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School-Parent Compact

Hayden Middle School

School-Parent Compact 2022-2023 

Hayden Middle School and the parents of the students participating in activities, services, and programs funded by Title I, Part A of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (participating children), agree that this compact outlines how the parents, the entire school staff, and the students will share the responsibility for improved student academic achievement and how the school and parents will build and develop a partnership that will help children achieve the State’s high standards.

School Responsibilities

Hayden Middle School will: 

1.    Provide a 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:

·         Teachers will be highly qualified under NCLB.

·         Teacher will follow state and county guidelines to implement a quality curriculum.

·         School and teachers will provide support through qualified resource personnel and scientifically based research materials and teaching strategies. 

·         School will provide counseling services for students in grades 5-7.

  1. Hold parent-teacher conferences (at least annually in elementary schools) during which this compact will be discussed as it relates to the individual child’s achievement. 

·         We will host an orientation for all grade levels at the beginning of each school year.

·         We will host an annual Parenting Day as directed by the State Department of Education.

·         Various opportunities will be provided upon parents’ request for teacher conferences.

  1. Provide parents with frequent reports on their children’s progress. 

·         Progress reports are sent home at midterm, upon parents’ request, and as necessary.

·         Report Cards are sent home every nine weeks.

  1. Provide parents with reasonable access to staff. 

·         Teachers will be available for consultations with parents by appointment before or after school or during their preparation time.  

·         Parents can access the school website to communicate with faculty/staff by email.

·         Teachers will answer emails promptly.

  1. Provide parents opportunities to volunteer and participate in their child’s class, and to observe classroom activities, as follows:

·         We encourage parents to volunteer for many school activities and occasions when extra help is needed in the classroom.  Our teachers or office staff coordinates with volunteers, often calling to request assistance.

  1. Ensure regular, two-way, meaningful communication between family members and school staff, to the extent practical, in a language family members can understand.

·         The school will use Smore, Remind, School Messenger, and/or social media to communicate school-wide information promptly.

·         The school will prepare letters, memos, or other written communication as needed to ensure all stakeholders receive information.

·         The school will continue to use School Messenger phone calls and emails to communicate with stakeholders.



Parent Responsibilities

We, as parents, will support our children’s learning in the following ways:

·         Participating in decisions relating to my child’s education by staying informed, communicating with the school, and attending at least one parent/teacher conference.

·         Monitor my child’s attendance.

·         Make education a priority in our home by providing an environment conducive to completing homework assignments.

·         Ensure that my child complies with the rules and regulations stated in the Blount County Board of Education and Hayden Middle School Handbooks. 

·         Serving, to the extent possible, on advisory groups, such as Title I advisory committees and parental involvement committees.

·         Check our students’ grades regularly through Schoology, the PowerSchool Parent App, sign and return progress reports, and/or communicate with my child’s teachers.

·         Communicate with teachers and staff through school email or telephone calls and not social media.


Student Responsibilities

We, as students, will share the responsibility to improve our academic achievement and achieve the State’s high standards.  Specifically, we will:

·       Do my homework every day and ask for help when I need it.

·       Give my parents or the adult responsible for my welfare all notices and information I receive from my school every day.

·       Attend school regularly.

·       Be responsible for learning and good behavior.



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Teacher                                              Parent/Guardian                              Student



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