TRIP ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
"Where Learning is a Lifelong Journey"
841 Cooper Road
Grayson, GA 30017
Phone Number 678-639-3850
Last Revised: July 25, 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/TripES ) under the Title I Section.
Families can also find paper copies of this Family and Community Engagement Plan in our Parent Center. Parents can request a paper copy be sent home with their child by calling the Parent Center at 678-639-3864
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.
Trip Elementary School communicates with families through the school’s website, parent-teacher conferences, parent portals, emails, phone calls, weekly newsletters, social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram), and progress reports.
Written communication is available to all parents in English and Spanish with additional languages available upon request.
During the school year if you have any questions or concerns about this document or anything related to your child and his or her education, don't hesitate to contact the school to schedule a time to talk with someone.
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.
Trip Elementary School will provide all students with a high- quality curriculum and instruction in a supportive and effective learning environment to meet high academic standards.
One of our goals at Trip is for our students in grades K-5 to demonstrate continuous growth in literacy and numeracy that will increase student achievement on Georgia Milestones and improve reading proficiency school-wide.
Literacy Foundational Learning Skills
K: Phonological awareness—rhyme, syllables, blending; Phonics-letter names and sounds
1st Grade: Phonics-blends, isolate vowels, and decode
2nd Grade: Answer who/what/where/when/why/how
3rd Grade: Read and understand stories, dramas, and poems
4th Grade: Understand theme, characterization, structures of poetry and drama
5th Grade: Summarize and paraphrase effectively
Math Foundational Learning Skills
K: Count quantities of objects, compare sets of objects, and represent quantities with numerals within 20
1st Grade: Represent and solve problems involving addition and subtraction within 20
2nd Grade: Use place value understanding to represent and solve problems involving addition and subtraction within 100
3rd Grade: Solve problems involving multiplication and division within 100
4th Grade: Solve problems involving addition and subtraction through the hundred-thousand place, as well as multiplication and division of multi-digit whole numbers
5th Grade: Understand the place value system and solve problems involving customary measurements, metric measurements, and time and analyze graphical displays of data to answer relevant questions
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 [Tell how your school will review the School-Family Promise with families throughout the school year. Include examples such as reviewing the Promise at building parent capacity activities and parent-teacher conferences.]
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
Trip Elementary will…
- Offer workshops to teach parents how to help their children learn
- Communicate language comprehension and word recognition development to parents and provide parents with strategies to support their readers
- Communicate with families in additional ways through school newsletters, social media, and the school website
Dr. Lesley Hill 7/24/23
Principal’s Signature Date
As Students, we will…
- Read every night to practice reading with accuracy, fluency, and understanding
- Learn math facts appropriate to the grade level to support math problem solving
- Communicate to our parents and our teachers when we need additional support and ask our teachers to explain when we do not understand
As Families, we will…
- Maintain open communication with my child’s teacher to help with academic success
- Attend school workshops and events to learn strategies to help our children at home
- Encourage nightly reading and math fact practice at home
Trip Elementary School is committed to frequent two-way communication with families about student learning. Some ways we foster effective communication include Parent-Teacher Conferences, student agendas, the Parent Portal, emails, and writing notes. Please allow 24 hours for a reply.
If you need interpretation and translation services, please contact: Danly Abella at 678-639-3864
ACTIVITIES TO BUILD OUR PARTNERSHIP
- Curriculum Nights
- Title I Planning Meeting and Title I Annual Meeting
- Parent Workshops
- Stem Night
- Grade-Level Programs and Events
- Parent Teacher Conferences
October 18 and 19, 2023
March 6 and 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.
VISIT OUR FAMILY ENGAGEMENT CENTER
Our Parent Center has learning games, books, and other resources available for families to check out and use at home. Our Parent Outreach Liaison is Danly Abella. 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 Parent Center room 1.155
Hours of Operation- 7:45 am to 2:45 pm
Please contact Danly Abella for additional information about our Parent Center and resources available for checkout.
Classroom Volunteer: Parents may schedule a classroom observation or a time to volunteer at our school by contacting their student’s teacher.
School Volunteer: Parents interested in volunteering may contact the Parent Center for more information.