FACE Connection

District 186 Family And Community Engagement - F.A.C.E. #5

*This FACE Connection newsletter highlights topics families, schools, and communities can use to successfully launch student learning and make sure all students can reach their goals.

Learning in the Curve

186 Families, schools, and community are working together, from a distance, to 'flatten the curve 'of COVID19. In an article: How can I work from home with kids during the coronavirus pandemic? By Laura Johnston, cleveland.com she provides tips for working with kids at home. One tip is to set a schedule which could be a color coded chart or hand written. She writes that the main point of the schedule is for children to 'Stick to a routine'. Wether your schedule is color coded or something else let your child/ren help you make the schedule. Remember it's ok if you don't follow it every moment/day. (Sample Schedule)


CASEL CARES: SEL Resource During COVID-19

CASEL CARES is a new initiative that connects the SEL community with experts to address how SEL can be most helpful in response to today’s circumstances.

Juniors -Sangamon CEO Applications Open Until May 31st!

Are you a creative, motivated, and out-of-the-box thinker? Are you currently a junior in a Sangamon County area high school? Then we are looking for students like you to apply to our program. Sangamon CEO teaches business concepts through experiential teaching. In CEO, you will learn problem-solving, teamwork, and critical thinking through hands-on instruction with subject matter experts and business leaders from throughout the community. APPLY HERE


What is F.A.C.E.?

FACE = Family And Community Engagement

Springfield District 186 defines Family And Community Engagement as school, family and community partnerships built on trust and meaningful communication that creates strong academic support systems for all students.


Thursday, April 30th, 6-7pm


ONLINE - more details to come. Please attend FACECamp to network with other FACE/PTO Team members. Learn about topics your teams need/want to know more about.

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What happens when schools, families, and community work together?

A space launch relies on engineers, mathematicians, and physicists working together to send astronauts into space. The same is true for children’s learning—to take off, families, schools, and communities need to work together.

Everyone at mission control works together to plan, implement, and complete a mission. Families, schools, and communities can do the same thing by collaborating and planning successful learning and exploration at the start of the school year. And by working together throughout the year on this shared mission, they can successfully launch student learning and make sure all students can reach their goals.

Morning Meeting Tues March 31
Southern View Elementary
SSHS Thriving Thursday- Laughing Edition