• Leaphart Elemenatary School 

    STEAM Magnet
    School-Family-Student Compact 

     

    Our learning community of teachers, support staff, administrators, and families, have written this compact to outline how the entire school staff and 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 to help children achieve the State’s high standards.

    School Responsibilities 

    Our administrators, teachers, and support staff will:

    Provide high-quality curriculum and instruction in a supportive and effective learning environment that enables children to meet the State’s student academic achievement standards as follows: 

    Provide targeted academic and behavioral supports to students ensuring all subgroups of students meet their learning targets 

    Ensure a safe environment conducive to learning 

    Progress monitoring with formative assessments are used for all students to ensure all students make at least a year’s growth in Reading and Math 

    Curriculum is aligned to State Academic Content Standards 

    Enrichment activities are provided to enhance and support higher – level learning 

     

    Hold parent-teacher conferences in the first nine weeks each year during which this compact will be discussed as it relates to the individual child’s achievement. Specifically, those conferences will be held: 

    Scheduled conferences are held in October. The date will be advertised and sent home to parents.  Parents and teachers may also schedule conferences, as needed, throughout the school year. 

     

    Provide parents with frequent reports on their children’s progress. Specifically, the school will provide reports as follows: 

    Interim Reports are sent home for parents to review four times a year, mid-quarter. Parents are invited to ask questions about their child’s report. 

    Report cards are sent home quarterly. Parents are invited to contact their child’s teacher with questions. 

     

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

    Phone and voicemail 

    E-mail 

    Written notes in child’s agenda (daily assignment log) 

    One scheduled conference a year and additional conferences as requested by the parent or teacher. 

     

    Provide parents opportunities to support their child’s education and the education of all Leaphart Elementary School students by participating in Leaphart Elementary School as follows: 

    Join children for lunch 

    Chaperone field trips 

    Observe classrooms 

    Serving on the PTO 

    Volunteering as a tutor, mentor or activity leader 

    Assist in an area of the school such as our children’s classroom, library and playground

    Attend school events such as Open House, performances, field day, etc. 

    Help to review Title I plans and compacts 

    Participate on School District Five committees 

     

     

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    School-Family-Student Compact

     

    Family Responsibilities  

    Our families will support our children’s learning in the following ways: 

    Ensuring our children attend school and come to school on time 

    Reading and signing student agendas daily 

    Helping our children complete their homework to the best of their ability by: 

    Encouraging our children to do their best work 

    Helping our children understand directions for assignments 

    Talking with our children about learning and school in a positive way 

    Notifying the teacher when our child has difficulty completing homework assignments 

    Keeping in contact with our child’s teacher 

    Attending our children’s parent-teacher conferences and other meetings pertaining to our children 

    Monitoring amount of television and the types of television programs our children watch 

    Participating, as appropriate, in decisions relating to our children’s education 

    Promoting positive use of our child’s time at home and in the community 

    Staying informed about our 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

     

    Our families are able to participate in our school by: 

    Advocating for our children 

    Attending school events such as Open House, musical performances, field day, etc. 

    Attending PTO meetings 

    Volunteering as a reading tutor or mentor 

    Assisting in an area of the school such as: 

    classrooms 

    library 

    school store 

    cafeteria 

    book fairs 

    Helping to review Title I plan and compact 

    Participating on  School District Five committees 

    Attending School Board meetings 

     

     

     

     

    Student Responsibilities 

    Students will share the responsibility to improve our academic achievement and achieve the state’s high standards.  Specifically, I will: 

    Take responsibility for my own behavior 

    Come to school with supplies, ready to learn and determined to do my best 

    Cooperate, listen, follow directions and ask for help when I need it 

    Complete and return all homework assignments 

    Read every day outside of school time 

    Return all materials that require a parent's signature 

    Respect other students, adults and their property 

    Take care of my school and do what I can to make it better