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    3737 Brock Road

    Duluth, GA 30096

    Phone Number 770-475-5206

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    Last Revised: May 2, 2024


    The Family and Community Engagement Plan and all other Title I information are available on our school’s website at https://www.gcpsk12.org/DuluthHS under the Title I Section. Families can also find paper copies of this Plan in our Family Engagement Center. This plan can be reviewed electronically anytime on MyPaymentsPlus and your child’s eClass page.


    It is reviewed and revised at least annually during the spring Planning Meeting. 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.


    Duluth High School communicates with families in a variety of ways. We regularly update our school website and send weekly newsletters home via email. We also highlight upcoming events on our social media pages, parent square, and electronic message boards. When possible, this information is translated into multiple languages.

    If you would like to schedule a meeting with your child’s teacher(s), please contact him or her directly. If a large group meeting is required, you may contact either your child’s counselor (contact information located on the DHS website and your student’s eClass page) or Milagros Lockhart, the Parent Liaison. Mrs. Lockhart can be reached via email at Milagros.Lockhart@gcpsk12.org or via phone at 770-814-5562


    Empathy: Cultural competence, staff, and student wellbeing, educator diversity.

    Equity: A multi-tiered system of support, opportunity and access, and 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.


    Empathy 1.B - Staff and Student Well-Being: Duluth High School believes that facilitating a positive school culture creates an environment in which students and teachers feel comfortable achieving their full potential both academically and professionally.

    Equity 2.A - Multi-tiered System of Supports: Duluth High School recognizes the need to provide differentiated interventions and supports to meet the diverse needs of each student.

    Equity 2.B - Opportunity and Access: Duluth High School prioritizes expanding student opportunity and access to high-quality, rigorous, and relevant coursework to best position our students for success in college and careers.

    Effectiveness 3.A - Results-Based Evaluation System: Duluth High School leverages data-driven decision-making to facilitate conversations with all stakeholders to advance teaching and learning.

    Excellence 4.B - Postsecondary and Workforce Readiness: Duluth High School understands the importance of preparing each and every student for post-secondary success in college 

    and/or career through opportunities to reach their future goals.

    Family Engagement/Building Parent Capacity -We will build our parents' capacity to support their children's academic achievement by implementing the activities identified in The Plan/The Promise.


    This plan describes how our school will provide opportunities to improve family engagement and support student learning at school and home. All students and their families are invited and encouraged to participate fully 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 during Parent Workshops and other school-wide events.


    Duluth High School will…

    • Plan and implement engaging instruction

    with a literacy focus across content areas.

    • Provide parent workshops and school-wide events to communicate literacy across content for instructional practices in reading, writing, and math.

    • Provide space, resources, and communication that equip parents to support their student's academic progress at home (parent portal, family center, interventions, etc.)

     Eric Davidson           5/2/24

    Principal’s Signature                  Date

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

    • Actively engage in daily learning activities in all classes.

    • Be informed about our own progress, strengths, weaknesses, and academic opportunities through

    eClass, conversations with teachers, Advisement, DHS Website, social media, etc.

    • Practice academic skills with parents at home.
    • PBIS: We will engage and participate in our PBIS goals: We are present, We are invested, We are kind.

    As Families, we will…icon: man and woman

    • Attend Parent Workshops.

    • Use reading, writing, and math strategies learned in the workshops to practice skills with students at home.

    • Monitor student progress using the parent portal and other tools made available by the school.


    At Duluth High School, we communicate with families in easy-to-understand language by providing translated forms and materials in our Family Center. We foster two-way communication through the school website, email, mail, parent-teacher conferences (by request), our weekly school newsletter, social media, and our school marquee. We also use social media, eClass, and the Parent Portal to reach our students and families.

    If you need interpretation and/or translation services, please contact Milagros Lockhart, Parent Liaison, at Milagros.Lockhart@gcpsk12.org or 770-814-5562.

    Spanish speakers may contact Viayneri Cortez, our Hispanic Outreach Coordinator, at Viayneri.Cortez@gcpsk12.org or at 678-473-6249.


    Families are encouraged to get involved at Duluth High School.We offer many opportunities for you to learn more about our school, curriculum, and community. Join us at the Open House, our annual Title I meeting ESOL Night, International Night, Senior/Junior/Sophomore Parent Nights, and connect with teachers anytime using our Virtual Curriculum Night! We encourage families to enjoy our fine arts performances, attend sports events, and join our PTSA. Please visit our website, follow us on social media, and sign up for our weekly newsletter. We also encourage you to contact your child’s teachers for dates of these events and additional ways to get involved this year.

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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. These funds are used based on suggestions from families and community members at our spring Planning Meetings. Funds are distributed equally to all our Title I schools.
    • Childcare and/or transportation for meetings and school events may be provided.

    Challenging All To Succeed


    Our Family Center has learning games, books, computers, printers, and many other resources available for families to check out and use at home. Our Parent Outreach Liaison is Milagros Lockhart. 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 Center is located in room 6-106, right next to the main office.

    Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday, 6:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.

    Please contact Milagros Lockhart at 770-814-5562 or Milagros.Lockhart@gcpsk12.org for additional information about our Family Center and resources available for check-out.


    We would love for you to get involved! Please check our weekly newsletter or stop by our Family Center for information on upcoming volunteer opportunities.