• Jordan Middle School

    Jordan Middle School Knight Head

    8 Village Way
    Lawrenceville, GA 30046

    Phone Number 770-822-6500

    Visit www.JordanMS.org

    Last Revised: May 22, 2023


    The Family and Community Engagement Plan and all other Title I information are available on our school’s website at 
    www.JordanMS.org under the Title I section. Families can also find paper copies of this Family and Community Engagement Plan in our Family Engagement Center and at the front desk. Copies are provided to new students and parents at the time of enrollment. 


    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.


    Jordan Middle School is committed to frequent two-way communication with families about students' learning. We will work to schedule meetings at a time convenient for families. Some of the ways we can foster effective communication include:  

    ●    Email, phone conferences, text messages 
    ●    School Web site 
    ●    Parent Portal and My eClass 
    ●    Family Engagement Center
    ●    Monthly Parent Journal
    ●    Flyers 

    Please contact the main office at (770) 822-6500 or contact Felecia Sconiers at (470) 564-2851, for more information.


    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.  


    We will provide all students with high quality curriculum and instruction in a supportive and effective learning environment to meet high academic standards.

    We will provide all students with high quality curriculum and instruction in a supportive and effective learning environment to meet high academic standards. 
    Goal #1: Increase the number of students performing in the proficient and distinguished  ranges of GMAS for math and language arts.  
    Goal #2: Increase the number of students performing in Tier 1, during our winter assessment. 
    Goal #3: Our goal is to find ways to address the barriers that might hinder the ability of parents to effectively work with their children.  

    Jordan Middle School will complete these goals by improving in the following areas, for skill development:
    ●    Improving student literacy and mathematical skills 
    ●    We will continue to analyze data to determine students’ levels of performance for remediation and enrichment.


    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.


    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 (during early release conferences, parent workshops, curriculum events, and available in the front office and the Family Engagement Center.)


    • 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.


    Jordan Middle School will…

    • ●    Conduct parent workshops to teach 
      specific skills and strategies to support comprehension and math skills.
      ●    Promote literacy skills through family curricular events.
      ●    Improve our level of communication as well as better understanding and respecting our diverse community.

    Please ensure all activities engage families in the education of their children.


    Principal’s Signature    Melissa M. Miller              Date 6/1/23

    As Students, we will…icon: person reading a book

    ●    Attend school-wide events with our family
    to practice literacy and math skills.
    ●    Read nightly.
    ●    Actively engage and complete instructional activities.
    ●    Attend help days as needed.

    As Families, we will…icon: man and woman

    ●    Attend family events and parent workshops to learn strategies to use at home when supporting our children in reading, writing in all subjects, math, and understanding a variety of texts.
    ●    Visit the Family Engagement Center and teacher provided websites to locate materials for students to use at home to practice math, reading and writing.


    Parents can reach teachers and school support staff in a variety of ways including email, calling the front office at 770-822-6500, and optional messaging platforms used by some teachers. 

    If you need interpretation and/or translation services, please contact: Felecia Sconiers at 770-822-6500 or by email at Felecia.Sconiers@gcpsk12.org.  


    Parents may participate in the following activities and learn how to better support student learning at home:

    ●    Evening curriculum showcases such as STEAM  and Literacy,  Fine Arts,, and Math Strategies Nights.
    ●    Parent Informational and ‘Make & Take’ Workshops 
    ●    Volunteer support in the Media Center and Family Engagement Center
          Fall Curriculum Night and Spring Rising 6th Grade Meeting 
    ●    Annual Parent Luncheon & Pie with the Principal
    ●    Title I Planning Meeting 
    ●    Title I Draft Document Review
    ●    Parent – Teacher Conferences & Parent Tours

    Parent-Teacher conferences will be held on October 18, 2023, and March 6, 2024. Your child’s teacher may also be reached by email at any time throughout the school year. 

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    • 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.

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    The mission of Jordan Middle School is to provide our students opportunities to excel in academic knowledge, skills, and personal leadership skills, resulting in measured improvement against local, national, and world-class standards.


    Our Family Engagement Center, located on the main floor, has many resources available for families to check out and use at home. Our Parent Instructional Coordinator, Felecia Sconiers, 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.  Please contact Felecia Sconiers for additional information about our Family Engagement Center and resources available for check-out. 

    8:15 AM - 4:00 PM  


    Parents can volunteer to support Jordan Middle School by contacting Felecia Sconiers. We are always looking for support with our Media Center, winter sports, music concerts, field trips, and after school events. Parents who wish to serve a classroom should contact the main office at 770-822-6500.