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School-Parent Compact

Pembroke Community Middle School

Title I: School-Parent Compact



The Pembroke Community Middle School and the parents of the students participating in activities, services, and programs funded by Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), 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 the means by which the school and parents will build and develop a partnership that will help children achieve the state’s high standards.

This school-parent compact is in effect during the 2023-2024 school year.

School Responsibilities:

Pembroke Community Middle School will:

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:

Pembroke Public Schools: Core Beliefs 

We believe: 

  • In creating and maintaining safe and inviting schools; 

  • All children can learn and may demonstrate learning in different ways; 

  • Every student should contribute to our democratic society and the global community; 

  • In making decisions and acting in the best interest of students; 

  • Every member of the school community should be valued and respected; 

  • In a school community that is ethical, civil and respectful of individual differences; 

  • In strong civic, business and community partnerships that support student achievement.

Hold parent-teacher conferences during which this compact will be discussed as it relates to the individual child’s achievement.  Specifically, those conferences will be held:

  • November 9th      11:30-3:00 PM

  • December 6th       1:00-6:00 PM

  • March 13th            1:00-6:00 PM

Provide parents with frequent reports on their children’s progress.  Progress report and report cards will be emailed home within a week of the grade closing dates:

Term 1:

  • Progress Reports Grades Close October 2, 2023
  • Term 1 Grades Close November 3, 2023

Term 2:

  • Progress Reports Grades Close December 11, 2024
  • Term 2 Grades Close January 19, 2024

Term 3: 

  • Progress Reports Grades Close February 27, 2024
  • Term 3 Grades Close March 28, 2024

Term 4: 

  • Progress Reports Grades Close May 9, 2024
  • Term 4 Grades close June 14, 2024

Provide parents reasonable access to staff.  Specifically, staff will be available for consultation with parents as follows:

  • Fall Open House

  • Fall and Spring Parent/Teacher Conferences

  • School Website and Facebook page

  • Teacher websites, Twitter and school email

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

  • Parents can participate in student led teacher conferences.

  • Parents are welcome to observe classrooms by appointment.

Parent Responsibilities:

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

  • Monitoring attendance.

  • Ensuring that homework is completed.

  • Monitoring the amount of television children watch.

  • Monitoring the amount of online screen time (phone or computer).

  • Participating, as appropriate, in decisions relating to my child’s education.

  • Promoting positive use of my child’s extracurricular time.

  • Staying informed about my child’s education and communicating with the school by promptly reading all notices from the school or the school district either received by my child, by mail, or email and responding, as appropriate. 

  • Serving, to the extent possible, on policy advisory groups, such as being the Title I, Part A parent representative on the school’s School Improvement Team, School Council or other district level school advisory or policy groups.

Student Responsibilities:

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

  • Attend school every day and arrive on time.

  • Complete my homework every day and ask for help when I need it.

  • Read at least 30 minutes every day outside of school time.

  • Check the school’s PowerSchool portal regularly to keep up-to-date with grades and missing assignments.

  • Give my parents or the adult who is responsible for my welfare all notices and information received by me from my school every day.