Bell Herron Middle School
Bell Herron Middle School and the parents of the students participating in activities, services, and programs funded by Title I agree that this compact outlines how they 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 2013-2014 school year.
REQUIRED SCHOOL-PARENT COMPACT PROVISIONS
School Responsibilities: Bell Herron Middle 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:
- Alignment of curriculum with Core Curriculum and Ohio State Standards
- Assuring that all teachers meet Highly Qualified Teaching status
- Encouraging teachers to access professional development to improve teaching and learning
- Using materials that support the curriculum and that are research based
- Providing interventions for students who do not respond to typical instruction
- Implement teaching strategies that address the identified needs of learners
- Administer assessments that align with ODE and that carefully monitor student progress
- Use assessment data to inform and guide instruction
- Implement a behavior management plan/positive behavior support that maintains a safe and healthy learning environment that allows students to be engaged and active learners
- Administer a comprehensive program review process that continually monitors effectiveness
2. Hold parent-teacher conferences during which this compact will be discussed as it relates to the individual child’s achievement. Specifically, these conferences will be held:
- Open House - August 20, 2013 [1:30 - 3:00 PM] @ BHMS.
- Instructional Open House - August 29, 2013 [6:45 - 8:30 PM] @ BHMS.
- Parent-Teacher Conf. - October 24 / October 30, 2013. [3:30-6:30 PM] @ BHMS.
- Parent-Teacher Conf. - January 16, 2014. [3:30-6:30 PM] @ BHMS.
- Parent-Teacher Conf. - March 27, 2014. [3:00-6:00 PM] @ BHMS.
3. Provide parents with frequent reports on their child’s progress. Specifically, the school will provide reports as follows:
- Progress Book - Online grade book – Parents are given unlimited access to their child’s grades with a username and password to view the active classroom grade book for their child(ren).
- Interim progress reports sent home after the fourth week of each grading period.
- Interim report dates: 9/27/13, 11/22/13, 2/14/14, 4/25/14.
- Report cards sent home after each grading period (nine weeks).
- Report card dates: 10/25/13, 1/10/14, 3/21/14, 5/29/14
4. Provide parents reasonable access to staff. Specifically, staff will be available for consultation with parents as follows:
- Staff is available each day during their plan/conference period, before school (7:00 - 7:20 AM), and after school (2:17 – 2:30 PM). Staff have Email access and are available for telephone conferences during those aforementioned times.
5. Provide parents opportunities to volunteer and participate in their child’s class, and to observe classroom activities, as follows:
- Special events in the school.
- Concerts, programs and presentations.
- Educationally relevant events and extracurricular groups and events.
6. Provide to parents of participating children information in a timely manner about
Title I, Part A programs:
- Curriculum Council meetings – parents are invited to participate. Held at the Carrollton High School Conference room.
- Wednesday @ 3:15.
- 9/18, 10/16, 11/13, 12/11 - 2013
- 1/15, 2/12, 3/12, 4/16 - 2014
7. Provide opportunities for meetings for parents:
- Schedule pick-up - August 14 – 15, 2013 from 9:00-12:00 and 1:00-3:00
- Open House - August 20, 2013 from 1:30-3:00 PM
- Instructional Open House - August 29, 2013 from 6:45-8:30 PM
- Family Fun Night - October 16, 2013 6:00-7:30 at BHMS gym
- Parent/Teacher Conference nights - October 24 / October 30, 2013, and January 16, 2014 [3:30-6:30] , and March 27, 2014 [3:00-6:00] @ BHMS.
8. Provide to each parent an Individual Student Report (ISR):
- All parents receive an Individual Student Report from their student’s Ohio Achievement
Assessment scores in August/September.
- All parents receive interims reports and report cards each nine weeks.
Parent Responsibilities: We, as parents, will support our child’s learning in the following
- Monitoring attendance.
- Monitoring computer & television access.
- Guiding and supporting the completion of homework.
- Volunteering for school events.
- Promoting positive use of my child’s extracurricular time.
- Staying informed about my child’s education and communicating with the school by reading notices from the school or the school district and responding, as appropriate.
- Encouraging my child’s personal responsibility in task completion and studying.
- Calling the teacher with any questions I may have.
- Thinking about ways in which to inspire my child about the value of education.
- Maintaining ongoing communication with the teachers through my child’s planner, phone calls or conferences.
- Accessing Progress Book to check in on grades and homework assignments.
- Attending parent/teacher conferences.
- Attending school functions (parent events, Open House, concerts, extracurricular events, etc).
Student Responsibilities: As a student, I will share the responsibility to improve my academic achievement and achieve the State’s high standards. Specifically, I will:
- Make time to read outside of school time.
- Give to my parents or the adult who is responsible for my welfare all notices and information received by me from my school.
- Assume responsibility for recording and completing homework assignments.
- Ask my teachers and parents for help if I need to.
- Take pride in my work.
- Be an active learner in class by paying attention and completing assignments.
- Always do my best, always do what is right, and to treat others with respect.
Teacher’s Responsibilities: Teachers will:
- Provide a safe, constructive and academically focused learning environment.
- Teach the value of organization.
- Help each child to develop personal responsibility for his/her own learning and behavior.
- Set academic goals for achievement.
- Provide instruction to address targeted areas needing improvement and to document an action plan with the student and parent for intervention assistance.
- Monitor that progress and keep parents informed through frequent communication in Progress Book, phone contact and/or conferences.
- For students with learning disabilities, to follow the curriculum designed for your child as explained in the Individual Education Plan (IEP).
Dean of Students_______________________________________________________Date__________
Each school receiving funds under Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) must develop a written school-parent compact jointly with parents for all children participating in Title I activities, services, and programs. That compact is part of the school’s written parental involvement policy developed by the school and parents.
The compact must outline how parents, the school staff, and 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 to help children achieve the State’s high standards.