• Gateway Michael School


    School-Family Compact



    Gateway Michael, and the parents of students participating in Title I activities, services, and programs, agree that this compact outlines how the entire school staff, the parent, and the students will share the responsibility for improved student academic achievement.


    School Responsibilities:

    Gateway and its staff will:

    Provide high-quality curriculum and instruction in a supportive and effective learning environment that enables participating children to meet the Show-Me Standards as follows:

    ·         Prepare a weekly folder for each student with a list of homework, work samples, and other important information.

    ·         Explain instructional goals and grading system to students and parents.

    ·         Maintain a safe and positive school climate.

    ·         Offer a number of meetings at various times and, if necessary, use Title I funds to provide transportation, child care, or home visits as these service relate to Title I parent involvement.

    ·         Communicate and collaborate with parents to ensure each child achieves his/her best.

    ·         Improve teaching skills and broaden knowledge so that teachers can be the best.

    ·         Hold annual meetings to inform parents of their school’s participation in Title I, explain Title I requirements, and explain parents’ right to be involved.

    Hold annual Parent-Teacher Conferences to:

    ·         Discuss the child’s process/grade during the quarter.

    ·         Discuss this compact as it relates to the child’s achievement.

    ·         Examine the child’s achievement and any pending options at the end of the third quarter.

    Provide parents with frequent reports on their child’s progress as follows:

    • Prepare a weekly folder for each student with a list of homework, work samples, and other important information.
    • Give each child a homework and behavior notice to take home.
    • Parents sign & return homework and behavior notice.
    • Monthly suggestions from the classroom teacher.

    Be accessible to parents through:

    • Phone calls, letters, emails School Reach, or person to person meetings.
    • Scheduling one on one meetings with the parent before or after school.
    • Scheduling school or home visits.

    Provide parents opportunities to volunteer and participate in their child’s class, and observe classroom activities as follows:

    ·         Listen to children read aloud.

    • Help with classroom activities and projects, etc.
    • Present a program on culture, a different country, etc.
    • Assist with holiday programs or parties, educational trips, etc.
    • Come in and check on your child progress every six weeks.
    • Volunteer one hour every two weeks at your child’s school.

    Parent Responsibilities:

     As a parent I will support my child’s learning in the following ways:

    ·         Keep parent information updated (addresses and phone numbers).

    • Make sure they are in school every day possible.
    • Walk my child in the building when he/she is late for school.
    • Look over homework and make sure that it is completed.
    • Limited the time of watching TV.
    • Volunteer in my child’s classroom or in the school two hours every six weeks.
    • Attend at least five PTO Meeting and both annual Title I Meetings.
    • Be a Good Role Model.
    • Provide motivating and interesting learning experiences in my home.
    • Reinforce the St. Louis Board Student's Rights and Responsibilities Related to Conduct Book.


    Student Responsibilities Pre-Kindergarten- 8th

    • Attend school everyday possible.
    • Be respectful toward others (teacher and peers).
    • Do my home work everyday and ask for help when I need it.
    • Read at least 15 minutes every day outside of school time.


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