Research shows that student achievement increases when families are involved in their student's education. The list below includes a variety of ways for families and caregivers to get involved. With strong school-home relationships, we can help strengthen the academic success of our students.
- Make sure your child gets to school on time (whether virtual or brick-and-mortar).
- Attend a Student Advisory Council (SAC) meeting at your child's school. This committee is open to all parents, teachers, and community members. Schools are looking for your input as parents. Please consider coming to your school's SAC meeting. Translators are available (when feasible) with advance requests.
- Join the District Parent Advisory Committee (DPAC). This group is similar to the SAC but on a district level. This group is open to parents of Title I Schools that attend their school SAC meetings. You will be able to share questions and ideas, review survey results, and have input on Parent and Family Engagement plans.
- Join the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) at your child's school. This group is open to all parents.
- Read with or to your child. For older students, ask what they are reading about.
- Assist your child with homework. Make sure your child has a space to do their homework.
- Join the ESOL Parent Leadership Committee meetings (ESOL PLC). This committee meets at our schools one to two times per year. It's purpose is to check in on the needs of our ESOL families. Russian and Spanish translators are generally in attendance for parents. Check with your school's ESOL contact for meeting schedules.
- Join the district ESOL Parent Leadership Committee. This group is similar to the school-level ESOL PLC but on a district level. Spanish and Russian translators will attend these meetings to help parents whose first language is Spanish or Russian.
- Join the Grandparents Parenting Again group. This group is open to grandparents who are now parenting their grandchildren. This group addresses the unique circumstances grandparents raising and parenting their grandchildren possibly encounter and offers support and resources from guest speakers and other grandparents in similar situations.
- Attend your child's parent-teacher conferences and any guidance meetings.
- Parents of students who attend a Title I school may use the Parent Resource Centers at their Title I schools. They have manipulatives, literature, and games to check out, which can help reinforce learning at home.
- Talk to your child about their day. Inquire about both social and academic issues.
- Attend school events. Check the school calendars and/or newsletters that come home for information about upcoming events.
- Communicate with your child’s school.