Radloff Middle School Crest image

    3939 Shackleford Road

    Duluth, GA 30096-8270

    Phone Number (678)-245-3400

    Visit https://schools.gcpsk12.org/RadloffMS

    Last Revised: May 10, 2024


    The Family and Community Engagement Plan and other Title I information are available on our school’s website at https://schools.gcpsk12.org/RadloffMS under the Title I Section. Families can also find paper copies of this Family and Community Engagement Plan in our Family Engagement Center. Families may also obtain a copy during parent events when the Plan/Promise is revisited. New registering Radloff families will receive a copy during the registration process.


    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.


    We will communicate via bilingual email through the Parent Square, school flyers, school phone calls, hired interpreters, the language line, interpretation devices, interpretation apps, other bilingual staff, and our Parent Newsletter.

    Please give the school 24-48 hours to make an appointment with you or to answer phone calls. Please contact the Louise Radloff Middle School Parent Instructional Coordinator at 678-245-3417 or email her at judy.ruiz@gcpsk12.org to schedule an appointment. If you are unable to reach her, please call the main school phone number at 678-245-3400. You may also make an appointment with your child’s grade level teachers and counselor. Mrs. Ruiz can assist with coordinating appointments before, during, or after the school day for parent/teacher conferences or meetings.


    • 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.


    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.

    Strategic Priority & Goal Focus #3: Effectiveness

    Each teacher creates RBES goals for his/her students in math and language arts connected to the previous Georgia Milestone scores.

    Strategic Priority & Goal Focus #1: Empathy

    Students will feel safe and enjoy coming to school.


    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 Louise Radloff Middle School will revisit the School Plan/Promise several times throughout the year at building parent capacity events, meetings, and workshops.


    Radloff Middle School will…

    • Host Student-Led Conferences.
    • Implement differentiated small group instruction.
    • Provide PBIS Intervention Passports and events to motivate students.


    Principal’s Signature: Jennifer E. Callahan

    Date: May 11, 2024

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

    • Facilitate student-led conferences.
    • Read culturally relevant material.
    • Participate in extended learning opportunities.

    As families, we will…icon: man and woman

    • Attend conferences.
    • Attend workshops/events to support small group instruction.
    • Encourage students to be respectful, responsible, and prepared every day.


    Louise Radloff Middle School is committed to continuous two-way teacher-family communication via:

    • Radloff Parent Newsletter
    • Radloff school website
    • Postcards
    • Parent Conferences
    • Student-Led Conferences
    • GCPS ParentVUE Portal
    • Emails, Phone Calls and Phone Conferences
    • Teacher eCLASS
    • Parent Square emails/Texts
    • Social Media
    • Interpretation Line/Interpreters
    • Google Text to Speech/other APPs
    • Poketalk Interpretation Devices

    If you need interpretation and/or translation services, please contact: Judy Ruiz, 678-245-3417

    We also have many bilingual employees on staff.  


    • Open House-Meet Your Teacher
    • Title I Annual Parent Meeting
    • Quarterly Town Hall Meetings
    • Parent Workshops through the Parent Center
    • Curriculum Night
    • Early Release-Student-Led Conferences (October 23 & 24, March 5 & 6)
    • Academic Nights honoring ALL Students (Literacy, STEM Nights)
    • Local School Council Meetings
    • Donuts with Grown-Ups
    • International Night
    • Rising 6th Grade Articulation Meeting
    • Parent English Classes
    • Parent Food and Clothing Pantry
    • Title I Planning Meeting and Document Review (Spring 2025)

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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.


    Our Mission

    To ensure that each student has the academic and leadership knowledge and skills necessary to graduate from High School performing at levels that will allow successful entry into and completion of post-secondary work.


    Our Family Engagement Center has learning games, books, and many other resources available for families to check out and use at home. Our Parent Instructional Coordinator is Judy Ruiz. She is available to help you find resources, navigate the Parent Portal, sign up for Parent Square, connect with teachers, and learn about ways you can help your children at home.

    Our Family Engagement Center is located in room 1.114 inside the Media Center.

    Hours of Operation: 8:30 AM-4:30 PM

    Please contact Judy Ruiz for additional information about our Family Engagement Center and resources available for check-out.

    (678) 245-3417

    Email: Judy.Ruiz@gcpsk12.org


    Parents are welcome to volunteer to help at school at school-wide events, in the Parent Center, and the Media Center. They can also schedule a classroom observation. Parents will need to complete an observation request form. The forms are available in the Parent Center. Please give the school 24-48 hours to approve and schedule a classroom observation. Please contact the LRMS Parent Instructional Coordinator, Judy Ruiz.

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