Marston Middle School

Home of the Mariners

Pride in Excellence

Through this Compact, we agree to fulfill our roles and responsibilities in the learning process, and commit to achieve district academic and citizenship standards.

 

Student Commitments

  • I will attend school daily, on time, prepared and ready to work and learn.
  • I will understand what I am expected to learn, complete all assignments to the best of my ability, and get help when I need it.
  • I will follow school rules and cooperate with adults and other students
  • I will respect the rights of others to learn and create a positive learning environment using courtesy and good citizenship
  • I will follow teacher instructions and not be disruptive in class.
  • I will not use profanity or make derogatory statements.
  • I will respect the property of the school, the community, and others.
  • I will spend time reading,studying, and completing homework, every day.
  • I will discuss and share pertinent information related to school with my parents.
  • I will self-monitor my electronic entertainment.

 

Parent/Guardian Commitments

  • I will ensure my child attends school daily, on time, prepared, and ready to work and learn.
  • I will call the school when my child is absent.
  • I will hold high expectations for my child and regularly monitor my child’s progress.
  • I will review daily homework and sign the assignment calendar.
  • I will know and support school/classroom rules, and the site discipline and attendance plan.
  • I will advocate for my child by understanding our rights and responsibilities.
  • I will participate in decisions,as appropriate, related to the education of my child.
  • I will plan family vacations for times when school is not in session.
  • I will contact teachers/counselors about concerns or problems in a timely manner.
  • I will attend a minimum of one parent-teacher conference a year.
  • I will be available to teachers and will return teacher calls in a timely manner.
  • I will participate and/or volunteer in classroom/school activities and encourage my child to do the same.
  • I will provide a regular time,quiet place, and supervision for homework completion.
  • I will read to my child or ensure that my child reads daily just for pleasure.
  • I will limit my child’s electronic entertainment time and encourage positive uses of out-of-school time.

 

Teacher Commitments
  • I will set high expectations for students learning and use a variety of teaching strategies to motivate andencourage my students.
  • I will provide a syllabus of course requirements.
  • I will provide an enriching academic program based on standards.
  • I will give students timely feedback on their work.
  • I will provide a safe atmosphere for learning consistent with our site discipline plan.
  • I will seek out additional resources to meet student’s special academic needs.
  • I will advocate for student’s non-academic needs.
  • I will help create a welcoming environment for students and families.
  • I will provide opportunities for parents to volunteer, observe, and participate.
  • I will actively participate in site decision making.
  • I will communicate with parents any concerns or problems in a timely manner.
  • I will schedule parent-teacher conferences; return parent calls, and be reasonably available to parents.
  • I will suggest ways that parents can support learning at home.

 

Principal Commitments 

  • I will work to ensure a positive learning climate at school, and hold high expectations for student achievement.
  • I will provide instructional leadership to inspire and encourage staff to learn and practice a variety of effective teaching strategies.
  • I will ensure that a high quality curriculum that addresses student needs and enables students to meet or exceed district standards is in place at our school.
  • I will effectively utilize site and community resources to improve student achievement.
  • I will provide regular and direct communication regarding school and learning issues to students, families, and the community.
  • I will foster a safe and positive learning environment with consistent application of the site discipline plan.
  • I will create a welcoming environment for students, families, and community members.
  • I will ensure that everybody has the opportunity to be involved and represented.
  • I will provide staff, parents, and community with ways to participate in planning, reviewing, and implementing the Site Plan for Student Achievement.
  • I will provide equitable opportunities for parents to receive appropriate training to support student learning and strengthen parent involvement.