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School Compact

It is important that families and schools work together to help students achieve high academic standards and develop personal growth. Through a process that included teachers, school support personnel, School Site Council and the principal, specific responsibilities were developed that we, as partners, will carry out to support student success in school and in life. 

Coming together as families, teachers, and school staff, we form this partnership and affirm the importance of family involvement in children's learning. 

We pledge to:

Share responsibility at school and at home to give students a great education. 

Help schools welcome families: to reach out to families before problems arise; to offer meaningful learning opportunties; to create safe learning environments; to improve student learning; and to support familly inclusion in the school decision-making process. 

Help families monitor student attendance, homework completion and television watching; to take the time to talk with and listen to their children; to become acquainted with teachers, principal and support staff, to read with younger children and share a good book with older children; to volunteer in school when possible; and to participate in the school decision-making process. 

Promote effective, two-way communication between families and schools by reducing educational jargon and breaking down cultural and language barriers (schools) and by families staying in touch with the school. 

Provide opportunities for families to learn how to help their children succeed in school and opportunities for school staff to work with families. 

Support family-school efforts to improve student learning by reviewing progress regularly and strengthening cooperative actions. 

Staff Pledge: 

We agree to carry out the following responsibilities to the best of our ability:

  • Teach classes through interesting and challenging lessons that help develop a love of learning and promote student achievement. Endeavor to motivate students to learn. 
  • Communicate regularly with parents about student progress. Be available to discuss individual student needs or concerns with parents within a reasonable time frame. 
  • Set high expectations for each student and meet needs so that each student reaches his/her potential.
  • Provide a safe and caring learning environment. 
  • Reinforce positive social behaviors. Assist each student to realize his/her personal responsibilities. 
  • Correct and return student work in a timely manner, providing useful feedback on all assignments. 
  • Prepare relevant homework assignments to reinforce and extend learning, and provide parents with a classroom homework policy and plan. 

Student Pledge: 

I agree to carry out the following responsibilities to the best of my ability:

  • Arrive at school ready to learn, work diligently, and do my best every day. 
  • Bring necessary school supplies. 
  • Complete my homework. Read every day after school for at least 20 minutes. 
  • Deliver and return all required notices from school to home. 
  • Know and follow the school dress code, and school and class rules. 
  • Limit my TV watching during the school week. 
  • Respect my school, my teacher, the school staff, my classmates and my family.

Parent/Guardian/Family Pledge

We agree to carry out the following responsibilities to the best of our ability:

  • Ensure that my child attends school every day and is in class without being tardy. 
  • See to it that my child has ample sleep and proper nutrition at breakfast and provide for a daily lunch.
  • Provide regular medical attention, not send my child to school should he or she be ill, and promptly provide the school office with an absence excuse through a phone call or note home. 
  • Provide a quiet place for homework and monitor TV viewing hours. 
  • Read to or with my child or encourage him/her to read every day at least 20 minutes at home. 
  • Regularly monitor my child's school progress and attend parent-teacher conferences. 
  • Work out problems or concerns positively by meeting with the teacher first to resolve it. 
  • Review, sign and return all school notices.  Read THE ROADRUNNER newsletter from the PTA.