Title I Compact
Let's Revive Our School-Parent Compact
What is a School-Parent Compact?
- Link to goals
- Focus on students learning skills
- Describe how teachers will help students develop those skills using high-quality instruction
- Share strategies parents can use at home
- Explain how teachers and parents will communicate about student progress
- Describe opportunities for parents to volunteer, observe, and participate in the classroom
Why Do This?
- Public Law 114-95 Section 1116 of the law says schools must have a School-Parent Compact.
- Research shows that engaging families help students do better in school.
- Parents and families want to help.
- Schools need all the help available to enable students to meet the state standards.
Organizing Schools for Improvement
- Long-term study of Chicago schools: When schools have strong family and community ties, their students are:
- Four times more likely to make significant gains in reading.
- Ten Times more likely to make significant gains in math.
- Public Law 1114-95 Section 1116 (d)
- The compact shall be developed by the school with parents.
- The compact will outline how parents, the entire school staff, and students will share the responsibility for improved student achievement.
- The compact will also outline how the school and parents will build and develop a partnership to help children achieve the State's high standards.
Current Title 1 Compact
In an effort to build and develop a strong and responsible partnership that will
help Title I children achieve the State’s high academic standards, the following compact is agreed upon:
1. We pledge to do all that we can to see that your Child has a positive School Experience each day.
2. We Pledge to notify you of all occurrences that we believe may have contributed to any negative school experiences for your child.
3. We pledge to offer activities for both children and parents that are aimed at improving student achievement.
4. We pledge to assign homework a maximum of four days a week, and to give feedback on these assignments as often as possible.
5. We pledge to make ourselves available for a scheduled conference with you to announce/communicate our daily conference times.
6. We pledge to provide opportunities for parents to attend school activities; give input into school operations and evaluate the school’s performance on achieving Title I goals for parental involvement.
7. We pledge to give you timely reports on your child’s progress and discuss with you what you can do to help us improve your child’s learning.
8. We Pledge to do more each year to help you help us to build a more effective home/school partnership.
9. We pledge to keep you informed of school/district/community activities that we feel will help you become a more effective participant in school/home learning.
10. We pledge to do all we can to have our parents realize that we have an “open door” policy, and that YOU ARE ALWAYS WELCOME!
1. I pledge to do all that I can to see that my child attends school and is on time each day.
2. I pledge to communicate to my child that I expect him/her to be self-disciplined and to give others the same respect he/she expects from them.
3. I pledge to ask my child if he/she has homework each day and to review it with him/her when it is completed.
4. I pledge to ask my child what he/she has read or plans to reach each day. I also plan to let my child see me reading for pleasure.
5. I pledge to spend time listening to and talking with my child on a one-to-one basis each day.
6. I pledge to help my child to something nice for someone else at least once per school year.
7. I pledge to visit my child’s school to conference with his/her teachers and to get involved as much as possible to learn what the school is trying to do for my child.
8. I pledge to encourage other families to become involved with the school.
9. I pledge to praise my child often. (Even if the outcome is not successful. I will encourage him/her for making the effort.)
10. I pledge to give my child as many opportunities to make decisions as possible (based on age and level of maturity.)
1. I pledge to come to school on time every day unless I am ill.
2. I pledge to enter my school and my classroom ready to perform the tasks that my teachers ask of me.
3. I pledge not to disturb my classmates.
4. I pledge to complete all homework by making sure I understand the assignment before I leave school.
5. I pledge to have someone at home look at my work when I have finished.
6. I pledge to read something everyday.
7. I pledge to spend less time watching television than I spend on reading, homework, and talking with family and friends.
8. I pledge to do something nice for someone else at least once each day.
Our 2022-2023 Compact WILL......
- Link to the goals of our Campus Improvement Plan and our grade-level achievement data. (Waiting on the District goals to get approved, so we can align our campus improvement goals/plan)
- Describe strategies families can use at home to strengthen students' skills.
- Explain what teachers will do to support family learning.
- Describe what students will do to reach their achievement goals
- Be written in family-friendly language with meaningful input from families and students.
- Emphasize the importance of ongoing two-way conversations, remembering that two monologues do not make a dialogue.
Thank you for collaborating with us!
Did you know?
Camino Real Elementary
Mission and Beliefs
The mission of Camino Real Elementary, a community that embraces a culture of learning for all, is to cultivate confident, innovative thinkers who contribute to a global society by fostering diverse experiences, developing positive relationships, and maintaining high expectations in an intellectually stimulating environment. Beep Beep!
- We believe all students have the ability to learn.
- We will maintain high expectations for all.
- We will build relationships to foster learning.
- We will promote higher-order thinking.
- We have a responsibility to teach and learn.