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Parents and Guardians: Adults have a lot of responsibilities in life, but one of the most important is supporting the education and growth of children. This page is a resource for families to help ensure their child receives the best possible education.

The significant relationship between parent involvement and student achievement is well documented. Research shows that when parents are involved with their children’s education, students earn better grades, score higher on standardized tests, have better attendance records and show a more positive attitude toward school. 

Being involved in your child’s education can be easy…here are a couple of suggestions:

  • Make sure your child attends school every day on time and that your child completes his or her homework every day.
  • Attend parent-teacher conferences, PTA meetings, and workshops whenever possible in order to help your child learn.
  • Make sure your child reads for 20 to 30 minutes every day. Your child can read aloud, be read to, or read to him or herself.
  • Contact teachers or staff when you are concerned or have a question about your child.
  • Use the parent portal to track attendance and assignments.
  • Check your child’s backpack every day for home/school communication.
  • Limit your child’s TV and video game time and make sure your child is well-rested
  • Provide study space, reading and math materials and learning opportunities for your child, in the home or through the library, church or community.
  • Volunteer in your child’s class or school when possible.

List of Parent Engagement resources

What are the Common Core State Standards
Read about the standards and what they mean
Parent/Guardian Overview Brochures (NEW Jan-2016)

These brochures explain the CCSS to pa​rents/guardians, providing insights into what students will learn and highlighting progression through the grade levels. (The links below are to documents in English. Spanish versions are available at http://www.scoe.net/castandards/Pages/default.aspx.)

English Language Arts/Literacy:
Grades K–2
Grades 3–5
Grades 6–8
Grades 9–12

Mathematics:
Grades K–2
Grades 3–5
Grades 6–8
Grades 9–12