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Home-School Compact

Marshall Elementary School
Home/School Compact
2012-2013
Mission: 
The mission of John Marshall Elementary is to ensure that all students are proficient in language arts, mathematics, and science; use technology and 21st Century skills to advance and communicate their ideas and thinking; and develop as responsible and thoughtful leaders.
 
School Responsibilities
We, at Marshall School will support our students by:
 
• Providing 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:
All students are provided with effective teaching, high-quality instructional materials, rich learning environments, and additional time and support to reach state academic standards.
• Holding parent-teacher conversations during which this compact will be discussed as it relates to the individual child’s achievement and their academic progress.
Parent-teacher conversations are part of Marshall’s first and second student progress reporting periods. 
• Providing parents reasonable access to staff.
Communication between home and school is tremendously important; meetings may be arranged by note or telephone.   Parent Coffees are scheduled to provide open communication between the school and parents.
• Providing parents opportunities to volunteer and participate in their child’s class activities.
 
Parent Responsibilities
We, as parents, will support our child’s learning by:
 
• Assuring that my child comes to school on time every day.
• Picking up my child promptly when school ends, including minimum days.
• Checking to be sure my child’s homework is completed each day.  
• Assuring that my child reads a book at their level for at least 30 minutes each day at home.  If I am unsure of my child’s reading level, I will ask his/her teacher.
• Taking advantage of any/all parent involvement activities that Marshall Elementary School offers.  
• Limiting the amount of television and digital games that my child watches every day.
• Participating whenever possible, in decisions relating to my child’s education.
• Staying informed about my child’s education and communicating with the school by promptly reading all notices from the school or the district.
• Volunteering my time at my child’s school or in his/her classroom whenever possible.
• Serving on advisory groups, such as the School Site Council, the District Advisory Council, the English Learner Advisory Committee, or other school advisory groups.
 
Student Responsibilities
We, as students, will share the responsibility to improve our academic achievement and achieve California’s high standards by:
 
• Promising to always work hard, be responsible, thoughtful/respectful, and kind.
• Contributing daily in school, take responsibility and manage my learning and my actions.
• Using scholarly behaviors and understand how my behavior impacts my achievement.
• Understanding my current academic levels and set learning goals.
• Making homework a priority and accomplish it daily, including 30 minutes of home reading.
• Limiting the amount of television and digital games that I watch each day.