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CGE Parent/Teacher Compact Policy 2019-2020


Communication About Student Learning:


Cedar Grove Elementary School is committed to frequent two-way communication with parents and families about student learning. Some of the ways you can expect us to reach out to you are:


*Class Dojo

*Student agendas

*Class newsletters

*Teacher notes or phone calls

*Parent-Teacher conferences

*School Messenger


Do you have questions about your student’s progress?


Contact your student’s teacher by phone

 (615-904-3777), email, or Class Dojo to request a conference or more information about your student.



Cedar Grove Elementary


and Family Compact




What is a Compact?

A compact is an agreement that parents and families, students and teachers develop together.  It explains how parents, families, students, and teachers will work together and each person’s responsibilities to make sure all students are reaching academic success.


Jointly Developed

The parents, families, students, and teachers of Cedar Grove Elementary School developed this compact.  Teachers suggested home learning strategies; parents and families added ideas to make them more specific; and, students told us what would help them learn.  Meetings and events are held each year to review the compact, make changes, if necessary, and approve the compact.


Building Partnerships

Date TBA (5:00-7:00) Annual Fall Meeting and Open House – Please join us as we share Title I information, what it means to be a Title I School, and classroom-specific information.


Date TBA (6:00-7:00) Parent Lending Library Training – Please join us to learn how to use a variety of tools and resources to assist your child with reading and math at home. Parents will be trained on the materials that are available to check-out for use at home.


Date TBA (5:30-7:00) Family Math Night – Families, please join us to enjoy many engaging math activities presented by our classroom teachers. A light dinner will be served.


Date TBA (6:00-7:00) Technology Night – Parents, when you attend this training, you will learn ways to use technology to increase reading and math success for your child.


*** We offer many other parent and family events here at Cedar Grove. Be on the lookout for these events on bright pink paper! ***

Paige Jorge, Principal




Cedar Grove Goals for Student Achievement


District Goals

Rutherford County will increase ELA and Math Achievement. RCS will demonstrate expected or above average growth in ELA and Math.


School Goals

*CGE will improve English and Language Arts Achievement for upper elementary.

*CGE will improve Math Achievement and Growth for upper elementary.

*CGE will improve Early Literacy in lower elementary.


Teachers, families, students – Together for Success



At School

  •         Conduct math trainings for parents and families to learn strategies to help their student increase math achievement.
  •          Offer a Family Math Night to provide parents, families, and students the opportunity to experience real-world problem-solving skills together.
  •          Conduct reading trainings for parents and families to learn strategies to use at home to increase ELA achievement.
  •       Offer a Family Literacy Night to provide Cedar Grove Families a night of fun and engaging activities to promote a love of reading.



At Home

  •          Help with my student’s academic success by establishing a time and a place to support learning at home.
  •         Attend parent trainings for math and ELA to learn what my student is being taught in class.
  •         Review my student’s classwork on solving real-world problems to ensure their understanding.
  •         Have students work on recommended websites to learn new math and ELA strategies, such as i-Ready math and reading.





  •         Read every night for at least 20 minutes.
  •         Use websites, such as i-Ready reading and math, to complete practice assignments and activities.         Complete assignments with my parents or family members. Mark the math problems and ELA questions that I do not understand.
  •        Use strategies I have learned to check my understanding of the text or math problems.
  •         Teach someone at my home about something I learned at school during the day.



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         Cedar Grove Elementary School Wide

Parent & Family Engagement Policy 2019-2020

Reaching Out (Welcoming all families into the school community and speaking up for every child):

This school will encourage parent involvement, inform parents of their parental rights, provide assessment results, and curriculum expectation by:

  • Convening an Annual Fall Meeting through which the parents are informed of the parent involvement program and their rights. 
  • Involving parents when planning and evaluating programs through surveys and other means.
  • Providing communication through Class Dojo, newsletters, meetings, surveys, school agendas/folders, school web pages and conferences.
  • Making the school’s parent involvement policy available to the community through the school website.
  • Providing a copy of the district and school parent involvement policy.
  • Responding to parent suggestions/ concerns in a timely manner.


Sharing Responsibility (Communicating effectively, supporting student success, and sharing power): This school will share with parents the responsibility of the students’ education by:

  • Working with parents to develop a written agreement outlining responsibilities of each party to help students achieve in school.
  • Offering flexible communication through means of conferences, phone calls, newsletters, and e-mails.
  • Providing opportunities for parents to actively participate in school activities.
  • Providing the opportunity for parents to review and improve the parent involvement policy and school improvement plan.

Parents rights:

  • Parents have the right to ask for professional qualifications of the instructional staff that teaches their child.
  • Parents may ask for the detailed system report card on student achievement.
  • Parents have the right to know the detailed report card on student achievement and whether or not the schools are succeeding according to predetermined performance standards.

Assistance (Collaborating with the community): This school will actively seek more parent involvement and participation by:

  • Assisting parents with their needs and information by coordinating with other community programs and agencies.
  • Relating positive communication to parents about the progress of their child.
  • Coordinating with other programs to provide resources and extra help to families in need.
  • Using the appropriate language when communicating with parents who have limited English.
  • Offering parent-training sessions on a flexible schedule.
  • Informing parents concerning opportunities for Literacy training and job skills in the community.
  • Coordinating with the ESL program to meet the needs of non- English speaking parents.


Cedar Grove Elementary School Wide
Política de participación de padres y familias
Reaching Out (Acogiendo con beneplácito a todas las familias en la comunidad escolar y hablando por cada niño): 
esta escuela fomentará la participación de los padres, informará a los padres sobre sus derechos parentales,
proporcionará resultados de evaluación y expectativas de currículo al: • Convocar una reunión anual de otoño a través de la cual se informa a los padres sobre el programa de participación de los padres y sus derechos. • Involucrar a los padres al planificar y evaluar programas a través de encuestas y otros medios. • Proporcionar comunicación a través de Class Dojo, boletines, reuniones, encuestas, agendas / carpetas escolares, páginas web de la escuela y conferencias. • Poner a disposición de la comunidad la política de participación de los padres de la escuela a través del sitio web de la escuela. • Proporcionar una copia de la política de participación de los padres del distrito y la escuela. • Responder a las sugerencias / inquietudes de los padres de manera oportuna. Compartir responsabilidad (comunicarse de manera efectiva, apoyar el éxito de los estudiantes y compartir el poder):
esta escuela compartirá con los padres la responsabilidad de la educación de los estudiantes al: • Trabajar con los padres para desarrollar un acuerdo por escrito que describa las responsabilidades de cada parte para ayudar a los estudiantes a tener éxito en la escuela. • Ofrecer una comunicación flexible a través de conferencias, llamadas telefónicas, boletines y correos electrónicos. • Brindar oportunidades para que los padres participen activamente en las actividades escolares. • Brindar a los padres la oportunidad de revisar y mejorar la política de participación de los padres y el plan de mejora escolar. Derechos de los padres: • Los padres tienen derecho a solicitar calificaciones profesionales del personal de instrucción que enseña a sus hijos. • Los padres pueden solicitar el boletín de calificaciones detallado del sistema sobre el rendimiento de los estudiantes. • Los padres tienen derecho a conocer la boleta de calificaciones detallada sobre el rendimiento de los estudiantes y si las escuelas están teniendo éxito
o no de acuerdo con los estándares de rendimiento predeterminados. Asistencia (Colaboración con la comunidad): esta escuela buscará activamente una mayor participación y participación de los padres mediante: • Ayudar a los padres con sus necesidades e información mediante la coordinación con otros programas y agencias de la comunidad. • Relacionar la comunicación positiva con los padres sobre el progreso de sus hijos. • Coordinar con otros programas para proporcionar recursos y ayuda adicional a las familias necesitadas. • Usar el idioma apropiado al comunicarse con padres que tienen un inglés limitado. • Ofrecer sesiones de capacitación para padres en un horario flexible. • Informar a los padres sobre las oportunidades de capacitación en alfabetización y habilidades laborales en la comunidad. • Coordinar con el programa de ESL para satisfacer las necesidades de los padres que no hablan inglés.