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Claypool Elementary was recently recognized by Solution Tree for its sustained success in raising student achievement. The school’s successful implementation of the Professional Learning Communities at Work™ process was a major contributing factor in the improved achievement of its students.

PLCs are schools and districts in which educators recognize the key to improved learning for students is on-going, job-embedded learning for the adults who serve those students. The three big ideas of a PLC call upon educators to focus on learning; build a collaborative culture; create a results orientation.

“We are so proud of the Claypool staff in receiving this honor and designation. The measurable student growth exemplifies the PLC process and the excellent educational collaboration taking place at Claypool Elementary school,” stated WCS superintendent Dr. David Hoffert.
 
Schools are recognized based on strict criteria, including demonstration of a commitment to PLC concepts, implementation of these concepts for at least three years, and clear evidence of improved student learning over that period. Once measurable results can be seen, the school must explain its practices, structures and culture and submit its application for consideration by the PLC Review Committee.

According to Richard DuFour, Rebecca DuFour, Robert Eaker, and Mike Mattos, champions of PLC at Work™, educators in the schools and districts selected for this recognition have shown “a sustained commitment to helping all of their students achieve at high levels. They have been willing to alter the structure and culture of the organization to reflect their commitment. We applaud them and congratulate them for achieving this very significant milestone on the never-ending PLC journey.”

Recognized model PLC schools are listed on allthingsplc.info, where they share implementation strategies, structures, and performance with other educators interested in improving their schools. Tools for team collaboration, articles and research about PLCs, blog posts, and other related resources are also available on the site. The site was developed and is maintained by Solution Tree, a leading provider of educational strategies and tools that improve staff and student performance. For more than 20 years, Solution Tree resources have helped K–12 teachers and administrators create schools where all children succeed.

Every Student Succeeds Act

Under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), Indiana will create a plan to better align our local, state, and federal programs to help all students be successful. The Indiana Department of Education is committed to meaningfully engaging a diverse group of stakeholders through a variety of methods and opportunities to solicit thoughts, opinions, and recommendations concerning provisions in Indiana's state plan. In general, SEA's and LEA's must begin implementing the new McKinney-Vento Act requirements. As noted above, however, the ESSA amended section 725 of the McKinney-Vento Act, removing "awaiting foster care placement" from the definition of "homeless children and youths".

THE MCKINNEY-VENTO HOMELESS ASSISTANCE ACT

WHO IS HOMELESS?

Homeless students are those who lack a fixed, regular, adequate nighttime residence. This includes students who are sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship or a similar reason; are living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or campgrounds due to lack of alternative adequate accommodations; are living in emergency or transitional shelters; are abandoned in hospitals. The definition includes migratory students who live in the aforementioned situations. Beginning December 10, 2016, "those awaiting foster care placement" are not included in the definition.



The education provisions of the McKinney-Vento Act, which are now incorporated within No Child Left Behind, ensure educational rights and protections for children and youth experiencing homelessness. The law directly applies to homeless unaccompanied youth who also receive some special attention within the Act.
The Act's Key Provisions:
The McKinney-Vento Act (Section 725) specifies and protects the rights of children and youth in homeless situations. Highlights include:
      • Immediate Enrollment -The right to be enrolled immediately in school without immunization or academic records, and birth certificate, regardless of district policy.
      • Choice of Schools - A student experiencing homelessness has two choices in deciding which school to attend:
      •   The school of origin (the school the student attended when he/she became homeless)
      •   The school in the zone where the student is currently residing.
      • Transportation - Students in highly mobile or homeless situations are entitled to transportation to and from the school of origin, if it is feasible, in the student's best interest, and requested by the parent, guardian, or unaccompanied youth.
      • Services - Students experiencing homelessness are entitled to the same programs and services that are available to other children in the District, such as gifted and talented education, special education, vocational education, English Language Learners services, and tutoring. Students are automatically eligible for Title 1 services and Districts must set aside funds as necessary to provide services.
      • Dispute Resolution - If problems arise between the school and parents or between districts, the parent shall be referred to the school's homeless liaison. In the meantime, the student must remain in school and receive transportation.

For More Information Contact:

Daisy Hollon, Liason
 Gateway Education Center
574-371-5019 ext.4023

Deepali Jani
McKinney-Vento Homeless Education State Coordinator
Indiana Department of Education
115 West Washington Street, Suite 600
Indianapolis, IN 46204
317-233-3372
djani@doe.in.gov
317-460-1340 (direct/text)

Downloadable Resources:

Dispute Resolution Procedure

Complaint Procedure

Parent's Guide - Brochure

Poster for Parents

Poster for Kids

ADDITIONAL PARENT RESOURCES CAN BE FOUND AT:

https://www.doe.in.gov/student-services/parents-resources
2018-19 Registration now open!

Registration for the 2018-19 school year is now open for new and returning students!

The registration is online and typically takes less than 10 minutes.

Register Today!

You will need a valid email address. Free email accounts can be set up at http://www.gmail.com

 

Returning students (current WCS and returning transfer students):

Sign in to the PowerSchool parent portal at https://warsawschools.powerschool.com and click on the Returning Student Registration link on the left side of the screen.

If you forgot your username and/or password, click “Forgot Username or Password?”

Click here for additional instructions

If you are unable to recover your PowerSchool Parent logon using the log in page’s built-in functionality, please contact WCS at 574-371-5098.

To complete registration, you will receive an additional email to update your child’s health records from CareDox.




Kindergarten/NEW to the District Students (including new transfer students and students who have recently moved into the district and have not previously attended Warsaw Community Schools):

English - https://secure.infosnap.com/family/gosnap.aspx?action=13256&culture=en

Spanish - https://secure.infosnap.com/family/gosnap.aspx?action=13256&culture=es

 

To complete registration, you will receive an additional email to update your child’s health records from CareDox.


Any parent wishing to pay for TBR fees via cash or set up a payment plan will need to contact the attending school. For questions please call the Warsaw Community School's Central Office at 574-371-5098.

For parents needing computer assistance, WCS will have open computer lab times at the WCHS campus on July 12,13,16, and 17.  More information will be available soon.
The WCHS Bands present Springscapes at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 17, in the Warsaw Performing Arts Center. The concert will feature the Warsaw Wind Symphony, Concert Band, Percussion Ensemble and Symphonic Winds featuring music from classic to modern.

The ensembles are under the direction of Robert Brannock and Kyle Travis. The concert is a free event. 
The Warsaw Community High School dance department will be presenting their annual Spring Dance Concert at 7 p.m. Monday, May 14. the recital will display numerous student choreographed works.

Tickets will be $6 general admission seating. Tickets may be purchased in advance by contacting the Warsaw Performing Arts Center Box Office at (574) 371-5040. Donations will also be accepted after the performance if you wish to contribute to our continually growing program. All proceeds go directly into the dance program. Come join us for an entertaining evening of dance in celebration of a successful school year, and help us say goodbye to our ensemble seniors.

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