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School-Parent Compact

This School-Parent Compact has been jointly developed with parents and family members and outlines how parents, the entire school staff, and students will share in the responsibility for improved student academic achievement and the means by which the school and parents will build and develop a partnership to help children achieve the State of California’s high academic standards.

School Responsibilities

The school agrees to carry out the following responsibilities to the best of their ability:

  1. Provide high-quality curriculum and instruction in a supportive and effective learning environment that enables the students served under Title I, Part A to meet the State of California’s challenging academic standards.

    Teachers will participate in monthly Professional Development, twice monthly PLCs, and regular Individual Coaching Sessions focused on developing and refining curriculum and instruction strategies to meet state content standards and student academic needs.

  2. Hold parent-teacher conferences during which this compact will be discussed as it relates to the individual child’s achievement.

    We will review and finalize this compact at Back to School Night and discuss it two times a year during family academic conferences.

  3. Provide parents with frequent reports on their children’s progress and assistance in understanding the state’s academic content standards, assessments, and how to monitor and improve the achievement of their children.

    • Via student Advisors.
    • Via bi-annual Student Led Conferences.
    • Via 8th grade Parent Meeting.
  4. Provide parents reasonable access to staff.

    Parents may communicate with staff any time via ParentSquare, may call to have phone and/or virtual conferences, and may make appointments to meet with staff in-person.

  5. Provide all parents and family members, including those with limited English proficiency and those with disabilities, with opportunities to volunteer and participate in their child’s class, and to observe classroom activities.

    Having regular food distribution events and inviting families to volunteer in the school as long as they pass the COVID-19 Symptoms Check, have been fingerprinted, and meet all OUSD volunteer requirements.

  6. Provide parents with materials and training to help them improve the academic achievement of their children.

    School will hold Student Led conferences twice a year and provide materials to help them improve the academic achievement of their students.

  7. Educate staff members in the value of parent and family member contributions, and in how to work with parents and family members as equal partners.

    We are currently in the process of developing long-term efforts to increase opportunities to train classroom teachers on how to engage with and maximize relationships with all families. Meanwhile, we ask teachers to promote family facing initiatives and opportunities during Professional Development and Staff Meetings, when possible.

  8. Ensure regular two-way, meaningful communication between family members and school staff and, to the extent practicable, in a language that family members can understand.

    Communications are sent home in English and Spanish in advance of a scheduled activity, and other languages when available via ParentSquare.

Parent Responsibilities

As a parent, I will support my child’s learning in the following ways:

  • Volunteer in my child’s classroom if possible. 

  • Participate in decisions related to the education of my child.

  • Promote positive use of my child’s extracurricular time by ensuring that my student is completing their homework and encouraging them to attend the After School Program. 

Teacher Responsibilities

I agree to support my students’ learning in the following ways:

  • Communicate clear expectations for performance to both students and parents.

  • Strive to address the individual needs of the student

  • Provide a safe, positive and healthy learning environment

  • Advisory teacher will act as a liaison around student behavior, including but not limited to tardies, cell phone violations, and cuts.

Student Responsibilities

Student will agree to following behavior expectations:

  • Attend all classes, be on time, and stay in classes (teachers shall issue passes as needed)
    • Please note that a “tardy” can vary slightly from teacher to teacher. At a minimum, you should be inside the classroom or assigned PE area. Some teachers can/may require that you be seated.
  • Not use a cell phone during school hours (from when you enter the campus until you exit the campus)
  • Follow all school rules, including health-related rules
  • Work hard to pass classes, including getting extra help when needed
  • Use respectful and appropriate language and behavior with staff and students
  • Seek adult support in an event of a conflict and not engage in conflicts in person or on social media
  • Follow dress code at all times

Student has been made aware of the following OUSD/FUAL rules, that they CANNOT:

  • Willfully participate in a physical altercation
  • Cause or threaten, harass other students in person or on social media/messaging
  • Possess, used, sold, furnished or been under the influence of any controlled substance including alcoholic beverages or intoxicants of any kind.
    • This includes, but is not limited to, drug paraphernalia such as lighters and vape pens

Behavior that can negatively impact students on Student Behavior Improvement Contract:

  • Being tardy during any tardy sweep
  • Cutting a class (being in another class/area, wandering the halls, leaving class without permission) at any time
  • Abuse of hall pass (generally >10 minutes since time of departure)
  • Leaving a class for reasons other than cooling off or at any time without permission/IEP accommodation
  • Use of a cell phone during class, passing periods, lunch, in the restroom, etc.