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Home-School Compact

Morse High School
HOME-SCHOOL COMPACT 

Student Commitments

Academic:

  • I will attend school daily, on time, prepared, and ready to work and learn.

  • I will understand what I am expected to learn, complete all assignments to the best of my ability, and get help when I need it. 

Citizenship:

  • I will follow school rules (including the site discipline code) and cooperate with adults and other students.

  • I will respect the rights of others to learn and help create a positive learning environment for everyone.

  • I will follow teacher instructions and not be disruptive in class.

  • I will not use profanity or make derogatory statements (“put down”).

  • I will respect the property of the school, the community, and others.

 Home:
Every day, I will spend time reading (including reading for fun), studying, and completing homework. 

Teacher Commitments

Teaching and Learning:

  • Will set high expectations for student learning and use a variety of teaching strategies to motivate and encourage all of my students.

  • I will provide an enriching academic program based on standards.

  • I will give my students timely feedback on their work.

  • I will provide a safe and positive atmosphere for learning consistent with our site discipline plan.

  • I will seek out additional resources, such as individual instruction, peer coaching/tutoring, etc., to meet my students’ special academic needs.

  • I will advocate for my students’ non-academic needs. 

School:

  • I will help to create a welcoming environment for students, families, and community members.

  • I will provide opportunities for parents to volunteer, observe, and/or participate in classroom activities.

  • I will actively participate in site decision-making.

 Home:

  • I will communicate with the parents of my students through frequent reports on their child’s progress, and will notify parents of any concerns or problems in a timely manner.

  • I will schedule parent-teacher conferences, return parent calls, and be reasonably available to parents.

  • I will suggest ways that parents can support their child’s learning at home, including the importance of reading daily with their child, and limiting television viewing.

  • I will participate in periodic home visits or community meetings. 

Parent/Guardian Commitments

School Support:

  • I will ensure my child attends school daily, on time, prepared, and ready to work and learn.

  • I will hold high expectations for my child and regularly monitor my child’s progress.

  • I will know and support school/classroom rules, and the site discipline and attendance plan.

  • I will advocate for my child by understanding student/parent rights and responsibilities

  • I will participate in decisions, as appropriate, related to the education of my child.

  • I will plan family vacations for times when school is not in session. 

School Communication and Involvement:

  • I will contact teachers/counselors about concerns or problems in a timely manner.

  • I will attend a minimum of one parent-teacher conference a year.

  • I will be available to teachers and return teacher calls in a timely manner.

  • I will participate and/or volunteer in classroom/school activities and encourage my child to do the same.

  • I will participate in periodic home visits or community meetings.

 Home Learning:

  • I will provide a regular time, place and supervision for homework completion.

  • I will read to my child or ensure that my child reads daily just for pleasure.

  • I will limit my child’s television viewing time and encourage positive uses of out-of-school time.
     

School Administrator Commitments

Instructional Leadership:

  • I will work to a positive learning climate at the school, and hold high expectations for student achievement.

  • I will provide instructional leadership to inspire and encourage staff to learn and practice a variety of effective teaching strategies.

  • I will ensure that a high quality curriculum that addresses student needs and enables students to meet or exceed district standards is in place at our school.

  • I will effectively utilize site and community resources to improve student’s achievement.

  • I will foster a sate and positive learning environment with a consistent application of the site discipline plan.

  • I will create a welcoming environment for students, families, and community members.

 Communication:

  • I will provide regular and direct communication regarding school and learning issues to students, families, and the community
     

Stakeholder Involvement:

  • I will ensure all stakeholders have the opportunity to be involved and/or represented in the site decision making process.

  • I will provide staff, parents, and community with ways to participate in training to support student learning and strengthen parent involvement.

  • I will provide equitable opportunities for parents to receive appropriate training to support students learning and strengthen parent involvement.
     

District Commitments

Student Learning:

  • We will focus our efforts and provide equitable resources to raise student achievement.

  • We will connect schools with integrated resources and services consistently across the district. If all Stakeholders in the learning process have fulfilled their roles and responsibilities, and the child still does not successfully meet district standards, we will work collaboratively with the school and parent/ guardian to identify, implement, and fund appropriate interventions beyond those previously provided by the site (personnel, referrals, and other services, etc.)

Home:

  • We will promote parent involvement and training, and foster a climate of two-way communication between the district and the home.

Support for the Compact:

  • We will consistently investigate, develop, and implement district wide policies relating to issues such as attendance, discipline and tardiness.

  • We will support the commitments that the home and school make to each other as reflected in the compact.