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Robla School District

Taylor Street School



4350 Taylor Street

Sacramento, CA 95838


Michelle Crisp, Principal

Elieen Chen, District Superintendent

Robla School District Board of Education  

Mr. Craig DeLuz

 Mrs.Raynell Hamilton-Starks 

   Mrs. Nuvia Cardon

Ms.Sharona Devine

Mr. Ken Barnes

Table of Contents

School Introduction   3

List of Staff Members    3-6

District Student Calendar   7

School Schedule   8

Taylor Street A to Z    9-20

Attendance, Absences, Bicycles, Breakfast & Lunches   9

Bicycles,Bus Transportation, Cell Phones, Curriculum   9-10

Drug Free Zone,Dress code, Early Dismissal   10-11

Expectations, Emergencies, Extended Day   11-12

Fieldtrips, Grades, Health Issues   13-14

Homework, Interpreters, Library,Lost and Found                 14-15         Parent Teacher Conferences, Personal Property,                         15

Positive Behavior Expectations   16-17

Programs, Promotion and Retention, Report Cards and Safety   18

Student Study Team,Tardiness,Visiting School, snacks Policy     19-20

 and Volunteers  

Section Four-District Policy   Parent Guardian Legal Rights Parents and Pledges   21-22

It’s Your School, Too!                

District/Parent Involvement Policy   23-25


School Introduction

Taylor Street School is a neighborhood K-6 elementary school that puts children at the center of all we do. Our goal is for students to read critically, write effectively, and use math thoughtfully as they become educated citizens.  We teach social-emotional skills so our students develop healthy relationships as they grow and learn.  We partner with parents to educate the whole child.  

Taylor Street School Staff      2023-2024

Staff Member



Ms. Michelle Crisp


Front Office

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Mrs. Alejandra Cabras

Assistant Principal


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Mrs. Pakou Xiong



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Ms. Pinca

First Grade


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Mrs. Breanna Kinlock

Second Grade


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Stephanie Stull

Third Grade


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Mrs. Lindsey Bryan

Third Grade


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Alorah Williams

Fourth Grade


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Pasepan Victorian

Fourth Grade


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Natalya Gunter

Fifth Grade


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Mr. Oscar Chavez

Fifth Grade


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Danielle Nance

Sixth Grade


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Mrs. Laura Schellentrager

GATE 3rd/4th


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Ms. Alexandra Petrul

GATE 5th/6th


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Mr. Harry Kirshner

Special Day Class (TK-3)


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Ms. Michelle Malvini



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Mrs. Jillian Fabiani

Speech and Language Pathologist


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New Teacher




Ms.Jan Gatheral

Art Teacher


Jgatheral @robla.k12.ca.us


Mr. Scott Lorence

Technology Specialist


[email protected]


Mr. Jonathan Kaye

PE Specialist


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Amber Xiong




Mrs. Michelle Penmen



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Mrs. Neena Dhaliwal

School Counselor


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Mrs. Ann Yang

Language Development Specialist


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Mrs. Devika Singh



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Evelyn Ramierz

Office Assistant


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Mrs. Kelly Chao



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Ms. Karam Matharu

Intervention Assistant


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Mrs. Yuko Shaunessey

Instructional Assistant


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Ms. Michala Henry

Instructional Assistant


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Lakiesha Brown

Community Outreach


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Cecilia Anguiano

BCOA- Spanish


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Mr. Chue Vang

BCOA- Hmong


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Ms. Viktoria Polyakova

BCOA- Russian, Ukrainian


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Sylvia Mendoza

Kitchen Manager


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Mrs. Liliana Martinez



Mr. Qyidir White



Ms. Rosa Davalos



Taylor Street School Hours

Student Hours Office Hours

Monday through Wednesday, and Friday Monday through Friday

Grades K-3 and 8:13 AM - 2:13 PM  8:00 AM – 3:00 PM


Grades 4-6 and  

GATE Classes 8:13 AM - 2:53 PM

Thursday (Early Out)

All Grades and 8:13 AM – 1:48 PM  



Minimum Day (see District Student Calendar for this year’s dates)

All Grades and 8:13 AM – 12:50 PM  


Pick Up and Drop Off Notes: The school gate opens at 8:00 AM.  Students should not arrive before this time because there is no supervision. Students should leave school immediately following dismissal unless they are enrolled in an after-school program.  There is no general supervision after school.


Breakfast is eaten in the classroom, after the bell rings from 8:15-8:25. More students eat breakfast when we serve it in the classroom than when we serve it in the cafeteria before school.  



Kindergarten/SDC/1           9:50 AM 10:05 AM

Grades 2, 3 and GATE 9:50 AM 10:05 AM

Grades 4, 5 and 6           10:05 AM 10:20 AM


Grades                         Lunch Period

Kindergarten, Grade 1,SDC   10:55 AM - 11:35AM 

Grades 2 and 5             11:20 AM - 12:00 PM

GATE classes & 4             11:45 AM - 12:25 PM

Grades 3 &6                         12:10 PM - 12:50 PM

Taylor Street School



Our attendance goal is 98% school wide.  Please help us reach that goal by sending your child to school every day and on time, except when they are ill.  Attending school for part of a day is better than not attending at all.    


If your child is absent from school, please call the office and notify the staff of the reason.  You can also send a note with your child when they return to school.  

Excessive absences will result in a meeting with the principal, teacher, and parent to determine how the school can support increased attendance. Continuing absences will result in letters from the Student Attendance and Review Team, and eventually a hearing before the Student Attendance and Review Board.

BICYCLES and Other Things with Wheels 

Students may ride their bicycles to school and lock them on the bike rack outside room 8.  Office staff can store skateboards and scooters during the day.  State law requires all students to wear a helmet while riding a bicycle, scooter, skateboards, or skates. Students must walk their bikes and scooters, or must hold their skateboards or skates while on campus.  


Breakfast and lunch are free at Taylor Street.  Breakfast is served from 8:15-8:25 in the classroom every morning.  Hot lunches are served daily in the cafeteria.  A well-stocked salad bar is part of every lunch.   


Bus transportation may be available to your students.  Please contact the front office to ask. Students who ride on the bus must follow the rules or risk losing their riding privileges.  


Students may bring cellphones to school, but the phones must remain off and put away during the day.  Many teachers collect and store phones during the day.  Students may use their phones to communicate with parents/guardians only after school.  If parents/guardians and students need to communicate during the day, they may use the front office line to talk or leave messages.  

If students break cell phone rules:

First time:  Phone is kept in the office for the remainder of the day and the student may pick up the phone after school

Second time:  Phone is kept in the office for the remainder of the day and a parent may pick up the phone after school

Third time: Phone is kept in the office for the remainder of the day and the principal calls a parent-student meeting to discuss 

First time for inappropriate phone use (watching or filming videos, reviewing or posting on social media, using phone in restroom, phones are seen in pockets/hands): Phone is kept in the office for the remainder of the day and the principal calls a parent-student meeting to discuss 


Curriculum and Instruction

Our instruction and instructional materials are based on the California Content Standards. The California Content Standards for English/Language Arts (ELA), Mathematics, English Language Development, History, and Science set the learning goals for every grade level.  Our state approved curricula are:

ELA Wonders published by McGraw Hill Education

Math Envision Math published by Pearson

Science TWIG Science published by TWIG Education

History/ History-Social Science for California published by Scott Foresman

Social Studies

Dress Code 

A consistent dress and grooming policy is necessary to provide a positive and safe school environment that is free of disruption for all Taylor Street students. Children should wear clothing and shoes that allow them to participate in playground activities. It is also important that your child dress for weather conditions. We ask that you follow the dress code listed below:

  • Tennis Shoes or Athletic shoes – for safety reasons, no crocs, flip flops, platforms, cleats, or shoes without heel straps or heels over 1 inch.
  • Tops – Straps must be at least 1 inch wide, no adult or violent themes or inappropriate language are allowed on shirts. No spaghetti straps, tube tops, racerback tanks, muscle shirts, see through or low cut blouses allowed. The entire stomach must be covered.
  • Clothing – Students may not wear any clothing or hats that have drug, money, alcohol, or offensive weapon symbols on it. Clothing should not be inappropriately tight.
  • Shorts - Fingertip length or no shorter than 4 inches above the knee, or shorts with holes in them. 
  • Pants, Skirts, Dresses – No sagging, dragging, baggy, or one rolled up cuff allowed. Pants may not be rolled up unevenly to draw attention to them. Pants must cover the top of a student’s underwear. Boxer shorts may not be visible over the pants waistband. No holes/slits allowed above the knee unless tights are worn underneath and no pajamas.
  • Hats/Hoods - May not be worn inside the school buildings.
  • Body earrings should be limited to the ears. For safety reasons, large hoops are not encouraged. Diamond studs may be worn at the student’s own risk; however, the school will not be responsible for lost or stolen items.
  •  No fake fingernails.
  •  Hair dye, permanent or semi-permanent, spray on or otherwise, is not      appropriate as it can distract the learning environment.
  •  Make-up or tattoos distract from the learning environment.

Drop-Off and Pick-up: Traffic Safety for Students 

The school gate opens at 8:00AM. Students should not arrive before this time because there is no supervision. Students should leave immediately following dismissal unless they are enrolled in an after-school program. There is no general supervision after school.

School staff work to get students to their parents or guardians as quickly as possible.  Please have patience and act safely in our parking lot:

  • For students who are picked up in cars: Adults should display the student name sign on the car dashboard and drive slowly through the pick-up line.  Please do not try to get around someone else’s car.
  • For students who are picked up on foot: Adults should get in the Walkers’ Line, behind the orange barriers, close to the building.  We will not release students to parents who are standing in the parking lot.  
  • For students walking alone to home or to another location to be picked up: School staff will walk students off campus north and south, past the first intersections.  If students are walking to your car, please be sure you are parked in a safe location.


Taylor Street is a Drug-free school zone, which means no drugs can be used or seen within 1,000 feet of the school property, and within or immediately adjacent to school buses.


Please come to the office to sign your student out for an early dismissal.  Students cannot be released directly from classrooms.  If you are in a hurry, call the office and we’ll collect your student from their classroom before you arrive.  


When we need to contact parents, we use the information on the emergency card.  Please update the information by calling the office whenever you have a change in circumstance.  Every year, we reach disconnected or wrong numbers when trying to contact parents, and it’s very hard for the students.  We need your emergency numbers and work numbers.  In case of illness or accident, the school makes every effort to contact parents, relatives, baby-sitters and friends.  Please let the office know if you have a change of address, phone number, emergency numbers, or names of those allowed to pick up your children.  Be sure that copies of any custodial agreements or restraining orders are on file in our office.

If you have a family emergency during school, please contact our office and we will try to help.


Our extended day program is designed to provide help to students in grades 1-3 who need extra support in reading or math.  Teachers use assessments to determine small groups of students who need more learning time in a specific area. These students receive small group instruction for 35 minutes on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 2:18 – 2:53.  Parents are notified in advance if their child qualifies for the extended day program and must stay late.


Field trips will be scheduled throughout the school year for students in all grades.  Field trips are used to enrich learning and provide students with experiences about which they can read and write. Teachers will send home permission forms with students before each field trip.  Please sign the form and provide all emergency information requested.  Students cannot attend without a signed permission slip. If you’re interested in chaperoning a field trip, please contact your child’s teacher.  


Students receive number grades for their academic subjects on their report cards.  Report cards are issued three times per year, at the end of every trimester, in November, March and June. Number grades are based on the student’s level of mastery of the California learning goals for their grade level, which are called content standards.  

Standard Exceeded 4

Standard Met 3

Standard Nearly Met 2

Standard Not Met 1

Between grading periods, you may contact your child’s teacher to check on your child’s progress.  If your student is receiving grades of 1 or 2, ask your child’s teacher how to partner with them to increase your child’s level of mastery.  


Medications at School

In order for a child to take medication at school, we must have a copy of a doctor-signed prescription and a permission slip from the parents to administer the medication. Unfortunately, this law includes common over-the-counter remedies like cough drops, aspirin, acetaminophen, Zyrtec, etc.  If your student needs medication during the day:

  1. The doctor will write a prescription that includes dosage, time and side effects.
  2. Parents fill out a written request, and sign the "Permission to Administer Medication"                forms that are found in the office.
  3. The medicine is in a labeled bottle and presented to the school nurse or front office 


  1. The medicine is kept in the school office and administered there.  No medications may be carried by the student or kept in the classroom.  

Injuries Or Illness at School

If your child is injured at school, we will administer first aid.  We will notify you if there has been an injury to the head or a serious injury.  If your child gets sick at school, we will take his or her temperature, provide care, and notify you if we feel he/she should go home.

Hazel Services School Health Center: A Telehealth Consultation Program

A tele-health center at no cost to you is now available .  It is available during school hours to address your child’s healthcare needs.  The school can connect to a licensed practitioner through the Hazel Health system. Please complete the Hazel school health consent form available in the first day packets and at your school office 

Health Exclusions from School

State law requires that children be excluded from school for the following reasons:

  • Lack of immunizations*
  • A contagious health problem**     

*Immunizations are necessary for polio, measles, rubella, mumps, diphtheria, whooping cough, tetanus and hepatitis.  

**Children with head lice will be excluded from school until the hair has been treated and all of the eggs or nits have been removed.  This process should take no longer than 24 hours.  Children returning to school must have their heads checked in the office before they can return to the office.  A responsible adult should be with the child until the student is cleared to return to the classroom.


Homework can help build self-discipline and study habits, but should 

  • be meaningful practice (no busy work) 
  • not take too long.   

Homework requirements vary by teacher but will adhere to the “no more than 10 minutes per grade” rule.  

Kindergarten and First Grades: no more than 10 min of homework nightly

Second grade    no more than 20 min

Third Grade      no more than 30 min

Fourth Grade    no more than 40 min

Fifth Grade       no more than 50 min

Sixth Grade      no more than 60 min

These are recommended maximum amounts, so teachers may assign less.


There are many languages spoken at our school.  If you need a translator, please contact the office and we can arrange it for you.  

Hmong:  Mr. Vang, Mrs. Xiong, Mrs. Yang

Spanish: Miss Evelyn, Miss Cecilia, Miss Sylvia, Mr. Chavez.

Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu, Fijian:  Mrs. Singh

Russian:  Mrs. Polyakova


The Taylor Street Library is small but mighty!  We buy brand new books every year to refresh our collection.  Students are encouraged to check out books to take home each week.  Students must have their parents’ permission to take books home. A permission slip is sent home at the beginning of the school year.  The library will have extended hours to support parents and students with homework and parents will be made aware in the fall of the times. 


The lost and found is located in the cafeteria.  It is always full of very nice jackets, sweatshirts and other items. Please put your child’s name on all belongings so that we can return lost items.  Please check the Lost and Found regularly.  It grows so large that we must donate the clothing before the end of the year.  


Parent teacher conferences are scheduled in November, at the end of the first trimester.  Conferences are important for both parents and teachers because they provide an opportunity to partner together to support your child.  However, parent conferences are not limited to those scheduled in November, and you may request a parent-teacher conference at any time.  


Please put a name label on all personal property--jackets, sweatshirts, lunchboxes, and backpacks.  With labels, we can find the owners when they’re lost.  Personal electronics, toys, radios, games, and other personal items must stay at home.   


The school-wide expectations for students at Taylor Street are:

We are Safe

We are Responsible

We are Respectful

We are Ready to Learn

Students and teachers review what each of these expectations looks like in different places in the school: the classroom, cafeteria, library, playground, etc.  

When students’ behavior meets expectations, they are rewarded with verbal recognition, special classroom privileges and schoolwide rewards, like Golden Paws (to spend at the student store) or Shout Outs, treat parties for students who have demonstrated our monthly character trait.

When students’ behavior does not meet expectations, a series of responses occur:

  • First staff will teach or remind students of the expected behavior.
  • Next, staff will issue a warning.  If students know the rules, the first incident is the warning.
  • Then, students are issued a citation, usually accompanied by a parent notification that must be signed.  Citations usually have consequences like listening to a person they hurt, writing a reflection or missing a privilege.
  • Finally, if behavior continues, the principal will call a meeting with the parent.  

See the chart below (next page) for examples of our behavior expectations.

Taylor Street’s Positive Behavior Expectations

We act safely, responsibly, and respectfully in all areas of school.  Here are some examples. 


                                 Safe                        Responsible           Respectful 


  • Keep your hands and feet to yourself.
  • Use materials safely.
  • Walk in the classroom. 
  • Do your best.
  • Put things away where they belong.

Follow directions.  

  • Use kind words.
  • Listen when others speak.
  • Work quietly.
  • Share and wait for a turn.
  • Allow others to learn.  


  • Keep your hands and feet to yourself.
  • Stand in line calmly.
  • Eat your own food and keep it on your tray.
  • Take only what you’ll eat. 
  • Pick up trash from table
  •  Put all trash in can your table Clean off 
  • Follow directions
  • Talk quietly.
  • Sit quietly
  • Use kind words.
  • Say please and thank you.
  • Swallow food before talking.


  • Keep your hands and feet to yourself.
  • Walk in the bark area.
  • Stay within boundaries.
  • No play fighting
  • Slide down the slide feet first. 
  • Kick balls on the grass.
  • Follow adult directions
  • Use bathroom and get a drink before the bell rings.  
  • Be helpful to others.  
  • Freeze, wait and walk
  • Put trash in the garbage can.
  • Use kind words.
  • Keep your hands and feet to yourself
  • Wait politely for a turn.  
  • Follow game rules
  • Listen to adults

Hallways, Passing Area, Quad

  • Walk
  • Wait your turn instead of trying to pass
  • Report safety problems to an adult.   
  • Walk directly to your destination
  • Enter and exit quietly
  • Be polite to others.
  • Walk quietly past classrooms.
  • Knock on the door ONCE and wait quietly.  


  • Our Extended Day Program serves students in grades 1-3 who need more time on reading and math. 
  • Our English language development program for students learning English is taught in every classroom and is supplemented with lessons from our full-time ELD teacher.
  • Our Enrichment Program provides lessons in Art, Technology and PE weekly.  
  • Our Gifted and Talented program for gifted students serves students who qualify in grades 3-6.
  • Our Wellness Program provides extended Social-Emotional Learning lessons, activities, and practice, and 1:1 counseling services.
  • Our Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support Program (PBIS) helps us teach school rules clearly and define what happens when students do and don’t follow the rules.  


Parents must be notified in the fall or winter if their child is at risk of being held back in a grade.  A plan to help the child improve will be discussed with the parents during parent conferences, or at a student study team meeting.


Our report cards are issued three times during the year.  They are based on the California State Content Standards in all subject areas.  Report cards are sent home in November, March and June. Teachers gather assessment data and daily work to review so that the report card is an accurate reflection of each child’s progress.  English learners also receive a supplement to the report card that shows student progress in learning English.  


It is important that our campus be secure and safe.  Classroom doors are kept locked.  All but one entrance to school is kept locked during school hours.  All visitors must report to the office.  There are campus supervisors on the playground during all recesses, and they wear bright orange vests so that children can identify them quickly.  All school district employees wear identification badges.  Fire drills, lock down drills, and earthquake drills are held regularly.  There is a school emergency plan.  If we have to evacuate, we will move to Macedonia Baptist Church (behind our school grounds) at 700 Benton Avenue.  If you would like a copy, please call the office.

If we have a problem at the school, we will notify the police department and the district office.  If necessary, we will have district buses move the students to a safe location.  We hope we will never have a problem, but we are prepared if it happens.


Taylor Street Elementary is committed to providing a healthy eating environment for all its students. As a reminder to all Robla families, all food and beverages served to students during the school day must meet the USDA Smart Snack Guidelines.

Food and beverage items brought in by families for birthdays, holidays and other celebrations that do not meet the guidelines are not allowed and will be turned away. This includes cupcakes, cookies, pizza, and any other items that do not meet the Smart Snack guidelines. There are district approved birthday baskets that can be purchased through the front office.

This policy does not extend to snacks that you send in for your own child(ren), however we do encourage families to always consider healthy snack options first.

The Robla School District is committed to providing a healthy and safe eating environment for all its students and appreciate your support. A list of Smart Snack approved snacks can be found on the district website or you may ask the front office staff for a copy of this list.  


When a student has difficulty with schoolwork, the school will have a special meeting to decide how to help.  It is important for parents to attend these meetings so that they can work with the school team to develop a plan for success.  If you feel such a meeting would be helpful for your child, please contact your child’s teacher.


Like absences, unexcused tardy arrivals are disruptive to your child’s education.  Too many tardies cause students to miss important class instruction.  Help your child by making sure that they arrive at school by 8:15 AM.  When students arrive late in the morning, they must stop by the Tardy Station for a tardy slip before going to class.  If the student is more than 30 minutes late, the Tardy Station will be closed and the student must go to the office for a tardy slip.  If your child misses too many minutes of instruction due to tardy arrivals, they may be referred to the School Attendance Review Board.

If your child is late for a medical or dental appointment, please send a note and the tardy will be excused.  Try to make appointments on early out days or after school if possible.


You are welcome to visit school! at any time.  To avoid unexpected disruption of the classroom, please make an appointment with the teacher before visiting.  Visitors must stop in the office and sign in before going anywhere on campus.  You will receive a visitor's badge to wear while you are on campus. Students are not permitted to bring other children to school as guests to spend the school day.


We welcome and encourage parent volunteers.  Your presence at school will be valued by your child and by your child's teacher.  Please call the school office, or speak with your child's teacher if you can volunteer your time.  


 Parent/Student/Teacher Compact 

The mission of Taylor Street School is to assure that all students are encouraged, 

supported, and challenged to develop to their fullest potential academically, socially, physically, and emotionally. All students become successful, lifelong learners and productive citizens. All students develop respect and appreciation for a culturally diverse society. All students assume sibility for their own learning and behavior in a safe and orderly learning environment. All students, parents, and staff members benefit from the high morale and strong school spirit that results from a caring and trusting school climate. 

We, the Taylor Street School community, with input from parents, jointly established this compact in order to foster high student achievement and promote positive attitudes toward school and learning. 


I realize that my child's education is very important and I understand that my participation in my child's education will help his/her achievement and attitude. Therefore, I agree to carry out the following responsibilities to the best of my ability: 

  • I will supervise the completion of my student's homework. 
  • I will provide a quiet place for my child to study.
  •  I will see to it that my child attends school daily and is on time. 
  • I will review all school communications. 
  • I will make sure my child gets adequate sleep and has a healthy diet. 
  • I will attend Back-To-School Night, Parent/Teacher Conference, Open House, and other school events. 
  •  I will support the school's/district's homework, discipline, and attendance policies. 
  • I will help with other school activities (Examples are: Book Fair, Festivals, Dr. Seuss Day) 

Parents will acknowledge this contract by signing and returning it to school. 

Parent/Guardian Signature:                    Date:                              


I realize that my education is important. I know I am the one responsible for my own success, and that I must work hard to achieve it. Therefore, I agree to carry out the following responsibilities to the best of my ability: 

  • I will arrive at school on time every day.
  • I will follow school rules. 
  • I will follow class rules. 
  • I will return the complete homework and return it on time. 
  • I will be a cooperative learner and ask for help when needed. 
  • I will respect other people and the community. 

Student's Signature:                                            Date:                              .


I understand the importance of the school experience to every student and my role as a teacher and model. Therefore, I agree to carry out the following responsibilities to the best of my ability: 

  • We will provide a high-quality curriculum and instruction.
  • We will communicate regularly with families about student progress through conferences, parent-teacher meetings, progress reports, and other available means.
  • We will provide reasonable opportunities for parents to volunteer and participate in their child's class, and to observe classroom activities.

Teacher's Signature:                                       Date:                             .

As principal, I, Michelle Crisp, represent Taylor Street School staff in affirming this contract. 

The Robla School District has developed a compact for our elementary schools to use as a formal acknowledgment of the partnership which we have with our families. This compact is presented upon registration, parent conferences and is in our student handbook as well. 

Title 1 School-Level Parental Involvement Policy 

Street School 

With approval from the local governing board, Taylor Street School has jointly developed with, and distributed to, parents of Title I students a written Parental Involvement Policy, agreed upon - by such parents and updated periodically to meet the changing needs of parents and the school. It has distributed the policy to parents of Title I students through the Back to School Parent Packet and at the Annual Title I Parent Meeting. The policy describes the means for carrying out the following Title I parental involvement requirements [20 USC 6318 section 1118 (a)-(f) inclusive]. 

Involvement of Parents in the Title I Program.

To involve parents in the Title I program at Taylor Street School the following practices have been established: 

  • The school will notify parents about the School Parental Involvement Policy in an understandable and uniform format and, to the extent practicable, will distribute this policy to parents in a language the parents can understand. 
  • The school convenes an annual meeting at Back To School Night to inform parents of Title I students about Title I requirements and about the right of parents to be involved in the Title I program. 
  • The school offers a flexible number of meetings for Title I parents, such as meetings in the morning, after school, or evening. 
  • The school involves parents of Title I students in an organized, ongoing, and timely way, in the planning, review*, and improvement of the school's Title I programs and the Title I parental involvement policy at the Annual Title I meeting and at regularly scheduled School Site Council and English Learner Advisory Committee meetings. 
  • The school will provide parents of Title/students with timely information about Title 1 programs through notices from the school in: English, Spanish, Hmong, and Russian (as appropriate), scheduled evening meetings such as Back to School Night in August, Open House in the spring, and a minimum of one community forum. 
  • The school provides parents of Title I students with an explanation of the curriculum used at the school, the assessments used to measure student progress, and the proficiency levels students are expected to meet. Information is disseminated through the annual title I meeting, report cards, parent conferences, and district community meetings. 

  • If requested by parents of Title/students, the school provides opportunities for regular meetings that allow the parents to participate in decisions relating to the education of their children. This occurs at the Annual Title I meeting, School Site Council, and English Learner Advisory Committee meetings held throughout the school year 

School-Parent Compact 

Taylor Street School distributes to parents of Title I students a school-parent compact. The compact, which has been jointly developed with parents, outlines how parents, the entire school staff, and students will share the responsibility for improved student academic achievement. It describes specific ways the school and families will partner to help children achieve the State's high academic standards. It addresses the following legally required items, as well as other items suggested by parents of Title/students. 


  • The school's responsibility is to provide high-quality curriculum and instruction.
  • The ways parents will be responsible for supporting their children's learning.
  • The importance of ongoing communication between parents and teachers through, at a minimum, annual parent-teacher conferences; frequent reports on student progress; access to staff; opportunities for parents to volunteer and participate in their child's class; and opportunities to observe classroom activities 

The School Compact is developed and annually reviewed by the School Site Council with input from Title I parents and members of the English Language Advisory Committee. The compact is distributed annually to parents in the school site Back to School Packet and/or parent conferences. 

Building Capacity for Involvement 

Taylor Street School engages Title! parents in meaningful interactions with the school. It supports a partnership among staff, parents, and the community to improve student academic achievement. To help reach these goals, the school has established the following practices. 

  • Taylor Street School provides Title I parents with assistance in understanding the State's academic content standards, assessments, and how to monitor and improve the achievement of their children at the Annual Title | Meeting and Back to School Night. 

  • Taylor Street School provides Title I parents with materials and training to help them work with their children to improve their children's achievement through parent-involvement evening events: 
  • With the assistance of Title I parents, Taylor Street School educates staff members about the value of parent contributions, and how to work with parents as equal partners through districtwide Resilience training. 
  • Taylor Street School coordinates and integrates the Title I parental involvement program with other programs, and conducts other activities, such as parent resource centers, to encourage and support parents in more fully participating in the education of their children through Parent Empowerment evening and weekend events. 
  • Taylor Street School distributes Information related to school and parent programs, meetings, and other activities to Title/parents in a format and language that the parents understand. Notices are translated and sent home in Hmong, Spanish, and Russian (as appropriate). 
  • Taylor Street School provides support for parental involvement activities requested by Title I parents by providing Community Outreach Assistants (Bilingual and African American). 


Taylor Street School provides opportunities for the participation of all Title I parents, including parents with limited English proficiency, parents with disabilities, and parents of migratory students. Information and school reports are provided in a format and language that parents understand. Community Outreach Assistants, Special Education personnel, and other staff are available to assist parents in understanding school-related communications. 

Revised 08/10/2022