Family and Community Engagement

Promote an environment and culture that supports and encourages effective engagement of all families, including those from diverse backgrounds

Interpretation

  • Develop and foster a welcoming environment and promote relevant engagement opportunities for all families

Evidence of this work from the 2018-19 school year

  • Family Partnership meetings (increased from 1 meeting to 3)
  • District and school parent engagement events (increased events to provide supports for incoming Kindergarten families, 5th grade transition, and follow up to “What Every Parent Wants to Know”)
  • Equity Advisory Group
  • Started a partnership with Cyborg Mobile to help facilitate the creation of equity modules
  • Parent advisory/engagement groups (Highly Capable, English Language Learner (ELL)
  • Pre-Kindergarten and third grade reading intervention
  • Interpretation and translation services
  • Computers in schools to aid in registration
  • Family Partnership Liaisons (FPL) supported all families with preferred language other than English to make initial contact, welcome them, provide supports, and answer questions
  • State waiver obtained in order to conduct elementary conferences
  • Parent communication software
  • Parent Panels
  • Cultural Competency training for classified staff
  • Partnership with Issaquah School Foundation Cultural Bridges
  • Cultural conversations – series of meetings with majority of principals
  • PTA evening presentations at 5 school communities around Cultural Competency Training around Cultural Competency for our VOICE Mentors and ISD PTA Council
  • Our disaggregated data for building allocation shows additional funding for Learning Assistance Program, Title 1 Federal remediation funding, and Bench Mark Educational Learning – 2018-19

Evidence of work from the 2019-2020 school year: Coming Soon.