The            Fall River Elementary           , 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   2014-2015.


    School Responsibilities


    The        Fall River Elementary        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:


    Fall River Elementary will use the West Virginia Common Core Next Generation Content Standards, school assessment data, and various interventions to provide a high quality education for all students and strive for high student achievement.


    1. 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:


    Fall River Elementary will hold a Title I Open House in August to explain and review with parents the compact and how it relates to a child’s achievement.


    Fall River Elementary will host PEP Clubs (Parents as Educational Partners) meetings in October, January and March to review student progress data and benchmark data. Parents will learn strategies to help their child will specific skills at home.



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


    Fall River Elementary will send home WESTEST 2 for children in the fourth and fifth grades with an attached letter. Other testing information will be available at school during scheduled conference times. Teachers will send home progress reports or midterms and report cards during the school term.


    1. Provide parents reasonable access to staff.  Specifically, staff will be available

    for consultation with parents as follows:


    Mrs. Howington, Principal and Fall River Elementary Staff will be available at various planning times during the day for parent conferences. Parents may call and schedule a teacher conference during the school day. Each teacher has a thirty minute planning time available for conferences.  Parents may call the school or contact your child’s teacher for specific times.




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


    Parents can complete a volunteer application through the county Board of Education.


    Parent Responsibilities

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


    ·         Monitoring attendance.

    ·         Making sure that homework is completed.

    ·         Monitoring amount of television their children watch.

    ·         Volunteering in my child’s classroom.

    ·         Participating, as appropriate, in decisions relating to my children’s education.

    ·         Promoting positive use of my child’s extracurricular time.

    ·         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.

    ·         Serving, to the extent possible, on policy advisory groups, such as being the Title I, Part A parent representative on the school’s School Improvement Team, the Title I Policy Advisory Committee, the District wide Policy Advisory Council, the State’s Committee of Practitioners, the School Support Team or other school advisory or policy groups.



    Student Responsibilities (revise as appropriate to grade level)


    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.



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