Family Engagement

6 Standards of Family Engagement
The Six Standards of Family Engagement – CAPTA

Family Engagement is a shared effort of families, schools, and community leaders to advance programs, practices, and policies that empower every parent to make their child’s potential a reality.

Ways we can assess family engagement include:

  • The quantity and parent-defined quality of efforts by school districts to seek input from all parent groups in decision-making
  • The quality of family engagement programs, policies, and family resources created to better connect families with schools
  • The number of schools demonstrating inclusive outreach to all families, in home languages, and easy two-way communication between home and school
  • The quantity and parent-defined quality of parent education activities to support student learning and success in school and beyond
  • The number of parents who know how well their children are doing in class and how their school plans to improve student outcomes
  • How safe and connected parents feel with school –particularly during this pandemic

Seeking Transformative Family Engagement

Additional Resources

Continuity Plan Video Presentation  Link

Video Presentation-IUSD Learning Continuity


What’s Happening this Year?



Always looking for new ideas on ways to make Family Engagement more effective and equitable, so we encourage you to reach out to us!