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Federal Programs

4 months ago

Title IV, Part A - Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Program
Etowah City School participates in activities funded by Title IV, Part A in order to provide meaningful programs to encourage students to lead lives without drugs and alcohol.  Our school plans to submit the Title IV portion of the Consolidated Application to the state of Tennessee before the end of the school year.
If you have any questions or comments regarding the use of Title IV funding, please contact Karla Gaskins at the school office by calling 263-5483.

Federal Definition of an Immigrant Student

The term "immigrant children and youth," which is defined in section 3301(6) of Title III, refers to individuals who: (A) are aged 3 through 21; (B) were not born in any State; and (C) have not been attending one or more schools in any one or more States for more than 3 full academic years.


Federal Definition of a Limited English Proficient Student

The term 'limited English proficient', when used with respect to an individual, means an individual—

(A) who is aged 3 through 21;

(B) who is enrolled or preparing to enroll in an elementary school or secondary school;

(C)(i) who was not born in the United States or whose native language is a language other than English;

(ii)(I) who is a Native American or Alaska Native, or a native resident of the outlying areas; and

(II) who comes from an environment where a language other than English has had a significant impact on the individual's level of English language proficiency; or

(iii) who is migratory, whose native language is a language other than English, and who comes from an environment where a language other than English is dominant; and

(D) whose difficulties in speaking, reading, writing, or understanding the English language may be sufficient to deny the individual—

(i) the ability to meet the State's proficient level of achievement on State assessments described in section 1111(b)(3);

(ii) the ability to successfully achieve in classrooms where the language of instruction is English; or


Etowah City School Parent Involvement Plan

about 1 year ago







Etowah City School will adopt a Parent Involvement Plan. 

Action Plan:

  • The Etowah City School leadership committee will meet together in order to review the Parent Involvement Plan.
  • Stakeholders will be asked to provide input concerning the plan.
  • Etowah City School administrators, along with the school leadership committee, will review and revise the Parent Involvement Plan annually.
  • The Parent Involvement Plan will be posted on the ECS website for all stakeholders to review.  Contact information will be given so that stakeholders can make recommendations for changes to the plan.



 The Etowah City School Parent Involvement Plan will be evaluated and revised in order to improve parent and community activities at the school.

Action Plan:

  • An annual survey will be administered on the school website to determine the effectiveness of parent involvement activities of the school.  The federal projects director and technology coordinator will oversee the distribution and data analysis of the survey.
  • Using the survey results, the leadership committee will evaluate barriers that prevent people with diverse backgrounds from participating in parent and community involvement activities at the school.
  • Survey results will also be used in order to design strategies for more parent involvement.  Teachers, parents, school staff, and administration will plan activities from these strategies.
  • Stakeholders may submit recommendations for changes to the plan at any time to the Federal Projects Coordinator.  


Etowah City School will provide timely, ongoing, and organized communication between the parents, community, and school.

Action Plan:

  • Monthly calendars and newsletters will be sent to all ECS parents to provide information concerning upcoming events, along with information about what is happening at ECS.
  • The ECS website will provide up-to-date announcements, curricular guidelines, and other pertinent information. 
  • All students will be given a student handbook that contains the school calendar and information regarding school policies and procedures. 
  • Students in grades K-2 will have a student folder that will be sent home weekly.
  • A sign in front of the school will be utilized to announce upcoming events.
  • Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held four times yearly.
  • Notes will be sent home to address specific student needs or school activities.  Technology will be used in order to provide information that is easy-to-read and in the language best suited for each household.
  • Parents will be encouraged to contact the school at any time to schedule a conference with any staff member. 
  • Progress Reports will be sent home with all students at the middle point of each grading period. 
  • Report cards will be sent home no later than one week after the ending of each grading period.


Etowah City School will encourage family and community participation in school activities.

 Action Plan:

  • The Etowah City School PTO will host regularly scheduled meetings for parent involvement activities.
  • Volunteers will be solicited for various school and classroom needs.
  • Parents are invited to eat lunch with their children as desired. 
  • Each November, Etowah City School will host a special Veteran’s Day breakfast and ceremony for all community veterans and their families.
  • Many opportunities will be given throughout the year for parent participation, such as field trips, classroom volunteer work, sporting events, field day, and special holiday activities.
  • Parents of students in the Pre-K class will be included in all ECS parent involvement activities. 


Etowah City School will provide information for parents to become more involved in their child’s education.

Action Plan: 

  • Classroom newsletters will be sent home with students in grades Pre-K-3 to provide parents with curricular information.
  • Curricular information will be posted on the school website.
  • Notices and reminders will be sent to parents with information about annual TCAP assessment administration.
  • An annual Open House will be held at ECS to give parents an opportunity to learn about their child’s curriculum for the year and how they can help them with their homework.
  • Parents will be included in the revision of the Student-Parent-School Compact.  These compacts will be utilized during Parent-Teacher Conferences.
  • Each child’s progress on academic assessments will be sent home, along with information on how to understand the assessment report and expected proficiency levels.
  • Parents will have access to their children’s course of study and learning materials during parent-teacher conferences or upon request.

 If you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions to the ECS Parent Involvement plan, please contact Karla Gaskins in the Federal Projects office at ECS.  263-5483 ext.115.