Family and Community Engagement.
We are committed to deep and rich parent and community engagement with our schools.
Students with involved parents, are more likely to:
• earn higher grades
• pass their classes
• have better social skills, show improved behavior, and adapt well to school
• graduate and go on to postsecondary education
Resources for Families:
National Education Association Parents Guide
Michigan Department of Ed. Resources for Parents
Resources for Educators:
Toolkit for Engaging Families and the Community as Partners in Education
National Network of Partnership Schools Promising Partnership Practices 2017
 A new wave of evidence: The impact of school, family, and community connections on student achievement.
We believe that parents are our first and most important partners and our children’s first and most important teachers. We believe that children are our community’s most precious resource, and our children have the capacity to learn at the highest levels. For this to happen, our parents need to understand what is trying to be accomplished in classrooms. Information on our instructional programs and outcomes should be easily accessible on the district web site so that parents can truly be partners in the education of their children.
Why are we committed?
Student achievement is our top priority. Evidence shows that family involvement strongly impacts student achievement, meaning that families in the TCAPS community are our most important partners in ensuring student success. Furthermore, we believe that an engaged community can enrich the educational experience just as much as good schools can enrich our local community.
How are other districts making a difference?
Hosting a Family Engagement Empowerment Day, where families learn about school and district programs, as well as meet with community services groups at Saginaw Public Schools
Hosting a parent speaker series on topics of interest to the community at Francis Howell School District in St. Charles, MO
Designing early childhood education with volunteer parents as co-teachers in Chicago Public Schools’ Child-Parent Centers
What actions will we take in TCAPS?