Three Way Pledge

Teacher - Student - Parent Compact
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The Teacher Pledge

I am committed to creating a school that knows no limits to the academic success of each student. The following represents my personal commitment to the academic success of every student at Katherine Smith Elementary School:

  • Accept no limits on the learning potential of any child
  • Meet the individual learning needs of each child
  • Create serious classroom learning environments
  • Treat students, parents, and colleagues with courtesy and respect
  • Hold students, parents, and each other to the highest standards of performance
  • Collaborate regularly with colleagues to seek and implement more effective strategies for helping each child to achieve his or her academic potential
  • Do whatever it takes – go the extra mile – to ensure that every student achieves or exceeds grade level expectations based on state academic standards.

The Student Pledge

I understand that my education is very important to my future. It will help me develop the tools I need to become a successful and productive person. I understand my parent(s) and teacher(s) want to help me do my very best in school. I know that I am the one responsible for my own success, and that I must work hard to achieve it. I know that my education now will prepare me for college in the future. I commit to:

  • Arriving at school everyday on time unless I am ill
  • Following the rules and the six pillars of character of our school
  • Completing and turning in work on time everyday
  • Returning letters, corrected work, and other school materials to my parents
  • I will be responsible for my own behavior

Each of these responsibilities speaks to my commitment to learn and become the best student I can.


The Parent Pledge

I understand that my children’s education today is essential for their success in life. This experience will support them to become successful and productive persons. It will also prepare them for college, if they so choose to attend. I realize that participation in my child’s education will help his or her achievement and attitude. I commit to:

  • Ensure that my child attends school on time everyday unless they are ill.
  • I will make sure my child gets an adequate night’s sleep (at least 10-12 hours)
  • I will return all school communication promptly
  • I will provide a quiet place for my child to study

Each of these responsibilities speaks to my commitment to support Katherine Smith in order to ensure a bright future for my child.


The Three Way Pledge Form (pdf)

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