• JC Magill Elementary

    2024 - 2025

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    3900 Brushy Fork Road

    Loganville, GA 30052


    Last Revised: April 30, 2024


    The Family and Community Engagement Plan and all other Title I information are available on our school’s website at www.gcpsk12.org/magilles under the Title I Section. Families can also find paper copies of this Family and Community Engagement Plan in our Family Engagement Center. Magill’s Family Plan Promise is also available to our families via MyPaymentsPlus.  New families enrolled to Magill will also be able to review the Family and Community Engagement Plan with the registrar.


    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.


    Communicate with families in a family friendly format by providing a variety of methods including but not limited to:

    · Flyers, letters, emails, phone calls, Magill webpage

    postings, social media, student eCLASS pages, and parent teacher conferences.

    · Translation of documents and interpretation services will be provided when necessary and reasonable.

    · The GCPS Language database will be used when relevant. Magill families may also be referred to the GCPS International Newcomer Center when applicable.


    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. 

    Literacy - Students will demonstrate proficiency in Reading by learning to read fluently through phonics and word study skills. Students in grades 3-5 will focus on reading comprehension. 

    Math - Students will demonstrate proficiency in Math computation skills by developing and understanding numbers and operations including: addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. 


    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

    The School-Family Promise will be reviewed and revisited with students and parents at conferences, meetings, school-wide events, and parent workshops to ensure that all parties are meeting their responsibilities.

    Provide other reasonable support as requested by parents.

    • Work with parents to develop relevant trainings and helpful presentations to educate our staff on the importance of family and community engagement.
    • Train parents to help maximize parental involvement.
    • Arrange school meetings at different times of the day
    • Parents can request a meeting with teachers/staff within a 24-hour time period. Teachers will respond to any parent request within 24-48 business hours.


    • 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.
    • Reduce disruptions to learning resulting from exclusionary discipline actions through the implementation of teacher training in restorative practices.
    • Offer parent workshops and trainings on phonics, vocabulary, and comprehension, and numerical operations.


    Magill Elementary will…

    • Provide reading and math activities and learning materials through our Parent Center.
    • Offer parent workshops and training on phonics, vocabulary, and comprehension, and numerical operations.
    • Effectively communicate Math and Literacy resources available to parents.

    Principal’s Signature      Dr. Guerlene Merisme            Date   April 30, 2024

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

    • Bring home the Friday Folder and notices about workshops/events.
    • Read nightly to practice foundational reading and writing skills.
    • Practice grade-level math facts and problem-solving with my family each day.

    As Families, we will…icon: man and woman

    • Have fun with reading and math with my child by using materials checked out from the Parent Center.
    • Attend school-wide events and parent workshops advertised by the Parent Center.
    • Look for the school newsletter and advertisements in the Friday Folder and visit the school website for information.


    J.C. Magill Elementary School is committed to frequent two-way communication with families about student learning. Some of the ways we foster effective communication include: parent-teacher conferences, agenda/daily folders, Friday Folders, email, ParentVue, school website, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and ParentSquare.

    If you need interpretation and/or translation services, please contact: Dr. Kyria Moore at 770-554-1042.


    The following activities will allow you to partner with families throughout the school year:Title I Planning Meeting

    ● Title I Planning Meeting

    ● Curriculum Night

    ● Volunteer Orientation

    ● Math Strategies Workshop

    ● Title I Annual Parent Meeting

    ● Tech Thursday

    ● Parent Teacher Conferences

    o Fall (10/23-24)

    o Spring (3/5-6)

    ● Literacy Night

    ● Reading Strategies Parent Workshop

    ● STEAM Night

    ● Transition Workshop (Kindergarten Round-Up)

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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.


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    “Magill Elementary School will empower life-long learners by providing an exceptional experience that maximizes academic achievement for all learners.”


    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 (Kyria Moore.) 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 Room 1.119).

    Hours of Operation – 9:00 – 3:00

    Please contact (Kyria Moore) for additional information about our Family Engagement Center and resources available for check-out.

    (770) 554-1042



    Volunteer Orientation will be hosted twice a year in the Fall and Spring. It is a required event for anyone who wants to volunteer. Individual sessions can be requested throughout the school year. Contact the Parent Center for more details.