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School Parent Compact

Nicole Richbourg, Principal

Calandra Jackson, Assistant Principal


2016-2017 School-Parent Compact (Revised 10/13/16)

Dear Parent/Guardian,

Berrien Primary School, students participating in Title I Part A program, and their families, agree that this compact outlines how the parents, the entire school staff, and the students will share the responsibility for improved student academic achievement as well as describes how school and parents will build and develop a partnership that will help children achieve the State's high standards.

To understand how working together can benefit your child, it is first important to understand the goals of our district and school for student academic achievement.

Berrien County School System Goals:

1. Berrien County School System will improve academic achievement of all students in order to meet national standards and increase graduation rate and post-secondary enrollment.

2. Berrien County will develop a strong partnership with parents, the community, and other governmental agencies.

3. Berrien County School System will provide a safe environment for students and personnel during the school day.

4. Berrien County School System will recruit, develop, motivate, retain, and recognize high performing faculty and other personnel.

5. Berrien County School System will provide and maintain facilities and technology that are conducive to student achievement.

Berrien Primary School Goals:


q By spring 2017, 80% of BPS 1st and 2nd grade students will score in the meets or exceeds category on DIBELS Math.
q By spring 2017, 80% of BPS kindergarten students will score in the meets or exceeds category on G-KIDS Math.
Reading/Language Arts

q By 2017, 75% of BPS 1st and 2nd grade students will show growth and/or meet lexile targets for their grade level.
q By 2017, 80% of BPS students will show growth on DIBELS measures taken in the winter and spring. (K: Nonsense Word Fluency - Correct Letter Sounds / 1st& 2nd : Oral Reading Fluency)

Attendance / Other

q By 2017, 45% of students will miss fewer than 6 days of school.

q BPS will provide a safe and drug-free school for students, faculty, and staff.

q BPS will increase communication strategies and efforts between the school, parents, and the community by promoting our web site and updating web pages more frequently.


BPS will increase student achievement through the use of innovative technology, increased parental involvement, effective classroom management strategies and the use of a school wide behavior plan, and differentiation strategies. We will strive to improve school attendance through the use of school-wide and classroom incentives.


School Responsibilities:

Berrien Primary School will:

1. Provide assistance to parents, as appropriate, in understanding such topics as the state's academic content and achievement standards, state and local academic assessments, the requirements of Title I, how to monitor their child's academic progress and how to work with school staff to improve the achievement of their child.

a. Parent Nights

b. Parent Resource Center

c. Involve parents in an organized, ongoing and timely way in the planning, review and improvement of Title I programs, plans and policies.

d. Curriculum Handouts

e. CCRPI data updates

f. Communication folders

g. Class Newsletters

h. One-Call Communication System

i. School Website

j. Teacher Websites/Blogs

2. Provides materials and training to help parents work with their child to improve the child's academic achievement, such as literacy training and using technology, as appropriate, to foster parental involvement.

a. Parent Nights

b. Parent Resource Center

c. School-Home Connection Newsletters

d. School Web-Site

e. Teacher Websites/Blogs

3. Ensure that all information related to school and parent programs, meetings and other activities are sent to parents in a format and, to the extent practical, in a language the parents can understand.

a. Newsletters in English and Spanish

b. Letters Home in English and Spanish

c. Webpage in English and Spanish

d. Title I forms in English and Spanish

4. Provide other reasonable support for parental involvement activities as parents may request.

a. Parent Surveys

b. PTO Meetings

5. Provide access to educational resources for parents to use together with their child.

a. Parent Resource Center

b. Teacher Handouts

c. Teacher Websites/Blogs

d. Access to web-based instructional programs at home

6. Provide a high-quality curriculum and instruction in a supportive and effective learning environment enabling students to meet the state academic standards.

a. Make sure every student gets the help he or she needs

b. Make sure students understand all assignments

c. Provide interventions and acceleration as needed.

d. Employ a variety of research-based teaching strategies

7. Hold parent-teacher conferences annually during which the Parent-Student-Teacher Compact will be discussed as it relates to the individual child's achievement.

a. Parent Conferences

b. Parent Nights

8. Be readily accessible to parents and provide opportunities for parents to meet with them on a regular basis to discuss their child's progress and to participate as appropriate in the decisions relating to their child's education.

a. Parent Conferences

b. Parent night

c. Newsletters/Emails

d. Phone calls

9. Advise parents of their child's progress on a regular basis

a. Progress Reports

b. Report Cards

c. PowerSchool access to grades

d. Parent Conferences

e. Tier III/SST

f. DIBELS Reports

g. Parent Portal

h. Weekly communication folders

i. SRI Reports

10. Provide parents opportunities to volunteer and participate in their child's class, and to observe classroom activities.

a. Special Classroom Activities

b. Parent Involvement Days

c. Presentations

d. Career Day

e. Book Fair Volunteers







Parent Responsibilities:

We, as parents, will:

1. Support our child's learning at home by:

a. Monitoring attendance

b. Monitoring completion of homework

c. Encouraging positive use of extracurricular activities

d. Volunteering in the classroom

e. Actively communicating with school staff regarding their child's need and circumstances

f. Be aware of and follow the rules and regulations of the school and school district

g. Monitor child's progress and grades and notify teacher when concerned

h. Make sure their child is reading 20 minutes a night

i. Communicating any problems with the teacher before contacting administration

j. Review school work that comes home weekly in the communication folder with my child

Student Responsibilities:

I, the student, will:

1. Ask for help from my teacher and family when having trouble with my work

2. Read on my own and with my family each day

3. Talk to my family about what I am learning in school

4. Do my homework and turn it in on time

5. Study for my tests

6. Practice my math facts and sight words daily

7. Maintain good manners and play fairly with others (no bullying)

8. Follow all school and classroom rules

9. Return classroom/behavior folder each day (if applicable)

Please review this School-Parent-Student compact with your child. The School-Parent Compact will be discussed with you throughout the year at different school-family events as we work together to help your child succeed in school.


Please sign and date below to acknowledge that you have received, read, and agree to this School-Parent Compact. Once signed, please return this portion of the form to your child's teacher. We look forward to a positive school-parent partnership.

Parent/Guardian Signature/Date:___________________________________________



Student Signature/Date:__________________________________________________



School Representative Signature/Date:_______________________________________