Wright Middle School STEAM Magnet

Parent Compact
 

Wright Middle School STEAM Magnet
SCHOOL-PARENT COMPACT

2016-2017

Wright Middle School STEAM Magnet 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) agree that this compact outlines how the parents, 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 goals set forward by the Federal Government and the State of California.

This School-Parent Compact is effective for the 2016-2017 school year.

REOUIRED SCHOOL-PARENT COMPACT PROVISIONS

School Responsibilities:

Wright Middle School STEAM Magnet will:

1.       Provide high-quality project-based 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:

All classroom teachers will be provided with and trained in research-based
strategies that will lead to high-quality instruction. In addition the classroom
teachers will follow a standards-based program that is driven by the district
instructional guides and interim assessments in order to improve instruction and
plan objectives for future professional development sessions
.

2.       Hold parent-teacher conferences during which the compact will be discussed as it relates to the individuals child's achievement.

Specifically, parent conferences will be held over a two day period in both the
Fall and the Spring semester
.

3.       Provide parents with frequent reports on their child's progress. Specifically, the school will provide reports as follows:

An academic report card will be issued for each child at the end of the Fall and
the end of the Spring semesters. In addition, at least three progress report
cards will be sent home prior to the final report card. Special reports such as
complementar
y or unsatisfactory notices will be sent home when appropriate.


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

During assigned conference periods, teachers will be available to meet with
parents to discuss individual student progress. Those teachers who do not have an
assigned conference period will be available to meet with parents before or after
school
. In all situations it is best to call ahead and schedule an appointment to
meet with all school staff.

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

To observe one of your child's classes, it is best but not required to let the teacher
know in advance. Once you arrive at the school you must check-in at the main
office where you will receive the guidelines for parent/guardian classroom
observations. To Volunteer or participate in classroom activities parents will need
to contact the individual teacher to let them know that you are available and
would like to do so.  A volunteer packet must be completed in the main office prior to volunteering in any classroom or at any school event.

Parent Responsibilities:

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

 

1.      Promote and monitor attendance

 

When absent send a note with your child indicating the reason for the absence and make sure all assignments are returned in a timely manner following the absence.

 

2.      Monitor homework and upcoming school events via school website.

 

Subscribe to all of your child’s teachers webpages and check daily for homework assignments, projects, and upcoming assessments and events.

 

3.      Set goals with your student at the beginning of each semester and evaluate these goals every five weeks.

 

4.      Communicate with teachers and school staff about your child’s needs and strengths.

 

During assigned conference periods, teachers will be available to meet with parents to discuss individual student progress. Those teachers who do not have an assigned conference period will be available to meet with parents before or after school.

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