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Home/School Compact

2017 – 2018

Correia Middle School 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 responsibility and show mutual respect for improved student academic achievement and the means by which the school and parents will build and develop a partnership that will help students achieve California’s high academic standards.

SCHOOL RESPONSIBILITIES

 

Correia Middle School will:

  1. Provide high quality curriculum and instruction in a supportive and effective learning environment that enables participating students to meet California’s student academic achievement standards as follows:

Correia Middle School offers a safe and orderly learning environment that encompasses rigorous academic standards and high expectations in citizenship for our students.  Our mission statement is as follows:

The mission of Correia Middle School is to educate all students to become responsible, literate, thinking, and contributing members of society in the 21st century.

We believe a successful learning environment:

·        Puts students’ needs ahead of all else

·        Fosters student leadership and responsibility for learning and behavior

·        Provides a challenging, student-centered curriculum with high standards for all students

·        Involves parents and community in education of students

·        Teaches children to be accepting of one another

 

At Correia Middle School, we offer programs such as Gifted and Talented Education (GATE – Cluster and Seminar) and Special Education supports in order to meet the academic needs of all our special needs students.  Our core program follows the California State Standards by implementing the Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science Frameworks.

Complementing our core program (Language Arts, Math, Social Studies, and Science), Correia Middle School offers a comprehensive Physical Education program.  The Physical Education department focuses on cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength, flexibility and skill development.  We utilize the Correia field and fitness room, multi-purpose spaces and the Peninsula YMCA gymnasium to support our students’ fitness program. 

Correia Middle School offers a variety of electives. Our electives include Instrumental Music, Drama, Choir, Video Production, Integrated Technology, World Languages- Spanish and Mandarin Chinese, Associated Student Body (ASB), Yearbook, Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID), and a variety of support programs.

We have a library media center that provides students with instructional resources including digital and print instructional resources.  Our library is open before and after school, as well as during lunch time five days per week. 

At Correia Middle School, we encourage and advocate for parental involvement at all levels.  Correia Middle School’s School Site Council, School Site Governance Team, and the Correia Association meet monthly.  We have an active Parent Association that fundraises in order to provide academic enrichment opportunities and extracurricular activities for all children. In order to inform parents about school events and student progress, we send weekly eblasts, regularly update our website, and send six-week progress reports to all families. Families will have access to PowerSchool’s “Parent Portal”, a web-based application that will allow parents to log in and view their child’s academic performance in the core subjects anytime.

You will find that Correia Middle School provides a nurturing and rigorous educational experience to meet the individual needs of our students.

 

  1. Hold parent teacher conferences during which this compact will be discussed as it relates to the individual student’s achievement.

Parent / Teacher Conferences will be held in November 2017.

 

  1. Provide parents with frequent reports on their student’s progress.

Parents of Correia students will have access to our web-based program called “Parent Portal” to monitor grades, attendance and behavior.  Parents can check our website for information regarding assignments in the core classes.

Progress Reports will be sent to parents via their child’s homeroom teacher (4th Period). 

Counseling Department provides daily and weekly progress reports for students with specialized contracts.  Individual teachers send student progress reports at various times. Counselors schedule parent meetings when students do not meet learning targets.

 

  1. Provide parents reasonable access to staff.

·        Correia Middle School has a voicemail system where parents can leave voice messages for their student’s teachers and/or other staff members.

·        On the Correia Middle School website (www.correiamiddle.com), staff contact information is posted including room extension numbers and email addresses.  Please visit the Correia Middle School website for up to date information regarding Correia Middle School.

·        Every Correia Staff member has an email address (this info can be found on our website).

·        Teachers/Administrators/Counselors/Staff are available for parent conferences.  Parents are encouraged to make appointment.

 

  1. Provide parents opportunities to volunteer and participate in their students’ classes and to observe classroom activities, as follows:

Correia Middle School welcomes parent volunteers.

·        Throughout the school year, parents are given the opportunity to sign up to be a parent volunteer. A volunteer list is created.

·        All volunteers must have a TB clearance and comply with district policy regarding volunteer policy.

·       Parents can submit volunteer applications throughout the school year.

 

Correia Middle School welcomes all parents to visit our classes.

·        If you are interested in visiting our classes, please call to make an appointment to visit your student’s classes.

 

  1. Provide parents with open and timely communication utilizing the following:

·        Correia Middle School website

·        Weekly e-blasts

·        School Messenger phone messages

·        PowerSchool Parent Portal

·        Marquee

·        Principal’s Coffee

·        Student Planner

·        Periodic mailings and notices sent home

 

  1. Teaching Internet Safety / Digital Citizenship

Correia staff members support a safe and enjoyable on-line learning environment and will provide students and parents with multiple opportunities to become educated in the safe use of the Internet and digital tools. This will include cyber-safety, cyber bullying, and appropriate use of the internet and digital tools. The school understands that any form of cyber-bullying is unacceptable.

 

 

PARENT/GUARDIAN RESPONSIBILITIES

 

We, as Correia Middle School parents, will support our student’s learning by:

·        Staying informed about, and participating in decisions related to, my child’s education;

·        Monitoring my student’s attendance;

·        Making sure that homework is completed and turned in on time;

·        Checking the Student Planner, My Big Campus, or Moodle on a regular basis;

·        Monitoring the time spent on electronic media (i.e. video games, television);

·        Encouraging recreational reading;

·        Promoting positive use of my student’s extracurricular time;

·        Staying informed about my student’s education and communicating with the school by promptly reading all notices from Correia Middle School or San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD) either received by my student or by mail and responding as appropriate;

·        Making an effort to sign up to receive e-blasts;

·        Notifying school office immediately with changes to the emergency contact information (i.e. change of address; new telephone number);

·        Visiting the Correia Middle School website for up-to-date information regarding Correia Middle School at: www.correiamiddle.com (Google translation is available);

·        Serving and/or attending, to the extent possible, on advisory groups or committees such as School Site Council, English Language Advisory Committee (ELAC), District Advisory Committee (DAC), Gifted and Talented Education (GATE), Site Governance Team (SGT), Correia Association;

·        Attending school events/functions, such as Back To School Night, Open House, and the Distinguished Lecture Series, to learn more about my student’s educational experience;

·        Volunteering, when available, at Correia Middle School;

·        Understanding that any form of cyber-bullying is unacceptable and accept a zero tolerance cyber-bullying policy;

·        Monitoring student usage of digital tools at home and take advantage of opportunities to educate themselves on Internet safety and digital citizenship.

 

STUDENT RESPONSIBILITIES

We, as Correia Middle School students, will share the responsibility to improve our academic achievement and achieve California’s high standards by:

·        Being accountable for my learning;

·        Attending school on time every day;

·        Participating in class;

·        Recording assignments in my Student Planner, and communicate with parent(s) on a regular basis;

·        Accessing Moodle or MyBigCampus as needed;

·        Completing my homework and asking for help when I need it;

·        Promptly notifying parent(s) about flyers/communication from the school;

·        Reading at least 30 minutes every day outside of school time;

·        Attending before/after school assistance /tutoring when recommended;

·        Monitoring the time spent on electronic media (i.e. video games, television);

·        Use the Correia citizenship rubric (PRIDE) as a tool for self-evaluation;

·        Being a responsible citizen to my school and community;

·        Understanding that any form of bullying or cyber-bullying is unacceptable;

·        Following guidelines provided by the school and parents for the safe use of digital tools and the Internet.