Family and Community Engagement
Principle #3: Empower Every Family
3.1- The school makes a conscious effort to educate families to play a proactive role in the school life of their child(ren) throughout their school career.
- Provide families with information that allows them to ask better questions. (Instead of "What did you do at school today?") If we change the questions families ask, we have immediately empowered them to have a role in the education of their children. Check out the Parent-Student Reflection Questions below.
- Send home things that are interactive in nature, meaning they require a conversation between the student and the parent.
- Communicate what is coming, not what has passed.
- Link communication to learning - Provide families an activity that can be done at home or provide information that families can ask their children to reinforce learning.
Questions for reflection:
- How often do you provide families information about their child's academic progress?
- How do you encourage family involvement with creating enhanced home learning environments and activities?
Upcoming Parent Events
If you are interested in leading a Parent University session, please let us know. We are always looking for more ideas for information classes for our families and school community.
Question. Persuade. Refer.
Tuesday, Dec. 4th, 6-7:30pm
5310 West Layton Avenue
Three steps anyone can learn to help prevent suicide. The signs of crisis are all around us. Quality education on the topic empowers all families, regardless of their background, to make a positive difference in the life of someone they know. This program is open to anyone who is interested. There are no pre-qualifications.
Presented by the School District of Greenfield and the Greenfield Health Department