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 www.gcpsk12.org/RadloffMS under the “Parent” tab and then the “Title I”. Families can also find paper copies of this Family and Community Engagement Plan in our Parent Center. Families may also obtain a copy during parent events when the Plan/Promise is revisited. New registering Radloff families will receive one during the registration process.
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 will communicate via bilingual email through School Messenger, school flyers, school phone calls, hired interpreters, the language line, and interpretation devices during live workshops, phone calls and meetings.
Please give the school 24-48 hours to make an appointment with you. Please contact the Louise Radloff Middle School Parent Instructional Coordinator at (678) 245-3417 or email Judy Ruiz at Judy.Ruiz@gcpsk12.org. If you are unable to reach her, please call the main school number at (678) 245-3400. You may also make an appointment with your child’s grade level teachers and counselors. Ms. Ruiz can assist with coordinating appointments before, during, or after the school day for parent/teacher conferences during the year.
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.
Strategic Priority & Goal Focus #3A: Effectiveness
Each teacher creates RBES goals for his/her students in math and language arts connected to previous Georgia Milestone scores.
Strategic Priority & Goal Focus #2B: Equity
Opportunites and Access - Students have opportunities to engage in high-quality, rigorous curriculum.
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
- Louise Radloff Middle School will revisit the School Plan/Promise several times during the year at the beginning of building parent capacity events, meetings, and workshops.
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
Radloff Middle School will…
- Host Parent-Teacher Conferences.
- Implement differentiated small groups.
- Provide Culturally relevant materials for students.
Principal’s Signature: Jennifer E. Callahan Date: 05/16/23
As Students, we will…
- Facilitate student-led conferences.
- Read culturally relevant material.
- Participate in extended learning opportunities.
As Families, we will…
- Attend conferences.
- Attend workshops/events to support small group instruction.
- Share cultural experiences to help students make real life connections.
Louise Radloff Middle School is committed to continuous parent engagement and frequent two-way communication with families. Some of the ways we can foster effective communication include:
- Radloff Parent Newsletter
- Radloff Website
- Parent/Teacher Conferences
- GCPS Parent Portal
- Emails and phone conferences
- Teacher eCLASS
- School Messenger Emails
- Social Media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter)
- Interpretation Line/Interpreters
- Google Text to Speech/other Apps
- Poketalk Interpretation Devices
You can help by keeping family phone numbers and email addresses updated.
If you need interpretation and/or translation services, please contact: Judy Ruiz in the Radloff MS Family Engagement Center at (678) 245-3417 or Judy.Ruiz@gcpsk12.org
We also have many bilingual employees on staff.
ACTIVITIES TO BUILD OUR PARTNERSHIP
We believe that working together leads to student academic achievement. Opportunities for families to support learning include:
- Open House - Meet Your Teacher
- Title I Annual Parent Meeting
- Quarterly Town Hall Meetings
- Parent Workshops through our Parent Center
- Curriculum Night
- Early Release - Parent/Teacher Conferences (October 18-19, March 6-7)
- Academic Nights (Literacy, STEM)
- Local School Council Meetings
- Moms and Muffins/Dads and Donuts
- International Night
- Rising 6th Grade Articulation Night
- Fresh Express Food Distribution
- Parent English Classes
- Title I Planning Meeting and Document Review (Spring 2024)
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.
Our Mission Statement
Radloff Middle School strives to ensure that each student has the academic and leadership knowledge and skills necessary to graduate from high school performing at levels that will allow successful entry into and completion of post-secondary work.
Louise Radloff Middle School will become a collaborative learning community, preparing all students to be successful throughout high school, college, and careers, in order to positively impact our larger society.
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 or Parent Instructional Coordinator is Ms. Judy Ruiz. 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 room 1.114 inside the Media Center.
Hours of Operation: 8:30 AM-4:30 PM
Please contact Judy Ruiz for additional information about our Family Engagement Center and resources available for check-out.
Parents are welcome to volunteer to help at school events and the Media Center. They can also set up a classroom observation. Please give the school 24-48 hours to make an appointment with you. An observation form must be completed by the parent. Please contact the LRMS Parent Instructional Coordinator, Judy Ruiz (information above).