School Compact

Sardis High School




Parents Right-to-Know

    (Teacher Qualifications)


Title I   Section 1111 (c)(6)




(A)      QUALIFICATIONS- At the beginning of each school year, a local educational agency that receives funds under this part shall notify the parents of each student attending any school receiving funds under this part that the parents may request, and the agency will provide the parents on request (and in a timely manner), information regarding the professional qualifications of the student's classroom teachers, including, at a minimum, the following:


(i) Whether the teacher has met State qualification and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject areas in which the teacher provides instruction.


(ii) Whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or other provisional status through which State qualification or licensing criteria have been waived.


(iii) The baccalaureate degree major of the teacher and any other graduate certification or degree held by the teacher, and the field of discipline of the certification or degree.


(iv) Whether the child is provided services by paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications.


(B)      ADDITIONAL INFORMATION- In addition to the information that parents may request under subparagraph (A), a school that receives funds under this part shall provide to each individual parent—


(i)  information on the level of achievement of the parent's child in each of the State academic assessments as required under this part; and


(ii) timely notice that the student has been assigned, or has been taught for 4 or more consecutive weeks by, a teacher who does not meet applicable State certification or licensure requirements at the grade level and subject area in which the teacher has been assigned.


(C)       FOMAT- The notice and information provided to parents under this paragraph shall be in an understandable       

                and uniform format and, to the extent practicable, provided in a language that the parents

                can understand.


Sardis High School, and the parents of the students participating in activities, services, and programs funded by Title I, Part A of the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015(ESSA)(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 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 school year 2020-2021.




School Responsibilities


Sardis High School will:


1. 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:

  • Encourage high standards of academic achievement and positive behavior
  • Integrate technology and special activities to make learning relevant and enjoyable
  • Provide meaningful and appropriate classwork/homework assignments
  • Follow the Alabama State Course of Study in all subject areas



2. 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.  Specifically, those conferences will be held:

  • Parent/Teacher day will be held annually
  • Parent/Teacher conferences will be scheduled by appointment as convenient for teachers and parents



3. Provide parents with frequent reports on their children’s progress.  Specifically, the school will provide reports as follows:

  • Progress report will be sent home at mid-term grading period
  • Report card will be sent home every nine weeks
  • Progress report will be provided per parent request at anytime during the grading period



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

  • Administration will be available for consultation with parents by appointment throughout the school day
  • Faculty will be available for consultation with parents by appointment during the faculty member’s planning time


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

  • Parents are encouraged to schedule volunteer time with their child’s teacher
  • Parents are encouraged to participate in club and extracurricular activities with their child














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


  • When available, school will provide forms in the primary language of the student or family member
  • Transact tool will be used to translate forms/parent notifications between family members and school staff.
  • Language Link transaction tool will be used when needed to facilitate meaningful communication between family members and school staff.

Parent Responsibilities

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

  • Encourage and expect high standards of academic achievement and positive behavior
  • Make sure child attends school regularly and on time
  • Read and discuss the Sardis High School and the Etowah County Code of Conduct with my child
  • Respond promptly with all school communication
  • Show respect for my child and the faculty/administration of Sardis High School
  • Monitor my child’s progress by attending parent conferences, volunteering, and supporting extracurricular activities


Student Responsibilities

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

  • Work hard to achieve the highest academic standards possible to the best of my abilities
  • Attend school regularly and be on time
  • Maintain a positive behavior and respect myself, other students, and faculty/administration
  • Ask for help as often as needed
  • Devote time outside of school to reading




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School Representative Signature                    Parent Signature(s)                             Student Signature



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