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 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.
- Grandparents raising their grandchildren, should look for a grandparents newsletter forthcoming in the 2023–24 school year.
- Attend your child's parent-teacher conferences and any guidance meetings.
- Parents of students who attend a Title I school may have access to Parent Resources available for checkout, at their Title I schools. There may be manipulatives, literature, and games to check out, which can help reinforce student 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.