Family Engagement Tips

Here is a list of ways that families can be engaged in their children's education:

  • Volunteer at school
  • Show your child that you care about school
  • Keep in touch with your child’s school
  • Express high educational expectations for your child
  • Attend school meetings and events
  • Seek out information
  • Be an active part of decision making committees
  • Make school important
  • Be informed and responsive
  • Visit your school’s website
  • Provide a rich learning environment at home
  • Invite the community to partner with the school

The Virginia Department of Education is committed to improving family engagement for all students including students with disabilities. We believe that families and schools are perfect partners for student success.