Home School Compact 17-18

Juarez Elementary 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) (participating children), agree that this compact outlines how the parents, the entire school staff, and the students will share 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 California's high standards.

This Home/School compact is in effect during school year 2017-2018.

School Responsibilities

Juarez Elementary will:

  1. Provide high-quality curriculum and instruction in a supportive and effective learning environment that enables participating children to meet California's student academic achievement standards as follows:

  • Provide daily standards-based instruction based on students' needs.

  • Provide special programs to meet individual needs (English Learner, Special Education, Speech/Language, and Response to Intervention, etc.).

  • Provide extra supports to struggling students such as counseling groups, strategic support teachers providing intensive literacy instruction, targeting point of need, support from service learning undergraduate students from SDSU's Dept. of Psychology

  • Ongoing site and district staff development to increase teachers' knowledge and use of effective instructional techniques and strategies.

  • Regular and ongoing reviews of student academic data to monitor student progress.

  • Grade level teacher meetings to discuss and evaluate effectiveness of instruction and to plan collaboratively.

  • Provide effective high level curriculum and supportive classroom materials.

  1. Hold parent-teacher conferences as it relates to the individual child's achievement.

  • Schedule Parent Conferences to take place in fall and spring of the school year. (November 14-17, 2017, and March 13-16, 2018)

  • All parents will be asked to attend fall and spring conferences.

  • Additionally, teachers will schedule parent conferences/meetings as the need arises.

  1. Provide parents with frequent reports on their child's progress.

  • Provide tri-yearly report cards to monitor academic progress.

  • Provide achievement results for the site level assessments such as the WRAP (K-1), DRA (Grade TK-5) and literacy and math concept assessments

  • Provide daily/weekly behavior contract reports as needed.

  • Learning Contracts to be created for students identified as being at-risk of not meeting grade-level standards.

  • Schedule Individual Education Plan (IEP) or Student Study Team (SST) meetings when appropriate.

  • Parents to receive results of quizzes and tests so they can monitor their child's progress.

  1. Provide parents reasonable access to staff.

  • Hold informal parent conferences as needed when requested by teacher or parent.

  • Encourage home-school communication through telephone, email, and written contact.

  • Make staff email and phone numbers available on Juarez's website.

  • Inform parents of staff access through Voice Mail messaging program.

  • Instructional staff at Juarez Elementary are accessible to parents during non-instructional hours before and after school. Parents may request meetings at a mutually convenient time.

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

  • Parent Classroom Volunteers

  • Guest Readers

  • Career Week presenters

  • PTA membership

  • Computer Lab and Library volunteers

  • By attending our annual International Festival

  • Classroom Field Trip volunteers

Parent Responsibility: Parents are always welcome to observe their child(ren)'s classroom(s), per Board Policy and corresponding legal codes. Policy states that parents shall contact the teacher a minimum of 24 hours in advance to schedule a visit.

We as parents will support our child's learning by:

  • Monitoring attendance.

  • Making sure that they get enough rest each night.

  • Making sure they arrive at school on time.

  • Making sure they come to school healthy.

  • Monitoring the amount of television my child watches.

  • Making sure that their homework is completed.

  • Volunteering in my child's classroom, or for site wide events, if possible.

  • 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, when appropriate.

  • Serving, to the extent possible, on advisory groups, such as the School Site Council, Governance Team, and District Advisory Council for Compensatory Education, the English Learner Advisory Committee, or other school advisory groups.

Student Responsibilities

We, as students, share the responsibility to improve our academic achievement and achieve California's high standards. We will do our part by:

  • Making my education my first priority.

  • Being on time and ready to work and learn each day.

  • Completing homework when assigned and turn it in on time.

  • Reading at least 20 minutes every day outside of school time.

  • Keeping school notebooks and materials/supplies neat and organized.

  • Following all school rules and policies.

  • Giving to my parents/guardian all notices and information received by me from my school every day.

  • Talking with parent/family, teacher, and/or school staff about what is happening at school.

  • Treating others with kindness.

  • Behaving in a respectful manner that protects the safety, interests, and rights of every individual at Juarez.


Please sign and return to the office by Friday, September 8, 2017.



Student Signature




Parent Signature




Teacher Signature


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