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/BrittES under the Title I Section. Families can also find paper copies of this Family and Community Engagement Plan in our Parent Center or in our front office. Documents will be distributed via MyPaymentPlus to enrolled Britt students at the beginning of each school year. Newly enrolled students will receive the documents when they enroll.
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.
Britt Elementary School is committed to frequent two-way communication with families about student learning. Some of the ways we encourage effective communication include: Parent/Teacher Conferences, email and phone calls with teachers and other staff, our Parent Instructional Coordinator, teacher and school newsletter, e-Class- the student portal, the Parent Portal or Parent VUE app, and the school’s website. If you need to contact either an administrator or your student’s teacher, you can call the front office at 770-972-4500 during school hours or email the specific staff needed. Messages are typically answered within 1 school day. You can find staff emails in our staff directory on our school’s website under the Academic tab.
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.
Britt Elementary School’s Local School Plan for Improvement (LSPI) goals focus on increasing the percentage of students performing at Proficient or Distinguished categories on the English Language Arts and Mathematics 2023-2024 Georgia Milestones and end of the year district assessments.
Skills to support goals:
- ELA – Reading fluency and comprehension
- ELA - Decoding
- Math – Multiplication Fluency
- Math- Counting
- Math- Problem- solving skills
- Math- Addition and Subtraction
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. The Plan…Promise is introduced to families at the beginning of the year or when they begin at Britt E.S. Then it is reviewed periodically at parent-teacher conferences. Additionally, The Plan…Promise is available to review anytime on our school website or on the student portal eCLASS.
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
Britt Elementary will…
- Share strategies families can use at home to improve reading fluency, comprehension, math fluency, and problem-solving skills.
- Provide technology applications and technology support so that students can practice their reading fluency, comprehension, math fluency, and problem-solving skills.
- Increase parent communication via website, social media, and school newsletters and promote school and community involvement opportunities.
- Provide additional resources like academic games in our Parent Center and during parent workshops and events.
Principal’s Signature Date
As Students, we will…
- Practice reading at home for at least 20 minutes every day by reading books and magazines and by using reading technology apps found on eCLASS.
- Talk to my parents about what I am learning.
- Practice math facts and math problem solving by using technology resources found on eCLASS.
- Give my family school communications like information about school events and my progress promptly.
As Families, we will…
- Visit the parent center to borrow resources to help my child at home with reading and math.
- Read with my child every night and ask questions to help my child to check for comprehension.
- Help our child use the technology resources available to practice reading fluency, comprehension, math fluency, and problem-solving skills.
- Attend parent workshops to learn strategies to help our child become a more proficient reader and mathematician
- Promote conversation which builds a school to home connection.
Parents and teachers are partners in education and that partnership builds with frequent communication. Some of the ways we can foster effective communication include:
- Parent/Teacher Conferences
- School and Teacher Newsletters
- Student Communication Folders
- eClass—the student portal
- Parent Portal/ Parent VUE app
- Phone conferences
- School Website
- School Messenger System
If you need interpretation and/or translation services, please contact: Jennifer Loredo at Jennifer.firstname.lastname@example.org or at 770-972-4500.
ACTIVITIES TO BUILD OUR PARTNERSHIP
- Annual Title I Planning Meeting
- Title I Document Review
- Annual Title I Parent Meeting
- Meet the Teacher
- Biannual Early Release Parent Conferences
- Parent Requested Parent Conferences
- School Council
- Rising Kindergarten Transition Meetings
- Academic Workshops
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.
The mission of W. C. Britt Elementary School is to pursue excellence in academic knowledge, skills, and behavior for each student resulting in measured improvement against local, national, and world class standards. To achieve our mission, students, educators, and families of W.C. Britt Elementary will work together to establish a positive, nurturing, and safe learning environment.
VISIT OUR FAMILY ENGAGEMENT CENTER
Our Family Engagement Center has learning games, books, and many other resources available for families to check out and use at home. Our Parent Outreach Liaison or Parent Instructional Coordinator is Dr. Dawn White. 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 in the first trailer by the gym and is open for drop in visits on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:50 a.m. – to 3:20 p.m.
Please contact Dr. Dawn White for additional information about our Family Engagement Center and resources available for check-out
Parent Center: 678-639-3884
Britt Elementary School welcomes visitors and volunteers. When visiting or volunteering, you must bring your id to sign in at the front desk. You will receive a visitor’s pass which you must wear while on campus. If you want to visit a teacher, the principal, the counselor, or your child’s classroom, please make an appointment with that person. Contact information can be found on the school’s website, or you can call the front office. If you wish to become a school volunteer, please see our school’s website under the tab labeled “For Parents” for more information.