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Title I Parent & Family Engagement

Title I is a federally funded program designed to ensure all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach, at a minimum, proficiency on challenging state academic standards and state academic assessments.

The Title I mission is to ensure each child successfully meets or exceeds North Carolina’s proficient and advanced levels of student performance and meets or exceeds expectations on local, state, and national assessments.  The Board of Education recognizes the value of family engagement in a child's academic success and believes the education of children is an ongoing cooperative partnership between the home and school. The Board encourages parents and family members to participate in the design and implementation of the programs and activities in order to increase the effectiveness of the school system's Title I program in helping students meet state and local achievement standards.  The full Board policy can be found at  https://boardpolicyonline.com/?b=polk_county&s=173353 

Saluda Elementary School Parent & Family Engagement Policy

Involvement in your child's education is very important.  At Saluda Elementary School, we want to work with you as a partner in your child's education

If you have questions about your child's progress or if you have questions about the school, please ask.  There are various ways to stay involved:

  • Meet your child's teacher(s).

  • Participate in parent-teacher conferences.  Attend conferences scheduled by your child's teacher(s). Schedule conferences if you have questions/concerns.

  • Encourage your child to read nightly and to complete homework assignments.

  • Provide a quiet place and a specific homework time.

  • Learn about and understand school procedures.  Help your child understand and follow school procedures, rules and guidelines.

  • Volunteer at the school.  Volunteer to read with students.  Volunteer to help with campus beautification projects.  To become a Saluda School volunteer, complete the online application and background check at www.polkschools.org.

  • Attend special events sponsored by the school.

Visit the school and stay in contact with your child's teacher(s).  We ask that all visitors check in at the office to get a name tag to wear while on campus during the regular school day.  Although inconvenient for some, this procedure is a safety measure to help us make sure persons who are on campus have the right to be at school.

Click for information on the federal Title 1 Program from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.