• Barge-Lincoln Elementary School is reaching and teaching every student, every day by providing our students with support and confidence as they develop learning habits to master rigorous standards.


  • Barge-Lincoln Elementary School Is A Title 1 School


    Barge-Lincoln Elementary School participates in the Title I Program. Title I, Part A is part of the Every Student Succeeds Act. Its goal is to ensure that all children have a fair, equal and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach proficiency on challenging state academic standards. 


    As a Title I school, we qualify for federal grant money which we use for additional staffing, parent involvement, staff development, and extended school day opportunities to help us meet that goal. This update is intended to provide you with important information about this law and your child’s education. 


    You have the right to request regular information or meetings about Title I at Barge-Lincoln Elementary School. Please contact the principal if you would like more information. Contact information is on the reverse.

  • Right To Request Teacher And Paraprofessional Qualifications


    All parents and guardians have the right to request information regarding the professional qualifications of your child’s classroom teacher(s) and/or paraprofessional staff. If you request this information, the district or school will provide you with the following as soon as possible:


    1. If the teacher has met state licensing requirements for the grade level and subject in which the teacher is providing instruction;

    2. If the teacher is teaching under an emergency status for which state licensing requirements have been waived;

    3. The type of college degree major of the teacher and the field of discipline for any graduate degree or certificate; and

    4. If your child is receiving Title I services from paraprofessionals, and if so, whether those paraprofessionals meet state/federal requirements of Every Student Succeeds Act.


    If you would like to request this information, please contact Principal, Tori Brennan 509-573-5201


  • Title I Website

    Please visit our new Title I website for a detailed look at the following.


    • Our District Annual Report Card

    • Parents’ Right to Know: Student Achievement Reports

    • Parents’ Right to Know: Timely Notice of Limited State Certification and Licensure

    • Parents’ Right to Know: Information on State and Local Assessments

  • Citizen Complaint Procedures


    Under Chapter 392-168 WAC Special Services Programs-Citizen Complaint Procedures for Certain Categorical Federal Programs you have the right to file a citizen complaint. Please visit our school website or http://www.k12.wa.us/TitleI/CitizenComplaint.aspx for complaint procedures.

  • Parent And Family Engagement Policy/Plan


    School Parent & Family Engagement Procedures

    • Parents and staff will review the previous year's parent and family engagement procedures at the first Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) meeting and family resource event. 

    • Procedures will be revised as needed and will be posted on the building website. 


    Annual Title 1 Parent and Family Engagement Meeting

    • The annual meeting will be held at our upcoming PTO meeting and  monthly family resource night. You will receive notification of this via ParentSquare and/or a flier.

    • The agenda of the meeting included:

      • An explanation of Title 1 requirements 

      • An opportunity for input into the procedures for parent involvement and how to volunteer at the building.



    • Parents are notified of their student's participation in programs that include reading, math and English-language support in the first weeks of school, and through individual planning meetings and conferences.

    • Parent - teacher conferences are held twice a year, in November and in March.

    • Literacy and STEAM Nights will provide detailed information about each grade level curriculum, assessments, and levels of expected achievement.

    • Frequent family events include information about the curriculum. 

    • Report cards are sent home each semester.

    • Student academic progress is closely monitored, and interventions are established for students identified in grade-level teams or by the school building support educational team.


    School-Parent Compact/Handbook

    • The district has provided the parents and families with the handbook that schools, students, and families will follow to share the responsibilities for improved student academic achievement.

    • The handbook will be referenced with families during Parent-Teacher Parent Meetings and/or the family resource events throughout the school year.


    Additional Opportunities for Involvement 

    • Meetings and events will be held throughout the year to increase parents' knowledge about the curriculum and how to better support their child academically.

    • Parents are encouraged to join the Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO)and participate in PTO events. 

    • Parents are welcome to volunteer  in classrooms.

    • Office staff disseminate pertinent information about programs for parents and families, such as Head Start and ECEAP, afterschool programs, Yakima Parks & Recreation programs, YMCA, and 21st Century Grant, etc.

    • The Counselor and Family Support staff communicate with families regarding community resources and resolve situations that impede student progress. 


    Efforts to Ensure All Parents Are Included

    • Translation of written materials into the parents' language is provided when practicable.

    • Interpreters are provided for conferences and events with advance notice.

    • School meetings and conferences are offered at a variety of times.

    • School staff is available by phone and by email.

    • Teachers make individual phone calls to parents of students not making adequate academic progress. 

    • Parents can schedule meetings with all school staff members at any time to discuss their child's progress. 

  • Parent Teacher Organization

    You are invited to participate in the development of our Parent Teacher Organization to help with planning of upcoming events. If interested, please call (509) 573-5201 or email Principal, Tori Brennan, at brennan.tori@ysd7.org or  Assistant Principal, Michele Deardorff, at deardorff.michele@ysd7.org