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Whitney Houston Academy, and the parents of the students participating in activities, services, and programs funded by Title I, Part A, of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) agree that the compact outlines how the parents, the school staff, and students will share the responsibility for improved student academic achievement. Also, the means by which the school and parents will build and develop a partnership that will help children achieve the state’s high standards.  This school-parent compact will be in effect during the 2015-2016 school year.
School Responsibilities

   Whitney Houston Academy will also:
  1. Involve parents in the planning, review, and improvement of the school’s parental involvement policy, in an organized, ongoing, and timely way.
  2. Involve parents in the joint development of any school wide program plan, in an organized, ongoing, and timely way.
  3. Hold an annual meeting to inform parents of the school’s participation in Title I, Part A programs, and to explain the Title I, Part A requirements, and the right of parents to be involved in Title I, Part A programs.  The school will convene the meeting at a convenient time to parents, so that as many parents as possible are able to attend.  The school will invite to this meeting all parents of children participating in Title I, Part A programs. 
  4. Provide information to parents of participating students in an understandable and uniform format, including alternative formats upon the request of parents with disabilities, and, to the extent practicable, in a language that parents can understand.
  5. Provide to parents of participating children information in a timely manner about Title I, Part A programs that includes a description and explanation of the school’s curriculum, the forms of academic assessment used to measure children’s progress, and the proficiency levels students are expected to meet.
  6. On the request of parents, provide opportunities for regular meetings for parents to formulate suggestions, and to participate, as appropriate, in decisions about the education of their children.  The school will respond to any such suggestions as soon as practicably possible.
  7. Provide to each parent an individual student report about the performance of their child on the State assessment in at least math, language arts and reading.
  8. Provide each parent timely notice when their child has been assigned or has been taught for four (4) or more consecutive weeks by a teacher who is not highly qualified within the meaning of the term in section 200.56 of the Title I Final Regulations (67 Fed. Reg. 71710, December 2, 2002).
Parent Responsibilities
      We, as parents, will support our children’s learning in the following ways:
  • Monitoring attendance.
  • Making sure that homework is completed.
  • Monitoring amount of television my child watches.
  • Volunteering in your child’s classroom and school events as needed.
  • Participating, as appropriate, in decisions relating to my children’s education.
  • Promoting positive use of my child’s extracurricular time.
  • Staying informed about my child’s education and communicating with school by promptly reading all notices from the school or school district either received by my child or by mail and responding, as appropriate.
Student Responsibilities
       We, as student, will share the responsibility to improve our academic achievement and achieve the East Orange School District and the State’s high standards. Specifically, we will:
  • Do my homework every day and ask for help when I need to.
  • Read at least 30 minutes every day outside of school time.
  • Come to school on time prepared to learn.
  • Have high expectations for myself and approach all tasks with a positive attitude.
  • Listen and do my best.
  • Participate fully in classroom activities.
  • Treat the staff, parents, other students, and visitors with respect.
  • Talk to a trusted adult if I am aware of bullying or unsafe behavior.
  • Come to school in proper attire (uniform) and safe footwear.
  • Talk to my family about what I learn and do at school every day.
  • Follow classroom and school rules.
  • Give to my parents/guardian all notices and information received by me from my school every day.