Family and Community Engagement


🎥 What does it mean? Family engagement is a process and a practice rooted in relational-trust which creates opportunities for equitable partnerships between families and school and district staff.

These partnerships, from birth to graduation, nurture shared responsibility for students’ academic and social success and honor the lived experiences, expertise, and cultural knowledge of all stakeholders — students, teachers, staff, families, and communities.



Collaboration Tools

School staff should have multiple avenues for ongoing two-way communication with families and community partners, inviting these stakeholders to understand, experience, inform, and support the development of their students in partnership with the school.

  • Resource Folder: Access handouts and articles that provide ideas and advice regarding how to build and sustain equitable partnerships.


Intervention Notification

Many interventionists in our member districts are funded by the ADSIS grant, and they use district-specific notification letters to inform parents/guardians of intervention placement and provide an opt-out option. Visit our ADSIS webpage to learn more or to access these form letters.

Interventionists who are not funded by ADSIS should still inform parents/guardians and follow a similar process following this checklist. Interventionists can adapt this template academic letter or this template SEL/behavior letter.



Related Topics

Learn about SCRED's Special Education Advisory Council (SEAC), a group that includes parents/guardians who are representative of a variety of disability categories.


Click MoreOur Special Services Supervisors are "point people" re: intervention notification for parents and are a good first contact if you have questions about family and community engagement. They can help you wrap in more folks if needed.

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