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/cedarhilles under the Title I Section. Families can also find paper copies of this Family and Community Engagement Plan in our Parent Center. Parents may request a paper copy from:
Aisha House phone: 770-822-1263
Alexandra Vigorita phone: 678-377-8997
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.
Communication with our community is very important to our Cedar Hill Family. Whenever feasible we translate itemsinto Spanish. When feasible, we have Spanish and Vietnamese interpreters available at parent meetings. We will gladly arrange for an interpreter in other languages for parent teacher meetings when requested. We try to respond to all communication within 24-48 business hours.
We hold parent teacher conferences twice a year, once in the fall and once in the spring. Parents may also request a parent teacher conference by emailing their child’steacher or calling the school at 770-962-5015.
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.
We will increase the percentage of K-2 students performing on or above grade level on district assessments and the percentage of 3-5 students performing on or above grade level on the Georgia Milestones Assessment.
Kindergarten: Countrecognize and write numbersto 100
First: Add and subtract numbers within 10 fluently
Second: Build fluency with addition and subtraction
Third: Multiply fluently within 100
Fourth: Develop an understanding and fluency with multiplication and develop an understanding of dividing to find quotients.
Fifth: Build fact fluency with multiplication and division
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 Promise will be reviewed at the Annual Meeting, parent teacher conferences and other Title I parent meetings throughout the school 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
Cedar Hill Elementary will…
- Offer parent workshops that focus on building parent capacity by teaching and modeling strategies to help students become successful in math.
- Have eCLASS pages with websites and activities parents can go to help support their child’s learning goals.
- Make the Family Engagement Center available for parents, to check out materialsthat can be used at home to support academic growth.
Please ensure all activities engage families in the education of their children.
Jose M. DeJesus 05/19/2023
Principal’s Signature Date
As Students, we will…
- Follow the P.A.T.H. – Be Prepared, Accept Responsibility, Try My Best, and Have Respect
- Study for tests and quizzes
- Never give up
- Read nightly
- Complete assignments
As Families, we will…
- Look for notices in our child’s Friday folder and check our email, so that we are aware of workshops. We will commit to bring our children to school events.
- With your child, check their teacher’s eCLASS landing page and help them complete activities and navigate the suggested educational webpages.
- Read nightly with my child and help them complete homework assignments.
- Maintain communication with my child’s teacher and school.
• School website
• eCLASS teacher pages
• Friday Folders
• Phone calls and emails
If you need interpretation and/or translation services, please contact: Alexandra.Vigorita@gcpsk12.org or
ACTIVITIES TO BUILD OUR PARTNERSHIP
• Title I Annual Meeting
• Curriculum Night
• Technology and Digital Awareness Night
• Math and Literacy Parent Workshop
• Mother Son Event
• International Night
• Fall EL Parent Night
• Georgia Milestones Parent Workshop
• Cluster STEM Night
• Father Daughter Dance
• End of the year Carnival
• Spring EL Parent Night
• Kindergarten Transition Meeting
• Parent Teacher Conferences
October 18-19, 2023
March 6-7, 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.
The mission of Cedar Hill Elementary is to pursue excellence in academic knowledge, skills, and behavior for each student, resulting in measured improvement against local, national, and world-class standards.
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, Alexandra Vigorita, and Parent Instructional Coordinator, Aisha House, are 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 outside of the Cafeteria entrance.
Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday
8:15 AM – 2:30 PM
Please contact Aisha House or Alexandra Vigorita for additional information about our Family Engagement Center and resources available for check-out.
Aisha House phone: 770-822-1263
Alexandra Vigorita phone: 678-377-8997
Parent volunteers are always welcome. Parents can volunteer in the Family Engagement Center any day school is in session from 8:15am- 2:30pm. Parents can volunteer in the classroom by contacting the classroom teacher. Parents may also volunteer in the media center by contacting Mrs. Gruhn or Mrs. Ward at 678-377-8986.