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Family Compact Letter

This school-parent compact is in effect during the 2022-2023 school year.

Our school believes that students are more successful when families and school staff work together as partners.  Lewis & Clark and the parents of the students participating in activities, services, and programs funded by Title I agree that this compact outlines how they will share the responsibility for improved student academic achievement and the means by which the school and parents will build and develop a partnership that will help children achieve the State’s high standards.

School/Teacher Responsibilities


●    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 as follows:
○    We will communicate the school’s vision, mission, and goals.
○    We will maintain and foster high standards of academic achievement and behavior.
○    We will conduct at least one parent meeting to discuss our school-parent compact.

●    Address the importance of communication between teachers and parents on an ongoing basis through, at a minimum :
○    Holding two parent-teacher conferences during which this compact will be discussed as it relates to the individual child’s achievement.
○    These conferences will be held on October 13th, 14th, and 18th, 2022 and on March 2nd, 3rd, and 7th, 2023.

●    Provide parents with frequent reports on their children’s progress. Specifically, the school  will provide reports as follows:
○    We will provide the state standards for each grade level.
○    We will share each student’s progress in relation to these standards in the fall and spring.
○    We will provide trimester report cards to parents.
○    Specialists will provide progress reports to parents.
○    All parents will have access to PowerSchool attendance data daily.
○    Results from formal state and district assessments will be shared with parents in fall and spring.

●    Provide parents reasonable access to staff. Specifically, staff will be available for consultation with parents as follows:
○    We will provide a supportive environment in which families are welcome partners.
○    We will encourage parents to schedule an appointment to meet with teachers and/or administrators to share concerns, suggestions, or ask questions.

●    Provide parents opportunities to volunteer and participate in their child’s class and to observe classroom activities once COVID-19 health and safety protocols and procedures are lifted as follows:
○    We will encourage parents to volunteer for a variety of classroom and school events.
○    We will invite parents to participate in and observe classroom activities.
○    We will encourage parents to attend monthly RED events.
○    We will invite parents to attend our monthly character education assemblies and school programs.


Parent & Family Responsibilities

●    I will ensure my child attends school each day and arrives on time.
●    I will ensure my child completes his/her homework.
●    I will volunteer in my child’s classroom once health and safety protocols are lifted.
●    I will participate, as appropriate, in decisions relating to my children’s education.
●    I will promote positive use of my child’s extracurricular time.
●    I will stay informed about my child’s education and communicate with the school by promptly reading all notices from the school or the school district either received by my child, email, or by mail and responding, as appropriate.
●    I will monitor my child’s screen time.
●    I will encourage my child to attain his/her daily/weekly/monthly home reading goal.
●    I will consider serving, to the extent possible, on policy advisory groups, such as being the Title I parent representative on the school’s School Improvement Team, the Title I Policy Advisory Committee, the District-wide Policy Advisory Council, the State’s Committee of Practitioners, the School Support Team or other school advisory or policy groups.