South Gwinnett High School
Working Together, Winning Together Pre K – 12
2288 Main Street E
Snellville, GA 30078
Last Revised: 5.19.2023
WHERE IS THE PLAN AVAILABLE?
The Family and Community Engagement Plan and all other Title I information are available on our school’s website at (https://www.gcpsk12.org) under the Title I Section. Families can also find paper copies of this Family and Community Engagement Plan in our Family Engagement Center.
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.
South Gwinnett High School communicates with families in a variety of ways. We regularly update our school website, social media accounts, and send weekly newsletters home via email. Our Monday Morning Messages also promote our upcoming events. Additionally, we communicate through our marquee and social media. When possible, this information is translated into multiple languages.
If you would like to schedule a meeting with your child’s teacher (s), please contact him or her directly. If a large group meeting is required, you may contact either your child’s counselor (contact information located on the SGHS website) or Dr. Marcia Gibbs Credle, Parent Instructional Coordinator. Dr. Credle can be reached via email at Marcia.email@example.com or via phone at 678-344-3878.
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.
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.
Specifically, South Gwinnett High School will increase our cohort graduation rate to 90%, we will achieve a meets and exceeds rate of 80% on the Gateway Exam during the 2022-2023 school year, and we will exceed the 2021-2022 enrollment for AP courses.
Students will use a variety of writing strategies in all core content areas in all grade levels
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. The School-Family Plan Promise will be reviewed with families at Title I meetings and events i.e. Connect to Tech, 9th Grade Parent Night, Dual Enrollment Night, and other events throughout the year.
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
South Gwinnett will…
- Conduct family workshops and events where parents can learn about strategies to help students with writing in all content areas.
- Build teachers' capacity to provide writing strategies
- Identify students who need extra support with writing and provide IXL interventions during the regular school day.
- Partner with parents by providing materials, information, and assistance in understanding writing strategies to support their students at home.
Rodney D. Jordan 7-3-2023
Principal’s Signature Date
As Students, we will…
- Attend the IXL interventions during the regular school day.
- Practice writing skills learned in the classroom at home.
- Utilize a variety of writing strategies in all content areas.
As Families, we will...
- Attend family workshops & events to learn about writing strategies to help them support their students.
- Utilize the writing strategies & resources provided by the school at home.
- Collaborate with teachers to monitor & improve student progress.
- Encourage regular school attendance.
At South Gwinnett High School, we communicate with families in easy to understand language by providing translated forms and materials in our Parent Center and on our website. We have a weekly Monday Morning Message from the principal and we foster two-way communication through the school website, email, mail, parent-teacher conferences (by request), weekly school newsletter, social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter), and our school marquee.
If you need interpretation and/or translation services, please contact: Marcia Credle, Parent Instructional Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone at 678-344-3878.
ACTIVITIES TO BUILD OUR PARTNERSHIP
Families are encouraged to get involved at South Gwinnett High School by attending our family nights, like International Night, enjoying our fine arts performances, and joining our PTSA. Parents also have an opportunity to get involved by attending the Title I events: the Planning Meeting, Draft Document Review, Annual Meeting, Transition to 9th grade, and monthly College and Career workshops. Parent-Teacher Conferences (Spring and Fall by request). We also encourage our families to check our website, signing up for our weekly newsletter, utilizing the Parent Portal, and reaching out to your child’s teachers for other ways to get involved.
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.
“Working Together, Winning Together
Pre K - 12”
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 Instructional Coordinator is Dr. Marcia Credle. 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 Building A – the main lobby.
7:00 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Please contact Dr. Marcia Credle for additional information about our Family Engagement Center and resources available for check-out.
Contact Dr. Credle for volunteer opportunities & the classroom observation policy at our school.