Middle & High School – Communication with Schools

The resources below are about how you can communicate well with your child’s school and community partners about your child’s learning and growth!

Cover of Book "Exchange to Engage" by Rachel Kimbrow

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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Info Brief: The Power of Cultural Brokers to Build Partnerships with All Families

Reaching and partnering with the families of all students can be difficult. Research supports the role of cultural brokers as ...
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Ohio’s Guide to Parent Rights in Special Education (Available in 13 languages)

This guide by the Ohio Department of Education can help parents and caregivers understand your rights and your child’s rights ...
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Ohio’s Dispute Resolution Process Helps Schools and Families Resolve Differences When Supporting Students with Disabilities

Situations may arise where parents or other family members believe a school has violated federal or state law. In these ...
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Conversation Starters to Use With Your Child’s Teachers

In this resource from Understood.org, you can find samples of how to have effective conversations with your children's teachers about ...
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Middle School Parent-Teacher Conference Guide

Want to be prepared for your parent-teacher conference in middle school? Middle schoolers need supportive family engagement that promotes their ...
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Talking Points: A Free App Teachers and Families Can Use to Translate their Text Messages Back and Forth

Two-way communication between families and schools is extremely important. To ensure that all families can understand and benefit from school ...
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Guidance for Families of Children Learning English – How to Make Sure Your Child has the Resources They Need in the Classroom

This toolkit from the Improving Instruction Project has resources for families of children who are learning English. The guides for ...
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On September 17, 2021, you are invited to join people from around Ohio and the world at our annual free Family Engagement Leadership Summit! Register now and learn more about this event on our Summit Webpage.