Champion Schools South Mountain

Champion Schools South Mountain
7900 S. Jesse Owens Parkway
Phoenix, AZ 85042
info@championsouthmountain.org
(602) 341-6527 (602) 341-6529

Title I

Champion Schools Schoolwide Title I Program

Champion School receives Title I funding to ensure that all students regardless of race and socioeconomic status are given the same opportunities to reach high levels of academic succes. Title I funding targets students who are academically behind or at-risk and provides additional learning opportunities to support academic growth and proficiency. 

Champion Schools receives Title I federal funding to supplement the school’s’ existing programs. These dollars are used for:

  • Highly qualified reading and math specialists
  • Paraprofessionals
  • Conducting parental involvement meetings
  • Classroom technology and academic resources
  • Professional development for teachers
  • Curriculum materials
  • Extended learning hours

Champion Schools implements a schoolwide program model, meaning that all students are eligible for Title I services and can receive additional academic support in the areas of reading and mathematics.

Parental Involvement

All Title I schools emphasize the importance of bringing in parents as academic partners and each school receives funding to support this partnership. Champion Schools has developed a Parent Involvement Plan and School-Parent Compact to promote a meaningful partnership between parents, students, and Champion Schools to cultivate a culture of shared responsibility and success.

Parents Right-to-Know

 As a Title I School, we must meet federal regulations related to teacher qualifications as defined in ESEA. These regulations allow you to learn more about your child’s teachers’ training and credentials. We are happy to provide this information to you. At any time you may ask:  

  • Whether the teacher met state qualifications and certification requirements for the grade level and subject he/she is teaching, 
  • Whether the teacher received an emergency or conditional certificate through which state qualifications were waived, and  
  • What undergraduate or graduate degrees the teacher holds, including graduate certificates and additional degrees, and major(s) or area(s) of concentration. 

You may also ask whether your child receives help from a paraprofessional. If your child receives this assistance, we can provide you with information about the paraprofessional’s qualifications.

If you have additional questions about the Title I program, please contact:

Wendy Fish
Title I Coordinator
(602) 341-6527
wfish@championschools.org

Parental Involvement Documents

Title I Programs

Saturday School
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A student can be assigned Saturday School due to missing assignments, a classgrade below a C (70%), or for excessive […]

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Reading Rocks
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The purpose of this program is to provide remediation for skills needed in reading. Students will improve reading proficiency with explicit, […]

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Math Counts
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The purpose of this program is to provide remediation for skills needed in math. This Curriculum requires students to learn and […]

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Important Announcement: Superintendent COVID-19 Update (05/05/2020)

Champion Schools

Letter from the Superintendent 

May 5, 2020

Dear Champion Families,

I hope this letter finds you and ALL of your loved ones safe and well. We are all happy to hear that Governor Doug Ducey has announced the gradual re-opening of Arizona. In order for our economy to re-open, it is essential to open schools.  Superintendent Kathy Hoffman  is very optimistic that Arizona Schools will be opening for the upcoming School Year 2021. 

Report Cards and Awards are being prepared for distribution via Pick UP and US Mail. We are very proud of all of our Students (and Parents) as we transitioned to Online/ At-Home Learning.

Meal Program will continue throughout the Summer, with FREE Breakfast and Lunch being available for Pick Up, Monday-Friday 8:00-9:30am.   

We HOPE to have a FREE Summer Camp Program June 8-11, 15-18 and 22-25, 

Monday-Thursday 8am-noon. This is dependent on the advice of the Governor and the results of the pending reopening. You may contact the school to reserve a space in the Summer Program. We will keep you posted. 

We plan to open for School Year 2021, with the FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL on July 27th. (unless closures continue)  What will school ‘look like’ after this COVID19 pandemic? Here are some important things to consider as you prepare for your children to return to school.

  1. Students should be prepared to Social Distance at School This means that children will not be sitting right next to each other, keeping space between each other in line, during lunch and recess. Playground equipment will not be used until we are sure that there is no risk.
  2. Students  should be up-to-date on their IMMUNIZATIONS.  The following link describes how providers can maintain Childhood Immunizations During COVID-19 Pandemic https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/pediatric-hcp.html. For more information on where to go for Immunizations: www.WeArePublicHealth.org The Roosevelt Immunization Clinic has been and will continue to operate as a WALK-IN  clinic while following social distancing and cleaning measures.
  3. Talk to your children about COVID19 Here is some helpful guidance from the CDC.https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/talking-with-children.html
  4. Students should bring a small personal bottle of sanitizer to school, and will be allowed to use it anytime. We also have sanitizer “magic soap” available in classrooms.
  5. Check for signs of illness if a student has a fever, cough, or shortness of breath, call your healthcare provider and keep your child at home and away from others as much as possible 

Here are some additional Resources provided by Maricopa County Public Health

  1. For up-to-date COVID-19 information in Maricopa County, resources and guides to assist you in communicating with your families/community visit  www.maricopa.gov/coronavirus
  2.  Call 2-1-1 for general information on COVID-19. They also have information and resources on their website https://211arizona.org/covid-19/
  3.  Poison Center 844-542-8201 Health care providers, individuals with COVID-19 symptoms, and individuals who believe they may have been exposed to COVID-19 only are advised to contact the Poison Center. This will enable the calls to be answered as efficiently as possible.
  4. The Disaster Distress Helpline offers counseling services via telephone and in multiple languages https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/disaster-distress-helpline
  5. Enter your zip code to find a food bank near you http://www.azfoodbanks.org/index.php/foodbank/index/
  6. Find free and almost free services in Maricopa County https://www.findhelpphx.org/

 Best Wishes  and Take Care, 

Ms. Sawyer MA

Superintendent

csawyer@championschools.org