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Parent Resources - Home-School Compact

Families and schools must work together to help students achieve high academic standards. The following are agreed upon roles and responsibilities that we as partners will carry out to support student success at University Heights Charter School and in life.

Staff Pledge

I agree to carry out the following responsibilities to the best of my ability:

·Provide a safe and supportive learning environment.

·Teach classes with an interesting and challenging curriculum that promotes student achievement.

·Motivate my students to learn.

·Set high expectations and help every child be successful in meeting the New Jersey state academic achievement standards.

·Communicate frequently and meet annually with families about student progress and the school  – parent compact.

·Provide opportunities for parents to volunteer, participate, and observe in my classroom. Participate in professional development opportunities that improve teaching and learning and support the formation of partnerships with families and the community.

·Actively participate in collaborative decision making with parents and school colleagues to make our school accessible and welcoming for families.

·Respect the school, students, staff and families.

Student Pledge

I agree to carry out the following responsibilities to the best of my ability:

·Come to school ready to learn and work hard.

·Bring necessary materials, completed assignments and homework.

·Know and follow school and class rules.

·Communicate regularly with my parents and teachers about school experiences so that they can help me to be successful in school.

·Limit my TV watching, video game playing, and internet usage.

·Study and read every day after school.

·Respect the school, classmates, staff and families.

Family/Parent Pledge

I agree to carry out the following responsibilities to the best of my ability:

·Provide a quiet time and place for homework and monitor TV viewing.

·Read to my child and encourage my child to read every day (20 minutes K-2, and 30 minutes for grades 3-5).

·Ensure that my child attends school every day and gets adequate sleep, regular medical attention and proper nutrition.

·Regularly monitor my child’s progress in school.

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

·Attend parent-teacher conferences.

·Communicate the importance of education and learning to my child.

·Respect the school, staff, students, and families.