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WESD Bond Information

posted Oct 6, 2016, 8:07 PM by PAMELA HORTON   [ updated Oct 20, 2016, 9:25 AM ]

For more information about the upcoming WESD bond, please visit the WESD web site at http://www.wesdschools.org/bond.

Para más información acerca del bono del WESD venidero, favor de visitar el sitio web del WESD en http://www.wesdschools.org/bond.


School Budget 101 in 5 Minutes!

posted Aug 10, 2016, 2:45 PM by PAMELA HORTON

WESD Budget 101


Roadrunner Parent Involvement Policy

posted Dec 7, 2012, 2:41 PM by Paula McWhirter

 

I.                    Roadrunner Elementary plans activities to involve parents, families and community members with their input through PTO, Site council, and outreach meetings.

 

·         Roadrunner clearly communicates information and school reports to our parents in both English and in Spanish and offers interpreters as needed.

·         We continually invite parents through various means to participate in the decision making processes that directly relate to our Title I Parent Involvement Plan and any funding required for these activities.

·         Parent involvement at Roadrunner Elementary will include academic learning and other activities to ensure that parents are able to assist in their student’s learning.   We provide accessibility to parents so they are directly involved in their child’s learning, be stakeholders in the decision making that impacts their child’s learning and assist in the education of their child, allowed under Title I.

 

II.                  Roadrunner School will implement the Parent Involvement Policy Components:

 

1.       Include parents in the joint development of the policy at our Site Council meeting consisting of parents, teachers, and community members.  We will draft the policy as a group, present it at our PTO meeting for comments or revisions, and then present the final draft at our Staff Reach Out meeting for final approval.

2.       Involve parents in the Continuous Improvement Plan by encouraging parents to complete and return parent satisfaction and other surveys that define our school needs and conduct Title I meetings that explain the school program and needs.

3.       Use resources to plan and implement parent involvement activities to improve student achievement and school performance through the Staff Reach Out Team, Site council, PTO, Outreach Specialist, social worker, District Office staff, and community members.

4.       Gathering and sharing information with parents and community members through; Site Council, 21st Century, and Community Reach-Out Team, newsletters, the school base website, fliers and dial-outs.  

5.       Roadrunner will evaluate the content and effectiveness of the Policy annually in terms of improving quality of the school by surveying parents and analyzing results, holding staff and parent meetings for discussion and collaboration, revise the Parent Involvement Plan for the following year based on data and finding (Site Council responsibilities).

6.       Provide assistance to parents on topics to include the following:

·         Arizona Common Core Standards

·         Arizona student assessments

·         Title I requirement

·         Ways to monitor the student’s progress

·         How to work with educators

·         How to have a successful parent-teacher conference

·         How to help students at home

·         Parenting classes

·         ELL classes

·         Volunteer opportunities

·         Communication between school and home

·         Meetings about assessments

·         Title I annual meeting

·         School newsletter

·         School website

·         Excellent family/community member experiences

·         Communication in English, Spanish and other languages as needed

·         Translator/interpreter provided for parents in the language they understand

 

Actions listed above will build parent, school, and community capacity as partners vested in ensuring improved academic achievement for our students and members of the Washington Elementary School District

Our Procedures for a Safe Dismissal

posted Dec 4, 2012, 5:47 PM by Paula McWhirter   [ updated Dec 14, 2016, 3:22 PM by PAMELA TALARICO ]

Each day, we dismiss approximately 820 students from school in a short period of time.In order for all students to remain safe during this time, these are the established procedures that we use for each dismissal location/type.  We ask that all families help us make sure that every child is safe by following these procedures.

Pick-up by car: 

·         Pull through our drive through lane.

·         Remain in your car.

·         Follow the directions of the crossing guards and the rules of the road. 

·         Do not block intersection on 39th Avenue or crosswalks on streets or in the parking lot. 

·         Have your child meet you in the designated pick-up area by the cafeteria.  This is the safest place for your child to get in your car.

·         Do not pull over on 39th Avenue and have your child get into your car. 

Walking onto campus:

·         If you drive to the area, do not park in “No Parking” areas.

·         Use crosswalks when entering and leaving campus.

·         Come into the fenced area to wait for your child so as to leave space for children and parents who are leaving campus through the front gate.

·         When inside the fenced area, do not allow your child to play on the playground equipment.  We do not have enough staff to monitor for a safe dismissal and supervise the play equipment at the same time. 


Bicycles and students who walk alone:

·         We ask these students to follow these rules:

o   Walk your bicycle/scooter until you are off school property and away from busy areas.  This would include the sidewalks along Friar and 39th Avenue that border the school.

o   Stay with other students as long as possible.  Avoid being alone.

o   Go directly home.  The best policy is to check in at home before going anywhere else.

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