Families and school staff work together to support and improve the learning, development, and health of students. Family engagement with schools is a shared responsibility of both school staff and families. School staff are committed to making families feel welcomed, engaging families in a variety of meaningful ways, and sustaining family engagement. Families are committed to actively supporting their child’s learning and development.
This relationship between school staff and families cuts across and reinforces student health and learning in multiple settings—at home, in school, in out-of-school programs, and in the community. Family engagement should be continuous across a child’s life and requires an ongoing commitment as children mature into young adulthood.
Family Engagement Resources:
- Improving School Health: A Guide to School Health Councils
- American School Health Association What School Administrators Can Do to Enhance Student Learning by Supporting a Coordinated Approach to Health
- The Healthy School Communities Model: Aligning Health & Education in the School Setting
- Healthier Students Are Better Learners: A Missing Link in School Reforms to Close the Achievement Gap
- Research Review: School-based Health Interventions and Academic Achievement
- Incorporating Health-Related Indicators in Education Accountability Systems
- State School Health Policy Matrix
- Active Aging, Adult Fitness, and Senior Care
- Instructional Solutions for the Whole Child
- SSI Parent Guides
- Getting Parents in the Game