For Schools – Elementary School – Communication

Thank you for visiting our Communication Resources Hub. Click a topic below to find ideas and resources for communicating well with families to support student success! You can also click the search button at the top and type in a topic you are interested in. Have questions? Contact us at OhioSFEC@osu.edu.

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Walk-Through Toolkit for Schools: What does it mean to be a “Welcoming School”?

This toolkit covers four components of a welcoming school atmosphere. By assessing a school's atmosphere in these critical areas, schools ...
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The Pathway from Fortress School to Partnership School

Prezi: The Pathway from Fortress School to Partnership School

How does a school move from a negative environment for family and community partners to one that is more positive ...
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Podcast: Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

In this podcast, Angela Provenzano, OSU doctoral student in Occupational Therapy shares her personal grandfamily story and her experience leading ...
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Great Meetings for Schools and Families: A Professional Resource for School Staff

Over the years we have heard families say, coming into meetings can be intimidating and overwhelming resulting in team members ...
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Build Trust with Families Through Attendance Letters

Every school in Ohio sends letters home to families every year. One such letter received by families lets a family ...
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Equity Matters Engaging Families Through Home Visits

Equity Matters: Engaging Families Through Home Visits (webinar)

Educators discuss family engagement as one of many keys to student success. Find out how to implement home visits as ...
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Build Trust with Families Through The Reading Improvement and Monitoring Plan (RIMP) Letter

Every elementary school in Ohio sends letters home to families every year. One such letter received by thousands of families ...
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Recommended Reading: The Guide to Engaging Diverse Communities Through Language Exchange

In this book, Rachel Kimbrow provides access to tools and examples of how to arrange a "language exchange" for families ...
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