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!

Ohio's Dispute Resolution Process Helps Schools and Families Resolve Differences When Supporting Students with Disabilities

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

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

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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FlipGrid: How does your school or district build trust with families?

We're using Flipgrid to record short video examples of how Ohio schools are building (or rebuilding) trust with families this ...
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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 in times where teachers are providing remote instruction. To ensure that ...
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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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Intentional Partnerships Podcast

Intentional Partnerships Podcast

"Each episode of the Intentional Partnerships Podcast offers an on-the-ground perspective from real people exploring their shared values around family ...
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Fact Sheet for non English proficient families

Fact Sheet: Info for Families with Limited English Language Proficiency and for School Staff who Communicate with Them (Available in 11 Languages)

This fact sheet answers common questions about the rights of parents and guardians who do not speak, listen, read, or ...
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Ohio Parents and Caregivers -- Click Here to Apply to be on our Advisory Council in 2021 -- Applications Due November 26, 2020

We are now recruiting Ohio parents and caregivers of Ohio children from birth to grade 12 to be members of our advisory council beginning in January 2021!

Click here to download the English version of the application and share with families in your community.

Click here to download the Spanish version of the application and share with families in your community.

Applications are due by November 26, 2020, and can be emailed as an attachment to OhioSFEC@osu.edu.

To read more about the work of the council, visit our state advisory council web page.