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Family Engagement

Supporting Your Student at Home

There are many ways that families can support their students outside of school. Traditionally, parent involvement at home consisted of helping children do their homework or reading. While these supports are important, we know that there are many ways that families support their child’s education at home.

These range from meeting a child’s basic needs, such as sleep and nutrition, to interacting with their child through conversation and storytelling, to setting expectations around attendance, homework, even education or career goals. All these activities have value and contribute to student success. Here are some additional resources for families and educators about the many ways that parent support their student’s success outside of school.