School-Parent Compact

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    Buhl Elementary School

    Tuscaloosa County School System




    Buhl Elementary School,and the parents of the students participating in activities, services, and programs funded by Title I, Part A of the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA) (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:


    Buhl 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 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:


    • During the first semester schedule a Parent/Teacher conference
    • During the second semester schedule a Parent/Teacher conference as needed
    • Upon the parent’s request as needed
    • Upon the teacher’s request as needed


    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
    • Teacher’s in each grade level will plan and send same info regarding upcoming events, what is going on in classrooms (instruction, special events, etc.) More consistency
    • Mid-grading period progress reports
    • Nine-week report cards
    • Power School data portal
    • Progress Reports will be sent after each DIBELS Assessment
    • Teachers will share what each assessment measures, how often etc. for assessments such as STAR, DIBELS, Scantron, etc.



    1. Communicate effectively and consistently with parents.  Specifically, staff will be available for consultation with parents as follows:
    • During their individual planning period (please contact the teacher for a mutually agreed upon time).
    • Before/after school (please contact teacher for a mutually agreed upon time).
    • Through website and teacher email
    • Remind app
    • Weekly Newsletters
    • Facebook Classroom Pages (If applicable)
    • Marquee outside of school


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


    • Participate in special activities such as Grandparents’ Lunch, Thanksgiving Lunch Parent Involvement Nights, Read Across America, Scholastic Book Fair, Fall/Spring Festival, Fun Day, Duty Free Lunch, Reading Incentive Party, 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…


    Parent Responsibilities

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


    • Monitoring attendance; including check-ins and check-outs
    • Being in a partnership with the teacher, supporting my child in achieving his/her academic goals
    • Sending my child to school on time, healthy, well rested, clean, happy and ready to learn
    • Making sure that homework is completed
    • Volunteering in my child’s classroom (contact teacher)
    • 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 advisory groups, such as Title 1 advisory committees and parental involvement committees.
    • Provide the school with current and accurate contact information
    • Volunteer and support the PTO program and activities


    Student Responsibilities (revise as appropriate to grade level)

    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 20 minutes every day outside of school
    • Be responsible for conveying communications between home and school
    • 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 we do, including work and behavior, and to ask for help when needed.


    Vanessa Clay (Principal)

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    School Representative Signature                  Parent Signature(s)                             Student Signature



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