School-Parent Compact

Scotts Elementary School

School-Parent Compact

The teachers and staff of Scotts 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 the State’s high standards.

This school-parent compact is in effect during the __2020-2021_ school year.


 School Responsibilities

 Scotts Elementary School 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:

  •  Hire and place highly qualified teachers in all positions
  • Guarantee high academic time on task through our daily schedule and implementation of aligned curriculum goals and objectives at the school, district and state level
  • Implement data driven decisions in curriculum and instruction for all students
  • Ensure that all student accommodations are followed and met
  • Provide intensive and systematic reading  and math support and intervention for all students according to the guidelines of MTSS and  based on data and student need


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:

  • In the fall by November 30th 
  • In the winter by January 31st
  • In the spring by May 1st


3.  Provide parents with frequent reports on their children’s progress.   Specifically, the school will provide reports as follows:

  • Progress reports will be sent home on September 16th; November 19th ;  February 12th ; and  on  April 26th 
  • Report cards will be sent home on October 29th; January 12th; March 25th; and on May 28th
  • All dates are marked on the student calendars that are available online or in the school office


 4.    Provide parents reasonable access to staff.    Specifically, staff will be available for consultation with parents as follows:

  • Teachers will attend and participate in every TPA meeting
  • Teachers and TPA will host a fall; winter and spring family night that is student and academically oriented. This event will involve serving a meal or snacks, visits with classroom teachers, sessions for parents on important topics (arts integration learning opportunities for families; children’s health; parenting; discipline; curriculum updates, etc.): student athletic programs; student presentations  and possible parent-teacher conferences
  • Teachers will work at the school sponsored community events (ex = Family Literacy Nights)
  • Every morning at 7 AM; Every afternoon until 2:40 PM and on designated teacher workdays
  • As needed by appointment with teacher


5.     Provide parents opportunities to volunteer and participate in their child’s class and to observe classroom activities, as follows:

  • Being available to assist in classrooms when needed to support classroom teachers
  • Assisting in assessment administration and/or proctoring
  • Assisting in tutoring sessions that will occur after school or on weekends
  • Working with the Teacher Parent Association to provide community activities (Community Nights - A+ Parent Nights; Field Day; School Walk About Festivals, etc.) for students and family members


Parent Responsibilities

We, as parents, will support our children’s learning in the following ways:

  • Ensuring attendance.
  • Ensuring that homework is completed.
  • Monitoring amounts of television or video games at home.
  • Volunteering in child’s classroom or for the school.
  • Participating, as appropriate, in decisions relating to my child’s education.
  • Promoting positive use of my child’s extracurricular time.
  • Working positively and collaboratively with school staff to determine and implement the best possible strategies or goals for all students.
  • 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.
  • Serving, to the extent possible, on policy advisory groups, such as being the Title I, Part A parent representative on the school’s School Improvement Team, the Title I Policy Advisory Committee, the District-wide Policy Advisory Council, the State’s Committee of Practitioners, the School Support Team or other school advisory or policy groups.


Student Responsibilities 

We, as students, will share the responsibility to improve our academic achievement and achieve the state’s high standards. Specifically, we will:

  • Do my homework every day and ask for help when I need it.
  • Read at least 30 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.
  • Demonstrate our school-wide Character-Ed traits each and every day.  
  • Follow our PBS Matrix and rules of respectful, responsible and safe behavior every day.
  • Abide by our PBS Panther Pledge each day:

“Today, I will do my best to be the best

I will listen, I will follow directions,

I will be honest, I will respect the rights of others

I can learn, I will learn”

 Scotts Elementary School 

LeAnne Hall, Principal                         October 22nd, 2020

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