SCHOOL-PARENT COMPACT

Stonewall Jackson Middle and 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) (participating children), 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 school year 2017-2018 .

REQUIRED SCHOOL-PARENT COMPACT PROVISIONS

School Responsibilities

Stonewall Jackson 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:

We will follow the standards established by the State to provide a comprehensive curriculum. Parents and teachers will be partners in supporting student success.

  1. 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:

Held October 16, 2017 and upon parent request.

  1. Provide parents with frequent reports on their children’s progress. Specifically, the school will provide reports as follows:

We will provide and send home midterms and progress reports every nine weeks. Parents will have unrestricted access to grades through Schoology at all times.

  1. Provide parents reasonable access to staff. Specifically, staff will be available for consultation with parents as follows:

Any time upon request during teacher planning times and we will make every effort to address needs outside of the school hours as well.

  1. Provide parents opportunities to volunteer and participate in their child’s class, and to observe classroom activities, as follows:

Open door policy for visitation. Parents should make their requests known in the office.

Parent Responsibilities

We, as parents, will support our children’s learning in the following ways:

  • Monitoring attendance and ensuring that students arrive promptly to school.
  • Making sure that homework is completed.
  • Volunteering in my child’s classroom.
  • Participating, as appropriate, in decisions relating to my children’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.
  • Serving, to the extent possible, on policy advisory groups, such as being the Title I, Part A parent representative on the school’s School Improvement Team, the Title I Policy Advisory Committee, the District wide Policy Advisory Council, the State’s Committee of Practitioners, the School Support Team or other school advisory or policy groups.
  • Utilize Schoology to monitor grades and communicate with teachers electronically.

Student Responsibilities

We, as students, will share the responsibility to improve our academic achievement and achieve the State’s high standards. Specifically, we will:

  • Do my homework every day and ask for help when I need to.
  • Read at least 30 minutes every day outside of school time.
  • Give to my parents or the adult who is responsible for my welfare all notices and information received by me from my school.
  • Maintain appropriate care of my iPad and display good digital citizenship.
  • Participate and work hard in class every day.
  • Respect adults and my peers.
  • Have a positive impact on my school by attending school events and becoming a member of a group or club.

School Representative: Jessica Austin, Principal Date: August 14, 2017

Parent: _________________________________ Date: ____________________

Student: ________________________________ Date: ____________________