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School-Parent Compact 2018-2019



School-Parent Compact


Revised 8/09/2018


Dear Parent/Guardian,


Atkinson County Middle School, students participating in the Title I, Part A program, and their families, agree that this compact outlines how the parents, the entire school staff, and the students will share the responsibility for improved student academic achievement as well as describes how the school and parents will build and develop a partnership that will help children achieve the state's high standards.


To understand how working together can benefit your child, it is first important to understand our district and school's goals for student academic achievement. 


Atkinson County School District Goals:

The Board of Education sets goals for the entire district. The district goals for 2018-2019 are:

Implement research-based instructional strategies

Integrate appropriate current technology into teaching and learning


Atkinson County Middle School (ACMS) Goals:

All students from sixth through eighth grades will meet state requirements on the Georgia Milestone Assessments in Reading/English Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies.


To help your child meet the district and school goals, the school, you, and your child will work together to:


School Responsibilities:  Atkinson County 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 by:

Providing vocabulary development in grades 6-8; making text connections in grades 6-8; providing hardware like Chrome Books, computers, Smart Boards and an assortment of software to help students progress toward achieving their goals. The PASS club (Promoting Academically Successful Students) will serve students who may be at-risk for failing.


2.       Hold parent-teacher conferences periodically during the academic year in which this compact will be discussed as it relates to the individual child's achievement.


ACMS will have two parent-teacher conferences, one during the first 9 weeks of school and one during the third 9 weeks of school. This School-Parent Compact will be utilized as a tool at the conference as a reminder of the partnership and responsibilities each partner is accountable for in the education of the student. Parents and teachers may request additional opportunities to meet throughout the year to discuss the child's progress.


3.       Provide parents with frequent reports on their children's progress.

ACMS will provide a report of progress every four and a half (4 ½) weeks by either a Progress Report or a Report Card. Parents may also come to the school to request a username and password to log into the Infinite Campus Parent Portal, which can be found on the ACMS website. This information system shows individual student attendance, schedules and classroom grades.


4.       Provide parents reasonable access to staff.

Parents may schedule a time to meet with teachers or administrators. These meeting may be held either before or after school or during teachers' planning period. In order to schedule a conference, a parent may send a note or call the front office.


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


Parents have opportunities to volunteer at the school by chaperoning an educational field trip, serving on the School Council, assisting teachers in completing tasks in the classroom, attending Family Nights like Open House, Grade Expectation, Family Science Fair Night, Test Preparation Night, Homework workshops, Annual Title I and Transition meetings, along with completing surveys. Parents may also participate in their child's class by sharing their talents, attending 9 weeks or semester Awards Programs and observing classroom activities. Art night will be held twice a year in which parents can volunteer and view student exhibitions.  Parents will be provided opportunities to visit resource center in order to obtain helpful resources and information.


Parent Responsibilities I/We, as (a) parent(s), will:


-Try to attend Family Nights or get information from my child's teacher if I/we cannot attend meetings.

-Help my child with vocabulary words by finding ways to use these words in family conversations

-Look for the school newsletter each month and check out the school website

-Check parent-portal (I-Campus) frequently for my child's grades and attendance

-Help make learning fun by finding ways to use materials at home to explore science and solve math problems

-Read about and discuss places we hear about on the news to help with Social Studies

-Visit the parent resource center for helpful information


Student Responsibilities:  I will:


-Talk with my family about new vocabulary terms and what I am learning in my classes

-Bring home the school newsletter and notices/invitations to school activities

-Read AR a minimum of 20 minutes each night to accomplish my AR goal

-Obey class rules and do my best to earn good grades

-Do my best when completing my class work and homework assignments


Your cooperation in completing Parent Surveys in the spring provides invaluable assistance in updating the Parent Involvement Plan and School-Parent Compact.  Please review this School-Parent Compact with your child.  This School-Parent Compact will be discussed with you throughout the year at different school-family events as we work together to help your child succeed in school.


Please sign and date below to acknowledge that you have received, read, and agreed to this School-Parent Compact.  Once signed, please return the form to your child's teacher.  We look forward to our school-parent partnership!


School Representative Signature: ­_________________________________________Date: ___________________


Parent/Guardian Signature: _________________________________________    Date:___________________


Student Signature: _______________________________________________    Date: ___________________


Revised 08/09/2018