Home/School Compact English


Kimbrough Elementary 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 school staff, and the students will share 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 California's high standards.

This Home/School Compact is in effect during school year 2016/17.

School Responsibilities

The Kimbrough Elementary School will:

  1. Provide high-quality curriculum and instruction in a supportive and effective learning environment that enables participating children to meet California's student academic achievement standards as follows:

    • Staff is committed to high expectations for all students and encourages them to reach their highest potential.

    • Staff will provide well balanced instruction in all content areas based on the California standards.

    • Instruction will be provided in a variety of ways to accommodate different styles of learning.

    • Instruction will be differentiated to reach all levels of learning.

    • All classes will have the opportunity to participate in at least one field trip to enhance the learning that takes place in the classroom.

  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.

    • These conferences will take place during the weeks of November 14 - 18, 2016 and March 20 - 24, 2017. All families are invited to review academic progress and this compact.
  3. Provide parents with frequent reports on their child's progress.

    • Conferences to monitor ongoing progress will be held at the end of November and again in March. At this time the parent will receive information about how their student is making progress in reaching the California standards in all content areas.

    • In November, all families will receive a parent guide book which describes what the expectations are for reaching proficiency in the various content areas.

    • A learning contract will be given to the family if the student is below grade level expectations. Supports will be noted for the student.

    • We strongly encourage families meet on an ongoing basis with their teacher through phone calls, conferences, or notes between the reporting periods.

  4. Provide parents reasonable access to staff.

  5. We encourage ongoing contacts with the teacher when he/she is not teaching. During the instructional day the first priority is with the students, however, you can make an appointment with your teacher either before or after school. You may leave a note or message for the teacher in the front office, or send a note with your child directly to the classroom. If you need assistance with translation let the office know and we are happy to help out.

  6. Provide parents opportunities to volunteer and participate in their child's class, and to observe classroom activities, as follows:
  7. We welcome volunteers at our school. If you are interested, please fill out a form that is available in the front office. Work with the teacher in advance to schedule a time to volunteer in the classroom and identify the type of work you will be doing. In addition, we often support school wide activities and projects by working in the parent room as a team with groups of parents. Any time you visit the school, remember to sign in at the front counter and wear a volunteer badge during the time you are at school.

Parent Responsibilities

We, as parents, will support our child's learning by:

  • Monitoring attendance.
  • Encourage my child to wear the school uniform.
  • Making sure that homework is completed and asking for help if your child has trouble completing the work.
  • Monitoring amount of television my child watches.
  • Volunteering in my child's classroom.
  • Reinforcing the character traits that are being taught at school and support the responsibility of making good choices every day.
  • Ensuring that my child is rested, clean, and ready to learn.
  • Participating, as appropriate, in decisions relating to my child's education.
  • Promoting positive use of my child's extra curricular time such as after school sports, visiting museums, the zoo, crafts activities, and reading as a family.
  • Staying informed about my child's education and communicating with the school by promptly reading all notices form the school or the school district either received by my child or by mail and responding, as appropriate. Communicate often with my classroom teacher and come to the office for help if problems or concerns arise.
  • Serving, to the extent possible, on advisory groups, such as the School Site Council, the District Advisory Council for Compensatory Education, the English Learner Advisory Committee, or other school advisory groups.
  • Maintaining high expectations for the academic progress of my child and reinforcing the importance working hard today to have options tomorrow in college and careers.

Student Responsibilities

We, as students, will share the responsibility to improve our academic achievement and achieve California's high standards.

  • Coming to school prepared to learn every day.
  • Wearing the school uniform.
  • Practicing the character traits that we are learning at school and make the commitment to make good choices every day.
  • Doing my homework every day and ask for help when I need it.
  • Reading every day outside of school time.
  • Giving my parents or the adult who is responsible for my welfare allnotices ad information received by me from my school every day.
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