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School Parent Compact

School-Parent Compact

2019 - 2020

Correia Middle School distributes to parents and family members a school-parent compact. This Compact, which has been jointly developed with parents, outlines how parents, the entire school staff, and students will share the responsibility for improved student academic achievement. This Compact describes specific ways the school and families will partner to help children achieve the state's high academic standards. This Compact addresses the following legally required items, as well as other items suggested by parents and family members of students:

SCHOOL RESPONSIBILITIES

Correia Middle School will:

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

Correia Middle School offers a safe and orderly learning environment that encompasses rigorous academic standards and high expectations in citizenship for our students. Our mission statement is as follows:

The mission of Correia Middle School is to educate all students to become responsible, literate, thinking, and contributing members of society in the 21st century.

We believe a successful learning environment:

  • Puts students' needs ahead of all else

  • Fosters student leadership and responsibility for learning and behavior

  • Provides a challenging, student-centered curriculum with high standards for all students

  • Involves parents and community in education of students

  • Teaches children to be accepting of one another

At Correia Middle School, we offer programs such as Gifted and Talented Education (GATE – Cluster and Seminar) and Special Education supports in order to meet the academic needs of all our special needs students. Our core program follows the California State Standards by implementing the Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science Frameworks.

Complementing our core program (Language Arts, Math, Social Studies, and Science), Correia Middle School offers a comprehensive Physical Education program. The Physical Education department focuses on cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength, flexibility and skill development. We utilize the Correia field and fitness room, multi-purpose spaces and the Peninsula YMCA gymnasium to support our students fitness program.

Correia Middle School offers a variety of electives. Our electives include Instrumental Music, Art, Choir, Video Production, Integrated Technology, Spanish, Associated Student Body (ASB), Yearbook, Advancement via Individual Determination (AVID), and a variety of support programs.

We have a library media center that provides students with instructional resources including digital and print instructional resources. Our library is open before and after school, as well as during lunch time five days per week.

At Correia Middle School, we encourage and advocate for parental involvement at all levels. Correia Middle School's School Site Council, School Site Governance Team, and the Correia Association meet monthly. We have an active Parent Association that fundraises in order to provide academic enrichment opportunities and extracurricular activities for all children. In order to inform parents about school events and student progress, we send weekly eblasts/School Messenger notifications, regularly update our website, and send six-week progress reports to all families. Families will have access to PowerSchool's "Parent Portal", a web-based application that will allow parents to log in and view their child's academic performance in the core subjects anytime.

You will find that Correia Middle School provides a nurturing and rigorous educational experience to meet the individual needs of our students.

  1. Hold parent teacher conferences during which this compact will be discussed as it relates to the individual student's achievement.

Parent / Teacher Conferences will be held in October 2019.

  1. Provide parents with frequent reports on their student's progress.

Parents of Correia students will have access to our web-based program called "Parent Portal" to monitor grades, attendance and behavior. Parents can check our website for information regarding assignments in the core classes.

Progress Reports will be sent to parents via their child's homeroom teacher (4th Period).

Counseling Department provides daily and weekly progress reports for students with specialized contracts. Individual teachers send student progress reports at various times. Counselors schedule parent meetings when students do not meet learning targets.

  1. Provide parents reasonable access to staff.

  • Correia Middle School has a voicemail system where parents can leave voice messages for their student's teachers and/or other staff members.

  • On the Correia Middle School website (www.correiamiddle.com), staff contact information is posted including room extension numbers and email addresses. Please visit the Correia Middle School website for up to date information regarding Correia Middle School.

  • Every Correia Staff member has an email address (this info can be found on our website).

  • Teachers/Administrators/Counselors/Staff are available for parent conferences. Parents are encouraged to make appointments.

  1. Provide parents opportunities to volunteer and participate in their students' classes and to observe classroom activities, as follows:

Correia Middle School welcomes parent volunteers.

  • Throughout the school year, parents are given the opportunity to sign up to be a parent volunteer. A volunteer list is created.

  • All volunteers must have a TB clearance and comply with district policy regarding volunteer policy.

  • Parents can submit volunteer applications throughout the school year.

Correia Middle School welcomes all parents to visit our classes.

  • If you are interested in visiting our classes, please call to make an appointment to visit your student's classes.

  1. The school engages parents and family members to improve the achievement of their children in meaningful interactions with the school. This Compact supports a partnership among staff, parents and family members, and the community to improve student academic achievement. To help reach these goals, the school has established the following practices:

The school provides parents and family members with assistance in understanding the state's academic content standards, assessments, and how to monitor and improve the achievement of their children:

  • Maintaining and interactive website with tutorials;

  • Providing training and informational sessions throughout the year;

  • Holding parent conferences with teachers, counselors, admin;

  • Providing weekly communication.

  1. The school provides parents and family members with materials and training to help them improve the achievement of their children by:

  • Distributing information electronically through eBlast;

  • Outreach from teachers and counselors;

  • Providing tutoring sessions (Study Time);

  • Providing weekly communication with opportunities.

  1. With the assistance of parents and family members, the school educates staff members in the value of parent and family member contributions, and how to work with parents and family members as equal partners by:

  • Providing opportunities for staff and parents membership to committees and action teams;

  • Providing forums and trainings for staff and parents;

  • Trainings provided through PL Cluster Council.

  1. The school coordinates and integrates parental involvement program with other programs, and conducts other activities, such as resource centers, to encourage and support parents and family members in more fully participating in the education of their children by:

  • Providing communication and open access to activities;

  • Provide celebrations of learning;

  • Seeking support and outreach through Correia Association.

  1. The school distributes information related to school and parent programs, meetings, and other activities to parents and family members in a format and language that the parents and family members can understand through:

  • Mailings in primary language;

  • Electronic Messenger and eBlast;

  • Newsletters.

  1. The school provides support for parent and family member involvement activities requested by parents and family members through:

  • Counseling services and support;

  • Correia Association;

  • Membership on site committees and groups;

  • Access to site facilities.

  1. The school provides opportunities for the participation of all parents and family members, including those with limited English proficiency, disabilities, and migratory students; and that the information and school reports are provided in a format and language that parents and family members can understand through:

  • Meetings with translations services;

  • Conferences with translation services;

  • Equal access to activities at site;

  • Provide communication in a variety of forms;

  • Parent phone calls.

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