Title I Family Programs

Warwick Public Schools Title I Program

Title I is the federal program that provides funding to local school districts to improve the academic achievement of students. Title I funds are allocated to those schools with the highest concentration of low-income families. It is part of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act first passed in 1965.

Each school year Title I schools are determined through a data and reporting process submitted to the Rhode Island Department of Education.

Title I Services

Targeted Reading Assistance
Selection is based on a student’s classroom performance and reading, writing, listening, and speaking assessment results. Parental involvement in the selection process is required for students in grades K-2. Students receive focused and direct small group instruction from a Reading Specialist until their individual goals have been achieved.  E.T. Wyman, Hoxsie and Scott Elmentary Schools are administering Targeted Assistance Programs.

School Wide Program
We have three schools operating the School Wide model.  They are Lippitt, Norwood and Oakland Beach Elementary Schools.  Schools that run a School Wide Program identify the areas in need of increasing student achievement and use the Title I funds for supports and strategies that are beyond what is sustained by the district.

Family Programs
Cameron Kadek, our Title I Family Facilitator, conducts and coordinates parent-child workshops, parent trainings, and guest speakers  throughout the year to help foster a love of learning and support classroom education.   

What IS Title I?

  • Ensuring all students have equal opportunities to succeed and all parents have a voice.

  • Parent resources & support to navigate the challenges of school and life.

  •  Monthly family programs that are engaging, free, and a whole lot of fun!

  •  Lending libraries that are open to students, their families and school staff to provide a comfortable space to find resources or dive into a new adventure.

  •  A programs facilitator that is both a parent in our elementary community and Title I veteran, providing an important bridge between home and school

 

“I have a passion for teaching kids to become readers, to become comfortable with a book, not daunted. Books shouldn’t be daunting, they should be funny, exciting and wonderful; and learning to be a reader gives a terrific advantage.”

Roald Dahl

 “You can find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax, all you need is a book.”

Dr. Seuss

 Our Title I Elementary Schools

 Parents as Teachers

Parents as Teachers is a family visiting program that focuses on ways parents can interact with their children to support development, work through parenting questions and concerns, and build a healthy environment for their family. The program is open to all Warwick families with children ages prenatal to 5 years (Kindergarten entry). There is no cost to participate. For more information or to enroll in the program contact the  Comprehensive Community Action Program (401) 467-9610, and for more on the nationwide program visit Parentsasteachers.org.

The Title I District Advisory Council meets regularly to review programs and policy related to Title I and to make recommendations for changes, as needed.   If you are interested or want more information, please contact the Title I Office at 401-298-4034.

The Title I Preschool at Oakland Beach School offers two half-day preschool classes for children who turn 4 years of age by September 1st of the enrollment year and live in a Title I school area. This program is offered at no cost to parents and also features a three-session parent program component. The curriculum is based on the Rhode island Early Learning and Development Standards.     Please call Carol Maloney at (401) 298-4034 or email Carol.maloney@warwickschools.org for more information.

Teacher:  Mrs. Denise Dotter
Teacher Assistant:  Mrs. Debra Morris

If your family (or a family you know) is currently living in a temporary situation…

Staying with friends or relatives because you lost your own housing

In a shelter, motel, hotel, vehicle, or campground

In other temporary accommodations

Your children have the right to…

Enroll in school without delay even if you do not have the usual school and medical records at the time

Stay in their current school or attend a school near to where you are staying now

Get transportation assistance to and from school

Get a school breakfast and lunch at no cost

Other services from the Warwick CARES Program

Transitional Advocate, Warwick Public Schools: Mrs. Carol Marginson – (401) 486-5284

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