Parent and Family Engagement

Parents play a crucial role in supporting their children's health and learning at school. Research shows that when parents are engaged in their children's school activities, their children get better grades, choose healthier behaviors, and have better social skills.

Parent engagement in schools is a shared responsibility in which schools and other community agencies and organizations are committed to reaching out to engage parents in meaningful ways, and parents are committed to actively supporting their children’s and adolescents’ learning and development.

There are many ways for parents and families to be involved including discussing education matters with their child, helping with homework, supervising their children's progress, communicating with teachers and school personnel, participating in decision making and being involved in school activities.

Family engagement