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Family Engagement in Education Handout for Parents (November 2016) (Virginia Department of Education, VDOE)


Schools understand that parents are busy people, but there are many different ways you can get involved in your child’s education. No matter how little or how much time you have, there are many ways you can positively impact your child’s education at school and at home. Remember, when parents get involved and stay involved, all students achieve at higher levels.

VOLUNTEER AT SCHOOL Schools often send home lists of various ways that parents can volunteer. If they don’t, let your child’s teachers, principal, or counselors know your special skills and ask what you can do to help.

SHOW YOUR CHILD THAT YOU CARE Have a conversation with your child about school and homework regularly. Ask specific questions that inform you about your child’s day. Know what classes your child is taking,  who your child’s friends are, and other essential information.


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