Eligibility Letter - First Grade

Egg Harbor Township School District 
Office of State and Federal Programs 
2499 Spruce Avenue Egg Harbor Township, N.J. 08234
(609) 646-7911 ext. 1030 · FAX (609) 646-2639 
DR. CHARLES R. FREDERICKS, Supervisor of State and Federal Programs
DR. SCOTT P. McCARTNEY, Superintendent


Name of Student: ______________________________         

Date: September 3, 2015

School/Grade : Davenport / Grade 1 (2015-2016)                 

Title I Remedial Services: _____________________________

Dear Parent or Guardian,

     I am happy to inform you that our school district is offering your first grade child additional Title I remedial reading and math instruction during the school day. Please understand that these are additional services provided to regular education students. These are not special education services. Title I remedial services and special education are completely separate programs.  The purpose of these services is to help your child improve his/her reading and math skills.

First grade eligibility criteria for Title I Remedial Services (2015-2016)
First grade students are offered these services based upon their academic need in reading. Students with the greatest academic need are selected first based upon the following eligibility criteria:

Reading

  1. Kindergarten Teacher recommendation – 2 points                                          
  2. Kindergarten End of Year Benchmark– 3 points for less than or equal to 74%; 2 points for 75-79%; 1 point for 80-85%
  3. Or Teacher Recommendation (first grade) and score on the American Reading Company Independent Reading Level Assessment (first grade)

     Those students with the highest number of points are selected first followed by the next highest until all available slots are filled. Students may also become eligible during the year through a recommendation from the Intervention and Referral Services Team, which is a group of teachers who determine if additional services in reading and/or math are needed.

Exit from Title I: Joint recommendation of parent, regular teacher and Title I teacher, and passing reading/math grades.

     In the first grade Title I program, students receive 30 to 40 total minutes of remedial instruction per day, five days per week. Students will receive remedial instruction in both reading and math. Math instruction will also involve reading math words used in completing assignments and tests. The Title I teacher may deliver services jointly with the regular teacher in the general classroom or may work with your child in small groups in a separate classroom.

     This Title I remedial services program is voluntary. Your child is not required to participate, but we feel the additional services will help your child. On the attached page, please indicate whether you wish your child to receive Title I services during the year. Please return this form to your child's Title I teacher.

     If you have any questions regarding this program, please do not hesitate to contact your child's Title I remedial services teacher, _________________________________________ at the Davenport Primary School (phone: 645-3550 ext. ________ / e-mail ________________________________ ) or myself at the above-referenced number.

     Best wishes to your child for a successful school year!

                                                                                               

Sincerely,                                                

Charles R. Fredericks, Ph.D.

Charles R. Fredericks, Ph.D.
Supervisor of State and Federal Programs


KINDLY COMPLETE AND RETURN THIS PAGE TO YOUR CHILD'S TITLE I TEACHER, _______________________________ AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.


Name of Student: ____________________________________________________   Phone: _______________________

E-mail contact: ____________________________________________________________________

School: __Davenport Primary School__   Homeroom Teacher: _______________________________________________

Grade (2015-2016): 1        Title I Remedial Services Teacher:  _______________________________________________

Please check:

Box  Yes, I DO want my child to receive Title I remedial services during the 2015-2016 school year.

BoxNo, I DO NOT want my child to receive Title I remedial services during the 2015-2016 school year.


I have received a copy of the following:

  1. Title I Eligibility Letter and Permission Form
  2. EHT District and Davenport Parental Involvement Policies
  3. Title I Student-Teacher-Parent Compact

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Parent's Signature / Date