WHERE IS THE PLAN AVAILABLE?
The Family and Community Engagement Plan and all other Title I information are available on our school’s website https://www.gcpsk12.org/DiscoveryHS under the Parents/ Students tab and then Parent Center/Title I section. Families can also find paper copies of this Family and Community Engagement Plan in our Family Engagement Center. The plan is also available for review on the parent's MyPatmentsPlus account.
HOW IS THE PLAN DEVELOPED AND REVISED?
It is reviewed and revised at least annually during the Planning Meeting in the spring. All feedback forms from the Planning Meeting are submitted to the Office of Federal Programs for review. Families who are not able to attend the Planning Meeting have the opportunity to review draft documents and provide input during the draft document review period.
We use family-friendly language and format when communicating with our parents. We eliminate the use of jargon, abbreviations, and acronyms; when possible, we use a shorter form of our agendas for our Title I meetings.
Parents can request teacher conferences throughout the school year by contacting the counseling office at 678-226-4247 or our Parent Outreach Liaison, Diana Bregeth, at 678-226-2282 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
OUR DISTRICT GOALS
Empathy: Cultural competence, staff and student wellbeing, educator diversity.
Equity: Multi-tiered system of support, opportunity and access, equitable resource allocation.
Effectiveness: Results-Based evaluation system, talent management, educational return on investment.
Excellence: Preferred education destination, post-secondary and workforce readiness, world-class communication and engagement.
OUR SCHOOL GOALS
We will provide all students with high quality curriculum and instruction in a supportive and effective learning environment to meet high academic standards.
Long Term Goals through 2024:
- Increase our graduation rate to 90%
- Perform at or above both state and GCPS averages on district and/or state assessments
- Increasing students' academic knowledge and skills for college and career readiness, including a focus on completing Career Pathways, earning college credits, developing professional skills, and increasing citizenship and civic engagement.
WHAT IS A FAMILY AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT PLAN?
It is a plan that describes how our school will provide opportunities to improve family engagement that will support student learning at school and at home. All students and their families are invited and encouraged to fully participate in the opportunities described in this plan. The school will provide information and as many opportunities as possible for the participation of all family members.
WHAT IS A SCHOOL-FAMILY PROMISE?
It is a written agreement that outlines how the school, the students, and the family will work together to ensure your child’s academic success. An effective School-Family Promise contains the following elements:
- Clear learning goals that are linked to the school’s improvement plan
- Specific skills students will learn during the year
- Strategies that staff, families, and students will use to improve student learning
- Ways to extend learning at home
- Methods teachers and family members will use to communicate about student progress
- Opportunities for family members to observe and participate in the classroom
- Jointly-developed by families, school staff, students, community business partners, and other stakeholders during our Planning Meeting
- Reviewed and revised throughout the year [Tell how your school will review the School-Family Promise with families throughout the school year. Include examples such as reviewing the Promise at building parent capacity activities and parent-teacher conferences.]
ENGAGING AND EMPOWERING FAMILIES WITH…
- Title I Program Information: Program information is available during the Title I Planning Meeting in the spring and Annual Parent Meetings in the fall, on the school website, and in the Parent Center.
- Curriculum Information: Knowing what your child is learning at school is important. We will keep you informed throughout the year about what your child is learning during parent meetings, conferences, eCLASS, and on our school website.
- Student Progress Monitoring: The Parent Portal is an online resource that allows families to view grades, attendance, schedules, assessment, and your child’s results, course history, and much more. Monitoring your child’s progress in school is an important way to be engaged.
- Parent Resources: We have many resources available for checkout to use at home with your child. We also host several parent workshops to empower you as you work with your child at home.
- Staff Training: We will train our staff to effectively communicate with you. Your input on how we train our staff is valuable.
- Communication: We will communicate, to the extent feasible, all information with you in a language and format you understand. Whenever possible, we will provide interpreters during parent workshops, and academic events. Translation is available for most documents.
- Transition Support: Entering a new school can be scary for both students and families. We will host events to make sure both you and your child are aware of what is expected and how you can prepare as your child transitions to a new school level, college, and career.
WORKING TOGETHER TO ENSURE SUCCESS
Discovery HS will…
- Conduct parent informational sessions and/or workshops to support parents in being aware of the graduation requirements, social emotional considerations, academic expectations, and post-secondary planning.
- Teach parents to locate materials on eCLASS to help their students successfully navigate and utilize the digital platform.
- Utilize Quality-Plus Teaching Strategies and best practices to develop and implement well-developed lessons, remediation, and enrichment opportunities.
- Post educational links and support tools on teachers' eCLASS pages that students and parents can use to promote literacy skills in reading, writing, speaking, and listening.
Please ensure all activities engage families in the education of their children.
Marci Sledge 5/25/23
Principal’s Signature Date
As Students, we will…
- Work with our teachers and families to demonstrate mastery of interpreting documents and text to connect proper learning and explain a situation or process or support an argument or claim.
- Utilize eCLASS and other educational resources on a daily basis to be academically successful in all areas.
- Visit teachers' web pages to locate content tasks, practice, and assessments, as well as implement instructional strategies to help prepare for mastery in all content areas.
As Families, we will…
- Attend workshops to learn strategies to support their students at home by preparing them to write well-composed constructed responses that use evidence.
- Work with their students to locate and use exercises from eCLASS and other resources at home to improve writing skills.
- Visit teachers' web pages to locate content specific exercises to use with their students.
Parents will have the opportunity to meet with teachers during the school-wide Parent-Teacher conferences, which will take place at the end of the first 9 weeks and the 3rd 9 weeks of school. Parents can also request teacher conferences throughout the school year by contacting the counseling office at 678-226-4247. Parents will receive just in time information through our weekly parent newsletter on-line and frequent communication via email.
If you need interpretation and/or translation services, please contact: Diana Bregeth at 678-226-2282.
ACTIVITIES TO BUILD OUR PARTNERSHIP
Discovery High School is committed to providing opportunities for parents to engage in parent workshops, volunteering, observations, and parent-teacher conferences.
Title I Planning Meeting
Title I Annual Parents Meeting
EL Parent Night
Rising 9th Grade Transition
Grade Level Information Nights
Math &Science Support Nights
Dates and times of all events can be found on
Discovery High School's website
DID YOU KNOW?
- Title I is a federal program designed to support school reform efforts to improve teaching and learning for all students.
- Title I programs are based on effective means of improving student achievement and include strategies to support family engagement.
- The Title I Office reserves at least one percent of the district’s allocation to fund family and community engagement programs. The use of these funds is based on suggestions gathered at our spring Planning Meetings from families and community members. Funds are distributed equally to all our Title I schools.
- Childcare and/or transportation may be provided for meetings and school events.
At Discovery High School, we will provide all students with
high quality education and instruction in a
supportive and equitable learning environment.
VISIT OUR FAMILY ENGAGEMENT CENTER
Our Family Engagement Center has learning games, books, and many other resources available for families to checkout and use at home. Our Parent Outreach Liaison is Diana Bregeth. She is available to help you find resources, navigate the Parent Portal, connect with teachers, and learn about ways you can help your children at home.
Our Family Engagement Center is located in the 100 hall across from the Counseling Office/Career Computer Lab..
Hours of Operation
7:00 AM-2:30 PM
Please contact Diana Bregeth for additional information about our Family Engagement Center and resources available for check-out.
Phone Number: 678-226-2282
We encourage our parents to volunteer at our school by
contacting Ms. Bregeth in the Family Engagement Center
for upcoming opportunities.
Parents should contact the counseling office to set up a time to conduct classroom observations.