The teachers and staff of Scotts Elementary Schooland the parents of the students participating in activities, services, and programs funded by Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) agree that this compact outlines how the parents, the entire school staff, and the students will share the responsibility for improved student academic achievement and the means by which the school and parents will build and develop a partnership that will help children achieve the State’s high standards.
This school-parent compact is in effect during the __2012-13_ school year.
SCHOOL-PARENT COMPACT PROVISIONS
ScottsElementary School will:
1. Provide high-quality curriculum and instruction in a supportive and effective learning environment that enables the participating children to meet the State’s student academic achievement standards as follows:
§ Hire and place highly qualified teachers in all positions
§ Guarantee high academic time on task through our daily schedule and implementation of aligned curriculum goals and objectives at the school, district and state level
§ Implement data driven decisions in curriculum and instruction for all students
§ Ensure that all student accommodations are followed and met
§ Provide intensive and systematic reading support and intervention for all students based on data and student need
2. Hold parent-teacher conferences (at least annually in elementary schools) during which this compact will be discussed as it relates to the individual child’s achievement. Specifically, those conferences will be held:
§ In the fall by November 9th
§ In the winter by March 1st
§ In the spring by May 10th
3. Provide parents with frequent reports on their children’s progress. Specifically, the school will provide reports as follows:
§ Progress reports will be sent home on September 27th, 2012; December 6th, 2012; February 21st, 2013; and May 1st, 2013
§ Report cards will be sent home on November 8th, 2012; January 24th, 2013; April 11th, 2013; and June 7th, 2013
§ All dates are marked on the student calendars that are available online
4. Provide parents reasonable access to staff. Specifically, staff will be available for consultation with parents as follows:
§ Teachers will attend and participate in every TPA meeting
§ Teachers and TPA will host a winter family night that is student oriented. This event will involve serving a meal, visits with classroom teachers, sessions for parents on important topics (children’s health; parenting; discipline; etc.): student athletic programs; and possible parent-teacher conferences
§ Teachers will work at the school sponsored community events (ex = Spring Fling)
§ Every morning at 7 AM
§ As needed by appointment with teacher
5. Provide parents opportunities to volunteer and participate in their child’s class and to observe classroom activities, as follows:
§ Being available to assist in classrooms when needed to support classroom teachers
§ Assisting in assessment administration and/or proctoring
§ Assisting in tutoring sessions that will occur after school or on weekends
§ Working with the Teacher Parent Association to provide community activities (Spring Fling; Field Day) for students and family members
We, as parents, will support our children’s learning in the following ways:
We, as students, will share the responsibility to improve our academic achievement and achieve the state’s high standards. Specifically, we will:
Describe the ways in which students will support their academic achievement, such as:
· Do my homework every day and ask for help when I need it.
· Read at least 30 minutes every day outside of school time.
· Give my parents or the adult who is responsible for my welfare all notices and information received by me from my school every day.
· Follow our PBS Matrix and rules of respectful, responsible and safe behavior every day.
· Abide by our PBS Panther Pledge each day:
“Today, I will do my best to be the best
I will listen, I will follow directions,
I will be honest, I will respect the rights of others
I can learn, I will learn”