2015-16 Parent Compact

School/Parent Title I Compact

                                                        South Dodge Elementary School

                       2015-2016 School Year                                                                                                                                                                                         

       April 17, 2015


Name of Student: __________________________GRADE __________Teacher: __________________________

Dodge County School District Goal:

Standardized test scores for students in the Dodge County School District will meet or exceed state standards in the targeted area(s). All students will be college and career ready upon graduation.

South Dodge Elementary School Goals:

Our focus in reading will be:

  • Beginning sounds and sight words in grades K-1
  • Vocabulary development in grades K-5
  • Making text connections in grades K-5

Our focus in math will be:

  • Place value and measurement in grades K-5
  • Multiplication fact fluency in grades K-5

To help your child meet school goals the school, you, and your child will work together by fulfilling the following responsibilities:


Each K-5 grade team will work with students and their families to support students’ success in reading and math.  Some of our key connections with families will be to:

  • Develop a weekly goals folder with students and send home information to help parents support the learning goals at home.
  • Use storytelling to incorporate new words. Send new words to families each week with information on how to build a home word wall and develop their own stories.
  • Design a family literacy night and share classroom strategies with families on how to help students connect personal experiences to the story.
  • Develop goals with students that focus on increasing their skill in place value, fluency, and measurement. Send goals to parents along with some practical ideas for supporting their learning goals at home.

    Parent-Teacher conferences are held SDES, and this compact agreement will be discussed as it relates to your child’s academic achievement:

  • Scheduled Parent conference is November 19, 2015 and February 12, 2016. However, you may contact your child’s teacher or your child’s teacher may get in touch with you to schedule an individual conference appointment.  Please feel free to contact your child’s teacher at 478-374-6691 if you have questions or concerns.

    Frequent reports on your child’s progress will be provided to you: Progress reports are distributed every 4 ½ weeks and report cards are distributed every 9 weeks.  Your child’s grades can also be viewed via SDES Power Parent for 3rd – 5th grades:

  • Universal screening and progress monitoring of all students
  • Graded work samples
  • Communication via student agendas, school/teacher notes, scheduled conferences, and Remind Me texts


You have reasonable access to school staff:

  • SDES staff is here to meet the needs of your child.  Meet your child’s teacher at Open House, August 2015, and again at PTO Night/Open House, October 2015.
  • Teachers are available for conferences by appointment.
  • Call 478-374-6691 to schedule an appointment.


You, as a parent(s), have opportunities to volunteer at school. In addition, you have opportunities to participate and observe your child’s classroom activities/lunch through our school.


Parents: At Home

SDES parents joined staff to develop ideas about how families can support students’ success in reading and math.

  • Use the weekly folder (K-5) and Agendas (3-5) to discuss my child’s learning goals and use the teacher’s information to support my child’s learning at home.
  • Post new words and remember to use them in conversations and stories.  Add our own new words.
  • Read with my child every day and talk about how the story connects with things that he or she has experienced.  Attend the family Georgia Milestones (previously CRCT) night to practice new ways to support my child and a reader.
  • Use the math goals and related games or strategies the teacher sends home to improve my child’s place value, fluency, and measurement skills

SDES Students

SDES students joined staff and parents to develop ideas about how they can succeed in school in math and reading.  Students thought of the following ideas to make connections between learning at home and school.

  • Set goals for myself to learn new words and read every day.
  • Think of new words weekly.  Share ideas with my friends.
  • Make up stories to tell my family using new words.
  • Count/play with money - pennies, dimes, dollars relate to our place value system.
  • Read over study sheets daily.
  • Play card games and board games with dice and money.
  • Play games we learn in class at home - they're fun!
  • Practice multiplication  fact families daily.



Student Signature_____________________________________________     Date____________________

Parent Signature______________________________________________     Date____________________

Teacher Signature_____________________________________________    Date____________________

Principal Signature____________________________________________     Date____________________