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Ford Elementary School 

The mission of Ford Elementary School is to create a community of learners who are responsible and productive citizens.


2015-2016 (Draft)


As a parent/guardian, I will:

·         Show respect and support for my child, the teachers, and Ford Elementary School.

·         Participate as appropriate in decisions relating to the education of my child.

·         Monitor my child’s attendance in school.

·         Support the school’s discipline policy.

·         Provide a quiet, well-lit place for study and supervise the completion of homework.

·         Attend parent-teacher conferences.

·         Talk with my child each day about his or her school activities.

·         Monitor my child’s TV viewing.

·         Assist with at least one school or classroom activity.

·         Encourage my child to use extracurricular time wisely.

·         Read with my child for at least 10 minutes each day and let my child see me read.


As a student, I will:

·         Always try to do my best work.

·         Be kind and helpful to my classmates.

·         Show respect for myself, my school, and other people.

·         Obey classroom, school, and bus rules.

·         Show respect for property by not stealing or vandalizing.

·         Come to school prepared with my homework and my supplies.

·         Believe that I can and will learn.

·         Spend at least 15 minutes each day studying or reading at home.

·         Talk with my parents each day about my school activities.


As a teacher, I will:

·         Show respect for each child and for his or her family.

·         Schedule (at least annually) a parent-teacher conference with the parent(s) of each student in my           classroom to discuss this compact as it relates to the individual child’s achievement.

·         Make efficient use of learning time.

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

·         Help each child grow to his or her fullest potential.

·         Provide meaningful and appropriate homework activities.

·         Provide necessary assistance to parents so that they can help with assignments.

·         Enforce school and classroom rules fairly and consistently.

·         Communicate to parents about the progress of their child’s achievement on an ongoing basis                    through parent-teacher conferences, interim reports, MAP reports, and report cards.

·         Use special activities in the classroom to make learning enjoyable.

·         Demonstrate professional behavior and a positive attitude.


As the principal, I will:

·         Provide reasonable access to all staff members.

·         Provide opportunities for parents to volunteer and participate in their child’s class.

·         Provide opportunities for parents to observe classroom activities.


Now, hand in hand, we will work together to carry out this contract.


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Parent/Guardian Signature                                                    Date


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Student Signature                                                                  Date


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Teacher Signature                                                                 Date


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Principal Signature                                                                Date

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