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2016-17 School-Parent Compact

Monticello Central School District: School-Parent Compact for the 2016 – 2017 Academic Year The Monticello Central School District 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 district/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’s high standards.

Schools/Teachers will:
• Provide a positive and healthy learning environment at school.
• Hold high expectations for all students.
• Early in the year, tell parents what their children need to know and learn.
• Give information on time about school meetings and events.
• Communicate with families on a consistent basis.
• Reflect the philosophy, values, and practices of the IB Primary Years Program.
• Collaborate on designing the IB curriculum to best meet student needs.
• Model and promote inquiry and concept-based instruction.
• Use a variety of teaching methods to help students learn.
• Offer a flexible number of parent meetings.
• Develop programs/activities that respond to each students social, emotional, personal, and physical developmental needs.
• Help children in developing self-discipline, self-respect, and self-confidence in order to participate in school as responsible members.
• Provide a comprehensive, well-balanced curriculum to allow students to participate fully in the learning process.

Parent/Guardian Family will:
• Provide a positive and healthy learning environment at home.
• Be in touch regularly with children’s teachers to find out how he/she is doing.
• Talk with children about school.
• Do home learning activities with children.
• Visit the Public Library with their children as often as possible.
• When possible attend plays, storytelling events, and other community cultural activities with children.
• Visit the school once a month whenever possible.
• Listen to grade 1-5 children read for 15-30 minutes a day. Read daily with kindergarten students
• Send children to school each day on time, well rested and prepared with all necessary materials.
• Provide cooperation and support on discipline.
• Check children’s work and homework regularly.
• Monitor homework, TV time, and after school free time.

Students will:
• Have a positive attitude for learning each day; strive to do his/her best.
• Come to school on time, ready to learn.
• Know what teachers expect him/her to do each day.
• Ask questions when he/she doesn’t understand.
• Talk to parents about school.
• Visit the Public Library as often as possible.
• Discuss with parents how much and what to watch on TV.
• Read with family members 15-30 minutes a day.
• Understand and follow the school discipline code.
• Strive to achieve all aspects of the International Baccalaureate Learner Profile and Attitudes.
• Respect parents, teachers, fellow students, and property.
• Aim to become internationally minded, life-long learners.
• Become inquirers which will move them to new levels of knowledge and understanding of the world.