High Quality Family Engagement

  • In order to achieve and maintain high levels of family involvement and positive family attitudes toward education, EPISD will:

    1. Facilitate family-to-family support:
      • Campus Parent Leaders provide support to parents.
      • Campus Parent Leaders train parents on educational programs and resources.
    2. Establish a network of community resources:
      • Campus Parent Leaders hold regular campus meetings for parent education.
      • United Way & Legacy representative, serve as a resource to Parent Leaders for contacting local agencies in areas of education, health and wellness, financial matters and Community Events.
    3. Increase family participation in decision making:
      • Include families in the development of the Campus Family Engagement Policy to provide opportunities for parents to review, revise and approve.
      • Include families in the development of the Campus/Parent Compact to provide opportunities for parents to review, revise and approve.
      • Include families in the development of the Campus Improvement Plan to provide opportunities for parents to review, revise and approve.
      • Include families in the development of the District Parent Engagement Policy to provide opportunities for parents to review, revise and approve.
    4. Equip families with tools to enhance and extend learning:
      • Campus Parent Leaders provide parent training and access to tools such as: InSync Online Parent Involvement/Engagement Resource to provide support to parents in assisting their child in the areas of reading readiness, math, science, social studies, social emotional development and oral language development in English and Spanish.
      • Strong Fathers, Strong Families supporting fathers and their children in core content areas.
      • Parents as Teachers supporting families with children from birth to five to be school ready.
    5. Evaluate family engagement efforts and use evaluation for continuous improvement:
      • Online and hard copy documentation of evaluations, sign in sheets, agendas and notifications in English and Spanish.