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/legal guardian to make their child’s potential a reality.

Ways we can assess family engagement include:

  • The quantity and 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 percentage of schools demonstrating inclusive outreach to all families, in home languages, and easy two-way communication between home and school (Goal is to move closer to meeting the U.S. Department of Justice’s view of translation/interpreting for parents, read more)
  • The quantity and quality of parent education activities to support student learning and success in school and beyond
  • The percentage 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

Topics of Interest – Gain Confidence Learning More

Continuity Plan Video Presentation  Link

Video Presentation-IUSD Learning Continuity

What’s Happening this Year?

  • Strides Towards Social Justice at IUSD Webinar
    Implementation of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Practices Throughout IUSD
    Wednesday, April 7th, 2021 7-8PM
    >Register for Webinar | Flyer for Sharing
  • HOUR of CODE Contest – Has now expired. No completions were submitted, but please still consider reading thru the materials. As a special thank you to any IUSD PTA Member, the Coder School of Irvine is offering a private FREE HOUR of Coding for students in grades 2-8th for a limited time. Please use this special registration link:
  • The SPOTLIGHT Monthly Newsletter – Each month look for tips on engaging your families and reading about success stories and happenings at a featured school. View Archives and/or Subscribe here.
  • Our Current Book List
    >Beyond the Bake Sale – Henderson, Mapp, Johnson, and Davies
    >How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi

Always looking for new ideas on ways to make Family Engagement more equitable, accessible, and effective. Please share your thoughts & suggestions with us!