School-Wide Title I
School- Parent-Student Compact
Fall Branch School
Fall Branch School, and the parents/guardians of the students participating in activities, services, and programs funded by Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) (participating children), agree that this compact outlines how the parents/guardians, 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/guardians will build and develop a partnership that will help children achieve the State’s high standards.
This school-parent/guardian compact/agreement is in effect during the school year.
School Responsibilities Fall Branch School will:
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:
· Curriculum, research-based teaching strategies, and instruction reflect state academic achievement standards.
· Highly Qualified teachers and paraprofessional
· Ongoing and frequent student formative and summative assessments.
· High quality professional staff development opportunities for all teachers.
· A safe and physically comfortable conductive learning environment.
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.
· Scheduled parent-teacher conferences will be conducted during fall and spring semesters.
· Additional parent-teacher conferences may be scheduled as needed.
Provide parents/guardians with frequent reports on their children’s progress.
· Mid-term reports will be distributed during each nine week grading period.
· Progress reports/report cards will be distributed at the end of each nine week grading period.
· State academic achievement test results will be distributed to each student annually.
Provide parents/guardians reasonable access to staff.
· Parents/guardians may meet with school administrators and/or teachers before, during, and after school at mutually agreed upon scheduled times.
Provide parents/guardians opportunities to volunteer and participate in their child’s class and to observe classroom activities, as follows:
· Parents may volunteer within their child’s classroom as outlined by classroom teacher.
· Parents may volunteer, observe, and participate within the school through the PTA and PASS programs.
Parent/Guardians Responsibilities We, as parents/guardians, will support our children’s learning in the following ways:
· Monitoring attendance and prompt arrival at school.
· Ensuring completion of all homework.
· Monitoring amount and content of all electronic media.
· Volunteering in child’s classroom and all other school activities that promote learning.
· Participating, as appropriate, in decisions relating to my child’s education.
· Promoting positive use of my child’s extracurricular time.
· Staying informed about my child’s education and communicating with the school by promptly reading all notices from the school or the school district either received by my child or by mail and responding, as appropriate.
Parent/Guardian Signature & Date
Student Responsibilities We, as students, will share the responsibility to improve our academic achievement and achieve the state’s high standards. Specifically, we will:
· Complete assigned homework every day and ask for help when needed.
· Read at least 20 minutes daily outside of school time.
· Give all notices and information received from teachers/school to parents/guardians.
· Always work to the best of my ability.
· Show respect to all and be considerate to anyone different.
Student Signature & Date
(This document was revised 7-12)