The Contract

The Contract

Los Pen Academy is a choice program that is open to students of all abilities in 3rd through 5th grade within Poway Unified School District.  Students, parents, and teachers must make a three-way commitment to be at the Los Pen Academy.  Prior to signing the contract, teachers meet with every individual family.  All participants must sign and uphold the contract to the school, to each other, and agree to dedicate the time and effort necessary to achieve success.

TEACHERS COMMITMENT

I fully commit to the Academy in the following ways:

  • I will do whatever it takes for students to learn.
  • Cell phone messages may be left at any time, and I will return messages between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. Sunday through Friday.
  • I will always protect the safety, interests and rights of all individuals at the Academy.

PARENTS’/GUARDIANS’ COMMITMENT

We fully commit to the Academy in the following ways:

  • We will make sure that our child arrives at the Academy by 7:55 a.m. and stays until 3:10 p.m. every day except Wednesday (dismissal at 2:00pm on Wednesday).
  • We will have our child attend the Academy Orientation on August 22nd from 7:55 am – 10:00 am
  • School begins on August 23, 2017 and ends on June 14, 2018.
  • Our child will only miss school due to illness, medical appointments, or bereavement.
  • We will notify the teacher prior to the start of school if our child will be absent from school.
  • We will do whatever it takes for our child to learn.
  • We will attend parent meetings as scheduled and volunteer for at least 5 hours at Los Pen Academy Foundation events, fundraisers and/or board meetings.
  • We will check our child’s homework every night, let him/her call the teacher if there is a problem with the homework, sign and return all tests, and ensure that our child reads at least 180 minutes every week.
  • We will always make ourselves available to our children, the school, and address any concerns they may have.
  • We will carefully read all correspondence sent home from school.  We will allow our child to go on Academy field trips.
  • We understand that our child must follow the Academy rules so as to protect the safety, interests, and rights of all individuals at the school.
  • We, not the school, are responsible for the behavior and actions of our child.

Failure to adhere to these commitments may cause my child to lose various Academy privileges, and can lead to my child leaving the Academy and being returned to a traditional school setting.

STUDENT’S COMMITMENT

  • I will arrive at the Academy by 7:55 a.m. and stays until 3:10 p.m. every day except Wednesday (dismissal at 2:00pm on Wednesday).
  • I will attend the Academy Orientation on August 22nd from 7:55 am – 10:00 am.
  • School begins on  August 23, 2017 and ends on June 14, 2018.
  • I will do whatever it takes to learn.  I will always work, think, and behave in the best way I know.
  • I will complete all my homework every night, I will call my teacher if I have a problem with homework or a problem about coming to school, and I will raise my hand and ask questions if I do not understand something in class.
  • If I make a mistake, I will tell the truth and accept personal responsibility for my actions.
  • I will always behave in a respectful manner that protects the safety, interests, and rights of every individual at the Academy.
  • I am responsible for my own behavior.

Failure to adhere to these commitments may cause me to lose various Academy privileges, and can lead to me leaving the Academy and being returned to a traditional school setting.