Family Engagement Resources

As an educator, you know parents are key to student success but with everything you’re juggling, it isn’t always easy to connect with parents on a regular basis, especially during school closures.

Our easy-to-use (free and bilingual) resources were designed to help you inform and equip parents to take action in support of their child’s social, emotional, and academic development.

Our research-based family engagement resources give parents tips and tools during key points in the school year. Here are ideas on how to use them as part of your family outreach.

  • Online: Post on your school/class website, portal, or include it as a resource in your parent newsletters.  
  • Send Home: Download and print the below tip sheets to send home with students. Post them on your bulletin board. 
  • In-person: Give them out during back-to-school nights, parent events, workshops, and home visits. After School, library and community organizations can share them at events as well.

Below are the family engagement resources and tip sheets. 

  1. 1

    The Super 5 Back-to-School Power Moves...

    helps parents start the school year strong and gives them ways to support what’s happening in the classroom. (August-November)

  2. 2

    Spring Forward...

    helps parents get a more accurate picture of their child’s progress and helps them get their child prepared for the annual state test. (February-April)

  3. 3

    Summer Stride...

    gives families tips and tools they can use over the summer to support grade level skills while having fun in their communities. (May-July)

Year-Round Family Engagement Tools

Learning Hero Roadmap

From grade-level expectations to how to support life skills, find interactive resources on a range of topics parents care most about.

Readiness Check

An interactive tool that helps parents see how their child is progressing in foundational math and reading skills and connects them to skill-specific videos, activities, and more to support classroom learning at home.

Developing Life Skills and How Learning Happens

New research insights, workshop facilitator’s guide, videos and more to help communicate the integration of social, emotional, and academic learning.

Parent-Teacher Planning Tool (Print Version)

A customizable step-by-step family worksheet to help parents, teachers, and students create a plan for success.

Parent-Teacher Planning Tool (Digital version)

A step-by-step family worksheet to help parents, teachers, and students create a plan for success.

Super Parent Illustration

*Parents 2018: Going Beyond Good Grades
**Scholastic Teacher and Principal School Report, 2016

Know the Facts

According to our national survey, 90% of parents believe their child is performing at or above grade level.*

What percentage of teachers say students start the school year prepared for grade-level work?**

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