What Is A Learning Compact?

    Effective communication is essential for building school-family partnerships.  The more parents and teachers share relevant information with each other about a student, the better equipped both will be to help that child achieve academically. When parents are able to form a partnership with the school, it has a powerful impact on the child’s educational experience.  All adults need to work cooperatively to enable children to reach the high academic standards expected at each grade level. The compact simply states the roles of the school staff and the parent(s)/guardian(s).  Additionally, the child also assumes responsibility for his or her education.  This compact is an agreement between the home and school.  Together, we do make a difference.

     This school-parent compact is in effect during the 2017-2018 school year.

     How Are Students Selected?

    Students are selected based upon the following criteria:

     Title I Reading Assessments:

     AIMSweb Test of Early Literacy is set of brief, individually administered standardized measures for children in Kindergarten and Grade 1 used to assess skills and inform instruction. 

    AIMSweb Benchmark Comparison in Reading is a reading assessment for students in Grades 2 through 5.  The standardized measures include Vocabulary, Reading Comprehension, Silent Reading Fluency, and Oral Reading Fluency.

     Benchmark Assessment System (BAS)

    Each child is given texts of increasing difficulty to identify the appropriate level for instruction in relation to reading comprehension.  The information is used to monitor a reader’s growth over time.   



    Elementary Reading Specialist




    Fort Allen Elementary


    Gennie McCandle


    Jody Schmitt


    Karly Vesely


     Beth Vreeland



    Stanwood Elementary


    Cindy Butler


    Emily Holsinger


    Allison Hunter


    Heather Rossi




    West Hempfield Elementary


    Cathy Egno


    Melissa Haney


    Jennifer Shannon


    Noel Vilella








    The Hempfield Area School District, and the parents of students participating in activities, services, and programs funded by Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, agree that this compact outlines how the parents, school staff, and students will share the responsibility for improved academic achievement.  The school and parents will build and develop a partnership that will help children achieve the State’s high standards. 


    School Responsibilities

    The staff at Hempfield Area School District will:

    • Provide high quality curriculum and instruction in a supportive and effective learning environment that meets local, state, and national standards
    • Hold conferences to discuss each child’s individual progress
    • Communicate academic growth and assessment results with parents
    • Explain the Title I program and assessments
    • Be available for consultation with parents
    • Provide materials and training to help parents work with their children
    • Provide parents opportunities to participate and observe classroom activities


    Student Responsibilities

    As a member of the team, I will:

    • Do my best to complete what is expected of me at my grade level
    • Listen to my teacher and complete my work on time
    • Take home and bring back all assigned work
    • Be responsible for my own behavior
    • Ask for help when I need it
    • Read for pleasure


    Parent Responsibilities

    As a member of the Title I team, I will support my child’s learning in the following ways:

    • Be informed of my child’s test scores and Title I eligibility for Reading
    • Give my child a quiet place to study
    • Review my child’s assignments, encouraging him/her to complete homework
    • Spend 15-30 minutes each day working with my child at home
    • Attend Open House, Parent Conferences, Parent Education Night and Open Door Day
    • Make sure my child maintains good attendance
    • Alert the teacher of any struggles and/or concerns that are noticed at home




    Parent Signature  _____________________________________________________________Date_________________________


    The Hempfield Area School District, an equal opportunity employer, will not discriminate in employment, educational programs or activities, based on race, sex, handicap, or because a person is a disabled veteran of the Vietnam era.  This policy of non-discrimination extends to all other legally protected classifications.  Publication of this policy in this document is in accordance with state and federal laws including Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.  Inquiries should be directed to the Supervisor of Pupil Services, Hempfield Area School District, 4347 Route 136, Greensburg, PA  15601-9315 (724-834-2590).