The Mission of Lamar County Schools is to work with and encourage our families and community to provide and participate in world class educational opportunities that inspire all learners to reach their potential.
The Vision of the Lamar County Schools is to be one of the top performers in academics when compared to our RESA members and other surrounding school districts. We will rank in the top 10% of like systems in Georgia. We will accomplish this vision through high expectations, measured improvement through various systems of accountability, multiple levels of student support, horizontal and vertical curriculum design and implementation, and an emphasis on work ready and college success.
What is the 21st Century Community Learning Center Program?
The 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program is authorized under Title IV, Part B, of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. The program provides supervision during non-school hours for children while providing activities that support students through enrichment and academic activities. The academic part of the program is designed to help students meet state and local standards in all academic subjects.
Program Description of the Lamar County 21st Century Community Learning Center Model This program supports the creation of community learning centers that provide academic enrichment opportunities during non-school hours for middle and high school youth (Public and Private School) who demonstrate a need to improve academic skills; who participate in our free and reduced lunch program and are economically disadvantaged; as well as those who participate in our special education program. It will help students meet state and local student standards in core academic subjects, offers students a broad array of enrichment activities that can complement their regular academic programs, and offers literacy and other educational services to the families of participating children. Transportation will be provided.
There will be NO COST FOR YOUR CHILD TO ATTEND THE 21st CENTURY COMMUNITY LEARNING CENTERS listed above!
If a family has been accepted into the LC 21st CCLC and chooses to withdraw prior to the beginning of the semester, then a notification must be given to the site coordinator at least two weeks before the first day of the semester. If the family wishes to withdraw completely from the program anytime during the semester, a two-week notice is required. Parent/Guardian must fill out and sign a Parent/Guardian Removal Form which states they understand that not allowing their child to participate in the program may result in an academic placement meeting and/or retention if their child fails to meet minimum requirements on Math and Reading CRCT tests/EOCT and does not have passing classroom grades in Math and Reading. After a withdrawal, the family may request to be placed on the waiting list for future semester, but will not receive priority as a currently enrolled family. This policy applies to afterschool, intercessions as well as summer sessions.
Student enrollment is based on 21st Century Community Learning Centers’ guidelines. The student-teacher ratio will be one (1) teacher to ten (10) students. This program does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, creed, national origin, or ethnic background. To attend the program, your child must be enrolled. Enrollment includes the completion of the enrollment and permission to attend form. Please be mindful that this program is not a ‘drop-in’ program. Students must be enrolled to attend and must attend no less than 40% of our operational days. If a student is absent, parents are expected to communicate, written or verbally, to the 21st Century site coordinator. It is the responsibility of families to comply with the enrollment plan that was agreed upon by both the family and the director. Parents and students must understand the in order to receive tutoring services, they must be present. A student who misses 5 consecutive days of services will be contacted by our parent coordinator. If a student misses 10 days consecutively, with no communication from parents, they will be removed from the program. Students who maintain perfect attendance are given monthly perfect attendance awards such a pizza pass, certificate, or ribbon. Children sign in noting the time of arrival on the daily attendance log as they arrive from the school bus. A parent or guardian must sign the child out on the same log noting the time of departure. Logs will be kept on file to document days of services. The center will not be able to provide care for children who arrive on a day that is not part of the agreed upon enrollment plan. It is the parent/ guardian responsibility to remain with the child until the child is met by the teacher or another staff person.
BEHAVIOR MANAGEMENT PLAN
At the LC 21st CCLC sites, we expect children to respect each other, staff, parents and our physical environment. We believe that children should receive positive reinforcement for good behavior. However children, as all people, are not perfect. All participants are responsible for following basic rules of conduct and program guidelines as determined by the staff and also follow the Lamar County School’s rules established in the code of conduct. The essence of these rules is safety, honesty, caring, respect, and responsibility.
The rules are:
1. Keep hands, feet, and other objects to yourself. 2. Be respectful. 3. Use inside voices. 4. Clean up after yourself. 5. Use quiet feet when traveling up and down the stairs. 6. Have Fun!
The staff governs the behavior of each child and attempts to work through conflicts and problems as they occur. If a child continuously disrupts the program, and compromises the wellbeing of the group, then the site coordinator or lead teacher will call a parent or guardian.
Linda Olivier, Director Dr. Jute Wilson, Superintendent of Schools Brenda Foster, Data Collector Kelsey Harris Parent Coordinator
A D Smith/E P Roberts Center Lamar County Comprehensive High School April Smith, Site Coordinator Graquetta Harris, SiteCoordinator Francesca Gray, Teacher LCCHS Math Department Teacher Narkeshia Jones, Teacher Assistant Jarrod Fletcher, Technology/Teacher Assistant
Loving Hands After-school Program Trojan Learning Center Gloria Ogletree, Site Coordinator Calvin Scandrett, Site Coordinator Sharon Gotell, Teacher Sherrell Henderson, Teacher Brenda Jackson, Teacher Assistant Cherry Murphy, Teacher Assistant