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NES 2019 - 2020 School-Parent Compact

Nevils Elementary School

Dr. Nate Pennington, Principal                 Mrs. Kelia Francis, Assistant Principal

Revised: March 8, 2019

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Bulloch County District Goals:                                                                                                   NES 2019-2020 SMART Goals:

1. Increase graduations rates by 3% by 2020.                                                                         1. We will increase the percentage of students meeting grade level

2. Increase the number of students reading on                                                                          Lexile on the GMAS from 59% in 2018-2019 to 64% in 2019-2020;

    grade level by 3% by 2020.                                                                                                          68% in 2020-2021; 72% in 2021-2022.

                                                                                                                                                         2. We will increase the weighted percentage for ELA and Math

                                                                                                                                                             combined on the GMAS from 65% in 2017-2018 to 70% in

                                                                                                                                                             2018-2019 ; 75% in 2019-2020; 80% in 2020-2021.


What is a School-Parent Compact? The School-Parent Compact is an agreement that parents, students, and teachers develop together. It explains how parents and teachers will work together to make sure all students reach grade-level standards. Our School-Parent Compact offers ways that we can work together to help our students succeed. This compact provides strategies to help connect learning at school and at home. The School-Parent Compact is sent home with all students before November 1st. To request a copy of the NES 2019 - 2020 School-Parent Compact, please contact Sherry Jordan, Family Engagement Specialist, at 912-618-0287 or

How is the School-Parent Compact Developed? The NES parents, students and staff partnered together to develop the school-parent compact for achievement. Teachers suggested strategies for learning to be used at home, parents added input about the types of support they needed, and then students told us what would help them learn. Parents are encouraged to attend annual review meetings held in the spring each year to review the compact and to make suggestions based on student needs and school improvement goals.

Parents are welcome to contribute comments and/or suggestions about the School-Parent Compact at any time. Please contact Sherry Jordan, Family Engagement Specialist at 912-618-0287 or 

School-Parent Compact Agreement:

Teachers & School Responsibilities: at teachers NES are dedicated to working with students and their families to support students’ academic achievement in English Language Arts (ELA)/Reading and Math. Some of our key connections with parents and family members that correlate to our academic goal will be:

  • Providing families with weekly newsletters highlighting ELA and Math activities in the classroom.
  • Family ELA/Reading Night and Family STEM Night to reinforce learning and model activities for parents to replicate at home.
  • Featuring online ELA & Math  resources sources for students for use at  school and home such as I-Ready or Xtra Math to encourage critical thinking.

Parents and families agree to partner with the school and support their child’s success by:

  • Reading to and/or encouraging their child to read daily. Providing the child with opportunities to read non-fiction literature such as newspaper articles, age-appropriate internet sites, etc.
  • Practicing math facts with child daily.
  • Attending the Reading Family Night and STEM Family Learning Night with their child to learn new ideas to enhance their child's learning.

Students will take responsibility for their own learning and commit to their personal level of success by:

  • Bringing home Reading materials and reading daily with an adult or family member. By borrowing ebooks from Sora at:
  • Bringing home math materials. Practicing math facts with an adult.
  • Taking home notices for the ELA/Reading Family Night and STEM Family Learning Night and attend with their parents to new ideas to enhance their learning at home.

Communication about Student Learning - NES will provide the opportunities for staff and families to communicate regarding student learning. We will make an effort to offer communications in the language that families can understand. These are ways NES will communicate with families:

  • Weekly homework folders
  • Class newsletters
  • Emails to parents on student progress
  • Text messages
  • Phone calls
  • Updates on the school website
  • Current grades and attendance found in Parent Portal
  • Parent-Teacher conferences at request of teacher or parent

Do you have questions about your child's progress? Please contact your child's teacher by phoning (912)842-8320 or by email. Email addresses are on the school website at:  www.

Activities for Building Partnerships - There are many opportunities at NES for parents to volunteer, observe and play a role in their child's education. Please consider joining the faculty, staff, and your students through the following events and programs:

  • Parent Orientation Night - August 29, 2019
  • National Parent Involvement Day - November 21, 2019
  • Family ELA/Reading Night - December 5, 2019
  • STEM Family Learning Night - January 23, 2020
  • Parent Resource Center 
  • Volunteering

Volunteers Needed!

If you are interested in volunteering at NES, please contact your child's teacher or Family Engagement Specialist.

NES Family Resource Center - The Family Resource Center is filled with educational games, books, free brochures on timely topics such as: academics, homework, discipline, Title I, and more. The NES Family Resource Center is located in the Media Center. It is open daily during school hours. For additional information, please call Sherry Jordan, Family Engagement Specialist at (912)618-0287 or email at