SCHOOL – PARENT – STUDENT COMPACT
The London City School District, 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 school year 2018-2019.
The school understands the importance of the school experience to every student and their role as educators and models. Therefore, the school agrees to carry out the following responsibilities to the best of their ability:
Provide high-quality curriculum and instruction in a supportive and effective learning environment that enables the children served under this part to meet the challenging State academic standards.
Address the importance of communication between teachers and parents on an ongoing basis through, at a minimum—
parent-teacher conferences in elementary schools, at least annually, during which the compact shall be discussed as the compact relates to the individual child’s achievement
frequent reports to parents on their children’s progress;
Interim reports on September 21, November 16, February 8, and April 26 for 2018-2019 school year
Report cards on October 18, January 11, March 29, and May 31 for the 2018-2019 school year
reasonable access to staff, opportunities to volunteer and participate in their child’s class, and observation of classroom activities; and
Ensuring regular two-way, meaningful communication between family members and school staff and, to the extent practicable, in a language that family members can understand.
Treat each child with dignity and respect
Strive to address the individual needs of the student
Acknowledge that parents are vital to the success of child and school
Provide a safe, positive and healthy learning environment
Assure every student access to quality learning experiences
Assure that the school staff communicates clear expectations for performance to both students and parents
Additional School Responsibilities
Involve parents in the planning, review, and improvement of the school’s parental involvement policy, in an organized, ongoing, and timely way.
Involve parents in the joint development of any schoolwide program plan, in an organized, ongoing, and timely way.
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.
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.
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.
On the request of parents, provide opportunities for regular meetings for parents to formulate suggestions and, as appropriate, to participate, in decisions about the education of their children. The school will respond to any such suggestions as soon as practicably possible.
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.
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).
The parent understands that participation in his/her student's education will help his/her achievement and attitude. Therefore, the parent will continue to carry out the following responsibilities to the best of his/her ability:
Volunteering in their child’s classroom
Supporting their child’s learning
Participating, as appropriate, in decisions relating to the education of their child and positive use of extracurricular time
Create a home atmosphere that supports learning
Send the student to school on time, well-fed, and well-rested on a regular basis
Attend school functions and conference
Encourage their child to show respect for all members of the school community and school property
Review all school communications and respond promptly
The student realizes education is important. He/she is the one responsible for his/her own success. Therefore, he/she agrees to carry out the following responsibilities to the best of his/her ability:
Get to school on time every day
Develop a positive attitude toward school
Be responsible for completing homework on time
Be cooperative by carrying out the teacher’s instructions and ask for help when needed
Do daily work that is neat and reflects the student’s best effort
Be respectful to all school members and to school property