Correia Middle School
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) (participating children), agree that this compact outlines how the parents, the entire school staff, and the students will share 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 California’s high standards.
This Home/School Compact is in effect during school year 2012-13.
The Correia Middle School will:
1. Provide high-quality curriculum and instruction in a supportive and effective learning environment that enables participating children to meet California’s student academic achievement standards as follows:
o Provide a safe and supportive learning environment for every child.
o Plan rigorous, standards-based lessons that are differentiated to meet the needs of a diverse learning population.
o Participate in professional development sessions provided by the district and site that support teaching and learning.
o Participate in a collaborative way with colleagues during weekly Professional Learning Community meetings.
o Teach and practice the tenets of REACH: Respect, Enthusiasm, Achievement, Citizenship, and Hard Work.
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.
o Communicate frequently with parents/guardians through Parent Connect, phone calls, and/or conferences about student progress.
o At Open House on October 4, 2012, parents were given the opportunity to request a parent/teacher conference at Correia. Parent Requests, and Teacher requests for parent conferences occur throughout the year as deemed necessary by staff, or as requested by parent.
3. Provide parents with frequent reports on their child’s progress.
o Encourage all students to work hard and achieve goals that they establish following every grading period.
o Provide students and parents copies of Progress Reports every 6 weeks.
4. Provide parents reasonable access to staff.
o Staff provides parents with contact information, including email addresses.
o Staff returns parents’ phone calls within a reasonable amount of time.
o Staff meets with parents during Student Study Team visits and at other times appropriate.
o Counselors and administrators meet with parents, as needed.
5. Provide parents opportunities to volunteer and participate in their child’s class, and to observe classroom activities, as follows:
o Parents are encouraged to join a parent volunteer group that helps us supervise children before and after school and during lunch.
o Parents are also encouraged to work with teachers on volunteer projects of their choosing. For example, we have parent volunteers for field trips, in our computer labs, and in the library.
o Parents’ requests to observe classrooms are honored.
We, as parents, will support our child’s learning by:
[Describe the ways in which parents will support their children’s learning, such as:]
· Monitoring attendance.
· Making sure that homework is completed.
· Model the importance of education by encouraging daily family reading and discussions.
· Monitoring amount of television my child watches.
· Volunteering in my child’s classroom.
· Participating, as appropriate, in decisions relating to my child’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 advisory groups, such as the School Site Council, the District Advisory Council for Compensatory Education, the English Learner Advisory Committee, or other school advisory groups.
· Encourage Correia’s REACH tenets: Respect, Enthusiasm, Achievement, Citizenship, and Hard Work.
We, as students, will share the responsibility to improve our academic achievement and achieve California’s high standards.
[Describe the ways in which students will support their academic achievement, such as:]
· Do my homework every day and ask for help when I need it.
· 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.
· Learn and practice the REACH values: Respect, Enthusiasm, Achievement, Citizenship, and Hard Work.
· Come to school every day prepared to learn.