The Home-School Compact will:
· Be developed jointly with parents/guardians, students, staff and reviewed each year
· Describe responsibilities of parents/guardians, students and school to improve student
· Describe the schools responsibility to provide high quality curriculum and instruction
in a supportive and effective learning environment.
· Describe ways in which parents will be responsible for supporting their student’s learning.
· Describe student responsibilities, which may vary by grade level.
· Address the importance of establishing ongoing, good communication between teachers
and parents/guardians (at a minimum, conferences, progress reports and access to staff).
A copy of the Compact will be posted on our website and included in the student registration packet and given out by the office staff as new students are enrolled.
Communication with parents and students may include newsletters distributed each semester along with videos posted on the campus website. There will be postcard notices and information mailed to the homes, recorded phone calls using School Messenger System, optional text/email one-way broadcast messaging, postings on the FMS website, conferences and home visits as needed. Teachers and staff will be encouraged to communicate positive information to parents, to be available by phone/email, and to respond to parent requests in a timely manner. Parents will be encouraged to take the initiative in calling their child’s teacher when they are concerns or questions. They may also call the school office and ask for an interpreter for conferences. Notices in English and other appropriate languages may be sent home when necessary. Staff will receive training on how to improve home-school communication during staff development. Parents may be invited to participate in such training sessions. Parents will be encouraged to continue their involvement at all levels of their child’s education.
Matching Programs to the Needs of Our School Community
Each year Fannin Middle School will assess the needs of parents and students in our school community through a variety of measures including questionnaires or surveys sent home to parents, so that our school will be tailored to meet those needs. Parents can access information on the FMS website about various parent education opportunities including conferences, seminars or workshops that are available on or off campus. Parents may also be notified about these opportunities through a postcard mail out, emails/text and posting of flyers in the school. Parents may contact the Parent Liaison to express an interest in volunterring, volunteer group and/or to find a particular workshop topic or make suggestions.