Ways to be engaged in your child’s education and make education a priority in your home

  • Make education a priority in your home.
  • Discuss the importance of education with your child.
  • Have your child attend school every day – on time. If they are not in school, they will miss information and instruction.
  • Talk with your child daily about his/her school day, homework, and activities.
  • Assist with homework when needed and check to see if it is complete.
  • Attend your child’s performances and other school events.
  • Celebrate your child’s efforts and accomplishments.
  • Communicate regularly with your child’s teachers.
  • Let the teacher know the best way and time to communicate with you: email, phone, agenda, Focus, etc.
  • Find out the best way and time to communicate with your child’s teacher.
  • Attend Parent/Teacher conference and Open Houses.
  • Address issues early.
  • Ask your child’s teacher how you can support them – supplies, organizing, contacting other parents, etc. It could be as easy as cutting out shapes or alphabetizing.
  • Volunteer – at a school function book fair, picture day, coach a sport, support a program or event, mentor or tutor a student, become a guest speaker, or chaperone a field trip, etc.
  • Become a member of the school’s PTA/PTO or SAC (School Advisory Council) to let your support your child’s school and to let your voice be heard on important issues.
  • Visit the Family Engagement page on the PCS website at www.pcsb.org.
  • Download the Pinellas County Schools Family Engagement APP on an iPhone or Android phone.
  • Listen to your child. You will learn as much from them as they learn from you!

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