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    Myrtlewood Elementary School

    Tuscaloosa County School System

     

     

    SCHOOL-PARENT COMPACT

    [Revised on April 26, 2016 for the 2016-2017school year.]

     

    Myrtlewood Elementary School, and the parents of the students participating in activities, services, and programs funded by Title I, Part A of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (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.

    School Responsibilities:

     

    Myrtlewood Elementary 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:

    ·      Provide your child with research- based instruction.

    ·      Provide teachers who are highly qualified to teach in our classrooms.

    ·      Provide our faculty and staff with researched based professional development.

    ·      Provide highly qualified support staff to assist in instruction.

     

    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:

    ·      Upon the teacher’s request as needed throughout the school year.

    ·      Upon the parent’s request as needed throughout the school year.

     

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

    ·      Daily and/or weekly communication folders.

    ·      Mid-grading period progress reports.

    ·      Nine-week report cards.

    ·      Positive Notes and/or Phone Calls home.

    ·      Health Care Concerns

    ·      Behavioral Concerns

     

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

    ·      During their individual planning period (please contact teacher for a mutually agreed upon time).

    ·      Before/after school (please contact teacher for a mutually agreed upon time).

    ·      Upon parental request conferences may be made available.

     

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

    ·      Participate is special activities such as Parent Night, Read Across America, the Book Fair, Winter Fest, Bulldog Trot, etc…

    ·      Attend field trips when appropriate.

    ·      Contact teacher to volunteer and/or assist with cutting/pasting, making centers, running off materials, reading to the class, tutoring students who need additional support, etc…

    ·      Contact teacher to schedule an observation as needed.

    ·      Provide additional opportunities for parents to be informed and allowed to participate in classroom activities when appropriate.

     

     

    Parent Responsibilities

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

     

    ·       Monitoring attendance; including check-ins and checkouts.

    ·       Being in a partnership with the teacher, supporting the way they run their class.

    ·       Keeping my child and other children healthy by staying out of school until fever free for 24 hours.

    ·       Sending my child to school on time, healthy, well rested, clean, happy and ready to learn,

    ·       Making sure that homework is completed.

    ·       Sign daily and/or weekly communication folders.

    ·       Volunteering in my child’s classroom- (contact teacher).

    ·       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 promptly, as appropriate.

    ·      Serving, to the extent possible on parental involvement committees.

    ·      Provide the school with current and accurate contact information.

    ·      Provide the best that I can academically for my child and to ask for help from the staff when needed.

     

     

    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 homework every day and ask for help when needed.

    ·       Read at least 30 minutes every day outside of school time.

    ·       Give to our parents or the adult who is responsible for our welfare all notices and information received by us from our school every day.

    ·       Obey class/school rules for good conduct.

    ·       Avoid behavior that would keep us from learning and respect the privacy and property of others.

    ·       Try to do our best, in all that we do, including work and behavior, and to ask for help when needed.

     

     

     

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    School Representative Signature                             Parent Signature(s)                            Student Signature

     

     

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