Families are essential partners and the District believes that building meaningful, authentic, and culturally-inclusive relationships with our families is a vital to student success. Information pertaining to Parent Teacher Student Associations (PTSA) can be found here.
The PTA/PTSA is a voluntary group composing parents and teachers that advocate for their local schools. Family Engagement Action Teams (FEAT) are also a vital part of the school and family environment.
This page is designed to give families and the tools they need to plan and partner with teachers, business and administration. Examples of partnerships include:
- Connect with a teacher and volunteer in your child's classroom
- Get involved with your school's PTA/PTSA
- Work with the District's Family and Community Partnership department by joining a FEAT team, becoming a parent leader or participating in the Family Connectors program
Family Leadership Opportunities
Readiness to Learn (RTL) Parent Leaders
Parent Leaders are selected by school staff in specific Title I schools. Their goal is to help schools strengthen their School Family Partnerships and engage more families in student learning. Parent Leaders contract with the RTL Program for 80 hours per school year. Each Parent leader develops a service plan with their principal that outlines the specific activities they commit to.
Family Connectors University
In Collaboration with the School Family Partnerships Advisory Committee, the SFP Office is offering the Family Connector University. The Family Connectors University Program is a nine week course in which families will learn how to support School Family Partnerships in their school community. The program began in October 2012.
SPS School Family Partnerships Advisory Committee
The SFP Advisory Committee is made up of family members of students in SPS. These families serve as advisors to the Superintendent. In addition to the Family Connectors University project, their focus this year is on providing support to FEATs and developing the Annual Promising Practices Book.