School and Parent Compact

For the 2020-2021 School Year

School Responsibilities

The staff 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.
  2. Hold parent-teacher conferences.
  3. Provide parents with frequent reports on their children’s progress.
  4. Provide parents reasonable access to staff.
  5. Provide parents opportunities to volunteer and participate in their child ’s
    educational experience.
  6. Prepare students for 21st century learning by providing opportunities to
    collaborate, communicate, develop citizenship, and utilize critical and creative


Parent Responsibilities

The parents will:

  1. Support regular attendance and arriving to school on time.
  2. Review homework, report cards, agenda books, and other forms of
  3. Emphasize the importance of being prepared for school by having the
    necessary school supplies and completing homework assignments.
  4. Communicate regularly with my child’s school and teacher and attend school
  5. Emphasize the importance of following school and class rules.

**COVID-19 Health Screening Commitment**

Parents/Guardians and students must make a thoughtful and continuing commitment to following recommended health requirements for controlling Covid-19 in our schools. To help accomplish
the School Division’s important safety requirements for students attending in-person classes, parents/guardians and students must review, discuss among themselves, and commit to the
following guidelines:

1. To help ensure that students are free of Covid-19 symptoms before attending school each day, parents/guardians must observe their student and do the following:
Check for what CDC lists as common symptoms including fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath/difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle/body aches, headache, new loss of taste or
smell, sore throat, congestion/runny nose, nausea/vomiting, and or diarrhea
Conduct a temperature check of your student.
Students who display any of these symptoms or a temperature above 100.4 (without medication) should stay home, and parents should notify the school.
2. Ensure that students have not been in close contact with someone who has Covid-19 symptoms, has tested positive for Covid-19, or is awaiting test results. Students who have been in close
contact should stay home, and parents should notify the school.
3. Upon notification from the school that their student is ill, the parent/guardian must make arrangements to promptly pick-up their student.
4. Parents/Guardians must support and strongly encourage compliance with risk reduction strategies being applied in the school (physical distancing, use of face coverings, etc.).
5. Students and staff are required to wear masks whenever six feet of distancing cannot be maintained on all Chesapeake Public School Property. This includes entry and departure from
schools, while waiting for and on school buses, in school hallways, restrooms, and while attending school-sponsored events.

Students who are absent consecutively for 15 days or more due to COVID-19 illness or related quarantine will be required to provide documentation from a doctor verifying the circumstance and giving an approval to return to school with a specific return date.


Student Responsibilities

The students will:

  1. Take responsibility for completing all classroom work and homework
  2. Attend school regularly and promptly.
  3. Follow the rules of the school.
  4. Demonstrate respect for myself, other students, and adults.
  5. Set goals and ask for help, when needed, to reach them.

Students that disregard the health and safety mitigation strategies in place will be subject to disciplinary action. The Student Code of Conduct outlines consequences associated with unsafe
behaviors, and that students may be immediately assigned to a virtual learning environment.

Option 1: On-Campus Continuum (as much as possible)
Depending on the type of instructional delivery model used at the time, students will:
1. Report to campus for a full regular school day. Students who do not report to campus on their assigned days will be marked absent.
2. Participate in weekly scheduled real-time synchronous learning through video conferencing sessions. Attendance in virtual class sessions is required.
3. Participate in independent asynchronous learning experiences through assignments that may be paper/pencil or online.
Option 2: Chesapeake Online
Students will participate in both scheduled real-time synchronous learning through video conferencing sessions and independent asynchronous online learning experiences. Students must turn in assigned work each week and stay on pace, as outlined in the division curriculum. Attendance in virtual class sessions is required.