Communication/Family and Community Engagement

Effective family and community engagement have always included regular and frequent communication between schools, families and the wider community. We have and will continue to work together with families to foster and build relationships to sustain our collaborative efforts. Our families can expect regular communication from the superintendent of schools, our building principals and our teachers.

1. Engagement with school stakeholders and community members, groups involved: school leaders, a Board of Education member, multiple teachers from all buildings, parents, bus drivers, transportation personnel, culinary, school counselor, and school nurse.

2. Our communications plan includes applicable instructions, training, signage, and a consistent means to provide individuals with information.

3. Teaching for all students on how to follow new COVID-19 protocols, including hand hygiene, proper face covering wearing, social distancing, and respiratory hygiene will be done in every classroom, K-12, and repeated weekly in grades K-5. Signage aligned to CDC and DOH guidance will be in every classroom, bathroom, hallway, office and on every bus.

4. Communications in the language spoken at home–Currently a small number of families receive communications in their home language which is facilitated by our ENL teacher. All correspondence to these families (email, phone calls, letters home, texts) will consistently be delivered using their preferred language.