Title I Info

District Mission Statement

       District and school-based Title I Parent Involvement Programs in Polk County will strive to build RELATIONSHIPS to create real family engagement for every child, every family,
every teacher, every day.

Title I Overview

Components of Title I are:

Effective Instruction
Professional Development
Parental Involvement

Studies show that the more parents are involved in the education of their child, the more academically successful that child will be.  The goal of the Title I Parent Involvement program is to give school-based Parent Involvement Facilitators information, materials and resources to enable them to provide for their parents at the school-level.  It is the job of the Facilitator to give parents the tools and resources necessary for them to help their child at home.  Everyone working together in this way gives the child the best possible support for doing well in school.

Listed below are the District Parent Involvement Plan Summary in English.

Districts Parent and Family Engagement Plan

Explanation of State and District Test Scores

Florida Standards Assessments Statewide Testing Calendar

State Assessment:  Students throughout the state of Florida are required to    participate in state standardized testing.  Students in grades 3, 4, and 5  will take the Florida Standards Assessments.  Grades 3, 4, and 5 will take FSA ELA Reading and Math Assessments, the FSA ELA Writing Test is assessed in grades 4 and 5, and NGSSS    Science is assessed in grade 5.  Students taking the FSA will respond to items in multiple ways, including creating graphs, writing short responses, and using other interactive features. The various question types are designed to assess   higher-order thinking skills. Training tests are now available for students and parents to become familiar with the new testing system. The training tests can be accessed here.

Parent Involvement Garner Elementary

Title I Contacts: Eloisa Martinez Ramirez

Garner Elementary Parent and Family Engagement Plan– gives parents information about what parent involvement is, the value of a parent being involved in their child’s education, what will be offered during the school year to help parents have the tools and resources necessary to help their child at home, and what the school is constantly doing in order to have more parents involved.

Listed below are the 2020-21 Garner Elementary Parent & Family Engagement Plan Summaries .  These documents, in English, Spanish and Creole, provide a summary of the school’s Parent Involvement Plan.

Listed below are the 2021-22 School-Parent Compacts in English, Spanish and Creole.  The Compact is an agreement among the school, parents and students.  The school’s responsibilities are listed, the parents are asked to agree to certain responsibilities, and the students are also included as everyone works together to increase student achievement.

Right to Know Letter 

The purpose of this letter is to let parents/guardians know that Polk County Schools will provide information to you regarding your child’s teacher and paraprofessional qualifications in a timely manner upon request.

Parent Institute Links: