School-Family Partnerships

School-Family Partnerships

At Seattle Public Schools, we recognize that when families are engaged in their children's education they achieve higher grades, have better attendance and behavior, complete more homework, and demonstrate a more positive attitude toward education.

We are proud of the diversity of our students and families. We believe that building meaningful, authentic and culturally-inclusive partnerships with our families and their communities is the best way to ensure our students' success in school, careers, and life.


What we do:

  • Family Engagement Action Teams (FEAT)
  • Family Connectors University
    This is a ten-week series of adult workshops that is designed to empower families with information on how to navigate the school system, how to create a college-going culture at home, and how to support their child's, and other children's, academic success.
  • Parent-Teacher conferences give families and teachers the opportunity to share information, solve problems, and establish relationships that directly contribute to student success. Find out how you can make the most of the Parent-Teacher Conference with your child's teacher.
  • Learn about the Source, a tool for communication among teachers, students and their families.
  • Join the School Family Partnerships (SFP) Advisory Committee, which advises the Superintendent on SFP Policy and Procedures.
  • Find out if your school has a PTSA and how you can be involved.
  • We have put together a list of suggestions on how families can help with their children's learning at home and at school, based on the Six Types of Family Engagement.

Click on the following links to view the Seattle Public Schools' Family Engagement Policy, Procedures, and SFP Plan:

Join Shauna Heath (Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction) and Program Managers Kathleen Vasquez (Literacy and Social Studies) and Janet Zombro (Mathematics) as they discuss how to keep learning alive during the summer months.

Also learn about community resources and activities that keep reading and math skills sharp over summer vacation.

Summer Resources.

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