Appendix C: Parent Commitment Contract
Below is a contract that signifies each school member’s responsibilities.
Parent First Name
Parent Last Name
Scholar First Name
Scholar Last Name
I will make sure that my scholar comes to school every day on time
I will make sure that my scholar is signed in by an adult if he arrives late to school
I commit to ensuring that my scholar remains in school the entire day
I will make sure that my scholar is picked-up every day from school on time
I understand that 3 late arrivals are treated as 1 absence for truancy reporting
I understand that five unexcused absences are a violation of state truancy law and my family may be reported to truancy officials
I understand that any absence is unexcused if Genesis is not provided with a note regarding illness, family emergencies, or religious observance.
I understand that picking-up my scholar late may result in a fine which I will be expected to pay (or dispute in writing)
Organization and Supplies
I will make sure my scholar comes to school every day with necessary school supplies
I will check my scholar’s book-bag and binders regularly to monitor organization
I will make sure my scholar has an agenda and check it daily for homework assignments
I understand that I am responsible for costs of any missing or damaged books, computers, or other materials assigned to my scholar by Genesis
I will make sure that my scholar promptly makes up missed work following absences.
I agree to check my scholar’s homework daily for completeness and quality.
I will work to provide my scholar with a quiet place to study at home
I understand that my scholar may miss extra-curricular activities or non-core courses, may be required to serve lunch or after school detention, or attend Saturday School in order to make-up missed, incomplete, or inadequate classwork or homework
I understand that my scholar cannot be excused from these make-up requirements unless there is a family emergency, religious observance, or scholar illness.
I commit to checking Power School weekly to make sure I am aware of my scholar’s progress. I know that it is my responsibility to inform Genesis staff if I have difficulty accessing Power School
I agree to promote/support the behavioral rules outlined in Genesis’s Family and Scholar Handbook
I will not make excuses for my scholar’s poor choices, but will work with Genesis to help improve my scholar’s behavior
I commit to creating and monitoring a Behavior/Accountability “Contract” at home for my scholar
I understand that poor behavior may lead to detentions (lunch, after-school, Saturdays) or in-school suspensions, and that my scholar cannot be excused except for emergencies or illness
I understand that my scholar is subject to more severe discipline if he “skips” a school detention.
I understand that my scholar exhibits poor behavior in class I will be contacted; if poor behavior continues my scholar will be removed from class until I can attend with him
I understand that I and my scholar are responsible for poor academic performance that results from class removals due to poor behavior
I understand that fighting, stealing, cheating, and extreme disrespect of adults will result in an automatic three (3) day suspension and a referral for expulsion. (See Handbook for details.)
I understand that my scholar will not be allowed to return to class after a suspension until after I meet with Genesis staff in person.
I understand that unauthorized items (cell phones, watch, jewelry, games, etc.) will be confiscated and held for parent pick-up in accordance with Genesis policy
I understand that I am liable for the cost of damages (to school facilities or others’ personal property) caused by my scholar
I understand that my scholar needs to pass all core academic classes with a grade of 70 or higher in order to be promoted to the next grade
If my scholar is struggling during the school year, I will seek help by enrolling him in After School Tutorial, Saturday School, or seeking additional support from the Student Support Team.
I will ensure that my scholar comes to school in proper dress according to the Genesis Dress Code.
I agree to purchase uniform items from Genesis’s chosen vendor as indicated by Genesis Dress Code.
I understand that if my scholar comes to school out of uniform, I may be required to bring appropriate uniform items or my scholar may have to wear alternative uniform items.
Health and Nutrition
I will make sure that my scholar comes to school with a nutritious breakfast and lunch every day or I will make arrangements with the school to provide him with breakfast and/or lunch.
I will not send my scholar to school with junk food (as defined by Genesis policy) of any kind. I understand that Genesis reserves the right to confiscate and discard any junk food items.
I agree to pay all charges associated with breakfast and lunch in a timely manner.
I agree to support my scholar’s academic growth by communicating regularly with my scholar’s teachers and by attending all parent-teacher conferences.
I agree to participate in all school wide fundraising efforts and to attend family meetings and school sponsored events on a regular basis.
I agree to become an active member of Genesis’s PTO organization, PSC.
I agree to volunteer at least 20 hours per year to support Genesis in any approved capacity
I agree to communicate my concerns professionally and cordially to Genesis faculty and staff.
I understand that Genesis will use e-mail (not hard copies) as the primary source of communication, except for vital documents. I will inform Genesis if e-mail is not a good option for our family.
I commit to informing Genesis of any changes to my address, phone number, or e-mail address.
I agree to request all conferences at least 48 hours in advance.
I agree to communicate any hardship to the school that might prevent me from keeping any commitment outlined in this document or the Genesis Family Handbook.
Your signature acknowledges agreement with the above expectations.
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