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Home School Compact

Home & School Compact 2021-2022

 Point Loma High School and the parents/guardians of the students participating in activities, services, and programs funded by Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) (participating children), agree that this compact outlines how the parents/guardians, the entire school staff, and the students will share responsibility for improved student academic achievement and the means by which the school and parents/guardians will build and develop a partnership that will help children achieve California’s high standards.

We, the school staff of Point Loma High School, will share the responsibility to improve student academic achievement and help our students achieve California’s high standards by:

  • Providing high-quality curriculum and instruction in a supportive and effective learning environment that supports our Vision: Engaging, Educating, and Empowering All Students for the 21st Century, Mission: Create a Safe, Dynamic, Intellectual Culture That Prepares All Students for a Four-Year University and the 21st Century World of Work, and Core Beliefs; and enables our students to meet California’s student academic achievement standards
  • We desire our students feel connected to school, know they are capable of taking on academic challenges, and upon graduation, leave with the confidence that they are ready to make a difference in the world
  • We believe in honoring the diversity and unique gifts of each student
  • We believe all students can learn and meet high expectations in rigorous and supportive learning environment; and we are dedicated to improving student achievement for all students
  • We will provide assistance and tutoring; and encourage students to seek help when they do not understand the material
  • We will establish and enforce student behavioral expectations, and seek to involve students in creating a warm and caring learning environment
  • We will strive to provide challenging academic courses which create excitement about learning and instill a desire for the pursuit of learning, such as Advanced Placement, Honors, and Advanced Classes; and Regional Occupational Programs and Career Technical Education
  • We believe it is important for all students to feel connected to high school, and we provide a number of opportunities including extensive extracurricular clubs, visual and performing arts programs, and athletics
  • We will strive to provide a positive high school experience for our students balanced with academics and personal growth; and will encourage students to expand horizons; pursue recreational reading; and explore nature and educational, cultural, and recreational opportunities offered in our community
  • We believe learning as professionals in a collaborative culture is vital to student success, and our staff is committed to ongoing professional development in order to improve our instructional practice, and dedicated to professional growth through collaboration within and among all academic departments
  • We believe parent and community involvement is critical to student success, and supports and enlarges the students' view of the world
  • We will use our School Site Plan for Student Achievement and our WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges) Action Plan to guide us in these endeavors
  • Communicating regularly with families about their student’s progress in school through progress reports, email, phone calls, parent-teacher meetings, and other available means
  • We will encourage parents/guardians to communicate with teachers, counselors, and administrators so that we may work to together to ensure a quality education for all of our students
  • We will use Power School, Google Classroom and/or Canvas so that parents/guardians and students can have timely access to students’ grades, assignments, attendance, and behavior.
  • We will provide progress reports every 4 weeks during Online Learning. Quarterly report cards are sent by mail. Parents/guardians will be notified electronically and by School Messenger phone messages of the dates the progress report will be sent home.  Parents/guardians may also request progress reports from teachers at any time.
  • We will offer parent-teacher and parent-school guidance counselor conferences, and parents/guardians are encouraged to make appointments whenever they have a concern. Parents/guardians can request assistance on what they can do to support their child's learning.
  • We will operate the pointlomahigh.com website, where parents/guardians and students can find staff e-mail addresses, telephone numbers and extensions, calendars of events and meetings, and school information
  • We will provide parents/guardians with open and timely communication utilizing the Point Loma High School website, marquee, e-blasts, School Messenger phone messages, and periodic mailings and notices sent home
  • We will provide parents/guardians the opportunity throughout the year to sign up to be a parent volunteer. All volunteers must have a TB clearance and comply with district policy regarding volunteer policy.  Please contact the school at (619) 223-3121 extension 1107 if you are interested in volunteering.
  • We will encourage parental involvement at all levels; advisory groups and committees include School Site Council (SSC), Instructional Governance Council (IGC), English Language Advisory Committee (ELAC), District Advisory Committee (DAC), Gifted and Talented Education (GATE), Pointer Association, Booster clubs, and Senior Exhibitions
  • We will welcome parents/guardians to arrange classroom visitations
 

We, as Point Loma High School students, will share the responsibility to improve our academic achievement and achieve California’s high standards by:

  • Being accountable for our own learning
  • Attending school on time every day
  • Participating in class (both online and in person)
  • Recording homework assignments and activities in our student planners
  • Completing our homework and turning it in on time
  • Seeking help from teachers and / or online tutors when we do not understand the material
  • Attending lunch or after school assistance / tutoring as often as required
  • Promptly notifying parent(s) about flyers, phone messages, and electronic messages from the school
  • Understanding and following the school’s behavior expectation policies concerning academics, citizenship, dress code, cheating, theft, bullying, tardiness, and zero tolerance
  • We understand what constitutes cheating on assignments and the consequences: any intentional giving or using of outside assistance related to the completion of an assignment that was meant to be an individual assignment, including copying another student’s work or any misuse of technology
  • We understand that Point Loma High School promotes dress regulations that indicate that school work is important and that school is a place-of-work; and we will follow the school dress code
  • We understand that any theft, concealment, alteration, or distribution of student, staff, or library material including, altering of computer hardware or software or unauthorized electronic entry into either student or staff files, is prohibited
  • We understand that we can be searched if school officials have reasonable suspicion that we have violated a SDUSD policy; and our locker is also subject to inspection at any time by school or law enforcement officials
  • We understand that harassment, intimidation, bullying, or cyberbullying will not be tolerated at PLHS; this includes any written, verbal, physical act or communication that is unwanted, harmful, or threatening to another individual and interferes with a student’s education, is damaging to one’s property, creates an intimidating environment and/or disrupts education or related activities
  • We will follow guidelines provided by the school and parents/guardians for the safe use of digital tools and the Internet
  • We will not use electronic items, (MP3 players, cell phones, speakers, headphones, etc.) during class
  • We are responsible for keeping our locker clean and reporting any needed repairs to the school office
  • We will do our best to keep our campus clean, and throw any trash items into a trash can or recycling bin
  • We understand that we are responsible for our behavior when riding the school bus both to and from school; and must remain on campus upon arrival at PLHS
  • We understand that smoking, vaping, drugs, and alcohol are harmful to our health; as well as illegal and subject to punishment under the SDUSD zero tolerance policy
  • We understand the $1 Million benefit of a college degree, the requirements for graduating from high school, and the A-G entrance requirements for California State University and University of California
  • We will make positive use of our extracurricular time
  • We will expand our horizons by reading and exploring nature and educational, cultural, and recreational opportunities offered in our community

 

We, as Point Loma High School parents/guardians, will support our student’s learning by:

  • Staying informed about, and participating in decisions related to, our child’s education
  • Signing up to receive e-blasts from Point Loma High School and Point Loma Cluster Schools Foundation
  • Notifying school office immediately with changes to home or emergency contact information (i.e. change of address; new telephone number, new e-mail address)
  • Reading all notices received from Point Loma High School or San Diego City Schools and responding as appropriate
  • Reporting each and every day our child is absent, and clearing up any reported absence
  • Having our student sign a contract for independent study whenever there will be an absence of 5 or more days
  • Making sure our student is seeking help from teachers when they do not understand the material
  • Monitoring our student’s grades, homework, and attendance by checking Power School and /or other teacher e-mail communication; and checking the student planner to make sure it is being utilized effectively
  • Understanding and making sure that our student is following the school’s behavior expectation policies concerning academics, citizenship, dress code, cheating, theft, bullying, tardiness, and zero tolerance
  • Being a positive role model, including practicing safe driving around school zones
  • Understanding the $1 Million benefit of a college degree and the A-G entrance requirements for California State University and University of California
  • Verifying that our student is utilizing the Xello program and resources
  • Providing access to the Internet at home or by requesting a hot spot from SDUSD
  • Submitting enrollment forms for free or reduced breakfast/ lunch annually if meeting the program qualifications
  • Promoting positive use of our student’s free time to get involved in extracurricular and community activities
  • Encouraging our student to expand horizons; and explore nature and educational, cultural, and recreational opportunities offered in our community
  • Encouraging recreational reading
  • Attending school events/functions, such as Curriculum Night, College Night, Open House, and the Distinguished Lecture Series, to learn more about my student’s educational experience
  • Serving on and/ or attending advisory groups and committees such as School Site Council (SSC), Instructional
  • Governance Council (IGC), English Language Advisory Committee (ELAC), District Advisory Committee (DAC), Gifted and Talented Education (GATE), Pointer Association, Booster clubs, and Senior Exhibitions
  • Monitoring the time our student spends on electronic media (i.e. video games, television, social media)
  • Demonstrating a positive example by personally pursuing lifelong learning opportunities