Research continues to point to a positive and convincing relationship between family involvement and student success, regardless of race/ethnicity, class, or parents’ level of education. When families are involved in their children’s learning both at home and at school, children do better in school. Modeled with permission after the National PTA Standards for Family-School Partnerships, MMSD Family, Youth and Community Engagement Standards (FYCE) standards provide guidance on how to effectively partner with families and community for student success.
Welcoming All Families into the School Community
Families feel welcomed, valued, and connected to each other, to school staff and to what students are learning and doing in class. Families are active participants in the life of the school.
Families and MMSD staff engage in regular, two-way, meaningful communication about student learning.
Supporting Student Success
Families and MMSD staff continuously collaborate to support students’ learning and healthy development both at home and at school, and have regular opportunities to strengthen their knowledge and skills to do so effectively.
Speaking Up for Every Child
Families are empowered to be advocates for all children’s access to thriving schools that prepare every student for college, career and community.
Through the School Improvement Plan cycle and other opportunities, families and community members participate in decision making around policies, practices, and programs.
Collaborating with Community
MMSD staff work collaboratively with community members & groups to support children and families.