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ECMS Parent and Family Engagement : 2020-2021 School-Parent Compact
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Thursday, September 24, 2020

Escambia County Middle School

School-Parent Compact



The Escambia County Middle School, and the parents of the students participating in activities, services, and programs funded by Title I, Part A of the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA) (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 2020-2021.

 School Responsibilities

Escambia County Middle School will do the following:

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:

·         Present a sound curriculum that will prepare students to be productive citizens.

·         Nurture students’ creative and critical thinking with curriculum standards set forth in each subject taught.

·         Address individual learning styles of students through a variety of classroom strategies and teaching techniques.

·         Challenge each student to attain proficiency in each subject area and provide continual support to help them achieve this goal.

·         Work together with students, parents, and the community in a united effort to provide the best possible education for our students.

·         Adequately and continuously assess and monitor student progress through diverse assessment.


2.        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 these conferences will be held:

·         Fall Conference: October 15, 2020 - 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

·         Spring Conference: February 11, 2021 - 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.                                                                                                                     

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

 ·         Progress reports will be sent home approximately every fourth week of each nine weeks.  

·         Report cards will be sent home every nine weeks.

(dates for the reports are listed on the 2020-2021 School Calendar)


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

.         Parents may visit our school 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. (when applicable)

·         Conferences can be scheduled for teachers during their planning (check with school for times).

·         The principal and assistant principals are accessible via email or appointments


5.        Ensure regular two-way, meaningful communication between family members and school staff and to the extent practicable, in a language that family members can understand.

 ·         School-Cast system

·         School’s Facebook

·         School’s Web page (County)

·         Parental Bulletin

·         Notes/letters/Memos from Principal

 Parent Responsibilities

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

·         Monitor attendance

·         Making sure that homework is completed.

·         Monitor the amount of television our child watches.

·         Participate, as appropriate, in decisions related to my child’s education.

·         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.

·         Serve, to the extent possible, on advisory groups, such as Title I advisory committees and parental involvement committees.

·         Promoting positive use of my child’s extracurricular time.

·         Send my child to school, ready to learn, with appropriate school supplies.

·         Support the school in its efforts to maintain proper behavior and discipline.

·         Provide written excuses within 3 days when my child is absent.

·         Set an example for my child by being positive and follow school rules as they pertain to parents.

  Student Responsibilities

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

·         Do classwork and homework every day and ask for help when I need it.

·         Read at least 30 minutes every day outside of school time.

·         Give to my parents/guardian all notices and information received by me from my school every day.

·         Be a good citizen and obey all classroom and school rules.

·         Avoid behaviors that keep my classmates and me from learning.

·         Respect the privacy and property of others.

·         Attend school regularly and be punctual.

·         Actively listen and participate in class activities.


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