Information for North End Middle School Parents

North End Middle School's Parent Liaison is Zhane Gomes. She is here to assist parents in connecting to our school. You may contact him by calling 203 574-6735 or emailing him at zgomeswalton@waterbury.k12.ct.us or ask to speak to him if you are here in the school. 

Parent Involvement Policy

Family School Compacts: 6th grade / 7th grade / 8th grade

Click here for information on North End's School Governance Council. 

 

SCHOOL ACTIVITIES CALENDAR: 

 

Coffee with the Counselors - First Tuesday of the Month from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

  • 12/3/19, 1/7/20, 2/4/20, 3/3/20, 4/7/20, 5/5/20 and 6/2/20

November 2019:

11/19/2019 - 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

11/25/2019 - 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

December 2019:

12/9/2019 - 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. (snow date 12/16/2019 - 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.)

12/19/2019 - 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

January 2020:

1/2020 thru 5/2020 every Thursday from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

1/27/2020 - 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

  • Family Science Night

Parent  and  Family  Engagement  Policy  for  Title  I  Students  
 

The Board of Education (Board) endorses the parent involvement goals of Title I and encourages 
the regular participation by parents and  family members of Title I eligible children in all aspects of 
the program.  The education of children is viewed as a cooperative effort among the parents, school 
and community.  In this policy, the word “parent” also includes guardians and other family 
members involved in supervising the child’s schooling.  Therefore, complying with Section 1010 of 
The Every Student Succeeds Act, P.L. 114-95, the Board will provide parents and family members 
of students participating in District Title I programs meaningful opportunities to participate in the 
education of their children within these  programs. 
 

Pursuant to  federal law, the District will develop jointly with, agree on with and distribute to 
parents and family members of children participating in the Title I program a written parent and 
family engagement policy.  This policy shall be distributed in an understandable and uniform 
format and, to the extent practicable, in a language the parents can understand.  In addition, this 
policy shall  be made available to the public and updated periodically, as necessary to fulfill the 
requirements of the parent and family engagement portion of ESSA (Section 1010). 
 

At the required annual meeting of Title I parents, parents will have opportunities to participate in 
the design, development, operation and evaluation of the program for the next school year.  
Proposed activities shall be presented to fulfill the requirements necessary to address the 
requirements of parental and family engagement.  
 

In addition to the required annual meeting, at least three additional meetings shall be held, at 
various times of the day and/or evenings, for parents of children participating in the Title I program. 
These meetings shall be used to provide parents with: 
 

  1. The ability to be involved in an organized, ongoing, and timely way in the planning, review and improvement of Title I programs; 
  2. The opportunity to be involved in an annual evaluation of the content and effectiveness of this policy in improving in those schools receiving Title I funds the academic quality; (Evidence-based strategies shall be used by the Board, based on this evaluation, by design 
    more effective parental involvement) 

  3. Information about programs provided under Title I; 
  4. A description and explanation of the curriculum in use, the forms of academic assessment 
    used to measure student progress, and the proficiency levels students are expected to meet;  
  5. Opportunities  to  formulate  suggestions  and  to  participate,  as  appropriate,  in  decisions 
    relating to the education of their children; and 
  6. The opportunity to bring parent comments, if they are dissatisfied with the school’s Title I 
    program, to the district level. 

 
Title I funding, if sufficient, may be used to facilitate parent attendance at meetings through 
payment of transportation and childcare costs. 
 

The parents of children identified to participate in Title I programs shall receive from the school 
Principal and Title I staff an explanation of the reasons supporting each child's selection for the 
program, a set of objectives to be addressed, and a description of the services to be provided.   
 

Opportunities will be provided for the parents to meet with the classroom and Title I teachers to 
discuss their child's progress.  Parents will also receive guidance as to how they can assist in the 
education of their children at home. 
 

The required annual evaluation of the District’s Title I program shall include identifying: 

  1. Barriers to greater participation by parents in program activities, with particular attention 
    given to parents who are economically disadvantaged, disabled, have limited English 
    proficiency, have limited literacy, or are of any racial or ethnic minority background; 
  2. The needs of parent and family members to assist with the learning of their children, 
    including engaging with school personnel and teachers; and 
  3. Strategies which can support successful school and family interaction. 

 

Each school in the District receiving Title I funds and involved in Title I programs shall jointly 
develop with parents of children served in the program a “School-Parent Compact” outlining the 
manner in which parents, school staff and students share the responsibility for improved student 
academic achievement in meeting State standards. 

 

The “School-Parent Compact” shall: 

  1. Describe the school’s responsibility to provide high-quality curriculum and instruction in a 
    supportive and effective learning environment enabling children in the Title I program to 
    meet the State’s challenging academic achievement standards; 
  2. Indicate the ways in which each parent will be responsible for supporting their children’s 
    learning,  such  as  monitoring  attendance,  homework  completion,  monitoring  television 
    watching, volunteering in  the classroom, and participating, as appropriate, in decisions 
    related to their child’s education and positive use of extra-curricular time; and 
  3. Address the importance of parent-teacher communication on an on-going basis, with at a 
    minimum, parent-teacher conferences, frequent reports to parents, and reasonable access to 
    staff. 
  4. Ensure regular, two-way, meaningful communication between family members and school 
    staff, and to the extent practicable, in a language understandable to family members. 

 

Information about parental involvement and actions taken to improve parental involvement shall 
be included, as required, in the strategic school profile submitted annually by the Superintendent 
to the Board of Education and the Commissioner of Education.  Such actions to improve parental 
involvement may include methods used to engage parents in the planning and improvement of 
school programs and to increase support to parent’s efforts at home to assist their children on 
learning activities. 
 

This policy has been developed jointly with, and agreed upon by, parents and family members of 
children participating in District Title I programs. 

 

Legal Reference:  Connecticut General Statutes 
10-220(c) Duties of boards of education 
Improving America’s Schools Act, P.L. No. 103-382, Sec. 1112 Local Education Agency Plans. 
20 U.S.C. §6318, as amended by Every Student Succeeds Act, P.L. 14-95 §1010 (2015) 
20 U.S/.C. §7801 - Definitions 
 

North End Middle School
534 Bucks Hill Rd
Waterbury, CT 06704
Phone: 203.574.8097

Fax: 203.574.8203