Comprehensive LEA Improvement Plan (CLIP)

Thomaston-Upson School System cordially invites parents, community partners, and stakeholders to provide input on the FY17 Comprehensive LEA Improvement Plan (CLIP).  Under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), Title I regulations for federal compliance, parents are encouraged to provide input on the revisions of the district’s Comprehensive LEA Improvement Plan (CLIP) and the district’s Parental Involvement Policy. Below you will find a copy of the CLIP and the Parental Involvement Policy for your review. Please use the feedback form to provide any suggestions and/or comments. You may email Mrs. Julie English at jenglish@upson.k12.ga.us or send comments via mail to Mrs. Julie English, Thomaston-Upson School System, 205 Civic Center Drive, Thomaston, GA 30286 by June 1, 2017. 

Parent Involvement Coordinator

The district has a parent involvement coordinator (PIC) who schedules parent activities. For more information, contact your child’s school. If you have any comments or suggestions, always feel free to contact the PIC. The PIC will take your feedback to the leadership team of the school and will provide helpful tips to school staff.   

The school district has a district parental involvement policy. It is revised every year, and a copy of this document is also distributed to parents in multiple ways. Click here for the district’s parent involvement policy.

At the beginning and end of the school year, schools distribute a parent questionnaire. The results of this survey are used to review the effectiveness of parent activities. Feedback from these surveys is very important. The school parental involvement policy and school activities are developed from feedback parents give on these surveys.

Parent Involvement Information

Parent Involvement is the participation of parents in regular, two-way, and meaningful communication involving student academic learning and other school activities. The purpose is to ensure that parents play an integral role in their child’s learning and are active in their child’s education at school.

Opportunities for Parental Involvement
Opportunities for parental involvement include parent workshops, parent advisory committees, school council, PTO, parent volunteers, school planning meetings, and parent-teacher conferences.

 

Parental Involvement Policy

The purpose of the school parental involvement policy is to ensure that strong strategies are in place to build the capacity to involve parents in an effective partnership with the school and share and support high student academic achievement. The school and parents must jointly develop and agree on the policy. It is revised every year to meet the changing needs of parents. The policy is distributed to parents in multiple ways.  

 

School-Parent Compact

Every year, students, parents, and school staff sign a compact or agreement. This compact outlines how parents, the entire school staff, and students will share the responsibility for improved student achievement and the means by which the school and parents will build and develop a partnership to help children achieve the State’s high standards. This compact is revised with parent input at the end of each school year and then distributed to all parents to be signed at the beginning of the next school year.

 

Title III ESOL

The purpose of Title III, ESOL is to prepare students for success in school and in society through the development of cultural awareness and English language proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

WIDA's Amplification of Standards

Can-Do Descriptors

Home Language Survey

ESOL Forms Information Sheet

ESOL Intake Flow Chart.pdf 

Title III / ESOL Resources

School Designation Status

The Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) received waivers from ten requirements of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965, as amended by No Child Left Behind (NCLB) of 2001.  ESEA/NCLB requires that parents or guardians who have children attending a Title I school be notified of the school’s academic achievement as well as the school’s designation under Georgia’s ESEA Flexibility Waiver.  The designation status of each school in the Thomaston-Upson School System is as follows:

Upson-Lee South Elementary - No Designation

Upson-Lee North Elementary - Reward School

Upson-Lee Middle School - No Designation

Upson-Lee High School - Focus School

 

Flexible Learning Program (FLP)

Under Georgia’s new ESEA Flexibility Waiver, schools that have been identified as a Focus or Priority School due to having an achievement gap between the lowest performing quartile and the state average are required to develop a school turnaround plan in order to close this achievement gap. Schools identified as a Focus or Priority School will create a Flexible Learning Program (FLP). The school identified as a Focus School for the 2016-2017 school year is Upson-Lee High School.  

Parent’s Right to Know

In compliance with the requirements of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), the Thomaston-Upson School District informs parents that you may request information and TUCS will provide the parents on request (and in a timely manner), information regarding the professional qualifications of the student’s classroom teacher(s), including at a minimum, the following:

  1. Whether the student’s teacher has met State qualification and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject areas in which the teacher provides instruction;
  2. Whether the student’s teacher is teaching under emergency or other provisional status through which State qualification or licensing criteria have been waived; and
  3. Whether the student’s teacher is teaching in the field of discipline of the certification of the teacher.  
  4. Qualifications of the paraprofessional, if paraprofessional services are provided.

If you wish to request information concerning your child’s teacher’s qualifications, please contact the school’s principal.

Upson-Lee South Elementary      706-647-7516

Upson-Lee North Elementary      706-647-3676

Upson-Lee Middle School            706-647-6256

Upson-Lee High School                706-647-8171