Family Engagement Month
November is Family Engagement Month! We want to recognize our parents, families and caregivers for all that you do to support the education of our students. Thank you! Engaging in your child’s education has been shown to dramatically increase academic success. November serves not only as a celebration of family engagement, but also a reminder of the difference you make in your child’s learning.
Through decades of research we know that family engagement plays a key role in student academic learning. The Sevier County School System recognizes this as a vital component in education and has made it a goal to promote and encourage family, school, and community partnerships to ensure academic success for all students. Research shows parent and family engagement improves: student attitudes, behavior, social skills, learning, grades, homework completion, testing scores, attendance, graduation rates, and the likelihood of students pursing higher education.
Family Engagement Tips
Tips for being engaged in your child’s education: Keep in touch with your child’s teacher, have high educational expectations, attend school meetings, functions, workshops and events, make school attendance important, visit your school’s website often, encourage learning at home, support the schools community partners, be an active part of decision making committees, ask your child’s teacher and/or school how you can help.
National Parental Involvement Day
Thursday, November 21, 2019