Policies & Procedures

STUDENT/PARENT INFORMATION AND PROCEDURES

A.G. Currie Middle School

Currie Middle School and parents of the students participating in activities, services, and/or programs funded by Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) agree that this compact outlines how the parents, the entire school staff, and the students will share the responsibility for improving 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 Currie Parent Compact is in effect during the 2017-2018 school year.

Currie School Responsibilities:

• Provide high-quality curriculum and instruction in a supportive and effective learning environment that enables the participating students to meet the State’s student academic achievement standards. All classes will meet grade level standards. All students will have standard-based textbooks. We will maintain a school library that is regularly updated with appropriate grade level books. All teachers will be highly qualified, as measured by the State of California credentialing.

• Provide Parent-Teacher Conferences at least (2) times per year, Fall and Spring, during which this compact will be discussed as it relates to the individual child’s achievement.

• Provide parents with frequent reports on their child’s progress. Currie will send home a report card at the end of every 5-week grading period for a total of 8 per year. In addition, we will provide parents with the District Parent Portal for up to the minute grading. All parents can receive, within 24 hours of asking, a student grade report current to the time requested.

• Involve parents in the joint development of any school wide program plan.

• Provide information to parents in an understandable and uniform format and in a language that parents can understand.

• Provide parents reasonable access to staff. Parents who wish to speak to a teacher or staff member can request an appointment in person, by phone or by email. All staff will strive to be available within 24 hours to meet with parents before or after school, or during planning and preparation periods.

• Provide parents opportunities to volunteer and participate in their child’s class and to observe classroom activities. Parents may visit their child’s classroom for up to 20 minutes with a scheduled appointment. Parents who wish to work at school on a regular basis may do so by requesting that opportunity with the Community Liaison who will work with the staff to find a volunteer opportunity in a classroom, on the school yard, or in the school office.

• Involve parents in the planning, review, and improvement of the school’s Parental Involvement Policy.

• Hold an annual meeting to inform parents of the school’s participation in the Title I Program and explain the rights of parents to be involved in the Title I Program. Parents will be informed of the date and time of the meeting.

• Provide information to parents in a timely manner about the Title I Program that includes a description and explanation of the school’s curriculum, the forms of academic assessment used to measure student progress, and the proficiency levels students are expected to meet.

• Provide to each parent an individual student report about the performance of his or her child on the State Assessment Test.

• On the parent’s request, provide opportunities for regular meetings for parents to formulate suggestions and to participate, as appropriate, in decisions about the education of their children. The school will respond to any such suggestion as soon as possible.

• Provide each parent timely notice when their child has been assigned or has been taught four or more consecutive weeks by a teacher who is not highly qualified within the meaning of the term in section 200.56 of the Title I Final Regulations (67 Fed.Reg. 71710, December 2, 2002)