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Parent and Family Engagement Policy

What is Title I? 

The purpose of Title I is to ensure that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach, at a minimum, proficiency on challenging state academic achievement standards and state academic assessments.

Who to Contact?

Geoffrey Hawthorne
Title I Director
Mrs. Pachette Dunn,
Dr. Robert Kradel,
Asst. Principal


School Plan for Shared Student Achievement

Let's Get Together!

Our School will host the following events to build capacity for strong parental involvement. Our goal is to support a partnership among the school, parents, and the community to improve student academic achievement.
DATE: Aug 24, 2023
TIME: 4:00-6:00 pm
Open House
This opportunity provides parents and students to join us at the beginning of the school year (for 1st-5th grades) and prior to the start of school for our pre-K and kindergarten students.  During this event, teachers will meet their students and families, share important information, and provide opportunities for families to stay involved and connected throughout the school year.
DATE: Sept 21, 2023
TIME: 5:00-7:00 pm
Title I & Literacy Night
Join us for an informative evening with our Long Mill Families and teachers.  Families will get an opportunity to learn about Title I and how the Title I funds are being used to support our school.
We will all have a Q & A opportunity following the presentations.  The PTO hosts a meeting for parents during this event and also provides a parent information session on how to become involved in both our school and their child's academic success.
DATE: March 26, 2024
TIME: 5:00-7:00 pm
Math Night
All grade levels will host fun learning activities designed around our math curriculum.  Parents will have the opportunity to attend multiple sessions to help meet the need of their families.
DATE: Nov 2-9, 2023
TIME: 5:00-7:00 pm
Parent/Teacher Conferences
These conferences are available at least two times a year and offered through a variety of platforms.  If parents have concerns, they can always request a more frequent conference.  The conferences are scheduled with each Teacher.



   Long Mill Elementary

2023- 2024 School Year                               Policy Revised July 27, 2023

Strategic Plan 2020-2025

This guiding document, Blueprint 2025, is provided as a high-level overview of the district’s plan. In addition, we have provided a breakdown of strategies by goal.

Due to the significant and ongoing impact of COVID-19, designation of benchmarked measurable outcomes for each year is difficult to establish at this time. The district will use the 2021 spring assessment results as a baseline for yearly targets based upon each goal.

School Parent Compact
Together we will develop an agreement that parents, students and teachers will develop to explain how all stakeholders can work together to ensure all students reach grade-level standards.

Parent and Family Engagement School Goals

Long Mill Elementary will take the following measures to promote and support parents as an important foundation of the school in order to strengthen the school and reach our school goals:
    • The school regularly communicates with parents/guardians about its expectations of them and the importance of the curriculum of the home (what parents can do at home to support their children’s learning).

    • Open House

    • Title I Night

    • Newsletters

    • School Messenger

    • Parent/Teacher Conferences

    • Website

    • Classroom Canvas pages

    • Google Classroom announcements

    • Emails/Telephone calls

    • Parents have many opportunities to be engaged in all school activities.

    • PTO

    • Literacy Night 

    • STEM Night

    • Book Fair

    • New Parent Orientation

    • Field Day

    • As well as a variety of opportunities that arise throughout the year!

Parent Resource Center
Parent and Family Engagement
Materials at the front desk are available with information.  Many of these materials
have strategies for improving your child's success at school.  Our school counselor has 
information available for any services or 
needs that families may have.

Long Mill Elementary believes that parental involvement means the participation for parents in regular two-way and meaningful communication about student academic learning and other school activities. 

This ensures that parents are full partners in their child’s academic development and are included, as appropriate, in decision-making and on advisory committees to assist in the education of their child. 


School Improvement Team
Ways to Contact the School
Your School Improvement team is made up of a teacher from every grade level and department, an Instructional Assistant, a parent representative (PTO President), our school counselor, school social worker, Instructional Coach, Assistant Principal and our Principal.  Your Team works to set goals
that will positively impact both student achievement and school climate.
They have developed checkpoints to measure progress toward the goals
as well as designating the person who will provide leadership for implementation of each goal.  As goals are met,  your School Improvement Team raises the bar for students and teachers.  Your team meets twice monthly to share information toward progress on meeting goals and also receives feedback concerning matters of importance.
We want to hear from you. If you have suggestions or if there is any part of this plan that you feel does not align with the students’ and schools’ goals for academic achievement, please email one of the following school representatives. 
Long Mill Elementary School
1753 Long Mill Road, Youngsville, NC 27596
Mrs. Pachette Dunn, Principal,
Dr. Robert Kradel, Assistant Principal,
Jackie Arnold, School Counselor,


2023- 2024 School Year                               Policy Revised July 27, 2023