November is Family Engagement Month in Georgia, and districts and schools across the state will be highlighting the important role parents play in their children’s education. In addition, November 16 is National Parent Involvement Day, a time for all schools and parents to reflect on the vital partnership needed for Georgia’s students and schools to be successful. On behalf of State School Superintendent Richard Woods, we invite you to access the links below to learn more about opportunities to strengthen partnerships with schools, parents, and families.
- Superintendent Woods wrote a Thank You Letter to Georgia’s Families to show his appreciation to the parents and the family members who support student success. Click here for the link to the letter.
- The Georgia Department of Education’s Family-School Partnership Program has released their newly revised video network to highlight best practices and to provide ideas and strategies to engage parents in their students’ academic success. Click here to here to access the Family Engagement Partners Video Network.
- The Family Engagement Month 2017 webpage has links to the state proclamation declaring November as Georgia Family Engagement Month and an archived copy of the Parent Resolution adopted by the State Board of Education in 2010. This webpage also has ideas from Georgia school systems on last year’s celebration of Family Engagement Month. Click here to view the links to these documents.
Thank you to everyone in our school community who is working to create meaningful Family-School Partnerships.