Parent/School Compact 2018-19
- Ensure timely pick up from school, tutoring, school events, and fine arts events. (within 5 minutes of ending time)
- Parents actively seek out information/ awareness of student /school information
- Review homework assignments daily and encourage home reading weekly.
- Encourage home learning opportunities to support the curriculum and fine arts.
- Awareness of and support classroom discipline expectations.
- Contact my child’s teacher to communicate any challenges to student progress.
- Maintain a functioning email for communication purposes as well as–phone number, emergency contacts.
- Support my child in participating in before and after school tutoring sessions.
- Support all students in their school-sponsored competitions, performances, and practices.
- Require proper notification of absences to attendance office
- Encourage and reinforce positive behavior and celebrate academic and fine arts success.
- Ensure students are at school on time daily, in attendance daily, and for fine arts functions.
- Use respectful communication when emailing/speaking with school personnel
- Be on time to school daily, to every class, and to all fine arts functions… PREPARED!
- Demonstrate support for all strands at GPFAA.
- Maintain all technology hardware and software accounts – Canvas, Laptop, iPad.
- Balance Strand, Academic, and Family Expectations.
- Maintain eligibility throughout the year.
- Value all opportunities provided by GPFAA.
- Citizenship and Digital Citizenship – To include Academic Honesty, Integrity, Respectful.
- Be an equal and active partner in your education.
- Uphold all GPFAA Expectations and the Vision: Extraordinary by Design.
- Be a global thinker and dreamer – Planning for your future through your current actions.
- Push GPFAA academic standards by maintaining an above average work ethic.
- Respectfully communicate with parents, teachers, directors and community.
- Expect to struggle and welcome the opportunity to learn from it.
- Announce parent and community meetings via website posts, email notices, school calendars.
- Ensure relevant homework assignments and reading materials.
- Encourage school and home-learning partnerships via parent communication.
- Provide well planned and necessary information and activities for students/parents.
- Stress the importance of excellent attendance to parents and students.
- Address parent concerns regarding any challenges to student progress in timely manner.
- Create a school environment that celebrates student achievement, acknowledging achievement gains and good behavior.
- Communicate before/after school academic activities and tutoring sessions to students.
- Capture Kids Hearts Every Day – Get to know students on a personal level to promote positive relationships and learning.
- Create positive learning environment consistent with GPFAA expectations.
- Create lessons that teach, engage, and push students past their current knowledge.
- Ensure all students grow academically, artistically, and personally.
- Use respectful communication when emailing/speaking with parents/students/school.
Vision: Extraordinary by Design
Mission: GPFAA is a school of choice intentionally focused on creating a unique school experience for the artistically and academically talented student.
- Setting the Standards – Academically and Artistically
- Pushing the Boundaries of Public Education
- Capturing Kids/Parents/Community Hearts
What Is a School Compact?
A school compact is a written agreement between a school, its parents, and its students. The compact explains what families and schools can do to make a connection for the students between the two worlds they live in, home and school. Parent, students and the school work together to create a group of ideas that can assist the students with realizing their potential. This becomes the compact that is signed as an agreement by all those involved in the student’s education.
- Maria Schell, Principal
- Linda Abraham, Campus Secretary
- Bria Borunda, Receptionist
- Rich Laffey, Dean of Fine Arts
- Robert “Joe” Beck, Dean of Instruction
- Giselle Avila, PEIMS
- Gina Esparza, Assistant Principal
- Sue Stucky, Attendance
- Metric Manning, Admin Team
- Jordan Fetter
- Traci Bragg, Lead Counselor
How will we communicate?
- Canvas – by teacher
- Skyward Gradebook – by student id number
- Website – https://www.gpisd.org/finearts
- Email – by staff member. Firstname.email@example.com - Example: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Facebook Page - Grand Prairie Fine Arts Academy
- Remind (text messages) – One from the Principal/Strand/Classes
- Twitter & Instagram - @GPFAA102
- Individual Strand Sites
Most importantly, we promise to help each other carry out this agreement.
Parent/Teacher (circle) Date