CENTERVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
3115 Centerville Highway
Snellville, Georgia 30039
Phone Number 770-972-2220
Last Revised: June 6, 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/CentervilleES 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.
At Centerville Elementary, we promote collaboration between the school and home in a meaningful two-way communication where the common goal is supporting students.
Our school system provides reserved times, twice annually, for parents and teachers to discuss students’ areas of strengths and growths. In addition, teachers or families can request additional conferences. If you would like to discuss the progress of your child, meetings must be scheduled in advance and at a time when class is not in session. Staff hours are 7:30 am-3:30 pm. If you have questions about the classroom, your first point of contact needs to be the teacher. Teachers will return communication to parents within 48 hours. If you have questions that cannot be answered by an immediate concern, you can reach out to an administrator (770-972-2220).
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.
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 at Planning Meetings, and Family Engagement 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
Centerville Elementary School will…
Offer literacy and math workshops to model best practices on how to best support students with reading and numeracy comprehension.
Build parent capacity in areas of literacy and math through school wide events and resources in the parent center.
Update and continuously support families with educational resources on our school website and eCLASS.
Bonita B. Banks June 6, 2023
Principal’s Signature Date
As Students, we will…
- Spend time practicing reading and numeracy comprehension skills and apply them within their daily lives.
- Spend time with families applying reading comprehension skills and problem solving math skills.
- Use the digital resources provided by our teachers and staff.
As Families, we will…
- Attend parent workshops and school-wide events to learn literacy and numeracy strategies to support learning at home.
- Utilize the resources provided by the school to support literacy and numeracy.
- Continuously use the digital resources that support my child.
Centerville Elementary School will communicate with families regularly in an easy to understand way by providing information in a language and format that is clear and concise. Information related to school events and family engagement activities or workshops are provided in English and a variety of other languages using our website. Families will receive communication via Friday Folders, Class Dojo, email, parent portal, eCLASS, the school website, and our electronic marquee.
Every Sunday, families receive the weekly parent newsletter “Centerville E-news Salutes” via email and/or viewable on our website. This newsletter contains important updates, school and district information, educational resources (link), and information about upcoming events, training, and workshops.
Families are also encouraged to follow us on social media:
If you need interpretation and/or translation services, please contact: Centerville Front Office, Michelle Bays; 770-972-2220 or Michelle.Bays@gcpsk12.org
ACTIVITIES TO BUILD OUR PARTNERSHIP
Centerville Elementary School will host the following events to build capacity for strong parental involvement to support a partnership among the school, families, and community to improve student achievement:
Title I Meetings: Title I Planning Meeting
Annual Parent Meeting
Workshops and School wide Events
Parent Teacher October 18 - 19, 2023
Conferences: March 6 – 7, 2024
Committees: Local School Council
Parent Teacher Association (PTA)
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 Centerville Elementary School is to create a safe learning environment focused on academic excellence and high expectations for teaching and learning.
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 available to help you find resources, navigate the Parent Portal, connect with teachers, sign up for a MyPaymentsPlus account and learn about the many ways you can help your children at home.
Our Family Engagement Center is located in our main hall.
Hours of Operation:
8:30 am – 2:30 pm
Volunteer opportunities are available. We provide families and community members with opportunities to volunteer and participate in school-wide events and classroom activities. Families are invited to volunteer and work on classroom projects in the Family Engagement Center during school hours. Parents may also schedule a time for classroom observation. Please reach out to your child’s teacher or the Family Engagement Center to schedule and volunteer.