Rockbridge Elementary

    6066 Rockbridge School Rd Norcross, GA 30093

    (770) 448-9363


    Last Revised: June 1, 2023  


    The Family and Community Engagement Plan and all other Title I information are available on our school’s website at www.rockbridgees.com under the Title I Section. Families can also find paper copies of this Family and Community Engagement Plan in our Family Engagement Center. Families will have the opportunity to receive Title I information at the Annual Title Parent Meeting and during Parent-Teacher Conferences. The plan is also linked to each student’s MyPaymentPlus account. New families to Rockbridge will have the opportunity to review Title I documents when they register their students for school.


    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.


    Rockbridge communicates with parents in a family friendly format through a variety of methods and media, including but not limited to: Parent meetings and workshops, ParentTeacher conferences, school newsletters, phone calls, emails, the school website, Facebook and the Family Engagement Center. All parents are notified in advance of meetings and workshops. Interpreters and translations are provided, to the extent practicable. Parents may call (770) 326-8090, or visit the Parent Center, if they have questions, would like information, or would like to learn more about our Title I Program. To schedule a meeting, please contact the school’s main number (770) 448-9363 or the Parent Center (770) 326-8090.


    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.

    The cultural competency of our staff members will be increased through professional development opportunities. Rockbridge Elementary School’s ability to increase student engagement and nurture positive relationships with students and families.

    There will be an increase in the percentage of students in grades K- 5, who score in the proficient and distinguished levels on District and State Assessments. Students K-5 will demonstrate consistent growth in iReady Math and Reading assessments.

    Rockbridge Elementary School will implement a Multi-tiered System of Supports (MTSS), a comprehensive framework of a multi-tiered system of supports to address academic and nonacademic student needs and remove barriers to access.


    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 Reviewed and revised throughout the year during the Title I Annual Meeting, Parent Teacher Conferences, and Family Engagement Workshops. 


    • 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.


    Rockbridge Elementary School will…

    • Offer Family Engagement Center workshops for families to learn strategies that will support student learning at school and at home.
    • Provide opportunities for families to visit the Family Engagement Center to obtain books and resources that will support learning at school and at home.
    • Provide families with resources in multiple ways (workshops, meetings, Parent Portal, eClass, online websites) to support student learning at school and at home.


    Lisette McRea                 5/31/2023

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

    • Actively participate in classroom instruction and learning activities.
    • Use strategies and materials provided during instruction and family workshops to support learning.
    • Work with families at home to practice skills learned and use resources provided by the school to support learning.

    As Families, we will…icon: man and woman

    • Participate in Family Engagement workshops to learn strategies that will support student’s learning at home.
    • Provide opportunities for students to learn daily at home using resources shared at Family Engagement workshops.
    • Visit or contact the Family Engagement Center to obtain resources and materials to help improve student learning at home and at school.


    Rockbridge will communicate with parents in a family friendly format through a variety of methods and media, including but not limited to: Parent Meetings, Family Engagement Workshops, Parent Teacher Conferences, School Newsletters, Phone Calls, Emails, Facebook, the School Website and the Family Engagement Center. If you need interpretation and/or translation services, please contact Marcelo Rodriguez (770) 417-2433 or Kyla Ramsey (770)326-8090.


    We will offer numerous building parent capacity activities and opportunities for families to engage with the school to support learning. Activities include, but are not limited to:

    Title I Annual Parent Meeting – August, 2023

    Parent Workshops – Offered each month

    School-wide Events – Offered each semester

    Fall Parent-Teacher Conferences – October, 2023

    Spring Parent-Teacher Conferences – March, 2024

    Title I Planning Meeting – April, 2024

    Title I Document Review – April, 2024

    Kindergarten Transition Meeting – April, 2024

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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.


    Rockbridge Elementary Mission

    NURTURE as we develop scholars and leaders,

    COLLABORATE to create an environment of high expectations for all,

    OWN our attitudes and our actions to accomplish the work that must be done.


    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 Kyla Ramsey, and our Parent Outreach Liaison is Marcelo Rodriguez. They 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 in Room # 2.1.101 (Main level near the office) Family Engagement Center hours are 7:30 am – 3:30 pm

    Please contact Kyla Ramsey or Marcelo Rodriguez for additional information about our Family Engagement Center and resources available for checkout.

    Kyla Ramsey - 770-326-8090 - kyla.ramsey@gcpsk12.org

    Marcelo Rodriguez - 770-417-2433 - marcelo.rodriguez@gcpsk12.org 


    Parents are welcome to participate as volunteers at Rockbridge Elementary School! Please contact or visit the Family Engagement Center to learn more about volunteer opportunities around the school throughout the year. To schedule classroom observation, contact the school to talk with the appropriate grade level assistant principal (770) 448-9363.