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Parent-School Compact

Parent-School Compact

The purpose of the parent-school compact is to communicate a common understanding of home and school responsibilities to assure that every child attains high standards and a quality education.

The Parent's Responsibility

  • As an involved parent, I will support my child by ensuring that he/she attends school daily and arrives at school on time.
  • I will help my child establish a routine for school days. For instance, prepare backpacks/books/homework the night before and place these items in a designated spot; prepare clothing and lunches at night and establish an assigned bedtime and wake-up time.
  • I will create a quiet workplace for my child to complete homework assignments and give my child assistance when needed.
  • I will read aloud to my child regularly and be an interested listener as he/she reads to me.
  • I will expect my child to conduct himself/herself in a manner that is appropriate to his/her age level and will discipline my child in a nurturing, supportive environment.
  • I will seek information regarding my child’s progress by conferencing with teachers, principals and other school district personnel.
  • When I volunteer and participate in school functions, I am communicating the importance of my child’s education.
  • I understand that I will monitor the quality and the amount of TV viewing my child engages in at home.
  • I understand the importance of involving my child in extracurricular activities to promote his/her social, emotional, and physical development.
  • I will support school functions that take place outside the school setting.
  • I will read and discuss current events with my child at home to promote understanding and awareness of diverse issues.
  • I will attend parent conferences and visit my child’s classroom to discuss and participate in his/her education.
  • I understand that by participating in parent groups/clubs (e.g. parent organizations, School Effectiveness Teams, advisory councils, Board of Trustee Meetings, parent training workshops), I will contribute to the decision-making process with the Paris Independent School District.
  • I will be responsive to teacher requests and will discuss any concerns regarding my child in a responsible manner.
  • I will communicate the importance of education by setting high expectations for my child, teachers, and principal that guarantee a quality education for my child.
  • I will model the belief that learning takes place at school and at home and that learning is a life-long process.
  • I will communicate positive information regarding teachers, principals, and other campus personnel when discussing school with my child.

 

The School's Responsibility

  • The school will operate an open-door policy---parents are always welcome.
  • The school will communicate with parents to promote clear, open communication between the home and school.
  • The school will seek parent and community input (through meetings, interviews, questionnaires, surveys, etc.) regarding the education of the children it serves.
  • The school will offer flexible scheduling of parent meetings, training sessions, assemblies, and school functions to maximize parent participation.
  • The school will conduct parent information sessions and parent conferences.
  • The school will provide translations of written notifications and interpreters at parent conferences, parent meetings and training sessions, if requested.
  • Administrators and teachers will respect students’ time. Homework assignments will be an extension of what is learned in the classroom and not merely “busy work” or untaught concepts that may cause parents and children undue stress at home.
  • The school will establish procedures such as newsletters and calendars for communicating with parents.
  • Parents will be notified of school events in a timely, efficient manner.
  • Teachers will communicate individual student accomplishments to parents as well as areas of concern to parents.
  • Training sessions/workshops will be offered to parents and community members on a variety of topics.
  • Administrators and teachers will communicate the individual grade level expectations on the state mandated test (TAKS-Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills).
  • Assessment results, both campus and individual, will be reported to parents in a timely manner.
  • The teachers will use instructional strategies that: 1) Increase the amount and quality of learning time; 2) Provide enriched and accelerated curricula; 3) Include strategies for meeting the needs of all students

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Paris ISD
1920 Clarksville St
Paris, Texas 75460
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Phone: 903-737-7473
Fax: 903-737-7484

Quick Tip Information

Quick Tip is a support system that allows students to communicate with school administrators. While the district already has many programs to help students deal with challenges such as bullying behaviors, stress, peer pressure, and family problems, Quick Tip helps break the code of silence often experienced by students because it allows them to report concerns to administrators anonymously.

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SchoolMessenger Quick Tip app is available for both iOS (iTunes App Store) and Android devices (Google Play). Download SchoolMessenger Quick Tip App. When launching the app for the first time, you will be prompted to enter the school district code. The school district code is paristx.

IMPORTANT NOTE: This is not a crisis line. In cases of emergency, the site will direct students to call 911!

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Step 1: Your cell phone number must be on file at your child’s school.

Step 2: Text “YES” to 67587

For help information, text “HELP” to 67587.

To opt-out at any time, text “STOP” to 67587.

Message & data rates may apply.

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