Appendix B: Scholar Commitment Contract
Below is a contract that signifies each scholar’s responsibilities.
Parent First Name
Parent Last Name
Scholar First Name
Scholar Last Name
I will come to school every day on time.
I will make sure that an adult signs me in to the office should I arrive late to school.
Organization and Supplies
I will ensure that I come to school every day with necessary school supplies.
I will check my book-bag and binders regularly to ensure that I am organized for school.
I will carry 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 me by Genesis.
I will make sure that I promptly make up missed work following absences.
I will work diligently to complete my assignments each day and with a high standard for quality
I understand that I may miss extra-curricular activities or non-core courses, or be required to serve detention or attend Saturday School, in order to make-up missing or inadequate work
I understand that I cannot be excused from these make-up requirements unless there is a family emergency, religious observance, or illness.
I commit to checking Power School weekly to make sure I am aware of my academic progress. It is my responsibility to inform Genesis staff if I have difficulty accessing Power School.
I will not make excuses for my poor choices but will work to improve my behavior.
I understand that my parent will be contacted if I exhibit consistently poor behavior
I understand that my poor behavior will lead to consequences; in particular, I understand that serious offenses (e.g. fighting, stealing, cheating, and extreme disrespect) will result in a ten (10) day suspension and a referral for expulsion. (See Handbook for details.)
I understand that I am responsible for poor academic performance that results from class removals due to poor behavior
I understand that I will not be allowed to return to class after a suspension until after my parent meets 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) that I cause.
I understand that I must pass all core academic classes with a grade of 70 or higher in order to be promoted to the next grade (or to earn credit for a class if I am in high school)
If I am struggling during the school year, I will seek help by enrolling in After School Tutorial, Saturday School, or working with my teachers outside of normal class time.
I will ensure that I come to school in proper dress according to the Genesis Dress Code.
I understand that if I come to school out of uniform based on being irresponsible, there will be consequences designed to encourage me to comply with the Dress Code
Health and Nutrition
I will do all that I can to make sure that eat a nutritious breakfast and lunch every day.
I will not come 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 do all I can to get 8 hours of sleep each night.
I agree to attend all scholar-parent-teacher conferences to discuss my progress in school
I agree to support my school by participating in fundraising efforts and attending school-sponsored events on a regular basis.
I understand that it is my responsibility to give my parent(s) any and all Genesis documents that are addressed to my parent(s), without opening those documents first.
I agree to inform a teacher or other adult in school about any issue that might prevent me from following the expectations in this document or in the Genesis Family Handbook.
Your signature acknowledges agreement with the above expectations.
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