XIX. Family-School Compact Parent's Right to Know

  • On December 10, 2015, President Barack Obama signed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) into law. ESSA replaces the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). In accordance with ESSA, school districts who receive Title I funds to support students’ academic success are required to notify families they have the right to request, and receive in a timely manner, information regarding the professional qualifications of the student’s classroom teachers, including, at a minimum, the following:

       A. Whether the student’s teacher:
       B. has met State qualification and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject areas in which the teacher provides instruction;
       C. is teaching under emergency or other provisional status through which State qualification or licensing criteria have been waived; and
       D. is teaching in the field of discipline of the certification of the teacher.
       E. Whether the child is provided services by paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications.

    In addition to the information stated above, parents of students in schools that receive funds under this part may request:

       F. (I) Information on the level of achievement and academic growth of the student, if applicable and available, on each of the State academic assessments required under this part; and

       G. (II)timely notice that the student has been assigned, or has been taught for 4 or more consecutive weeks by, a teacher who does not meet applicable State certification or licensure requirements at the grade level and subject area in which the teacher has been assigned.

    As we begin the 2022-2023 school year, all teachers have met state qualifications and licensing criteria and are teaching in a field for which they are certified. Likewise, all paraprofessionals are qualified to participate in the programs to which they have been assigned. Our staff is committed to helping your child develop the academic knowledge and critical thinking he/she needs to succeed in school and beyond. That commitment includes making sure that all of our teachers and paraprofessionals are highly skilled. If you have any questions about your child’s assignment to a teacher or paraprofessional, please contact Scott Eggerding, Director of Curriculum and Instruction, at seggerding@lths.net.


    What is a Family-School Compact?

    A Family-School Compact for Achievement is an agreement that parents, students, and teachers develop together. It explains how parents and teachers will work together to make sure all students get the individual support they need to reach and exceed standards.

    Communication about Student Learning

    Lyons Township High School is committed to communicating regularly with families about their children’s learning. Some of the ways you can expect us to communicate are:

      • Fall Open House
      • Parent Teacher Conferences
      • Infinite Campus for grade book and student information
      • Canvas for specific course information
      • Individual conferences per parent request

    District Goals for Student Achievement:

    To Improve the Academic Achievement of All Students, LT will...

        • Monitor and revise structured supports for students during the school day that assist students in their learning.
        • Ensure that LT’s curricular offerings are designed to prepare all students for college and career readiness upon graduation.
        • Review the work of the Equity and Achievement Team and increase access to and enrollment in level IV and V classes for minority and FRL students.
        • Ensure a Guaranteed and Viable Curriculum by developing curriculum maps that align course content to state and national standards and ensure all essential skills and outcomes are measured by formative and summative assessments.

    Family Connections In Math

    The curriculum is designed to work with students and their families to develop students’ mathematical understanding. Some of our key connections with families are to:

        • Provide course guides and resources through the course Canvas page.
        • Communicate promptly and proactively about your students and what we can do to help them be successful.

    Math Students

    Lyons Township math students are encouraged to join staff and parents to develop ideas about how they can succeed in school and develop college and career ready skills in mathematics:

        • Talk with my family about what I am learning in math.
        • Focus on improving understanding of key concepts.
        • Talk with teachers when things are frustrating or unclear.
        • Use drop-in centers to get help during lunch study.
        • If directed to a math lunch-study room, use the time to get caught up or better understand key concepts.
        • Be a partner in the learning process!

    Math At Home

    Lyons Township High School parents are welcomed to join staff to develop ideas about how families can support students’ mathematical understanding. Families may have other ideas to add to the list. Please feel free to share them!

        • Have fun with math. Use web resources to explore math at home.
        • Try to attend Open House, Parent Teacher conferences, and any additional parent centered nights.
        • Check Infinite Campus and Canvas for resources and to be familiar with the course content.
        • Contact teachers to discuss any needs.


        • Infinite Campus: Infinite Campus is a website on the internet through which parents and students can check student information and grades.
        • Canvas: Canvas provides links to course assignments, enrichment activities and videos/digital content to help support the curriculum.
        • Personal contacts: Teachers and parents will communicate through the school year via phone and email conversations.

    English At Home

    Parents and families can support students’ academic growth in many ways. Here are a few suggestions:

        • Have fun with English, reading, and history. Use web or local library resources to explore themes from class at home.
        • Encourage reading at home each day.
        • Attend Open House and Parent-Teacher conferences.
        • Check out the school website.
        • Contact teachers to discuss any needs.
        • Please help students stay organized at home.


    History aims to help students understand the complex world in which they live.

    Students will develop insights into the thoughts and feelings of people within their own culture and other cultures. They will also explore relationships between the past, present and future. Class content will be balanced with developing skills necessary for critical thinking, including: cause and effect, fact and opinion, public speaking, persuasive writing, and summarization.


    For a more detailed Parent School Compact, please visit the LTHS website at www.lths.net or contact the Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Scott Eggerding, seggerding@lths.net.