Title I School-Parent Compact
Virginia Avenue Charlotte DeHart Elementary and the parents of the students participating in activities, services, and programs funded by Title I, Part A 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 the State’s high standards.
This school-parent compact is in effect during the 2014-2015 school year.
Virginia Avenue Charlotte DeHart Elementary will:
1. Provide high-quality curriculum and instruction in a supportive and effective learning environment that enables the participating children to meet the State’s student academic achievement standards as follows:
Virginia Avenue Charlotte DeHart Elementary uses a parallel block schedule which allows time for whole group instruction as well as small group instruction in the subject areas of reading and math. In addition, students identified as needing extra support in order to meet the standards set by The Virginia Department of Education are able to receive additional help. This assistance is given in addition to the regular classroom instructional program.
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. Specifically, those conferences will be held:
Parent conferences will be held twice during the school year, October 20th and March, 2015.
3. Provide parents with frequent reports on their children’s progress.
Narratives detailing Title I students’ progress during the nine week period will accompany each report card.
4. Provide parents reasonable access to staff. Specifically, staff will be available for consultation with parents as follows:
Special parent programs for Title I parents will be held as follows:
* October 23 - Fall meeting to provide overview of Title I program
* November 20th - "Give Thanks for Reading" event at the Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum
* April 23 – Spring meeting
Parents are welcome to schedule a conference with the classroom teacher and/or Title I teacher at any time. Parents are also able to call or email school staff at any time.
A Virginia Avenue Charlotte DeHart Title I website, http://teacherweb.com/VA/VirginiaAvenueCharlotteDehartElem/TitleOne/gallery1.aspx, is also available via the school web page. This website contains reading tips, a copy of the Parent Compact, and a description of the Title I program at Virginia Avenue Charlotte DeHart.
5. Provide parents opportunities to volunteer and participate in their child’s class and to observe classroom activities, as follows:
Parents are always welcome to volunteer, observe in classrooms, and participate in classroom activities. Teachers periodically request parent assistance with special classroom projects and events.
We, as parents, will support our children’s learning in the following ways:
- Monitoring attendance.
- Ensuring that homework is completed.
- Reading to and with your child as often as possible.
- Monitoring amount of television children watch.
- Volunteering in 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.
- Attending, to the extent possible, Title I Parent meetings and PTO events.
We, as students, will share the responsibility to improve our academic achievement and achieve the state’s high standards. Specifically, we will:
· Do my work every day and ask for help when I need it.
· Read at least 15 minutes every day outside of school time.
· Give my parents or the adult who is responsible for my welfare all notices and information received by me from my school every day.
PLEASE NOTE THAT SIGNATURES ARE NOT REQUIRED