• Gateway MST Elementary School/ Gateway Michael Elementary


    School Parent Compact

    2019 – 2020

    Gateway MST Elementary/ Gateway Michael Elementary, and the parents of students participating in Title 1 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 Common Core 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.
    • 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 1, explain Title 1 requirements, and explain parents’ rights 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 notices.
    • 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 parents 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.
    • Volunteer one hour each quarter 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 Meetings and both annual Title 1 Meetings.
    • Be a Good Role Model.
    • Provide motivating and interesting learning experiences in my home.
    • Reinforce the Parent Information Guide and Student Code of Conduct.


    Students Responsibilities Pre-Kindergarten – Grade 5:

    • Attend school every day possible.
    • Be respectful toward others (teacher and peers).
    • Do homework every day and ask for help when needed.
    • Read at least 30 minutes every day outside of school time.


    Principal:  _______________________________________   Date:  _______________________________


    Teacher:  _______________________________________    Date:  _______________________________


    Parent:_________________________________________    Date:  _______________________________