Title I

Last Updated: 10/29/2020 3:23 PM

Upcoming Title I Events 2020-21 (FY21)
Turner Woods Elementary School continually monitors the implementation of the Title I plan and welcomes input from parents, school staff, and community members regarding its current and future Title I plans. WE NEED YOU!!! Please make plans to attend these and other future meetings. This is an opportunity to provide YOUR input and feedback regarding important topics that are of concern to you as a parent during the 2020-21 school year at Turner Woods Elementary School.

UPDATED (as of Oct. 27, 2020):  

CLICK this LINK for ONE location to read more about Title I Events below and getting involved

There are three (3) actual Family Engagement Events listed below for families to attend:

  1. As of 10-28-20, a JCSS Title I Family Engagement Presentation will be accessible to parents and families. 
  2. Lunch and Learn with Families will be a ZOOM Annual Title I Meeting at 12 NOON on Friday Oct. 30, 2020.
  3. Touchdown Event- JCSS Family Engagement Team will be @ JCHS Football Game Oct 30th 6:30-7:30pm  

* Additionally, if you want to view and learn more about our TWES Grade Level Curriculum,

Feel free to contact your child's teacher(s), Mr. Tharpe or Dr. Carr (A.P.) stacy.carr@jones.k12.ga.us with questions on the curriculum information.

Homeless Liaison

Dr. Trevis Killen
Homeless Liaison for Jones County Schools

Definition of Homeless Students
Individuals whose nighttime residence is NOT:
-stationary, permanent and not subject to change
Regular-used on a predictable, routine, or consistent basis
Adequate-sufficient for meeting both the physical and psychological needs typically met in the home.

Information for Parents or Unaccompanied Youth

Volunteers (not applicable for 2020-21 as of 8-17-20)

Mandated Volunteer Training

Turner Woods Elementary School encourages parents, grandparents, guardians, and caregivers to participate in your child’s education and school activities.  As established by Georgia law, any parent, guardian, or caregiver who volunteers in any capacity within the school system must participate in a training session for mandatory reporting prior to working with students. To keep in compliance with State Law and with best practices, we require that all persons interested in volunteering at Turner Woods Elementary School complete a volunteer training session.   Examples of volunteering include, but are not limited to, individuals who attend school field trips, act as Room Parents, volunteer with PTO, visit or assist in classrooms (including socials), serve as mentors, or help with extra-curricular activities.

The mandatory volunteer training will be held throughout the school year at various times. If a parent, guardian or caregiver is unable to attend the training at Turner Woods Elementary School, he /she may attend a training at any school in Jones County.  Applicants should be prepared to spend about 15-20 minutes for the training and application process.

Volunteer Training MUST be completed PRIOR to scheduled activity or event.

Thank You for supporting TWES!

Other Information

Faculty Credentials and Certification/ Parent's Right to Know

Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s):

In compliance with the requirements of the Every Students Succeeds Act, Turner Woods Elementary School 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 me, Jeff Tharpe, your child’s principal, by phone 478-986-2222 or by email at jtharpe@jones.k12.ga.us.

Thank you for your interest and involvement in your child’s education.


Jeff Tharpe





There is no "I" in Team, but we sure are glad there is "u" in our volunteers!

Title I Participation

Parent Participation

If you would like to make comments / recommendations on the school's Title I plan, please contact Mr. Tharpe jtharpe@jones.k12.ga.us or the Family Engagement Coordinator: Tiffany Price at tiffany.price@jones.k12.ga.us

Title I Information

Title I Staff

Tiffany Price 
Title I Family Engagement Coordinator

Elizabeth Holloway
Title I Academic Support Teacher

Title I Newsletter

Title I Parent Survey Results

Title I Information

Title I Programs Title I, Part a is a part of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA). This act provides federal funds through the georgia Department of Education to local educational agencies (LEAs) and public schools with high percentages of poor children to help ensure that all children meet challenging State academic content and student academic achievement standards.

  • Turner Woods Elementary School is a School Wide Title I school.
  • Turner Woods Elementary School is NOT a Focus, Priority, or Alert School as defined by GaDOE's Accountability Waiver.
  • Jones County Schools has no schools that have been labeled as Focus, Priority, or Alert schools, under Georgia new flexibility waiver


Jones County School District Parent and Family Engagement Plan FY20

Jones County School District Comprehensive LEA Improvement Plan FY20

TWES K-5 Compact 2019-2020

TWES Compact Signature Page 2019

TWES Title I School Improvement Plan 19-20

TWES School Level Parent-Family Engagement Plan 19-20

District Title I Brochure FY19

JCSS Complaint Form (2019)

JCSS Complaint Procedures (2019)

A Family Guide to Title I (2019)

Parent & Family Engagement Input Form (19-20)

Parent Resource Center

Our Title I Parent Resource Center is located in the Media Center. The center is open daily from 8:00 - 4:00 p.m. Parents are welcome to come in to the Parent Resource Center, check out books, flash cards, learning games and other literature designed to help your child succeed at school. Please see Twana Brown Jackson - Parent Coordinator for more information.

Visit Ga. DOE page - https://www.gadoe.org/School-Improvement/Federal-Programs/Partnerships/Pages/Parent-Engagement-Program.aspx




Parent and Family Resources

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Reading Connection-September

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