WHERE IS THE PLAN AVAILABLE?
The Family and Community Engagement Plan and other Title I information are available on our school’s website at http://www.givecentereast.org under the Title I Section. The Give East Family and Community Engagement Plan is available for parents during the Annual Title I Parent Meeting, and paper copies are in our Parent Center. Additionally, parents can access the plan on our school’s website during virtual meetings.
As students enroll at GIVE Center East, parents attend an orientation session during registration where they learn about Title I and are provided with Title I documents.
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.
Give Center East communicates with parents via email through ParentSquare, school flyers, school phone calls and texts. Interpretation is offered when needed. Most interpretation is in Spanish; however, other languages are available if requested. We encourage parents to schedule meetings by calling the following phone numbers:
GIVE Center East Front Office: 770-246-5301
Ms. Kiltz – 6th/7th Counselor – 770-338-4896
Ms. Beard – 8th / 9th Counselor – 770-338-4896
Ms. Tanesha Callahan – 10th Counselor – 770-338-4861
Mr. Franklin Givens – 11th / 12th Counselor – 678-376-0507
Ms. Laura Garwood – Title I PIC – 770-513-6817
Ms. Kristine Scoular – Title I Asst. Principal – 678-407-885
OUR DISTRICT GOALS
Empathy: Cultural competence, staff and student wellbeing, educator diversity.
Equity: Multi-tiered system of supports, 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.
Language Arts: All students will graduate as analytical readers, writers, and communicators of language.
Math: Students are expected to demonstrate proficiency through a deep understanding of numeracy with the ability to compute with fluency, think critically, and communicate their mathematical reasoning effectively.
Science: Students will develop a strong content understanding in the Earth, life, and physical sciences as well as develop problem-solving and critical-thinking skills.
Social Studies: Students will develop a strong understanding of themselves and their role and responsibility in society by discovering the heritage of their nation within a global context.
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.
On the 2024 Georgia Milestones, our goal is that at least 30% of students move up at least one performance band for each EOG and EOC subject areas.
Targeted Skills include (but not limited to):
1. Reading and annotating text to increase comprehension
2. Building vocabulary and understanding content specific vocabulary
3. Increasing computation fluency and accuracy
4. Expanding critical thinking skills
5. Developing multiple strategies to solve problems
6. Increasing the effectiveness of communication through writing and speech
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
- GIVE Center East will review the School-Family Promise with families during workshops and IEP meetings. Additionally, the School-Family Promise will be reviewed during our Local School Council Meetings.
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
GIVE Center East will…
- Offer frequent opportunities for parent/teacher conferences and SST meetings to be held at various times, on various days, and conducted face to face or digitally.
- Offer a tiered system of supports (MTSS) for students’ academic, behavior, and social/emotional needs.
- Offer opportunities for additional academic support after school and on Saturdays
Please ensure all activities engage families in the education of their children.
Dr. Brandon Bell 5/19/23
Principal’s Signature Date
As Students, we will…
- Engage in the resources and supports offered to us to better our attendance, grades, behavior, and/or social/emotional well-being.
- Give our best effort every day.
- Attend (virtually) after-school Academic Support and Credit Recovery.
- Attend Saturday Intervention.
As Families, we will…
- Attend parent workshops, conferences, and meetings. Engage with GIVE East faculty and staff who work with our children.
- Sign up for Parent Portal and check it regularly.
- Encourage our children to attend after-school Academic Support and Saturday Intervention.
We will facilitate two-way communication between teachers and families in the following ways: parent/teacher conferences, email, text messages, parent portal, eClass pages, teacher websites, phone conferences, and scheduled meetings with the principal.
If you need interpretation and/or translation services, please contact: Kristine Scoular @ 678.407.8857
ACTIVITIES TO BUILD OUR PARTNERSHIP
Title I Planning Meeting – Families share in the development of Title I documents.
Title I Documents Review – Parents review documents and provide input for our Title 1 school plan.
Annual Title I Parent Meeting (fall) – Families are invited to learn more about the Title I program and how it benefits our students in 2023 - 2024.
Student Transition, Promotion, and Graduation Workshop (fall and spring) – Families of students in grades 6-12 discuss requirements for promotion and graduation and the specific assessments that are required. Families learn how to make a smooth transition back to their home school. Counselors and registrars are available.
Parent Empowerment Academy for Child Excellence (P.E.A.C.E Academy) presentations held in conjunction with Saturday Intervention for students. These interactive workshops aim to help parents/guardians support their child academically by learning how to be an academic coach at home.
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.
Give Center East Mission:
The mission of GIVE Center East is to meet the unique academic, social, and emotional needs of our students in a safe and structured environment that builds a strong foundation for lifelong learning.
VISIT OUR FAMILY ENGAGEMENT CENTER
Our Family Engagement Center has books and many other resources available for families to checkout and use at home. Our Parent Instructional Coordinator is Laura Garwood who 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 Room 1.214 Hours of Operation: 7:30 AM – 1:00 PM, M - F
Please contact Ms. Garwood for additional information about our Family Engagement Center and resources available for checkout.
Contact Ms. Garwood for volunteer opportunities.