Title I Information

The Barrow County School System encourages parental involvement in education. Parental involvement is defined as regular, two-way, meaningful communication involving student academic learning. Parents play an integral role in assisting in their child’s learning and are encouraged to be actively involved in their child’s education at school and home and to be partners in decision-making to assist in the education of their child.

Title I logo
Beyond the bell

Ramon Manzo sits down to discuss Family Engagement and how BCSS connect families to their children's education.

Important Title I Links:

High Impact Best Practices for Teaching and Learning

The faculty and staff of Kennedy Elementary are committed to using effective instructional practices that are consistent in every classroom. Our goal is for each and every student we serve to be academically successful while achieving at their highest level.

To meet this goal:

We will teach the Georgia Standards of Excellence with fidelity by:

* Designing lessons aligned to the Georgia Standards of Excellence
* Identifying key concepts in the language of the standard
* Using essential questions to connect instruction to the standard
* Asking students to explain the standards in their own words

We will monitor the progress of our students while working collaboratively using the Data Team Process in Professional Learning Communities by

* Developing formative assessments that are explicitly aligned to standards
* Collecting, charting, and analyzing student work on a regular basis
* Identifying students who are not meeting standards, meeting standards, or exceeding standards
* Continuously adjusting instruction based on assessment results
* Using a variety of instructional strategies to address student needs
* Focusing on providing strong relevant feedback, both written and verbal, to students regarding their work

All teaching and learning activities will reflect a shared understanding of what students should know, do, and understand and will be built around a common framework for instruction that consists of:

 * Opening - Activating strategies centered on the standard, element(s), and essential question
 * Mini-lesson - Modeling while referencing standards and key vocabulary
 * Using writing exemplars (examples of work that meets or exceeds the standard)
 * Work Period - Engaging students using performance tasks
 * Using higher - order thinking questions to probe student understanding
 * Closing - Summarizing strategies to assess student understanding

Our classroom environment will be built on:

 * A clear and consistent behavior policy for promoting a positive classroom atmosphere
 * Strong student-teacher relationships based on the school district’s core beliefs
 * The social-emotional needs of our students
 * Established rituals and routines
 * Displayed Common Core Georgia Performance Standards, essential questions, and key vocabulary
 * Evidence of the common framework for instruction
 * Evidence of student work that reflects the Common Core Georgia Performance Standards

Our communication with parents will be:

 * Frequent, clear, and consistent
 * Focused on building a partnership with parents for improving student performance

Parent Resource Center

The Barrow County School System Parent Resource Center is located at the Professional Development Center, 179 West Athens Street, Winder, in room 166 and is open from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.

El Centro de Recursos Para los Padres del Sistema Escolar del Condado de Barrow está ubicado en las oficinas centrales, 179 West Athens St., Winder, en el salón 166, y está abierto desde las 8 a.m. hasta las 4 p.m.

This site provides information using PDF, visit this link to download the Adobe Acrobat Reader DC software.