerwear, SLIPPERS OR FLIP FLOPS are not permitted to be worn to school.
 •   Please see the Bethlehem Area School District website and Framework of Citizenship for further
     information.

EMERGENCY SCHOOL CLOSINGS
 •   When severe weather creates hazardous conditions, the regular school schedule may be
     suspended to ensure students’ safety.
 •   It is the family’s responsibility to monitor news reports via television and radio stations.
 •   School closing announcements are normally broadcasted between 6:00 AM and 6:15 AM.
 •   Please tune in to the following stations: Bethlehem: WGPA 1100, Easton: WEST 1400, CAT
     Country 96.1 FM, WODE 99.9 FM, WEEX 1230, Allentown: WAEB 790, WHOL 1600, WTKZ
     1320, MIX 100.7, WLEV, WZZO 95.1 FM, B104 FM.
 •   Messages will also be sent via Class Tag and the district messaging system, which will send a
     text or email to your cell phone. The school must have your most current telephone information
     in order for you to receive this service.

HEALTH REQUIREMENTS
 •   Immunizations ~ “NO SHOTS, NO SCHOOL”.
 •   All students entering school for the first time are required to have proof of a physical and dental
     examination and immunization against diphteria, pertussis, tetanus, polio, mumps, measles, and
     rubella. Please see the school nurse for more information, questions and/or concerns.

LICE
 •   It is important to take precautionary measures to ensure you and your family do not experience
     head lice.
 •   Be proactive and do regular, in-home, screenings of your child and family’s hair.
 •   Talk to your children about not sharing head clothing and accessories.
 •   Seek the advice of a doctor or our school nurse if you suspect you or your child may have lice.

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MEDICATION
  •   In order for the school nurse or designee to administer medication during the school hours, a
      written statement by a doctor is required which includes the name and reason for the medication,
      the time it is to be given, the dose and possible reaction.
  •   Forms may be obtained from the school nurse.
  •   Medication must be in the original pharmacy container.

MORNING LINE-UP ~ MONDAYS ONLY!!
  •   ON MONDAYS, Lincoln will conduct morning exercises and announcements on the playground at
      8:55 AM.
  •   Students will gather on the playground at 8:50 AM and line up in their assigned spaces.
  •   During inclement weather, or when the temperatures fall below 37 degrees, the school doors will
      open at 8:55 AM and students will report directly to their classrooms.
  •   Tuesdays – Friday, the doors will open at 8:55 AM. Students will enter the building and report
      directly to their classrooms.

                          LINCOLN IS A TITLE I SCHOOL

What is Title I?
      •   Federally funded program
      •   ALL children have equitable access to quality educational opportunities
      •   Financial assistance provided to better meet the academic needs of children. (Chrome books
          in every classroom, DIBELS screener and screening tools for teachers, onsite modeling and
          coaching professional development, during the day tutor…)
      •   Parent and family engagment, input and participaton
      •   Parent information about student progress, state and local assessments and progress
          monitoring
      •   Increased communication between home and school

                                ACADEMIC PROGRAM

  •   School-Wide Goal: GROWTH, with a focus on literacy, math, attendance and making good
      choices.

  •   Literacy ~ Wonders Program (K-5)
  •   WIN ~ What I Need (Enrichment & Intervention)
  •   Mathematics ~ Grades K &1: Investigations
                     Grades 3-5: EnVision
  •   Science ~ FOSS Kits – Hands-on approach to learning Science
  •   Social Studies ~ K-2: Instruction is imbedded in literacy
                      Grade 3: Our Communities
                      Grade 4: States & Regions
                      Grade 5: The United States

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ACADEMIC ASSESSMENTS
Local Assessments:
  • Curriculum-Based Assessments, BASD Summary Writing/Writing to a Source or Prompt

   •   DIBELS/ACADIENCE Benchmark Assessment: 3x a Year
   •   Progress Monitoring: Weekly, Bi-Weekly & Monthly

State Assessments:
   • PSSA ELA ~ Grades 3-5
   • PSSA Mathematics ~ Grades 3-5
   • PSSA Science ~ Grade 4

                              SCHOOL-WIDE ACTIVITIES
Recognition of Academic Achievement
Quarterly Awards
  • Perfect
  • Citizenship & Leader In Me Awards
  • Leo Club
  • Growth in Reading and Math Awards
  • First In Math Award
  • Principal Award
  • Specialist Award

End-of-the-Year Awards:
Academic Excellence Awards:
Criteria:
    • The final grades on the report card are a “4”
    • The student does not have any minuses in the “Work Habits” section on the report card.

Growth Award:
Criteria:
    • Exhibit intrinsic motivation ~ a willingness to improve his/her work
    • Show significant academic growth over the course of the year

Principal Award ~ Grades 3, 4 and 5:
Criteria:
    • Students earn at least two “4s” in the academic areas: Reading and Mathematics, Science or
        Social Studies
    • One of the “4s” must be in Reading or Math
    • No “1s” or “2s” in these areas and no minuses in the “Work Habits” section.

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Perfect Attendance Award:
Criteria:
    • The student does not miss a day of school for the entire school year.
    • The student is not late more than 2 times during the school year.

Other Awards:
   • School Service/Community Service Award
   • Specialist Award
   • First In Math Award

    MAKING GOOD CHOICES ~ SOCIAL & EMOTIONAL RECOGNITION

Office Referral Challenge:
Bicycle Give-Away
   • Students who do not receive an office referral for the school year will have their name placed in a
       drawing, and at the end of the school year they will have a chance to win a bicycle.
   • A bicycle will be awarded to one boy and one girl at each grade level.
   • Students must be present at the time of the drawing in order to win.

Monthly Celebration ~ Leo Club
Criteria:
    • A student shows improved behavior and academics.
    • A student exhibits positive school-wide behavior in the classrooms, with the specialist teacher
        and in the cafeteria.
    • A student who is proactive and does the right thing when no one is watching.

PBIS ~ Positive Behavior & Intervention System

Our core values & school-wide expectations:

                                     P.A.W.S.
                                        Prepare for Success
                                        Act Responsibly
                                        Win with your Attitude
                                        Show Respect

 PLEASE READ THE BASD’S K-12 STUDENT FRAMEWORK FOR CITIZENSHIP
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THE LEADER IN ME ~ 7 HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE
Lincoln’s Mission Statement: Inspiring Lifelong Learners and Leaders One Person at a Time!
Lincoln will be encouraging and nurturing leadership qualities, skills and talents within our students.

THE 7 HABITS AND THEIR DEFINITIONS:

        Habit 1: Be Proactive
I am a responsible person. I take initiative. I choose my actions, attitudes and moods. I do not blame
others for my wrong actions. I do the right things without being asked, even when no one is looking.

         Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind
I plan ahead and set goals. I do things that have meaning and make a difference. I am an important
part of my classroom and contribute to my school’s mission and vision, and look for ways to be a good
citizen.

        Habit 3: Put First Things First
I spend my time on things that are most important. This means I say, “No”, to things I should not do. I
set priorities, make a schedule, and follow my plan. I am disciplined and organized.

           Habit 4: Think Win-Win
I balance courage for getting what I want with consideration for what others want. I make deposits in
others emotional bank accounts. When conflicts arise, I look for third alternatives.

         Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood
I listen to other people’s ideas and feelings. I try to see things from their viewpoints. I listen to others
without interrupting. I am confident in voicing my ideas. I look people in the eyes when talking.

              Habit 6: Synergize
I value other people’s strengths and learn from them. I get along well with others, even people who are
different than me. I work well in groups. I seek out other people’s ideas to solve problems because I
know that by teaming with others we can create better solutions than any one of us alone. I am humble.

              Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw
I take care of my body by eating right, exercising, and getting sleep. I spend time with my family and
friends. I learn in lots of ways and lots of places, not just at school. I take time to find meaningful ways
to help others.

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READ, READ, READ!!!
              LEADERS ARE READERS AND READERS LEAD!

Students are encouraged to read or be read to daily for 30 minutes at home!

     Research shows that the more students read, the more they build and
     strengthen their vocabulary, background knowledge and reading skills!

        STUDENTS ARE TO PRACTICE THEIR MATH FACTS DAILY!
 •    Grade 1: Identifying, Counting numbers to 100, & Skip Counting
 •    Grade 2: Addition & Subtraction
 •    Grade 3: Addition, Subtraction & Multiplication Facts
 •    Grades 4&5: Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication & Division Facts
 •    Grades 1-5: First In Math daily for 10 minutes
 •    Grades 1-5: Practice simple and multi-step word problems.

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SCHOOL - PARENT AND STUDENT COMPACT
                                         AND
                             FAMILY ENGAGEMENT PLAN
                                        Provided in English and Spanish

                                     2019-2020 SCHOOL – PARENT – STUDENT COMPACT

Lincoln Elementary School’s Parent-Student Compact was jointly developed with parents and family members. It outlines
how parents, the entire Lincoln faculty/staff, and students will share in the responsibility for improved student academic
achievement and the means by which Lincoln Elementary School and the parents will build and develop partnerships to
help children achieve the State’s high standards (ESSA, Section 1116(d)).

 School
 Lincoln Elementary School’s faculty, staff, and administration understand the importance of the school experience to every
 student and their role as educators and models. Therefore, we agree to carry out the following responsibilities to the best
 of our ability:
● Provide high-quality curriculum and instruction in a supportive and effective learning environment that enables the
   children served under this part to meet the challenging State academic standards (required)
● Address the importance of communication between teachers and parents on an ongoing basis through, at a minimum—
              o parent-teacher conferences in elementary schools, at least annually, during which the compact shall be
                 discussed as the compact relates to the individual child’s achievement
              o frequent reports to parents on their children’s progress;
              o reasonable access to staff, opportunities to volunteer and participate in their child’s class, and observation
                 of classroom activities; and
              o ensuring regular two-way, meaningful communication between family members and Lincoln faculty/staff,
                 and, to the extent practicable, in a language that family members can understand. (required) (ESSA, Section
                  1116(d)(1-2))
●   Treat each child with dignity and respect
●   Strive to address the individual needs of the student
●   Acknowledge that parents are vital to the success of child and school
●   Provide a safe, positive and healthy learning environment
●   Assure every student access to quality learning experiences
●   Assure that the Lincoln faculty/staff communicates clear expectations for performance to both students and parents

 Parent
 The parent understands that participation in his/her student's education will help his/her achievement and attitude.
 Therefore, the parent will continue to carry out the following responsibilities to the best of his/her ability:
● Volunteering in their child’s classroom
● Supporting their child’s learning (required)
● Participating, as appropriate, in decisions relating to the education of their child and positive use of extracurricular time
  (required)
● Create a home atmosphere that supports learning
● Send the student to school on time, well-fed, and well-rested on a regular basis
● Attend school functions and conferences

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● Encourage their child to show respect for all members of the Lincoln community and school property
● Review all Lincoln communications and respond promptly

 Student
 The student realizes education is important. Therefore, he/she agrees to carry out the following responsibilities to the best
 of his/her ability:
● Get to school on time every day
● Develop a positive attitude toward school
● Be responsible for completing homework on time
● Be cooperative by carrying out the teacher’s instructions and ask for help when needed
● Do daily work that is neat and reflects the student’s best effort
● Be respectful to all Lincoln faculty, staff, administration, parents, and students
● Be respectful of school property

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2019-2020 PACTO de la ESCUELA - PADRE - ESTUDIANTE

Nuestro Pacto de Lincoln Elementary School-Padre-Estudiante fue desarrollado conjuntamente con padres y
miembros de la familia. Este describe cómo los padres, la facultad/el personal y los estudiantes compartirán la
responsabilidad de mejorar el rendimiento académico de los estudiantes y los medios por los cuales Lincoln y los
padres construirán y desarrollarán asociaciones para ayudar a los niños a alcanzar los altos estándares estatales
(ESSA, Sección 1116 (d)).

La Escuela
Lincoln Elementary School’s entiende la importancia de la experiencia escolar para cada estudiante y su papel
como educadores y modelos. Por lo tanto, la escuela acepta llevar a cabo las siguientes responsabilidades de la
mejor manera posible:
• Proveer un currículo e instrucción de alta calidad en un ambiente de aprendizaje de apoyo y efectivo que permita
que los niños atendidos bajo esta parte cumplan con los estándares académicos desafiantes del Estado (requeridos)
• Dirigir la importancia de la comunicación entre los maestros y los padres de manera continua como mínimo y por
medio de:
             o conferencias de padres y maestros en escuelas elementales, por lo menos una vez al año, durante las
                cuales el pacto será discutido ya que el pacto se relaciona con el logro individual del niño/a
             o informes frecuentes a los padres sobre el progreso de sus hijos;
             o acceso razonable al personal, oportunidad para ser voluntario y participar en la clase de su hijo/a, y
                observar las actividades del salón de clase; y
             o asegurar una comunicación regular y bidireccional entre los miembros de la familia y el personal de
                Lincoln y, por un medio posible, en un idioma que los miembros de la familia puedan entender.
                (requerido) (ESSA, Sección 1116 (d) (1-2)
• Tratar a cada niño con dignidad y respeto
• Luchar por atender las necesidades individuales del estudiante
• Reconocer que los padres son vitales para el éxito del niño y la escuela
• Proveer un ambiente de aprendizaje seguro, positivo y saludable
• Asegurar que cada estudiante tenga acceso a experiencias de aprendizaje de calidad
• Asegurar que el personal de Lincoln comunique expectativas claras de rendimiento tanto a los estudiantes como a
los padres

Padre
El padre entiende que la participación en la educación de su estudiante ayudará a su logro y actitud. Por lo tanto, el
padre continuará llevando a cabo las siguientes responsabilidades a lo mejor de su capacidad:
• Ser voluntario en el salón de su hijo (requerido)
• Apoyar el aprendizaje de su hijo (requerido)
• Participar, según corresponda, en las decisiones relativas a la educación de su hijo/a y el uso positivo del tiempo
extracurricular (requerido)
• Crear un ambiente hogareño que apoye el aprendizaje
• Enviar al estudiante a la escuela a tiempo, bien alimentado y bien descansado sobre una base regular
• Asistir a las funciones y conferencias de la escuela
• Animar a sus hijo/as a mostrar respeto por todos los miembros de la comunidad escolar y la propiedad de Lincoln
• Revisar todas las comunicaciones de Lincoln y responder prontamente
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Estudiante
El estudiante reconoce que la educación es importante. Por lo tanto, él/ella está de acuerdo de llevar a cabo las
siguientes responsabilidades a lo mejor de su capacidad:
• Llegar a la escuela a tiempo todos los días
• Desarrollar una actitud positiva hacia la escuela
• Ser responsable de completar la tarea a tiempo
• Ser cooperativo, llevando a cabo las instrucciones del maestro y solicitar ayuda cuando sea necesario
• Hacer su trabajo diario que sea ordenado y reflejar el mejor esfuerzo del estudiante
• Ser respetuoso con todos los miembros de la escuela y con la propiedad de la escuela

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2019-2020 Parent and Family Engagement Plan

The Title I Parent and Family Engagement section of the “Every Student Succeeds Act” (ESSA), Section
1116(b) requires each Title I school to develop a written parent and family engagement policy that
describes the means for carrying out the requirements of Section 1116. Lincoln Elementary School must
ensure that information related to school and parent programs, meetings and other activities are sent to
the parents of Title I children in a format and in a language the parents can understand.
The policy must be:
   ❑ developed jointly with and agreed upon by parents and family members of Title I children;
   ❑ written in an understandable format and provided in a language parents can understand;
   ❑ distributed to all parents and family members;
   ❑ made available to the local community; and
   ❑ updated annually to meet the changing needs of parents, family members and the school.

Parents and family members will be involved in the planning, review and improvement of the Lincoln
Elementary School’s Parent and Family Engagement Policy. This policy will be reviewed at the
beginning of each school year at a PTA/PTO/Parent Committee meeting. (ESSA, Section 1116(b)(1))

Ms. Draper will hold the Annual Title I Meeting as a part of Lincoln’s PTO Welcome Night at the
beginning of the school year. All parents and family members are invited and encouraged to attend. At
this meeting, parents and family members will be informed of the school’s participation in Title I,
requirement will be explained, and involvement will be encouraged. (ESSA, Section 1116(c)(1))

Lincoln will offer a flexible number of meetings, in the morning and/or the evening. (ESSA, Section
1116(c)(2))

Parent Meetings

Ms. Draper will involve parents, in an organized, ongoing, and timely way, in the planning, review, and
improvement of the Title I program, including the planning, review, and improvement of Lincoln’s parent
and family engagement program. (ESSA, Section 1116(c)(3))

At the annual Welcome Back to School Night, at the beginning of the school year, Ms. Draper will
provide parents and family members of participating children with timely information about the Title I
program. In addition, parents and family members are always welcome to ask Ms. Draper and teachers
questions. (ESSA, Section 1116(c)(4)(A)).

At the annual Welcome Back to School Night at the beginning of the school year, Ms. Draper will provide
parents and family members of participating children with a description and explanation of the curriculum
in use at Lincoln, the forms of academic assessments used to measure student progress, and the
achievement levels of the challenging State academic standards. (ESSA, Section 1116(c)4)(B))

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Ms. Draper will provide, if requested by parents, opportunities for regular meetings to formulate
suggestions and to participate, as appropriate, in decisions relating to the education of their children,
and respond to any such suggestions as soon as practicably possible. (ESSA, Section 1116(c)(4)(C))

Ms. Draper will involve parents and family members in the joint development of the Schoolwide Program
Plan. This will occur at the beginning of the school year at a PTO meeting. (ESSA, Section 1116(5))

A school-parent compact will be jointly developed with parents and family members and the compact
outlines how parents, the entire Lincoln staff, and students will share in the responsibility for improved
student academic achievement and the means by which Lincoln and the parents will build and develop
partnerships to help children achieve the State’s high standards. The compact shall –
   ● describe Lincoln’s responsibility to provide high-quality curriculum and instruction in a supportive
       and effective learning environment that enables the children served under this part to meet the
       challenging State academic standards, and the ways in which each parent will be responsible for
       supporting their children’s learning; volunteering in their child’s classroom; and participating, as
       appropriate, in decisions relating to the education of their children and positive use of
       extracurricular time (ESSA, Section (d)(1)); and
   ● address the importance of communication between teachers and parents on an ongoing basis
       through, at a minimum—
          o parent-teacher conferences in elementary schools, at least annually,
             during which the compact shall be discussed as the compact relates
             to the individual child’s achievement;
          o frequent reports to parents on their children’s progress;
          o reasonable access to staff, opportunities to volunteer and participate in their child’s class,
             and observation of classroom activities; and
          o ensuring regular two-way, meaningful communication between family members and Lincoln
             staff, and, to the extent practicable, in a language that family members can understand
             (ESSA, Section 1116(d)(2)(A-D))

At the annual PTO Welcome Night at the beginning of the school year, Ms. Draper will provide
assistance to parents and family members in understanding the challenging State academic standards,
State and local academic assessments, and how to monitor a child's progress and work with teachers to
improve the achievement of their children. In addition, teachers and Ms. Draper will be able to address
additional questions as the school year progresses. (ESSA, Section 1116(6)(e)(1))

The school will provide materials and training to help parents to work with their children to improve their
children's achievement, such as literacy training and using technology including education about the
harms of copyright piracy, as appropriate, to foster parent involvement. (ESSA, Section 1116(6)(e)(1))

At a faculty meeting at the beginning of the school year, Ms. Draper will educate teachers, specialized
instructional support personnel, and other staff, with the assistance of parents, in the value and utility of
contributions of parents and family members, and in how to reach out to, communicate with, and work
with parents and family members as equal partners, implement and coordinate parent programs, and
build ties between parents and family members and Lincoln Elementary School. (ESSA, Section
1116(6)(e)(3))

Lincoln Elementary School will, to the extent feasible and appropriate, coordinate, and integrate parent
and family engagement programs and activities with other Federal, State, and local programs including
public preschool programs and conduct other activities, that encourage and support parents and family
members in more fully participating in the education of their children. (ESSA, Section 1116(6)(e)(4))

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Lincoln Elementary School will utilize translation services provided by the Bethlehem Area School
District’s Center for Language Assessment (CLA) office to ensure that information related to school and
parent programs, meetings, and other activities is sent to the parents and family members of
participating children in a format and to the extent practicable, in a language the parents and family
members can understand. (ESSA, Section 1116(6)(e)(5))

Lincoln Elementary School, to the extent practicable, will provide opportunities for the informed
participation of 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). (ESSA, Section 1116(7)(f))

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2019-2020 Plan de Participación de Padres y Familias

La Sección 1116 (b) de la Ley de Sucesos de Todos los Estudiantes (ESSA, por sus siglas en inglés)
exige que cada escuela de Título I desarrolle una póliza escrita de padres y familiares que describa los
medios para cumplir con los requisitos de la Sección 1116. La Escuela de Lincoln tiene que asegurarse
de que la información relacionada con los programas de la escuela y los padres, las reuniones y otras
actividades sean enviadas a los padres de los niños del Título I en un formato y en un idioma que los
padres puedan entender.
La póliza tiene que ser:
    ❑ desarrollada conjuntamente con los padres y los miembros de la familia de los niños del Título I y
       de acuerdo con ellos;
    ❑ escrita en un formato comprensible y proporcionado en un lenguaje que los padres puedan
       entender;
    ❑ distribuida a todos los padres y familiares;
    ❑ puesta a la disposición de la comunidad local; y
    ❑ renovada anualmente para satisfacer las necesidades cambiantes de los padres, miembros de la
       familia, y la escuela.

Los padres y miembros de la familia estarán involucrados en la planificación, revisión y mejora de la
Póliza de Participación de Padres y Familias de la escuela de Lincoln. Esta póliza será revisada al
principio de cada año escolar en una reunión del PPTO / Comité de Padres. (ESSA, Sección 1116 (b)
(1))

Ms. Draper realizará la Reunión Anual de Título I como parte del evento de la Casa Abierta de la
escuela de Lincoln al comienzo del año escolar. Todos los padres y miembros de la familia están
invitados y alentados a asistir. En esta reunión, los padres y miembros de la familia serán informados
sobre la participación de la escuela en el Título I, se explicará el requisito, y se fomentará la
participación. (ESSA, Sección 1116 (c) (1))

La escuela de Lincoln ofrecerá un número flexible de reuniones, por la mañana y / o por la noche.
(ESSA, Sección 1116 (c) (2))

Ms. Draper involucrará a los padres, de manera organizada, continua y oportuna en la planificación,
revisión y mejora del programa Título I, para mejorar la participación delos padres en las áreas
mencionadas. (ESSA, Sección 1116 (c) (3))

En el evento anual de la Casa Abierta al comienzo del año escolar, Ms. Draper proveerá a los padres y
familiares de los niños participantes información oportuna sobre el programa Título I. Además, los
padres y los miembros de la familia son siempre bienvenidos a hacer preguntas del director y de los
maestros. (ESSA, Sección 1116 (c) (4) (A)).

En el evento anual de la Casa Abierta al comienzo del año escolar, Ms. Draper proveerá a los padres y
familiares de los niños participantes una descripción y explicación del currículo en uso en la escuela de
Lincoln, las formas de evaluación académica usadas para medir el progreso de los estudiantes, y los
niveles de logro de las estándares académicas exigentes del Estado. (ESSA, Sección 1116 (c) 4) (B))
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Ms. Draper proporcionará, si así lo solicitan los padres, oportunidades de reuniones periódicas para
formular sugerencias y participar, según proceda, en las decisiones relacionadas con a la educación de
sus hijos, y responder a esas sugerencias tan pronto como sea posible. (ESSA, Sección 1116 (c) (4)
(C))

Ms. Draper involucrará a los padres y miembros de la familia en el desarrollo conjunto del Plan del
Programa Escolar. Esto ocurrirá al comienzo del año escolar en una reunión del PTO / Comité de
Padres. (ESSA, Sección 1116 (5))

Un pacto entre la escuela y los padres se desarrollará conjuntamente con los padres y miembros de la
familia. El pacto describe cómo los padres, todo el personal de la escuela de Lincoln y los estudiantes
compartirán la responsabilidad de mejorar el rendimiento académico del estudiante y los medios por los
cuales la escuela de Lincoln y los padres construirán y desarrollarán asociaciones para ayudar a los
niños a alcanzar los altos estándares del Estado. El compacto va a –

      • describir la responsabilidad de la escuela de Lincoln para proveer un currículo e instrucción de
      alta calidad en un ambiente de aprendizaje de apoyo y efectivo que permita que los niños
      atendidos bajo esta cumplan con los estándares académicos exigentes estatales y las maneras
      en que cada padre será responsable en apoyar el aprendizaje de sus hijos; ofrecerse como
      voluntario en el salón de su hijo; y participar, según proceda, en las decisiones relacionadas con
      la educación de sus hijos y el uso positivo del tiempo extracurricular (ESSA, Sección d) (1)); y

      • dirigir la importancia de la comunicación entre los maestros y los padres de manera continua a
      través de:

                 o conferencias de padres y maestros en escuelas elementales, por lo menos
                   anualmente, durante el cual el pacto debe ser discutido como el pacto se relaciona
                   a los logros de cada niño;
                 o informes frecuentes a los padres sobre el progreso de sus hijos;
                 o acceso razonable al personal, oportunidades para ser voluntario y participar en la
                   clase de su hijo, y observación de las actividades del salón; y
                 o asegurar una comunicación regular y bidireccional entre los miembros de la familia
                   y el personal de la escuela de Lincoln y, en la medida práctica, en un idioma que
                   los miembros de la familia puedan comprender (ESSA, Sección 1116 (d) (2) (A-D)

En el evento anual de la Casa Abierta al comienzo del año escolar, Ms. Draper proveerá asistencia a
los padres y miembros de la familia para entender las normas académicas desafiantes estatales,
evaluaciones académicas estatales y locales y cómo monitorear el progreso del niño y trabajar con los
maestros para mejorar el rendimiento de sus hijos. Además, los maestros/directores podrán dirigir
preguntas adicionales a medida que avanza el año escolar. (ESSA, Sección 1116 (6) (e) (1))

La escuela proporcionará materiales y entrenamiento para ayudar a los padres a trabajar con sus hijos
para mejorar sus logros, como el alfabetismo y el uso de la tecnología, incluyendo la educación sobre
los daños de la piratería de derechos de autor, según sea apropiado para fomentar la participación de
los padres. (ESSA, Sección 1116 (6) (e) (1))

En una reunión de la facultad al principio del año escolar, Ms. Draper educará a los maestros, el
personal de apoyo instructivo especializado y otro personal, con la ayuda de los padres, en el valor y la
utilidad de las contribuciones de los padres y miembros de la familia y en cómo comunicarse con, y
trabajar con los padres y miembros de la familia como socios iguales, implementar y coordinar
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programas de padres y establecer lazos entre padres y miembros de la familia y la escuela de Lincoln.
(ESSA, Sección 1116 (6) (e) (3))

La escuela de Lincoln, en la medida de lo posible y apropiado, coordinará e integrará programas y
actividades de participación de padres y familias con otros programas federales, estatales y locales,
incluyendo programas públicos preescolares y otras actividades que estimulen y apoyen a los padres y
familiares a participar plenamente en la educación de sus hijos. (ESSA, Sección 1116 (6) (e) (4))

La escuela de Lincoln utilizará los servicios de traducción proporcionados por la oficina del Centro para
la Evaluación de Idiomas del Distrito Escolar del Área de Bethlehem (CLA) para asegurar que la
información relacionada con los programas de la escuela y los padres, reuniones y otras actividades
sean enviadas a los padres y miembros de la familia de los niños participantes en un formato y en la
medida práctica, en un idioma que los padres y familiares puedan entender. (ESSA, Sección 1116 (6)
(e) (5))

La escuela de Lincoln, en la medida práctica, proporcionará oportunidades para la participación
informada a los padres y miembros de la familia (incluyendo padres y miembros de la familia que tienen
competencia limitada en inglés, padres y familiares con discapacidades y padres y familiares de niños
migratorios). (ESSA, Sección 1116 (7) (f))

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