SHS Parent and Family Engagement

October 2022

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Fall Survey - 2022 - 2023

Please complete the Fall 2022 Survey:


English Fall Survey / Spanish Fall Survey

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Introduction from Your Parent Liaison

Greetings Parent(s)/Guardian(s):


My name is Candace Steadman and one of the roles I will serve in for the 2022/23 SY is Parent Liaison for Spalding High School. In this role, I will provide informational support to parents and community resources. My goal is to strengthen the partnership between you and our school. During the course of the school year, I will be coordinating events and workshops that will provide you the support you need to be a participant in your student(s) achievement. If you have questions or need further assistance, feel free to contact me at (770) 229- 3775 or email me at candace.steadman@gscs.org and visit the school website at http://www.spaldingjags.org/.

Title I Annual Meeting Information

Spalding High's Annual Title I meeting was held Tuesday, Aug. 23 (9:00 AM & 5:00 PM).

What was covered: 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 /Supports in Place to Help your Student(s)

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: please contact Candace Steadman (candace.steadman@gscs.org)

o A link to the 9:00 AM session is included below--

Annual Meeting Link

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).

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 Trude.Hinson@gscs.org.

Upcoming Opportunities for Family Engagement

  • Red Ribbon Week (October 24 -28)- Stay tuned for ways you can participate and help your student stay drug free!
  • ONE Act Play at Griffin Auditorium (Oct. 25) - Come support the drama program and help encourage your student(s) to stay connected and/or get involved in our extracurricular programs.
  • State Raiders Meet (Oct. 29) - Encourage your students athleticism and cheer on Spalding High's Raiders.

Spalding High's Parent Resource Center

Our Parent Resource Center houses a variety of information for parents to help strengthen the connection between school and home. We also have resources to assist in building parent capacity as it relates to study skills and specific curriculum items. Feel free to stop by and check us out, Mon. - Fri, 7:45 AM - 3:00 PM. Our Center is located in the Counseling suite, directly across from the main office.

Strive for 95 Attendance

The purpose of the Strive for 95 Campaign is to improve student average daily attendance to at least 95% throughout GSCS by implementing comprehensive strategies that effectively promote, communicate, model, and reinforce positive student attendance in a manner that galvanizes GSCS stakeholders’ efforts and attention.
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Helpful Academic Websites Literacy and Math

Spalding High's school improvement efforts for 2022 -2023 center on literacy & numeracy. Below you will find useful resources to assist your student at home:


Literacy Resources:



Numeracy Resources: