THE PARENT ENGAGEMENT CHALLENGE

Parents can be your greatest allies, but only if they feel included in the educational process.

What can you do to forge a stronger bond with your largest stakeholder group?
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LET'S CLEAR UP SOME MISCONCEPTIONS

Parent engagement is not about helping kids with homework.
It's about awareness and opportunity.

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WHAT'S THE REAL PROBLEM?

Unfortunately, only 20% of parents are fully engaged with their child's school...

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...and fewer than 25% of parents can name a basic milestone their child should have reached within the past year.

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These problems aren't happening in a vacuum, either. When relationships falter between schools and parents, bad things start to happen.

But it's not all doom and gloom. Parent engagement has become a point of emphasis for high-performing schools, and it shows in the results.

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In one study, parent awareness of upcoming homework assignments and tests resulted in a 30% increase in improved readers and a 38% increase in math.

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SCHOOLS AND DISTRICTS EVERYWHERE ARE MAKING A POINT TO:

- BE MORE TRANSPARENT
- MAKE BETTER USE OF TECHNOLOGY
- STAY CONNECTED TO TRADITIONALLY UNDERSERVED COMMUNITIES


"From paying school meals online, to seeing attendance, grades, and missing assignments, parents have a great overview of how their children are doing."
 
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La Crosse School District


 


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PARENT PORTALS

ONCE LITTLE MORE THAN A POSTING DESTINATION FOR ONLINE REPORT CARDS...


...ARE NOW FULL OF THE INFORMATION PARENTS NEED TO SERVE AS PARTNERS IN THE EDUCATION EXPERIENCE
 
"Right away, parents were communicating more with teachers, which was interesting, because in our old system we didn't see many logins until grades were due."
 
Wayne Township Pete Just
MSD of Wayne Township


Advancing K12
 

THE PARENT PORTAL PLAYBOOK

A four-part video series for administrators, communication teams, teachers, and parents. View blog
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THE QUEST FOR PARENT PORTAL BUY-IN

An analysis of the most impactful parent engagement measures being employed by districts today.

View blog
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THE GOLDEN MINUTE

A closer look at the research on
teacher-parent communication and what it
means for student outcomes.


View blog
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FAMILY ACCESS OVERVIEW

Not sure what to expect from Family Access? Here's a sampling of the many ways you'll enjoy a better communication experience between school and home.
GARLAND ISD - ENGAGING THE COMMUNITY

Garland ISD is serving as a model for engagement at all levels, and it's not because of technology or initiatives. At GISD, community engagement is a deep-rooted part of the district's culture.











"WITH SKYWARD, PARENTS IN OUR DISTRICT HAVE BECOME MORE INVOLVED WITH THEIR CHILD'S SCHOOL WORK."

Sandra Jantzi
Au-Gres-Sims School District


 
"FROM PAYING SCHOOL MEALS ONLINE, TO SEEING ATTENDANCE, GRADES, AND MISSING ASSIGNMENTS, PARENTS HAVE A GREAT OVERVIEW OF HOW THEIR CHILDREN ARE DOING."

Vicki Lyons
La Crosse School District


 
"RIGHT AWAY, PARENTS WERE COMMUNICATING MORE WITH TEACHERS, WHICH WAS INTERESTING, BECAUSE IN OUR OLD SYSTEM WE DIDN'T SEE MANY LOGINS UNTIL GRADES WERE DUE."

Pete Just
MSD of Wayne Township



 



STEVENS POINT AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT STEVENS POINT AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT

Transparency is the key to keeping parents and teachers on the same page. Here's how one district used Family Access to promote better communication among all stakeholders.

View case study


 
DEERFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT 109 DEERFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT 109

When Michael Lubelfeld came to Deerfield Public School District 109, located about 25 miles north of Chicago, the new superintendent knew engaging students would bolster the educational bottom line.

View case study


 
PEKIN CHSD 303 PEKIN CHSD 303

In Pekin 303, teachers have noticed an increase in awareness and communication from parents, while schedules and report cards have caught up to the digital age.

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FAMILY ACCESS PRODUCT BRIEF

What's all the fuss about? Here's everything you need to know about the parent portal all these districts have in common. 

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ALREADY HAVE FAMILY ACCESS?

Enjoy these free resources for administrators, teachers, parents, and students.
 
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ARE YOU READY TO DELIVER A BETTER EXPERIENCE TO YOUR PARENTS?


 
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THE PARENT
ENGAGEMENT CHALLENGE

Parents can be your greatest allies, but only if they feel included in the educational process.

As a leader, what can you do to forge a stronger bond with the largest stakeholder group?

 
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LET'S CLEAR UP SOME MISCONCEPTIONS.

Parent engagement is not about helping kids with homework.

It's about awareness and opportunity.

 
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WHAT'S THE REAL PROBLEM?

Unfortunately, only 20% of parents are fully engaged with their child's school...
 
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...and fewer than 25% of parents can name a basic milestone their child should have reached within the past year.
 
Bottom clouds

These problems aren't happening in a vacuum, either.

When relationships falter between schools and parents, bad things start to happen.

 
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But it's not all doom and gloom. Parent engagement has become a point of emphasis for high-performing schools, and it shows in the results.

 

Parent awareness of upcoming homework assignments and tests has resulted in a 30% increase in improved readers and a 38% increase in math*.
 
Mom and Daughter
Computer

SCHOOLS AND DISTRICTS EVERYWHERE ARE MAKING A POINT TO:

- BE MORE TRANSPARENT

- MAKE BETTER USE OF TECHNOLOGY

- STAY CONNECTED TO TRADITIONALLY UNDERSERVED COMMUNITIES

"From paying school meals online, to seeing attendance, grades, and missing assignments, parents have a great overview of how their children are doing."

Vicki Lyons
La Crosse School District

 

PARENT PORTALS

ONCE LITTLE MORE THAN A POSTING DESTINATION FOR ONLINE REPORT CARDS

ARE NOW FULL OF THE INFORMATION PARENTS NEED TO SERVE AS PARTNERS IN THE EDUCATION EXPERIENCE

"Right away, parents were communicating more with teachers, which was interesting, because in our old system we didn't see many logins until grades were due."

Pete Just
MSD of Wayne Township

 

Advancing K12



THE PARENT PORTAL PLAYBOOK

A four-part video series for administrators, communication teams, teachers, and parents.


Learn more
 

THE QUEST FOR PARENT PORTAL BUY-IN

An analysis of the most impactful parent engagement measures being employed by districts today.


Learn more
 

THE GOLDEN MINUTE

A closer look at the research on teacher-parent communication and what it means for student outcomes.


Learn more
 
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Skyward Family Access


FAMILY ACCESS OVERVIEW

Not sure what to expect from Family Access? Here's a sampling of the many ways you'll enjoy a better communucation experience between school and home.


PLAY VIDEO


GARLAND ISD - ENGAGING THE COMMUNITY

Garland ISD is serving as a model for engagement at all levels, and it's not because of technology or initiative. At GISD, community engagement is a deep-rooted part of the district's culture.


PLAY VIDEO

 
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"WITH SKYWARD, PARENTS IN OUR DISTRICT HAVE BECOME MORE INVOLVED WITH THEIR CHILD'S SCHOOL WORK."

Sandra Jantzi
Au-Gres-Sims School District



 

"FROM PAYING SCHOOL MEALS ONLINE, TO SEEING ATTENDANCE, GRADES, AND MISSING ASSIGNMENTS, PARENTS HAVE A GREAT OVERVIEW OF HOW THEIR CHILDREN ARE DOING."

Vicki Lyons
La Crosse School District

 

"RIGHT AWAY, PARENTS WERE COMMUNICATING MORE WITH TEACHERS, WHICH WAS INTERESTING, BECAUSE IN OUR OLD SYSTEM WE DIDN'T SEE MANY LOGINS UNTIL GRADES WERE DUE."

Pete Just
MSD of Wayne Township

 


STEVENS POINT AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT

Transparency is the key to keeping parents and teachers on the same page. Here's how one district used Family Access to promote better communication among all stakeholders.


Learn more
 

DEERFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT 109

When Michael Lubelfeld came to Deerfield Public School District 109, located about 25 miles north of Chicago, the new superintendent knew engaging students would bolster the educational bottom line.


Learn more
 

PEKIN CHSD 303

Efficient communication with stakeholders is important for districts especially engagement among teachers, staff, parents and students, because in our old system we didn't see many logins until grades were due.


Learn more
 
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FAMILY ACCESS PRODUCT BRIEF

Ready to see all the tools?


Read the brief

ALREADY HAVE FAMILY ACCESS?

Learn more about the tools at your disposal.


See the toolkit


 


ARE YOU READY TO DELIVER A BETTER EXPERIENCE TO YOUR PARENTS?

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