Parent & Family Engagement

CHISD PFE Newsletter, Vol. I, 1st 6 Weeks

Parent and Family Engagement in CHISD

Our mission in Parent and Family Engagement is to engage, educate, and empower families, the community, and school staff with resources and partnerships that foster the academic and personal growth of ALL students.

Be sure to look for our PFE Newsletter at the end of each six weeks and subscribe to our newsletter for family resources, support, and information to help your family throughout our 2022-2023 school year.

Family Resources

CHISD Calendar of Events

Click here to stay up-to-date with events in Chapel Hill.

Twenty Ways You Can Help Your Child Succeed At School

As a parent, you are your child's first and most important teacher. When parents and families are involved in their children's schools, the children do better and have better feelings about going to school. For the full article from Colorín Colorado, click here.

Develop a partnership with your child's teachers and school staff

1. Meet your child's teacher.

2. Get to know who's who at your child's school.

3. Attend parent-teacher conferences and keep in touch with your child's teacher.

Support your child academically

4. Find out how your child is doing.

5. Apply for special services if you think your child may need it.

6. Make sure that your child gets homework done.

7. Find homework help for your child if needed.

8. Help your child prepare for tests.

Get involved with your child's school

9. Learn what the school offers.

10. Volunteer at your child's school and/or join your school's parent-teacher group.

Get informed and be an advocate for your child

11. Ask questions.

12. Learn about your rights.

13. Let the school know your concerns.

Support your child's learning at home

14. Demonstrate a positive attitude about education to your children.

15. Monitor your child's television, video game, and Internet use.

16. Encourage your child to read.

17. Talk with your child.

18. Encourage your child to use the library.

19. Encourage your child to be responsible and work independently.

20. Encourage active learning.

Parental Involvement Vs. Parental Engagement

Family Engagement is defined by National Association for Family, School, and Community Engagement as:

  • Family engagement is a shared responsibility in which schools and other community agencies and organizations are committed to reaching out to engage families in meaningful ways and in which families are committed to actively supporting their children's learning and development.
  • Family engagement is continuous across a child’s life and entails enduring commitment but changing parent roles as children mature into young adulthood.
  • Effective family engagement cuts across and reinforces learning in the multiple settings where children learn- at home, in prekindergarten programs, in school, in after-school programs, in faith-based institutions, and in the community.

Chapel Hill & Our TJC Promise Program

Click on the button below to visit our CHHS webpage for the details of our TJC Promise.

Beginning in their freshman year of high school, every Chapel Hill student is eligible to be a part of our TJC Promise Program.

Pursuing a degree in higher education can seem like a daunting task. But, what if it didn't have to seem like that?

Our proud partnership with TJC has given our CHISD students a wonderful opportunity- $0 in tuition, $0 in fees. A college education awaits all of our Chapel Hill students.

The TJC Promise provides every high school freshman the opportunity to earn up to two years of a college education at TJC. The TJC Promise is a bold promise for deserving bulldogs.

For more information about TJC Promise Requirements, testimonials, and frequently asked questions, please view the links below.

TJC Promise: College tuition assistance for deserving Bulldogs!

Skyward: Grades, Announcements, Attendance, & More

Click here: "Skyward: Grades, Announcements, & More" to visit the Skyward Family Toolkit video series to learn more about navigating Skyward and supporting your student. In this series of online tutorials, you'll learn how to navigate and use our Skyward platform to stay up-to-date with student assignments, grades, and important announcements.

Please contact your student's campus registrar for questions regarding logins and passwords for Skyward Family Access.

Books Beginning at Birth, Sign Up! It's a Fun and Free Resource for Families

Books Beginning at Birth is a statewide program that provides young children from birth to age 4 and their families access to books and resources to support the development of early literacy skills and foster a love of reading.

All families can access an open library of hundreds of high-quality digital children’s books accompanied by videos and at-home literacy activities.

With a focus on young children residing in Texas Opportunity Zones, families may receive three FREE print books sent to their homes twice a year.

Family Fun

Click on the images below for a fun and simple recipe to make as a family brought to you by one of our CHHS CTE Culinary Arts students.

Community Resources


Ellie Perez

Parent and Family Engagement Coordinator

Student Services Department

For any questions about joining our Parent and Family Engagement Advisory Committee, please email Mrs. Perez.

CHISD: Meet Our New Parent, Family, and Community Engagement Coordinator