The DCSD Title 1A program is a school wide program that provides academic services and interventions to any student in our school. Title 1A schools develop a school-wide plan based on the School Performance Plan to identify areas of focus and improvement.
- School Performance Plan - A Roadmap to Success
- Parent Involvement Plan
- Nevada School Performance Framework (NSPF) Report
- Annual Title 1 Overview
- Knowing Your Child's School
- DCSD Accountability Report
- Annual Letter and NSPF Notification
- NDE Education Involvement Accord
- NDE Educational Involvement Accord - Q & A
- Code of Honor
C.C. Meneley Elementary School has established their school improvement roadmap for the 2021-22 school year. This school performance plan includes the campus’s goals and process developed during Act 1. This plan will be revisited at least three times this year during Act 2 to monitor progress and once in Act 3 to assess and update the goals. Please reach out to Blaine Spires for more information.
A major goal of C.C. Meneley Elementary School is to encourage a high degree of involvement of parents in the education of their students and build an effective home-school partnership. We continue to utilize Google Meet, Remind, email and face-to-face events or meetings to reach our families. In coming back from the biggest impacts of COVID-19, we aim to use a variety of communication to best meet the needs of our families and students.
We encourage parent involvement in school decisions, accountability and advocacy through the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) and participation in our Title 1 Program. Through participation in our PTO and other committees as created, parents also have the opportunity to be involved in the development and implementation of our parent involvement policy and school improvement plan as well as assist school staff and other parents in working collaboratively to implement and coordinate parent programs and ties between school and parents. To the extent feasible and appropriate, we will integrate parent involvement programs and activities with other school and district programs as well as conduct other activities such as parent resource centers that encourage and support parents in more fully participating in the education of their students. A review of the school Parent Involvement Policy will occur at a PTO meeting during the year.
Parents are surveyed during the year to elicit opinions, concerns, and suggestions for improvement and topics for meetings that meet the needs of parents. Suggestions and recommendations from parents are incorporated into the parent involvement policy and school improvement plan as feasible.
Parents are informed of PTO meetings, School Performance Plan (SPP) meetings, and related meetings and parent involvement workshops through school newsletters, email notices, and postings on our site website. Our school takes appropriate action to ensure that information related to the school and parent programs, meetings, and other activities, is sent to the parents of participating children in an understandable and uniform format, including alternative formats upon request, and, to the extent practicable, in a language the parents can understand.
The District Parent Involvement Policy (BP 226) and the school Student Code of Conduct (student handbook, Student Code of Honor, and District Education Involvement Accord) which outlines how parents, students, and school staff share the responsibility for improving learning is distributed to families at the beginning of the school year or upon registration. Additional materials and training will be provided throughout the year to parents to help them work to improve their student’s academic achievement and to use technology as appropriate to foster parental involvement.
The school holds a minimum of one scheduled parent conference each year where the student’s academic progress is discussed as well as expectations for the grade level, school curriculum and standards, assessment information including alternative assessments as appropriate, participation in school programs including Title I, how to work collaboratively with educators, and other concerns a parent may have. Students will receive competency report cards each trimester as a means to inform parents of academic achievement.
Dear Parent/Guardian, Attached you will find a copy of our Educational Involvement Accord. Please take a few minutes to review the contents and discuss with your child. In addition, the following information will help guide you to resources and information for our school. Please reach out to your child’s teacher or the site administrator if you have additional questions or need assistance in locating information.
Q - How do I contact my child’s teacher and the principal of the school?
A – Parents/guardians can contact their child’s teacher and the principal of the school by calling our school directly at 775-265-3154 or by email.
Q - Where will I find the grade level standards for my child’s grade level? Where will I find the due dates for major examinations and significant projects?
A – Grade level standards can be found on the CCMES webpage under the About Our School tab. Due dates for major examinations and significant projects can be found on the Teacher’s Landing Page or direct communication with the classroom teacher. Teachers are also beginning to use Data Notebooks or Badge Books to communicate student learning and progress. Remind is also the primary communication between the teacher and parents.
Q - Where will I find the homework and grading policies of my child’s teacher, or the school homework and grading policies?
A – Homework and grading policies can be found on the Douglas County School District’s website and by contacting the classroom teacher directly via email or phone.
Q - Where will I find a resource directory, list of vetted and approved websites, and information on additional tutoring or support for my child?
A – Both the CCMES and DCSD websites offer resource directories, lists of vetted and approved websites, and additional tutoring or support for your child. When student log on to their Chromebook, Classlink is the default homepage and all approved websites and apps on this page.
Q - What suggestions do you have for me to help me with assisting my child with their schoolwork at home?
A – We recommend consistent communication with your child’s teacher to help in assisting you with schoolwork as well as utilizing the links listed on our website. Additionally, we have a Parent Link tab on our webpage to assist you with resources to help support you as a parent. All our teachers use Remind in order to keep an open line of communication. We encourage all families to read with their children at least 20 minutes a day.
Q - What are the dates of scheduled parent-teacher conferences?
A – We have November 9, 2022 and November 10, 2022 scheduled for parent-teacher conferences. Additionally parents can access the Events Calendar on the CCMES website. Parents can always request a conference at any point in the school year.
Q - How will I receive reports of my child’s progress? What tool(s) are available so that I can regularly check on my child’s attendance and academic progress?
A – Parents/guardians will receive reports of their child’s progress by mail and they can check Empower. Empower is new this year. This was new platform for reporting progress was reviewed at parent teacher conference. A letter with parent login information was also sent home or shared by the teacher. If you are unsure how to access Empower or Infinite Campus, please stop by our front office and we will assist you.
Q - Where will I find information on classroom rules?
A – Information on classroom rules can be found on our website under PBIS. Here you will find our expectation matrix which covers expectations on the bus, playground, classroom, cafeteria, and halls.
Q - Where will I find information on the school dress code?
A – Information on our school’s dress code can be found in the student handbook. This is found on the school’s webpage.
Q - How do I receive translation assistance during parent conferences and school events?
A – Translation assistance is available during parent teacher conferences and school events. Please contact the front office for support.
Q - Where do I find information on the availability of free and reduced price meals for my child at school?
A - There is information regarding free and reduced price meals in the office. That application is kept in the office and is part of the registration packet. This information is shared at the start of each school year.
Q - How may I become involved in the education of my child? Are there opportunities for me to volunteer in the school or class?
A - Information around volunteering in your child(rens) class is shared out to all families at the beginning of the year. There is also information posted on the school district’s website regarding volunteering. Volunteering packets are available at the front office.
Q - Where do I return the signed Code of Honor form that I have reviewed with my child?
A - The signed Code of Honor is turned into the front office or your child’s teacher.