MARGATE CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
BASIC SKILLS PROGRAM
- SUMMER SCHOOL INFORMATION WILL BE POSTED ASAP
What is Basic Skills Improvement?
Basic Skills Improvement is a program for students who need extra help in learning basic reading, writing, and mathematics skills. Students receive instruction both in their regular classroom and in a small-group instruction area. Students in Margate receive basic skills instruction that is partially funded by Title I of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
What Children are Included in BSI Programs?
Children who have been identified as having difficulty in making normal educational progress in basic skills in math and/or English Language Arts are eligible for this program.
All New Jersey students must be assessed in basic skills each year to determine which students are meeting proficiency standards. The results of these assessments are to be used in determining which students are in need of services in basic skills improvement.
The Margate City Public School district uses multiple measures of assessment including standardized test scores, classroom performance, as well as a comprehensive checklist completed by the classroom teacher covering a variety of academic performance areas including speaking, reading, writing, spelling, mathematics, memory, and organizational skills.
Basic Skills Summer School
All students who are part of the Basic Skills program are eligible to attend a free Summer School program that runs for four weeks every summer. The Title I (BSI) Summer Program is designed for students in grades kindergarten through seventh grade. The program uses supplemental materials to reinforce subject areas taught in the regular classrooms. Small group instruction is an integral part of our program.
In Reading – comprehension and basic reading skills are stressed at all grade levels. Language development, phonics, and readiness skills are part of the kindergarten curriculum.
In Math – hands-on materials and math workbooks are used to strengthen the students’ math skills along with basic understanding in each grade.
Both Reading and Math programs are supplemented by educational software.
How May Parents Support and Reinforce the School's Role?
Opportunities for learning are best served when my child:
•Attends school regularly
•Gets enough sleep
•Receives enough to eat through meals at home or through school lunch programs
•Follows school rules
•Does the assigned homework
•Brings home and shares corrected work
•Demonstrates respect for the school and staff
•Knows you are interested in his/her progress and problems
•Has a quiet place to study
•Is encouraged to feel that education is important
Positive self-concept contributes to success. You can help your child by:
•Setting rules and guidelines at home
•Assigning tasks and responsibilities
•Giving praise for accomplishments
•Spending time together
•Encouraging attempts at new things
•Providing a happy home environment
•Showing and demonstrating affection
•Disciplining when it is needed
•Providing support where there is frustration and failure
•Setting goals and standards that are realistic and attainable
•Providing opportunities for success
•Showing interest in academic work and school activities
•Discussing and solving personal problems together
Please print out and sign the BSI Agreement form and have your child return it to his/her homeroom teacher.