Parent Involvement

A major component of our program is the participation of the parents in the children’s education. During the year, you will have the opportunity to be actively involved with your child’s education.

Parent and Child Together (P.A.C.T.) Time - This is a time when you or another adult (grandparent, aunt, uncle, or friend of the family) may come to the classroom to work with your child. P.A.C.T. Times are not the same throughout grade levels and the teachers schedule their times differently. You will be notified when your child’s class has a scheduled P.A.C.T. Time. Please make every effort to come and be a part of this valuable experience with your child.

Parent meetings and workshops are held throughout the school year. Notices will be sent prior to each event.
Georgia Shape

Georgia SHAPE is an exciting initiative to improve Georgia’s future, beginning with our state’s most vital and important asset: our young people. We know all children can benefit from knowledge of their current health-related fitness levels, along with a capacity to develop and implement strategies for personal improvement.  



Parents Right to Know

Dear Parents,

In compliance with the requirements of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the Cook 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 the student’s teacher—

    *has met State qualification and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject areas in which the teacher provides instruction;

    *is teaching under emergency or other provisional status through which State qualification or licensing criteria have been waived; and

    *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.

If you wish to request information concerning your child’s teacher’s and/or paraprofessional’s qualifications, please contact the Federal Programs Director at 229-896-2294.


Begin with your child’s teacher(s). Discuss your child’s performance. Be actively involved with your child’s school. If you need additional information after talking with a teacher, the school principal or assistant principal will help you. If you need information about system programs or have additional questions after talking with the school principal, contact the Central Office. Qualified individuals are available to answer your questions. Contact your board members to discuss policies. All meetings are open to the public.


The Georgia Department of Education defines a Code of Conduct as: Codes of conduct specify behavior that is accepted or prohibited in the school as well as in any setting that is related to the school. Codes of conduct generally state behavior expected to be demonstrated by the student. Local Codes of Conduct also contain information such as the Wellness Plan, Attendance Policy, Promotion Policy, Individual School Discipline Plans, Dress Codes and Internet Information. Parents should review the Code of Conduct and sign any required pages. Each individual school will provide students with a handbook/folder. These documents contain information that parents should review and discuss with their child.