School-Parent Compact

Woodrow Wilson Middle School

School-Parent Compact
2018-2019 School Year
Revision Date 05/11/2018}

 

Dear Parent/Guardian,

JOINTLY DEVELOPED

The parents, students and staff of Woodrow Wilson Middle School partnered together to develop this school-parent compact for achievement.  Teachers suggested home learning strategies, parents added input about the types of support they need, and students told us what would help them learn.  Parents are encouraged to attend annual revision meetings held in the spring of each year to review the compact and make suggestions based on student needs and school improvement goals.  Parents are also encouraged to participate in the School Family Engagement survey that is also used as a tool to collect parent feedback regarding the current Title 1 programs, policies and family engagement.

 

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

THE SCHOOL DISTRICT OF PHILADELPHIA ANCHOR GOALS:

1.     100% of students will graduate, ready for college and career.

2.     100% of 8-year-olds will read on grade level.

3.     100% of schools will have great principals and teachers.

4.     SDP will have 100% of the funding we need for great schools, and zero deficit.

 

Woodrow Wilson Middle School GOALS:

 

(Comprehensive plan goals) – increase percentage of students achieving proficient on PSSA

Grade-level skill:

 

Grade 6: No more than 10% of students will score below basic on reading PSSA

No more than 40% of students will score below basic on math PSSA

 

Grade 7: No more than 1% of students will score below basic on reading PSSA

No more than 49% of students will score below basic on math PSSA

 

Grade 8: No more than 1% of students will score below basic on reading PSSA

No more than 50% of students will score below basic on math PSSA

 

 

To help your child meet the district and school goals, the school, you, and your child will work together:

 

SCHOOL/TEACHER RESPONSIBILITIES:

Woodrow Wilson will:

 

·      Provide high-quality curriculum and instruction in a supportive and effective learning environment that enables the participating children to meet the state’s student academic achievement standards.

·      Hold parent-teacher conferences quarterly to discuss individual student progress

·      Provide parents with frequent reports on their child’s progress

·      Provide parents reasonable access to staff

·      Provide parents opportunities to volunteer and participate in their child’s trips

 

PARENT RESPONSIBILITIES:

We, as parents, will:

 

·      Monitor attendance

·      Ensure that homework is completed

·      Incorporate strategies suggested in my child’s agenda book

·      Monitor amount of television and video game time

·      Participate, as appropriate, in decisions related to my child’s education

·      Promote positive use of my child’s extracurricular time

·      Stay informed about my child’s education and communicating with the school by promptly reading and responding to all notices from the school or the school district

·      Serve, to the extent possible, as part of the Home & School Association

 

STUDENT RESPONSIBILITIES:

·      Complete homework every day and ask for help when needed

·      Read at least 30 minutes every day outside of school time

·      Give parent or guardian all notices and information received at school

 

COMMUNICATION ABOUT STUDENT LEARNING:

Woodrow Wilson Middle School is committed to frequent two-way communication with families about children’s learning.  Some of the ways you can expect us to reach you are:

 

·      Student agenda book communication log

·      Phone call

·      Email

·      School Messenger

·      Website posting

·      Progress reports

·      Conferences

·      Monthly newsletters

 

ACTIVITIES TO BUILD PARTNERSHIPS:

Woodrow Wilson Middle School offers ongoing events and programs to build partnerships with families.

 

School Advisory Council

Parent-Teacher conferences

Parent Resource Center

Open House