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Welcome to Mitchell County Schools Parent Involvement!  Parents are their child’s first and best teacher.   We support our families in your efforts to help your child receive a quality education.

The term PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT means the participation of parents in regular, two-way and meaningful communication involving student academic learning and other school activities.

Mitchell County School System wants to partner with you to provide all students with a positive and enriching educational experience.   We are ready to serve the needs of our parents and caretakers.  Please feel free to contact the Federal Programs office with any questions, concerns or ideas that may arise as you and your child travel the road of success.

Research shows many benefits for students of parents who are involved in their education including:

  • Increased academic achievement
  • Better test grades
  • Higher achievement scores on standardized tests
  • Better attendance
  • Better classroom behavior
  • Increased likelihood of graduating from high school
  • Increased likelihood of enrolling in post secondary education

TITLE I Parent Involvement workshops are offered at different times throughout the school year to enhance parent confidence, help parents understand what the students are learning in class, help parents with their children at home, have productive meetings with teachers and establish discipline in class and at home.    Parents are always invited and encouraged to participate in their child's education.

Parent Resource Rooms are located at each Title I school:  South Mitchell County Elementary School, North Mitchell County Elementary School, Mitchell County Middle School and Mitchell County High School.  The resource rooms are open days school is in session from 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.  Parents are invited and encouraged to visit the resource rooms at your children's school.

MCSS PARENT INVOLVEMENT PLAN

The MCSS Parental Involvement Plan is available for review by stakeholders for the 2015-2016 school year.  The MCSS Parent Involvement Plan  is available for review via the online link, in the Mitchell County Elementary Schools, Middle School, and High School, Superintendent’s Office, and at the office of Federal Programs.

Questions or written comments may be directed to: 

Vickie Smith
Federal Programs Coordinator
108 South Harney Street
Camilla, Georgia  31730
229-336-2156 ext. 1003
Vickie_smith@mitchell.k12.ga.us


2015-2016 Mitchell County School System Parental Involvement Plan
MCSS Stakeholder Comment Form

MCSS family Involvement Info

What are some ways to ensure two-way communication between home and school?

1.       Nine weeks report cards
2.      
Assessment results
3.      
Parent-Student-Teacher Compacts
4.      
Parent Involvement Plans
5.      
Attendance Letters
6.      
Parent Conferences
7.      
OAS – Online Assessment System
8.      
School and Parent INVOLVEMENT websites
9.      
Flyers sent home
10.   District Monthly Newsletters
11.   Parent Survey

What are the six slices of Parent Involvement?
1.      
Communicating
2.      
Collaborating with the Community
3.      
Decision Making
4.      
Learning At Home
5.      
Parenting
6.      
Volunteering

What are some Parent Involvement Activities at MCSS?
1.       OPEN HOUSE
2.      
School Council Meetings
3.      
Stakeholder Meetings
4.      
Title I Annual Meetings
5.      
Curriculum Knowledge Meetings
6.      
Assessment Knowledge Meetings
7.      
Parent/Teacher Conferences
8.      
Read aloud to students
9.      
Listen to students read
10.     Career Day – Guest Speaker

 

 

Parents' Right to know

As a parent of a child in a Title I school, you have the right to:
  • Be involved in the planning and implementation of the parent involvement program in your school
  • Ask to read the progress reports on your child and school
  • Request information about the professional qualifications of your child's teacher(s) including the degrees and certifications held, and whether the teacher is certified in their respective area of instruction
  • Help to decide if Title I is meeting your child's needs, and offer suggestions for improvement
  • Ask about your child's school designation under the new Georgia ESEA Flexibility Waiver
  • Know if your child has been assigned, or taught by a teacher that is not highly qualified for at least four consecutive weeks
  • Help develop your school's plan for how parents and school can work together
Highlights
Georgia 2015 Summer Reading Challenge

Summer is on its way, but that shouldn’t mean books are left on the shelf. When students don’t read during the summer months, they lose educational ground – a phenomenon that lowers achievement potential and widens the achievement gap.

All students are challenged to read every day this summer, for at least 15 to 30 minutes. Parents and students are encouraged to visit the Find a Book, Georgia website and make a Summer Reading Pledge. Then they can use the site to find book recommendations throughout the summer, all tailored to a student’s interests and Lexile score. (If the child’s Lexile score is not known, the site can estimate reading level based on answers to a few simple questions.

Suggested summer reading goals for students based on grade levels are:

  •   K-2 students: 10 books      
  •  3-5 students: 8 chapter books
  •  6-12 students: 5 fiction books and 5 non-fiction books

Read more about Georgia's Summer Reading Challenge at this link:   http://www.gadoe.org/Curriculum-Instruction-and-Assessment/Curriculum-and-Instruction/Pages/Georgia-Summer-Reading-Challenge.aspx.


 

 

 

 

 

Helpful Links
Georgia Department of Education Parent Engagement Program - Parent Engagement is an ongoing process that increases active participation, communication, and collaboration between parents, schools, and communities with the goal of educating the whole child to ensure student achievement and success.  This site provides resources and information including events, activities, parent award nominations and more.

AYP Reports

CCRPI

Common Core State Standards in English and Spanish - Resource for parents with brochures, links, and videos in English and Spanish. 

Khan Academy - All of the site's resources are available to anyone. It doesn't matter if you are a student, teacher, home-school, principal, adult returning to the classroom after 20 years.   The Khan Academy's materials and resources are available to you completely free of charge.

Khan's library of videos covers K-12 math, science topics such as biology, chemistry, and physics, and even reaches into the humanities with playlists on finance and history. Each video is  approximately 10 minutes long, and especially purposed for viewing on the computer.

Students can make use of the extensive video library, interactive challenges, and assessments from any computer with access to the web.

Coaches, parents, and teachers have unprecedented visibility into what their students are learning and doing on the Khan Academy.

National PTA - Grade by grade Parent Guides for Student Success on the Common Core State Standards, available in English and Spanish.

GaDOE Bullying Prevention - Georgia Department of Education web site on bullying with lots of resources for parents and students.

GADOE Parent Engagement Program - The Georgia Department of Education Parent Engagement Program believes that parents, schools, families, and communities working together can create meaningful partnerships that ultimately lead to significant gains across the board in student achievement.  This site provides wonderful resources and information including events, activities, parent award nominations and much more.