Building Blocks for Family Engagement

Building Relationships
Relationships are built over time, often through small but consistent actions that show caring or interest in another person.
School leaders can show they value family partnership, and commit resources and planning to embed a spirit of collaboration into every aspect of school life.
Culturally Responsive
When school staff value family and community ways of knowing, families can bring their full selves into the school and partnership. Families can use their knowledge and strengths to support their students and school.
Linked to Learning
Effective family partnership is centered on student success. This means the school, the student, the family, and community all work together to help each student meet their goals.