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Thank you for visiting our Family Engagement Planning Resources Hub. Click a topic below to find ideas and resources for working with families to make plans and decisions at the school level! 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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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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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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Book: Beyond the Bake Sale

"Our goal has been to make this book easy to read and easy to use. The chapters are short and ...
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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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Screenshot of the Ohio Statewide Family Engagement Center's Statement on Using the American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Funds for Family Engagement

How can I use the American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Funds for Family Engagement?

We provide five recommendations on how to integrate family engagement into your plans ...
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Measurement Tool: How should I assess my school’s family and community engagement practices?

This needs assessment tool developed by the Ohio Statewide Family Engagement Center is designed to assist school leaders and leadership ...
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Article: Building trust among parents/caregivers and teachers is key to reopening schools

Trust in school safety varies among communities. The theory of relational trust suggests that schools need to build respect and ...
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