School-Family Compact 2021-2022

A Collaborative Approach to Learning and Health For All Marion Students

The Marion Elementary School and the families of the students participating in activities, services, and programs funded by Title 1, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), agree that this compact outlines how the families, the entire 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 their fullest potential and meet the State's high standards.
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School Responsibilities

Provide high-quality curriculum and instruction in a supportive and effective learning environment that enables MES students to meet the State's academic achievement standards.

  • By June 2022, 20% of MES K-6 students will participate in one session of extracurricular activities representing a diverse range of student interests, including community service experiences.
  • All MES students will reflect on their academic/personal growth in each subject area (including special areas) at least three times per year.
  • By June 2022, 30% more MES students will be on grade level when compared to fall 2021 benchmark data.
  • By June 2022, 8% more MES students will be rated as "no risk" on the pro-social subscale of the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) when compared to Fall 2021 SDQ data.
Hold parent-teacher conferences during which the compact will be discussed as it relates to the individual child's achievement.

  • December 9th and 10th, 2021 UPK-6 Parent-Teacher Conferences
  • April 28th and 29th, 2022 UPK-6 Parent-Teacher Conferences
Provide families with frequent reports on their children's progress.
  • Report cards at the trimester for K-5
  • Report cards at the quarter for grade 6
  • 5-week reports for grade 6
  • Parent-teacher conferences 2x per year
  • Benchmark data shared with parents 2x per year (outside of report cards)
Provide families reasonable access to staff. Specifically, staff will be available for consultation with parents as follows:

  • Staff access via email
  • Staff communication/access via Google Classroom - grades 4-6
  • Staff communication/access via SeeSaw - grades K-3
  • Parent-teacher conferences 2x yearly
  • Staff emails published in parent/student handbook
  • Homeroom teacher permanent Zoom links that parents and students can access (published in Remote Learning Handbook)
  • Can phone Main Office and leave message for teacher
  • Open House

Provide families COVID-19 safe opportunities to volunteer and participate in their child's class and to observe classroom activities, as follows:

  • PTO
  • Chaperoning Field Trips
  • Special School Events
  • Open House

Family Responsibilities

We, as families, will support our children's learning in the following:
  • Monitor my child’s attendance and ensure that they are in school every day they are healthy;
  • Monitor my student’s academics and ensure that assignments are completed;
  • Ensure that my student is supported social-emotionally, academically and behaviorally;
  • Ensure that social media, television and electronics use is limited and balanced with other positive extra-curricular activities;
  • Participate in school events and/or volunteer in my child’s school;
  • Participate in decisions regarding my children’s education;
  • Stay informed about my child’s education and communicate with the school regularly.
  • Be an active participant in my child’s education, communicate with the school regularly and be a contributing member of my school community; and
  • Review information and notices sent home by the school and district to stay informed.

Student Responsibilities

As a student, I will share the responsibility to improve my grades, and agree to:

  • Complete my assignments and homework to the best of my ability and ask for help when needed;
  • Set goals for success and monitor my academic and behavioral progress;
  • Engage in learning in class and at home;
  • Advocate for myself with peer-to-peer, teacher and staff relations;
  • Read at least 20 minutes a day outside of school; and
  • Provide to my parents all notices and information received from my school.
  • Be Respectful, Responsible, and Engaged in all learning environments.
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Marion Elementary School

MES Principal ~ Dr. Ellen Lloyd

Assistant Principal ~ Casey Steiner