Bennett Russell Elementary School-Wide Title I Program
We are pleased to inform you that Bennett C. Russell Elementary School is a School-Wide Title I school. The purpose of this program is to ensure that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education. The Title I program is designed to help your student meet the challenging Florida Standards as measured on the Florida Assessment of Student Thinking (F.A.S.T.) and NGSSS Science Assessment.
Because we are a school- wide assistance program, every student in our school benefits from supplementary activities that include the following:
Our school completes a comprehensive needs assessment of the entire school to help us make decisions about the academic program.
Our school purchases special equipment, curriculum materials, and services that help children do their best. We address the needs of all children in the school, but particularly the needs of low-achieving children and those at risk of not meeting the State standards.
Our highly qualified teachers participate in special staff development activities that are designed to meet the needs of all students.
We coordinate and integrate other Federal, State, and local services and programs to meet the needs of our students and their families. Parents of each student attending a Title I school may request and the district will provide, in a timely manner, information regarding the following:
The professional qualifications of their children’s classroom teachers, and, if applicable, the services provided by their paraprofessionals, as well as the paraprofessionals qualifications.
We want you to know that your role in our school is incredibly important. You can participate in activities at the school through joining the PTO, volunteering in the classroom, representing the school on the District Parent Advisory Council for Title I, volunteering for special events, participating in parent-teacher conferences). We are a "father-friendly" school that encourages fathers (and other significant males) in a student’s life to participate in special events, such as field trips, lunch with student, and school wide special events.
Parent Resource Center
Parents are welcome to visit the Parent Resource Center to check out academic materials that can provide opportunities to expand on school learning at home. Parents may also obtain information on services provided to families in Santa Rosa County. The Parent Resource Center is located in the administrative hallway.
Online computer access is available for Bennett C. Russell parents. Anyone accessing the school computer is bound by the Santa Rosa County School Board Acceptable Use Policy Agreement for Non-Employees. Check in with the receptionist at the front desk for a Policy Agreement requiring a signature and a logon password to access the computer.