Family Engagement


BOE Policy 3423

Franklin CSD recognizes the positive impact engaged family members have on the academic success of our students. Family Engagement at FCS is defined as family members, administration, teachers, and support staff working together to foster and improve the learning, development, and well-being of all students. We ask that all stakeholders take on the following responsibilities as a team working together for the greater good.



  • Establish the value of family engagement by communicating the larger district philosophy to faculty/staff, families, and larger school community.

  • Foster and communicate to families that the district has their child's best interest in mind and they have a voice in our processes.

  • Create document(s) designed to be shared with faculty/staff, families, and the larger school community about family engagement. This could also include other items such as educational program changes, information on student safety, and state regulations.

  • Hold school event(s) that feature information about family engagement.

  • Provide time and confidential locations during staff days for family engagement.


  • Be the initiator of communication to families

  • Call, email, and/or meet face to face with parents to discuss both concerns and successes.

  • Respond to family communications in a timely manner.

  • Keep classroom website, homework hotline, and/or PowerSchool updated and current.

  • Follow through on family engagement strategies throughout the year, not just at the start of school.

Family Members

  • Communicate with the teacher when your child is struggling or there are concerns.

  • Update contact information annually or when changes occur that include addresses, home numbers, and emails.

  • Check and access resources used by the teacher like take home folders, planners, homework hotline, PowerSchool, and/or Dojo.

  • Create a routine and procedure at home for completion of schoolwork.

  • Participate in activities created by the teacher that require family involvement.

Support Staff

  • Be approachable to all family members.

  • Politely direct parents to proper channels to express concerns.

  • Support classroom rules/expectations when interacting with families.

  • Be polite, helpful, and positive when interacting with parents

  • Regularly communicate about students with classroom supervisor.


  • Responsible for using their agendas/planner to record assignments and communicate assignments to parents.

  • Participate in honest conversations with parents about school homework completion, behavior, and grades.

  • Learn to login into PowerSchool, check your own grades, and help parents do so as well.

  • Embrace open communication between parents/guardians and school without blocking or manipulating these efforts.

  • Seek help from a teacher when needed.

Family Engagement Page in PDF format

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