The Family & Community
Engagement (FACE) Toolkit
About the FACE toolkit:
The FACE Toolkit is designed to support the work of schools in developing strong partnerships with families and community.
Click on the "Download FACE Toolkit Guidance" link to download the purpose of the toolkit, our Theory of Action, an overview of each of the 4 phases (Prepare for Success, Plan, Act, Reflect & Adjust) and steps involved in each phase, as well as teams and their role in family engagement. In addition, individual tools are designed to be used as needed in concert with the Guidance document.
How do you use the toolkit?
The toolkit is meant to be used in its entirety as well as in sections. It is suggested that schools work through each of the phases in their entirety at the beginning of each school year and then revisit sections throughout the year for progress monitoring. Tools and resources are not exclusive nor are they all inclusive.
Step 1: Establish a FACE Action Team
|Determine Membership||Determining Parent Membership||
|Familiarize Yourself with the Dual-Capacity Framework|
Step 2: Inquire & Assess
|Review data sets and evidentiary materials|
Step 3: Goal Setting
|Create a Family Engagement Plan|
Step 4: Create a Calendar
|Create a FACE Calendar including FACE Action Team meetings, events/occasions for partnership, and meaningful professional development.|
|Determine a mode of data collection and PD feedback|
Step 5: Take Action
|Communicate the SIP focus for FACE and, if any, focus group(s) and rationale||* You may want to use the Family Engagement Plan created to assist in how and what will be communicated.|
|Leverage Parent/Teacher Touchpoint|
|Provide quality FACE professional development around the priority area including equity work||*Use the Facilitator’s guide in conjunction with the FACE Professional Development Plan created|
Step 6: Monitor Progress
|Collect and organize data|
Step 7: Reflection
|Analyze Feedback Data from PD and from other forms of family engagement||*Use the FACE Data Analysis Protocol sheet to help you analyze your feedback data|
|Using the data, determine next steps and/or adjust the plan in place||*Refer to the Family Engagement Plan that you created|
|Determine how adjustments will be communicated to staff, families and community|
|Department||Division||Name of Document|
|Advanced Learning||Parent Guide to Advanced Learning|
|Curriculum & Instruction (C&I)||Instructional Technology||Family Digital Device Guidelines|
|Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS)||MTSS Brochure|
|Strategic Partnerships & Innovation||Volunteer||Volunteer Application|
|Student Services||All||Behavior Education Plan|
|TEP||All||Homeless Resource Guide|
|MMSD Central Office||Immigrant Students and Families - Resources and Information for Families|
About The Community School Strategy
The Community School strategy is a proven, research-based initiative that addresses the needs of students and their families through well integrated and coordinated partnerships. Partnerships are strategically developed to meet the community’s identified needs. The Community School strategy is a shift in how schools operate to be more responsive to the needs of the community and incorporate a collaborative leadership structure to partner with families and community for student success.
How do you use The Madison Community School Strategy Tools and Resources document?
This document serves as an implementation guide for the Community School strategy and provides schools with the tools and resources in doing so. This document is designed to support schools in creating collaborative leadership structures, conducting needs assessments, developing a coordination plan, and supporting continual evaluation. This document is meant to be used in its entirety for Community Schools as well as in sections for schools that would like to implement components of the Community School strategy.
Professional Learning Resources
|Creating a Welcoming Environment||Welcoming Walkthrough Documents|
|Welcome Back Modules||