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    SCHOOL-PARENT COMPACT

    Sanchez Elementary , 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 the 2016-2017 school year

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    REQUIRED SCHOOL-PARENT COMPACT PROVISIONS

    SCHOOL-PARENT COMPACT

     

    School Responsibilities

     

    Sanchez Elementary 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:

    Provide meaningful teaching and learning opportunities.

    Make efficient use of academic learning time.

    Use student centered activities in the classroom to make learning enjoyable.

    Give students strategies to achieve their highest academic and social potential.

     

    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.

    Parent conferences will be held monthly for struggling students and at least twice during the school year for all students.

     

    3. Provide parents with frequent reports on their children’s progress.

    Parents will have the opportunity to check their students’ grades on Gradespeed. 

    Teachers will hold parent-teacher conferences to discuss student progress.

    Teachers will communicate student progress to parents.

     

    4. Provide parents reasonable access to staff.

    Teachers will be available to meet with parents daily during their planning time.  The school will provide a learning environment which is welcoming to positive communication between parents, teachers, staff and the school community.

     

     

    5. Provide parents opportunities to volunteer and participate in their child’s

    class, and to observe classroom activities:

     

    Parents are welcome to volunteer.  They need to be approved through the VIPs system.

    Parent Responsibilities:

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

     

    Monitoring attendance.

    Making sure that homework is completed.

    Monitoring amount of television their children watch.

    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.

     

    OPTIONAL ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS

     

    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 every day.

     

    Additional Required School Responsibilities (requirements that schools must follow,

    but optional as to being included in the school-parent compact)

     

    Sanchez Elementary will:

     

    1. Involve parents in the planning, review, and improvement of the school’s

    parental involvement policy, in an organized, ongoing, and timely way.

     

    2. Involve parents in the joint development of any school-wide program plan, in

    an organized, ongoing, and timely way.

     

    3. Hold an annual meeting to inform parents of the school’s participation in Title

    I, Part A programs, and to explain the Title I, Part A requirements, and the

    right of parents to be involved in Title I, Part A programs. The school will

    convene the meeting at a convenient time to parents, and will offer a flexible

    number of additional parental involvement meetings, such as in the morning

    or evening, so that as many parents as possible are able to attend. The school

    will invite to this meeting all parents of children participating in Title I, Part A

    programs (participating students), and will encourage them to attend.

     

    4. Provide information to parents of participating students in an understandable

    and uniform format, including alternative formats upon the request of parents

    with disabilities, and, to the extent practicable, in a language that parents can

    understand.

     

    5. Provide to parents of participating children information in a timely manner

    about Title I, Part A programs that includes a description and explanation of

    the school’s curriculum, the forms of academic assessment used to measure

    children’s progress, and the proficiency levels students are expected to meet.

     

    6. On the request of parents, provide opportunities for regular meetings for

    parents to formulate suggestions, and to participate, as appropriate, in

    decisions about the education of their children. The school will respond to

    any such suggestions as soon as practicably possible.

     

    7. Provide to each parent an individual student report about the performance of

    their child on the State assessment in at least math, language arts and reading.

     

    8. Provide each parent timely notice when their child has been assigned or has

    been taught for four (4) or more consecutive weeks by a teacher who is not

    highly qualified within the meaning of the term in section 200.56 of the Title I

    Final Regulations (67 Fed. Reg. 71710, December 2, 2002).

     

    Optional School Responsibilities

     

    To help build and develop a partnership with parents to help their children achieve

    the State’s high academic standards, Sanchez Elementary will:

     

    1. Recommend to the local educational agency (LEA), the names of parents of

    participating children of Title I, Part A programs who are interested in serving

    on the State’s Committee of Practitioners and School Support Teams.

     

    2. Notify parents of the school’s participation in Early Reading First, Reading

    First and Even Start Family Literacy Programs operating within the school,

    the district and the contact information.

     

    3. Work with the LEA in addressing problems, if any, in implementing parental

    involvement activities in section 1118 of Title I, Part A.

     

    4. Work with the LEA to ensure that a copy of the SEA’s written complaint

    procedures for resolving any issue of violation(s) of a Federal statute or

    regulation of Title I, Part A programs is provided to parents of students and to

    appropriate private school officials or representatives.