Village Meadows Elementary 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 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 Arizona’s high academic standards. This school-parent compact is in effect during the 2015-2016 school year.
Village Meadows Elementary School will:
1.Provide high-quality curriculum andinstruction in a supportive and effective learning environment that enables students to meet the Arizona student academic achievement standards as follows:
•Students are assessed every year with a universal screening tool. Using this data and teacher data, students receive support in areas of weakness by highly qualified personnel. All of the students and their data are reviewed every 9 weeks with grade level teachers and intervention specialists to check on their progress and make further decisions to support the student’s learning environment.
2.Hold parent-teacher conferences during which this compact will be discussed as it relates to the individual child’s achievement. Specifically, those conferences will be held 2 times a year in the fall and spring.
3.Provide parents with frequent reports on their children’s progress. Specifically, the school will provide reports as follows:
•Parents are provided progress reports after the 5th week of each grading period. Report cards are received at the end of each 9 week grading period. Parents can also access student grades on the parent portal located on DVUSD’s website. https://ps.dvusd.org/public/home.html
4.Provide parents reasonable access to staff. Specifically, staff will be available for consultation with parents as follows:
•Staff is available to parents by many forms of communication. They can be reached by email, voice-mail, or phone. Conferences between individual parents and teachers will be scheduled when deemed necessary. Parents can contact the school office or their child’s teacher to set up a conference.
5.Provide parents opportunities to volunteer and participate in their child’s class and to observe classroom activities, as follows:
•The school district welcomes parents to volunteer in the classroom. The elementary principal and classroom teachers will provide information regardingvolunteer opportunities within the school and classrooms during parent meetings and conferences held at the beginning of the school year.
We, as parents, will support our children’s learning in the following ways:
•Make sure our child is at school, on time, for the entire day, every day (unless excused).
•Make sure that homework is completed.
•Read to or with our child for 20 minutes each day.
•Monitor amount of television children watch.
•Volunteer at our child’s school, and participate in parent activities when possible.
•Participate, as appropriate, in decisions relating to our child’s education.
•Promote positive use of our child’s extracurricular time.
•Stay informed about our 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.
•Ensuring that our child meets his/her responsibilities as included in this compact.
We, as students, will share the responsibility to improve our academic achievement and achieve the state’s high standards in the following ways:
•Do my homework every day and ask for help when I need it.
•Read at least 20 minutes every day outside of school time.
•Give my parents, or thea dult who is responsible for my welfare, all notes and information given to me from my school every day.