Glascock County Consolidated School Parent Involvement Plan
for Shared Student Success (2013-2014)
What is it? This is a plan that describes how Glascock County Consolidated School will provide opportunities to improve parent engagement to support student learning. GCCS values the contributions and involvement of parents in order to establish an equal partnership for the common goal of improving student achievement. This plan describes the different ways that GCCS will support parent engagement and how parents can help plan and participate in activities and events to promote student learning at school and at home.
How is it developed? GCCS welcomes parent input and comments at any time regarding the plan. All parent feedback will be used to revise the plan for next year. The plan is posted on our school website for parents to view and post feedback throughout the year. We also distribute an annual survey online and by mail to ask parents for their suggestions on the plan and the use of funds for parent involvement. Parents can also give feedback during our summer retreat with school leaders to revise the plan for the upcoming school year.
Who is it for? All students participating in the Title I, Part A program, and their families, are encouraged and invited to fully participate in the opportunities described in this plan. GCCS will provide full opportunity for the participation of parents with limited English, parents with disabilities, and parents of migratory children.
Where is it available? At the beginning of the year, the plan is included in the Title I Packet that is given to all students. Parents can also retrieve a copy of the plan in the Media Center or on the school website (www.glascock.k12.ga.us/Title1).
Glascock County Consolidated School is Branching Out!
GCCS will take the following measures to promote and support parents as an important foundation of the school in order to strengthen the school and reach our school goals. We will:
- Ensure that all information related to school and parent programs, meetings, and other activities is published in both English and Spanish (should the need arise), and posted on the school website and included in the monthly school newsletter for all parents.
- Conduct staff development each quarter on parent involvement practices and effective strategies for staff to communicate and build partnerships with parents.
- Partner with Pre-K, Head Start and Early Reading programs to share school information about parent engagement activities that will help prepare parents and their child for kindergarten and improve school transition.
- Share information in the school newsletter for parents to understand the school’s academic standards and assessments as well as the ways parents can monitor their child’s progress and work with educators.
- Communicate with all families and the community on a regular basis regarding schoolwide events and activities, such social media and flyers.
- Work with our parents to develop relevant trainings and helpful presentations to educate our staff on the importance of parental involvement.
- Provide necessary materials for parents at conferences, meetings, and activities to help parents work with their child to improve their child’s achievement.
- Collaborate with community leaders and business groups to increase participation and awareness of the school parental involvement plan and activities.
- Offer parent classes to help further enhance their various education backgrounds.
- Listen and respond to parents’ requests for additional support for parental involvement activities.
Let’s Get Together!
GCCS will host the following events to build the capacity for strong parental involvement to support a partnership among the school, parents, and the community to improve student academic achievement.
Annual Title I Meeting – August 2, 2013 & August 26, 2013
- We invite you to an evening of learning and sharing about our Title I program including our parent involvement policy, the schoolwide plan, the school-parent compacts and the parents’ requirements. Invitations will be sent home and posted in the school newsletter and local media.
Open House – August 2, 2013
- Meet your child’s teacher and our friendly and helpful school staff for the year.
Middle & High School Home Technology Connection—August 2013
- Learn about our new math curriculum and a parent resource to use at home to help your child with their math assignments.
Taste of Curriculum Night – October 2013/February 2014
- Sample a little bite from the different areas of your child’s academics.
8th Grade Coffee House – October 2013 & January 2014
- Parents will enjoy hearing the latest writing samples and curriculum updates.
Parent-Teacher and Student Conferences – October 2013 & February 2014
- Scheduled updates on your child’s progress.
Technology Talk – January 14, 2014
- Catch up with the latest resources to help support your child’s learning.
Community Cares Fair – March 2014
- Connect with the school and community to build a better school and review school plans.
CRCT Tips – March 2014
- Gain insight into what the CRCT is all about and what the scores mean for your child.
Freshman Orientation—Spring 2014
- Learn the ins and outs of high school and what courses your child must take in order to graduate.
Kindergarten Orientation—Spring 2014
- Learn the ins and outs of Kindergarten and how to help prepare you little one for school.
6th grade Orientation—Spring 2014
- Learn the ins and outs of middle school and how to prepare your child for middle school.