Gray’s Woods Elementary School
Gray’s Woods teachers 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, 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.
The teachers of Gray’s Woods 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: Teachers at Gray’s Woods are all state certified and extremely competent. Materials used in the classroom are approved by the school district. Materials used in the Title I classroom are also approved by the school district and researched-based.
2. 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: Parent conferences are held at a minimum of twice a year in general and on as as-needed basis when necessary.
3. Provide parents with frequent reports on their children’s progress. Specifically, the school will provide reports as follows: Classroom teachers send home report cards three times each year. Title I sends home report cards two times a year.
4. Provide parents reasonable access to staff. Specifically, staff will be available for consultation with parents as follows: Staff phone numbers and email addresses are posted on the school website, made available to parents at Back-to-School night, and through direct communication.
5. Provide parents opportunities to volunteer and participate in their child’s class, and to observe classroom activities, as follows: Parents are invited to come in and observe in the classroom at any time. In addition, parents are encouraged to participate and volunteer during Title I events such as Back to School Night and Parent Workshops. Parents are also encouraged to join the Parent Advisory Council.Parent Responsibilities
We, as parents, will support our children’s learning in the following ways:
• Reading to my child.
• Encouraging my child to read each night as requested by both the Title I teacher and the classroom teacher.
• Monitoring attendance.
• Making sure that homework is completed.
• Monitoring television and video game activities.
• 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.Student Responsibilities
We, as students, will share the responsibility to improve our academic achievement and achieve the State’s high standards. Specifically, we will:
• Do my homework every day and ask for help when I need to.
• Read at least 30 minutes every day outside of school time.
• Give to my parents or the adult who is responsible for my welfare all notices and information received by me from my school every day.