Mr. Patrick McCabe, Superintendent of Schools
Akron Elementary School
Principal: Mr. Todd Esposito
Asst. Principal: Mrs. Caroline Kos
Akron Middle School
Principal: Mr. Joseph Caprio
Asst. Principal: Mrs. Mary Fial
Akron High School
Principal: Mr. Stephen Dimitroff
Asst. Principal: Mrs. Mary Fial
The Mission of the Akron Central School District, a learning-centered community dedicated to our students is to ensure that each student realizes his or her unique human potential and contributes positively to society, through a system characterized by:
· Valuing the unique gifts and dreams of each human person
· Developing all dimensions of each human being
· Advancing the knowledge, skills and wisdom of every person
· Nurturing and respecting the dignity of each human being
· Cooperatively working to continuously create new realities
Akron Central Schools
Title I Consolidated Grant
SCHOOL AND PARENT COMPACTSCHOOL
· Welcomes parent
Whether by telephone, in letters, or in person, the principal and school staff are cordial and inviting to parents when they contact or come to the building.
· Invites participation
Parents’ assistance is welcomed when there are appropriate projects, classroom, or extra-curricular activities that need or would benefit from additional adult help.
· Communicates effectively
Communications from the school are clearly written and address information parents need to know in order to assist their children in their learning. Academic expectations, homework assignments, and news about school activities should be clear, timely, and free from jargon.
· Reports student progress in a timely fashion
While parents understand that report cards are issued three times a year, and that at the secondary level, five-week reports are also available, some students’ progress needs to be reported more frequently. Parents should not be “surprised” if a student is not succeeding.
· Provides standard-based curriculum and instruction and prepares students for assessments
It is expected that New York State standards and curriculum are used as a basis for instruction and that students are well-prepared by their teachers to succeed on both local and state assessments.
· Provides compensatory services for students who need extra support
When students are not successful in their coursework or on local or state assessments, the school will provide remedial, or if necessary, special education services.
· Is a center for community activity
The school is viewed by the community as a site for positive child and family activity. Events sponsored by the school and/or the PTO are family-friendly, providing wholesome and enriching activities.
· Provide home environment that fosters academic achievement
Parents recognize that for children to be successful in school, they require sufficient rest and nutrition and good health. Parent interest is evident in conversations they hold with their children about school, units of study, assignments and school activities; in their desire to volunteer at or visit their children’s school; and in their ability to instill a good work ethic in their children.
· Support recommendations made by school personnel
Whether with regard to academics or discipline, students benefit when the home and the school work together. Children who know that the school and the parent will support one another get a consistent message about what is right and what is wrong.
· Communicate effectively with school personnel
Information about health or family issues may be important for the school to know in order to effectively teach a child. It is also helpful if concerns are addressed to the school in a positive way so that parents and school personnel can problem-solve together for the benefit of the child.
· Help children learn to manage time
Organization of time and space are important tools in learning and in life. Keeping a routine, letting children know the schedule ahead of time, planning together on a monthly, weekly, and daily basis – all of these can make learning and life easier.
· Participate positively in child’s school life
Parents who are enthusiastic learners can pass that on to their children. Giving praise when deserved, volunteering at school events, extending children’s learning on family trips – all of these let a child know that learning is important.
· Do not make excuses for child’s lack of success
While there might be reasons for a lack of success, these should not become excuses. Parents who help children find a way to succeed rather than excuse failure are building positive character traits.