Parent and Family Engagement News

October 2022

Parent Liaison- Jody Payne

Hello, my name is Jody Payne. I am the parent liaison for Rehoboth Road Middle School. I also teach 8th grade Georgia Studies and this is my 22nd year in education. I love teaching and I look forward to working with you and your children to have a successful year.

Title I Annual Meeting Information

On August 23, 2022, we held the Annual Title I Meeting. In this meeting, we discussed the topics below: o Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) o Intent and Purpose of Title I o Title I Funding o Programs/Supports in Place to Help your Students o Academic Standards Expected of All Students o Measuring Student Progress o Parent Resource Centers o District and School Parent and Family Engagement Policies o School-Parent Compact If you were unable to attend and have questions: (770)229-3727 or

Parents' Right to Know

In compliance with the requirements of Every Student Succeeds Act, the Griffin-Spalding County School System would like to inform you that you may request information about the professional qualifications of your student’s teacher(s) and/or paraprofessional(s). District Parent and Family Engagement Policy Like the school level Parent and Family Engagement Policy, the District Parent and Family Engagement Policy outlines the expectations for parent engagement activities and describes how these activities will be implemented and evaluated at the district level. You can read the policy by one of the following ways: • GSCS Parent Engagement Page website • New Student Orientation Packets found in the front office of your school • The Parent Resource Center located at 234 E. Taylor Street in room B112 Additionally, the District Parent and Family Engagement Policy will be sent to all parents via U.S. mail on or before November 1. 2022. If you have any comments, concerns or suggestions, please contact Trude Hinson at (770) 229- 3700 ext. 10383 or The following information may be requested: Whether your child's teacher has met state qualification and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject areas in which the teacher provides instruction Whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or other provisional status through which state qualification or licensing criteria have been waived Whether the teacher is teaching in the field of discipline of the certification of the teacher. Whether the child is provided services by paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications.

Griffin-Spalding County Parent Resource Center

Did you know that the Griffin-Spalding County School System also has a Parent Resource Center? Find hands-on activities, books and brochures for your student in our District Parent Resource Center. The center is designed to provide educational resources for parents to help your student succeed academically. Parents can also find computers with internet access at the center. The best part is resources are FREE! You can find the Parent Resource Center located in the Parent Services Building, Room 121 on 234 E. Taylor Street, Griffin, GA 30224. If you would like more information or want to make an appointment, please contact Trude Hinson at 770-229-3700, ext 10383 or at

Upcoming Opportunities for Family Engagement

We have our Literacy Night Scheduled for October 20, 2022 at 5:00 in the Cafeteria.

Jack-O-Lantern Jog will be held on October 27th downtown Griffin.

Please consider filling out out Fall Parent Survey



School's Parent Resource Center

Rehoboth Road Parent Resource Center is located in the front office of our school at 1500 Rehoboth Road, Griffin, GA 30224. You may access it at any time during the hours 8:00am-4:00 pm.

Strive for 95 Attendance

We are encouraging students and staff to be present this year at least 95% of the time. That means only missing 1 do or 0 days per month. We look forward to seeing them in class each day.

Helpful Academic Websites Literacy and Math


Reading, Science, and Social Studies:

Principal-Laura Jordan Assistant Principals-Carla Walsh & Rusty Hudson

Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year at Rehoboth Road Middle School! I am so excited to welcome our families and scholars to the Mustang Family! This year we are launching a new Vision, Mission and Core Values for our school, which will provide the framework for how we operate this year and beyond.

Our vision at Rehoboth Road is for MUSTangs to Learn, Grow, Lead, and Serve. Our mission is to prepare students to prepare to graduate college and career ready by engaging them in meaningful learning tasks that require them to read, write, speak, and solve. In alignment with the GSCS mission and vision, we hope to equip our students with the skills they need for the future. We also strive to help each student see how he or she connects and contributes to the larger communities of our school, school system, city, state and beyond.

Together with our mission and vision, these values embody what we refer to as "The Mustang Way."

We cannot do this alone! We are committed to developing strong partnerships with our families and community to give our scholars the support the need to continue to learn and grow. Please let us know how you would like to be involved in our school-we would love to see you.

Laura Jordan, PROUD Principal of the Rehoboth Road Mustangs

Counselors-Daisy Barkley & Virginia Chauhan

Hello Mighty Mustangs! The 2022~2023 school year is off to a great start! Mrs. Barkley and myself (Mrs. Chauhan) are so excited to get to know our new students to RRMS and look forward to working with our former students. Upcoming events: We will be completing YouScience with those students that haven't completed it. YouScience is our career assessment that will help guide students into understanding their talents and strengths. This will be important when we start signing them up for their high school classes. We also will be taking the 8th grade students to the high schools and the Academy in November & December. Those forms are due no later than Friday, September 29th. NO LATE FORMS WILL BE ACCEPTED. We really look forward to helping your student(s) reach their full potential socially, emotionally, and academically!

Mrs. Barkley handles 7th grade & A-M 8th grade

Mrs. Chauhan handles 6th grade & N-Z 8th grade

Positive Attendance Reinforcement

The National Association of School Nurses is having several webinars on Positive Attendance Reinforcements, and here are some of the main take-aways for nursing/health contributions:

Parent Tips School is a child’s work. When they miss too many days of school, they fall behind and struggle to keep up with their classmates. Both excused and unexcused absences will affect their educational growth and progress. We want to work with you to help minimize the number of days your student misses school. Here are some helpful ideas:

  • Maintain a regular schedule for your child. Children do best when they have a routine.

  • Encourage your child to exercise and/or play outside daily.

  • Provide balanced nutritious meals and snacks for your child. Limit sugars, soft drinks, and offer fruits, vegetables and water instead.

  • Avoid letting your child stay home when it is not necessary. Consult with your school’s health aide or School Nurse if you aren’t sure.

  • Communicate with school staff and teachers. The more the school knows about your child’s health, the better prepared everyone will be to work together for your child.

  • Make appointments in the late afternoon so your child misses as little school as possible.

  • If your child is absent, be sure you get his/her homework assignments and follow up to see if the work is completed and turned in.