• Lilburn Middle School

    THE PLAN…
    THE PROMISE…
    2023-2024

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    4994 Lawrenceville Highway
    Lilburn, GA 30047

    Phone Number 770-921-1776

    Visit our School's Website

    Last Revised: [May 8 , 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 under the Title I Section. Families can also find paper copies of this Family and Community Engagement Plan in our Parent Center. The Plan is distributed to parents of all students who enroll after the initial distribution.

  • 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.

  • COMMUNICATION

    Lilburn Middle School communicates with families in easy-to-read language through weekly emails, Wednesday Folders, phone calls, during parent workshops and meetings, on the school website and our marquee updates. Almost all communication is provided in both English and Spanish – other languages are available upon request. Collaboration with our families is essential to help our students succeed. Meetings can be requested by calling the following phone numbers:

    Front desk at 770-921-1776
    6th Grade: 770-806-3844
    7th Grade: 770-806-3862
    8th Grade: 770-806-3854
    Parent Instructional Support Center at 770-638-2383

  • 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.

    We will provide an environment that is conducive to the social and emotional wellbeing of teachers and students which will result in increased student achievement.

    We will provide students with daily activities to promote literacy - reading, writing, speaking and listening in English and many other extended learning opportunities.

    We will increase opportunities and pathways for all students to access advanced placement courses and enrichment opportunities.

    We will strive to maintain high levels of performance, as is the legacy of GCPS, while serving the specific and unique needs of students at LMS.

    We will strive to build effective practices that will sustain teacher retention, promote student academic and social emotional growth, and engage our families in lasting partnerships. 

  • 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

    Lilburn Middle School will…

    • Conduct family workshops and schoolwide events where parents can learn the following:

      • How to support the school’s efforts to improve student literacy skills.
      • How parents can monitor their children’s academic progress, motivate them to achieve their potential, and allow their children to attend remediation opportunities when necessary.
      • How to promote their children’s social and emotional growth.

    Please ensure all activities engage families in the education of their children.

    Dr. Nicole Irish                         5-8-23 


    Principal’s Signature                  Date

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

    • Read for at least 30 minutes every night Monday through Thursday, complete assigned homework and study for assessments.
    • Maintain focus during class lessons and ask teachers questions when material is unclear.
    • Implement social and emotional learning strategies as taught by teachers and counselors.

    As Families, we will…icon: man and woman

      • Attend workshops to learn about different literacy strategies and implement the strategies at home.
      • Monitor children’s academic progress, ensure children are reading at least 30 minutes each night Monday through Thursday, completing assigned homework, and studying for tests.
      • Attend workshops to learn how to support our children’s social and emotional development and implement strategies as appropriate.

  • LET'S TALK

    Lilburn Middle School is committed to frequent two-way communication with families about student learning.  Some of the ways we can foster effective communication include
    Parent/Guardian/Teacher Conferences, utilization of agendas, Wednesday Folders, Parent Portal, email, phone conferences, and teacher websites. 

    If you need interpretation and/or translation services, please contact:  Michael Doyne at 770-638-2383 or michael.doyne@gcpsk12.org

  • ACTIVITIES TO BUILD OUR PARTNERSHIP

    Below are the major events where parents and school staff will come together to collaborate so that students can actualize their potential. 

    • Title I Planning Meeting
    • Title I Draft Document Review
    • Annual Title I Parent Meeting
    • Academic Parent Teacher Teams
    • PTSA Meeting and Curriculum Night
    • PTSA International Night
    • Parent-Teacher Conferences (also known as Promise Talks)
    • Informed with Irish
    • Rising 6th Grade Transition Meeting

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  • 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.

     

    Lilburn Middle School is committed to engaging all students in learning the Academic Knowledge and Skills through research-based best practices with mastery being measured by local, state, national, and world-class standards and re-teaching/reassessing students as needed to actualize their potential.

  • 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 Michael Doyne. He 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 in Room 8.192 just behind the Front Office.

    Hours of Operation
    M – F 9:30 AM – 1 PM and 1:30 PM – 4 PM

    Please contact Michael Doyne for additional information about our Family Engagement Center and resources available for checkout.

    Phone Number: 770-638-2383
    Email michael.doyne@gcpsk12.org

     

    Volunteer opportunities are available with our PTSA (Parent, Teacher, Student Association), in the Family Engagement Center, and in the Media Center. Parents and guardians wishing to observe a classroom are invited to contact the grade level academy office to make arrangements.