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About Our School
Weller Road Elementary School is located in Silver Spring, Maryland. The school was named for the road it is to be found on. Weller Road is part of the Wheaton cluster in the Downcounty Consortium. The school serves Pre-kindergarten/ Headstart to fifth grade students. Read our;School Newsletter;for more information.
Every learner, every way, achieving every day!
We, the Weller Road staff, will:
- Implement current innovative teaching practices relative to each student’s needs.
- Create a safe, nurturing, and positive environment where each student will receive respect, encouragement, and be provided opportunities for success.
- Promote social and emotional growth.
- Motivate each student to reach academic success.
School Improvement Plan
Our School Improvement Plan (SIP) was completed for the school year with input from parents, staff, and administrators. The SIP is now available to parents and the community. In accordance with Title I of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB Act), parents who have concerns, need further clarification, or require additional information about the SIP may send written comments to the school principal. Written comments will be kept on file at the school and discussed during SIP review meetings throughout the year.
For further information about Title I please go to:;https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/departments/titleone/;
Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) supports the involvement of all parents/families. It is our belief that the education of our children is a shared responsibility. We believe that when parents are involved, students will be more successful. The school system as well as individual schools make the commitment to establish programs and practices that create a climate of mutual trust and respect and that support substantive parent involvement.
We wish to provide you with information about the Title I and Early Childhood Programs and Services website:
https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/departments/dtecps/title1/, the school improvement plan, your right to request information and the MCPS complaint policy. The proposed MCPS parent involvement plan, the school parent involvement plan and the school-parent compact, are also included for your review. Please take this opportunity to review these documents and send us your comments. The parent involvement committee will review your comments and suggestions and consider them when revising the parent involvement plan and school-parent compact. The final documents for 2020-2021 will be shared with families by parent-teacher conferences in November, or can be discussed at any other time throughout the year.
We invite you to join the parent involvement committee and the Parent Teacher Association (PTA) as we work together to provide you and your child a successful school year. If you have any questions regarding any of this information, please contact the school principal.
Title I and Early Childhood Programs and Services Website
The Division of Title I and Early Childhood Programs and Services website has important information for parents in Title I schools. The website contains information about the Every Students Succeeds Act of 2015, the Title I program in Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS), and links to county, state, and federal websites.
If you have comments or suggestions about the Title I and Early Childhood Programs and Services website, please call Dr. Deann M. Collins, director, at 240-740-4600.
School Improvement Plan
All schools develop or revise a School Improvement Plan (SIP) each school year. During the summer and early fall, schools draft the SIP by examining data collected from student assessments and parent and staff surveys. This data is used to determine where to focus efforts to enhance and improve instruction based on the needs of our students, staff, and parents; to allocate resources; and to plan parent and staff training. Parents are an important and vital part of the SIP process, and are invited to participate so that their ideas and suggestions can be incorporated into the school’s plan. For further information about the SIP please contact your school’s principal.
MCPS has a complaint policy that provides parents and community members with a process to register their concerns. The policy is posted on the Title I and the MCPS website at http://www.mcpsmd.org.
MCPS has a procedure and form for parents and community members to follow when registering a complaint. These procedures can also be found on the DCAECT and the MCPS website.
Right to Request Information
Our schools are fortunate to receive supplemental funding through Title I, a federal grant program for schools that serve communities with students who have high economic needs. The federal legislation that establishes Title I regulations is known as the Every Students Succeeds Act of 2015 which replaces the No Child Left Behind legislation. The ESSA Act requires the Montgomery County Public Schools to inform you that you have the right to request information about the professional certification qualifications of your child's teacher, substitute teacher, or paraeducator.
If you wish to request certification information about your child's teacher, paraeducator, or long- term substitute teacher, please submit a written request to the principal at your school. Your written request may include information about the following qualifications: .
Degree status and subject area of certification
State of Maryland certification status, including conditional certification status
Qualifications of paraeducators or long-term substitute teachers who may be working with your student
Your request will be forwarded to the Office of Human Resources, and you will receive a written response from them within 30 business days.
Please contact the principal if you have any questions.
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