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The Salisbury Township School District provides Title I services to students in grades K-5 (Harry S Truman Elementary School) and grades 6-8 (Salisbury Middle School) through targeted assistance. Each school has teachers and instructional assistants to support Title I students and families.

Resources

Parent Involvement - The District recognizes that parent involvement contributes to the achievement of academic standards by students in Title I programs. The District views the education of students as a cooperative effort among the school, parents and community. Please access the District's Parent Involvement Policy.

Parent Right to Know Information - Please access the Parent Letter sent to all families.

Equity Plan - The Salisbury Township School District ensures the equitable distribution of experienced and highly qualified teachers within the District's schools. To ensure that poor and minority students are not taught at higher rates than other students by inexperienced teachers, each school distributes poor and minority students among all classrooms at all grade levels. The District determines the effectiveness of this strategy by regularly reviewing school level data on teacher turnover, identifying characteristics of teachers who have left and whether or not they moved to another school, district or left the profession.

Translation Services - Families in need of translation services should contact the school principal (Harry S Truman Elementary School - 610-791-2800; Salisbury Middle School - 610-791-0830). If you need immediate translation services you can access Google Translate on the internet.

Title I Reading Program Website - Harry S Truman Elementary School

Title I Complaint Procedures

School/Parent/Student Compact Grades K-2

2018-2019

The Harry S Truman Elementary School will provide a supportive and effective learning environment in which the staff will strive to do the following for each student:

  • Provide high quality curriculum and instruction that will enable success
  • Treat each child with respect and provide a safe, positive, and healthy environment
  • Address individual needs
  • Acknowledge that parents/guardians are vital to the success of the school and the students
  • Assure access to quality learning experiences appropriate to each child’s development
  • Assure that school staff members communicate clear expectations for performance to both students and parents
  • Assure appropriate participation of parents in the decisions relating to their child’s education.

_____________________________________________
Zachary Brem, Principal

As a parent or guardian, I realize the importance of working cooperatively with the school. I understand that my participation in my child’s education will help his/her achievement and attitude. Therefore, I will carry out the following responsibilities to the best of my ability:

  • Create an atmosphere that supports learning by encouraging reading activities
  • Send my child to school regularly, on time, well fed, and well rested
  • Monitor assignments and encourage homework completion
  • Review all school communications and respond promptly
  • Attend school functions and conferences
  • Encourage my child to demonstrate respect toward school personnel, other students, and school property
  • Participate in decisions relating to the education of my child.

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Parent/Guardian Signature

As a student, I realize that my education is important. I know that I am responsible for my own success. Therefore, I agree to carry out the following responsibilities to the best of my ability:

  • Get to school on time every day
  • Maintain a positive attitude about school
  • Complete and return homework on time
  • Be a cooperative learner and carry out the teacher’s instructions and directions
  • Ask for help when needed
  • Demonstrate respect toward school personnel, other students, and school property.
School/Parent/Student Compact Grades 3-5

2018-2019

The Harry S Truman Elementary School will provide a supportive and effective learning environment in which the staff will strive to do the following for each student:

  • Provide high quality curriculum and instruction that will enable success
  • Treat each child with respect and provide a safe, positive, and healthy environment
  • Address individual needs
  • Acknowledge that parents/guardians are vital to the success of the school and the students
  • Assure access to quality learning experiences appropriate to each child’s development
  • Assure that school staff members communicate clear expectations for performance to both students and parents
  • Assure appropriate participation of parents in the decisions relating to their child’s education.

_____________________________________________
Zachary Brem, Principal

As a parent or guardian, I realize the importance of working cooperatively with the school. I understand that my participation in my child’s education will help his/her achievement and attitude. Therefore, I will carry out the following responsibilities to the best of my ability:

  • Create an atmosphere that supports learning by encouraging reading activities
  • Send my child to school regularly, on time, well fed, and well rested
  • Monitor assignments and encourage homework completion
  • Review all school communications and respond promptly
  • Attend school functions and conferences
  • Encourage my child to demonstrate respect toward school personnel, other students, and school property
  • Participate in decisions relating to the education of my child.

____________________________________________________
Parent/Guardian Signature

As a student, I realize that my education is important. I know that I am responsible for my own success. Therefore, I agree to carry out the following responsibilities to the best of my ability:

  • Get to school on time every day
  • Maintain a positive attitude about school
  • Complete and return homework on time
  • Be a cooperative learner and carry out the teacher’s instructions and directions
  • Ask for help when needed
  • Demonstrate respect toward school personnel, other students, and school property.

____________________________________________________
Student Signature

Parent Right to Know Information 

As Required by The Elementary and Secondary Education Assistance (ESEA)[Section 1112(e)(1)(A)] and the Every Student Succeeds Act [Section 1112(e)(1)(A)]

Dear Parent(s)/Legal Guardian(s):

Your child attends Salisbury Township School District, which receives Federal Title I funds to assist students in meeting state achievement standards. Throughout the school year, we will be providing you with important information about this law and your child’s education. This letter lets you know about your right to request information about the qualifications of the classroom staff working with your child.

At Salisbury Middle School and Harry S Truman, we are very proud of our teachers and feel they are ready for the coming school year and are prepared to give your child a high-quality education. As a Title I school, we must meet federal regulations related to teacher qualifications as defined in ESEA. These regulations allow you to learn more about your child’s teachers’ training and credentials. We are happy to provide this information to you. At any time, you may ask:

  • Whether the teacher met state qualifications and certification requirements for the grade level and subject he/she is teaching,
  • Whether the teacher received an emergency or conditional certificate through which state qualifications were waived, and
  • What undergraduate or graduate degrees the teacher holds, including graduate certificates and additional degrees, and major(s) or area(s) of concentration.

You may also ask whether your child receives help from a paraprofessional. If your child receives this assistance, we can provide you with information about the paraprofessional’s qualifications.

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) which was signed into law in December 2015 and reauthorizes the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1956 (ESEA) includes additionally right to know requests. At any time, parents and family members can request:

  • Information on policies regarding student participation in assessments and procedures for opting out, and
  • Information on required assessments that include
    • Subject matter tested,
    • Purpose of the test,
    • Source of the requirement (if applicable),
    • Amount of time it takes students to complete the test, and
    • Time and format of disseminating results.

Our staff is committed to helping your child develop the academic knowledge and critical thinking he/she needs to succeed in school and beyond. That commitment includes making sure that all of our teachers and paraprofessionals meet applicable Pennsylvania state requirements.

If you have any questions about your child’s assignment to a teacher or paraprofessional, please contact the building principal or email me at lfuinihetten@salisburysd.org.

Sincerely,

Lynn A. Fuini-Hetten
Associate Superintendent