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    401 N River Dr. SW

    Lilburn, GA 30047



    Last Revised: May 17, 2023


    The Family and Community Engagement Plan and all other Title I information are available on our school’s website at www.knightelementary.org under the Title I Section. Families can also find paper copies of this Family and Community Engagement Plan in our Family Engagement Center. The Plan is also located on each teacher’s eCLASS page. In addition, the plan is linked to each student’s MyPaymentsPlus account. 


    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.


    Written communication is available to all parents in both English and Spanish with additional languages available upon request. In addition, interpreters are available in multiple languages for parent-teacher conferences, Family Center Connection meetings, and individual parent meetings.

    Knight’s policy for scheduling meetings at a parent’s request is to respond within 24 hours. Parents should contact the assistant principal for Title I, at 770-921-2400.


    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.

    Knight Elementary will work to focus on the 4 strategic priorities that create a sense of belonging for all students. Knight Elementary’s blueprint will focus on effective instructional strategies. We will be connected and responsive to students by providing intentional, differentiated instruction. We will continue to build an exemplary social and emotional learning (SEL) program that supports our students and provides resources for staff, students, and families. Each and every student will have equitable access and opportunities to reach their full potential in a student-centered climate and culture committed to their success.

    English Language Arts Foundational Grade-Level Skills

      • KK: Rhyme, syllables, blending, letter names and sounds
      • 1st: Blend, isolate vowels, decode
      • 2nd-3rd: Read for fluency and comprehension
      • 4th: Cite evidence for inferences from text
      • 5th: Compare themes across genres and multiple texts

    Math Foundational Grade-Level Skills

      • KK: Count quantities of objects, compare sets of objects and represent quantities with numerals within 20
      • 1st: Develop an understanding of whole number relationships and place value, including grouping in tens and ones
      • 2nd: Build fluency with addition and subtraction
      • 3rd: Develop an understanding of multiplication and division and strategies for multiplication and division within 100
      • 4th: Develop an understanding and fluency of multiplication, division, and place value with multi-digit whole numbers
      • 5th: Develop fluency with addition and subtraction of fractions, and develop an understanding of multiplication and division of fractions


    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
    • Knight will review the School-Family Promise with families throughout the school year during Math & Literacy Nights, Family Center Connection meetings, parent-teacher conferences, and individual parent 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.


    Knight Elementary will…

    • provide strategies that families and students can use at home to improve student achievement in reading and math.
    • provide resources and website links that feature activities families can do together to strengthen students’ reading fluency, comprehension, and problem-solving skills.
    • create ongoing opportunities for two-way communication with families and students to strengthen achievement.

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

    Signature of Dr. T. Ferguson , principal          5-17-2023 

    Principal’s Signature                  Date

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

    • read every night to ourselves or with a buddy to practice reading on-level text with accuracy, understanding, and fluency.
    • learn math facts to support math problem solving.
    • bring home newsletters and notices about events.

    As Families, we will…icon: man and woman

    • attend workshops to assist my child with reading and math.
    • use tip sheets, websites, and resources provided to assist my child at home.
    • communicate any questions or concerns as needed.


    Knight Elementary is committed to frequent two-way communication with families about student learning. Some of the ways we foster effective communication include class newsletters, weekly folders, messaging through Dojo, the Knight Messenger, Parent-Teacher conferences, email to parents on student progress, phone conferences, parent portal, teacher websites, school website, and social media pages (Instagram and Facebook).

     If you need interpretation and/or translation services, please contact Sindy Amador at Sindy.Amador@gcpsk12.org or 770- 806-3887.


    • Curriculum Night
    • All Pro Dad Chapter Monthly Meetings
    • Annual Title I Meeting
    • Literacy Night
    • Gifted Workshop
    • Multilingual Learners Workshops (Fall & Spring)
    • Family Center Connections Monthly Meetings
    • Fall Parent-Teacher Conferences
      • October 18-19
    • Math Night
    • Spring Parent-Teacher Conferences
      • March 6-7
    • Title I Planning Meeting
    • Kindergarten Transition Meeting
    • Knight in the Garden

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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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    Knight Elementary Mission Statement

    To provide a positive, stimulating, and secure environment that empowers the individual to grow socially, emotionally, and intellectually in order to meet the challenges of an ever-changing world.


    Our Family Engagement Center has learning games, books, and many other resources available for families to checkout and use at home. Our Parent Outreach Liaison, Sindy Amador, or Parent Instructional Coordinator, Kelli Sheffield, are 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 room 1.173.

    Hours of Operation: 8:00-3:00pm

    Please contact Sindy Amadore or Kelli Sheffield for additional information about our Family Engagement Center and resources available for check-out.




    Different color hands that reads Volunteer opportunities 

    Volunteer opportunities are available daily and consist of helping inside and outside of the classrooms. Please contact Kelli Sheffield at Kelli.Sheffield@gcpsk12.org to volunteer.

    Opportunities to observe classrooms are available. As a courtesy, we request an appointment to be made at least 24 hours in advance to observe for up to 30 minutes.