Providing communication that is accessible to all the families that you are serving is the key to successful family engagement. Read this post from Kathleen Morris for examples of creative ways districts and schools are communicating with families.
To be effective, communication must go beyond simply translating newsletters and e-blasts into a variety of languages. It is critical to consider the education and reading level of families, the delivery method, access to technology, culturally responsive language and representation in the messages themselves. Download this tool from Institute of Education Sciences and REL to help build a cultural …
Reaching out to our families, especially those from marginalized communities, in thoughtful and meaningful ways will help build and rebuild bridges and support student success. Downloading and conducting this Family-School Relationship Survey from Panorama Education is a great way to provide schools with a clear picture of family attitudes about several key topics.
Read 8 Ways to Encourage Family Engagement in Secondary Schools from Edutopia for practical approaches to ongoing family engagement.