Parent-School Compact

Carson 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) (participating children), 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 of California’s high standards.

School Responsibilities:

Carson Elementary School will:
1. Provide high-quality curriculum and instruction in a supportive and effective learning environment that enable the participating students to meet the State of California’s student academic achievement standards as follows:
➢ Highly effective and diverse work force
➢ Ensure opportunities and successes for all students
➢ Accelerate and enrich learning for every student
➢ Implement a systematic instructional framework
➢ Implement a comprehensive assessment system that drives instruction
➢ Implement a rigorous and relevant 21st century K-12 curriculum (Common Core)

2. Hold parent-teacher conferences at least annually, during which this compact will be discussed as it relates to the individual child’s achievement
➢ October 26, 2015 – November 6, 2015
➢ February 29, 2016 – March 11, 2016 (Mandatory for students not performing at proficiency)

3. Provide parents with frequent reports on their children’s progress
➢ Report cards will be sent home with your student approximately one week after the end of the quarter.

4. Provide parents reasonable access to staff
➢ Appointments can be scheduled with classroom teachers before or after school
➢ Staff e-mail and telephone extensions provided by school office, Student Handbook and school website
School website: http://www.sjusd.org/carson/
Office phone number: (408) 535-6287
➢ Principal has an open-door policy when available

5. Provide parents opportunities to volunteer and participate in their child’s class, and to observe classroom activities
➢ Volunteer in one of your child’s classrooms
➢ Be involved on parent leadership committees, i.e. School Site Council (SSC), School English Language Advisory Committee (SELAC), PTA or Home and School Clubs
➢ Volunteer for school-sponsored activities
➢ Participate in parent involvement activities
➢ Assist with yard supervision
➢ Chaperone a field trip

Parent Responsibilities:

We, as parents, will support our children’s learning in the following ways:
➢ Monitor attendance
➢ Make sure that homework is completed
➢ Participate, as appropriate, in decisions relating to my child’s education
➢ Stay 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 child or by mail and responding, as appropriate