School~Parent Compact

Sardis Middle School




Sardis Middle School and the parents of the students participating in activities, services, and programs funded by Title I, Part A of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (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’s high standards. This school-parent compact is in effect during school year 2015-2016.

School Responsibilities


Sardis 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 as follows:

 All teachers at Sardis Middle School are highly qualified in their specific content areas. Teachers create and have students participate in activities that promote problem-solving skills, encourage collaboration among peers, and help to develop lifelong learners.

  1. Hold parent-teacher conferences (at least annually in elementary schools) during which this compact will be discussed as it relates to the individual child’s achievement.  Specifically, those conferences will be held:

At mutually agreed-upon times at the request of parents and/or teachers.  Parents may contact the school office to schedule a parent-teacher conference.


  1. Provide parents with frequent reports on their children’s progress.  Specifically, the school will provide reports as follows:

Official progress reports will be sent to parents after 4 ½ weeks of instruction in each grading period.  Progress Report dates are  9/11, 11/13, 2/12, and 4/22.  Official report cards will be sent to parents after each nine-week grading period as outlined in the school calendar. Report Card dates are 10/15, 1/7, 3/17, and 5/26.


  1. Provide parents reasonable access to staff.  Specifically, staff will be available for consultation with parents as follows:

Staff members are available at Open House events, locker/schedule pickup day, and

Title I informational meetings.  Staff are also available during their planning period, scheduled parent/teacher conferences, through email or phone during their normal scheduled hours.


  1. Provide parents opportunities to volunteer and participate in their child’s class, and to observe classroom activities, as follows:

upon appointment and 24 hour notice, and must have prior approval from the principal.


Parent Responsibilities

We, as parents, will support our children’s learning in the following ways:

  • Monitoring attendance.
  • Making sure that homework is completed.
  • Talking to my child about what he/she is doing at school.
  • Volunteering in my child’s classroom.
  • Participating, as appropriate, in decisions relating to my children’s education.
  • Promoting positive use of my child’s extracurricular time.
  • Staying 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 my child or by mail and responding, as appropriate.
  • Serving, to the extent possible, on advisory groups, such as Title I advisory committees and parental involvement committees.
  • Providing a caring environment, so my child is ready to learn.
  • Providing a time and place for quiet study and reading at home.
  • Helping my child daily in any way possible to meet his/her responsibilities, such as completing homework and encouraging appropriate behavior.
  • Contacting my child’s teacher by notes, conferences, or telephone calls to show an active interest in my child’s education.



Student Responsibilities

We, as students, will share the responsibility to improve our academic achievement and achieve the State’s high standards.  Specifically, we will:

  • Showing respect and cooperation with all adults at the school.
  • Coming to class on time and prepared to work.
  • Completing all assignments to the best of my ability.
  • Respecting the rights of others to learn without disruption.
  • Showing respect for people and property.
  • Practicing the rules of the Code of Student Conduct.
  • Spending time daily at home on studying and reading.
  • Give my parents or the adult who is responsible for my welfare all notices and information received by me from my school every day.




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