School-Level Starting Points
Use the resources included here as a starting point to strengthen identified needs in your Action Plan in the area of Welcoming All Families Into the School Community. The Guide to Using the Toolkit includes background information and suggested steps for implementing the Standards for Family-School Partnerships.
School Level Reflection Rubric: Welcoming All Families Into the School Community
Use this rubric to help evaluate how well your school partners with families and community to support student success. Think about where you see yourself in the process and strategies you use to improve practices that create a welcoming and respectful school climate by marking the box that most clearly matches what you are doing now. Reflect on the results as you plan and focus efforts on welcoming all families.
School Level Starting Points Inventory: Family, School, and Community Partnerships
Use the Inventory with a team to review the School Level Starting Points Inventory: Family, School, and Community Partnerships to assess your strengths and needs around engagement within your school community and current practices for improving school climate.
Puntos de inicio para inventario a nivel escolar sobre la familia, escuela y socios comunitarios
School Staff Survey
This survey focused on family engagement can be used to help with professional development and action planning for building strong partnerships between families, schools, and the community.
Action Plan Template
The Toolkit provides a number of action steps for collecting data and ideas for developing an action plan. Use the Action Plan template to document your goals, objectives, and timelines.
Sample Action Plan
Use this sample to help guide your action plan development based on the six Standards for Family-School Partnerships.
Use this survey with students to help guide your action plan development based on the six Standards for Family-School Partnerships.
(PDF coming soon)
Family Friendly Schools Walkthrough Checklist
The checklist is designed to allow schools to assess their “family friendly” practices. This tool gives school leaders the opportunity to evaluate how inviting and “customer friendly” their school is to families and the community. It can also help to point out various areas that may have been previously overlooked and can be easily addressed.
Lista de revisión para ambiente familiar en las escuelas
Effective Practices: Quick Tips for Welcoming All Families Into the School Community
The goal of creating a welcoming environment and building a respectful school community is reflected in the practices listed here.
Clave al Éxito
This web-based resource can be very useful for school wide use and inclusion on web site. Everything is in English and Spanish and it includes grade guides, reading log tools, a parent-teacher translator communicator tools, multimedia parent academies, current tips and news, resources for parents and teachers with EL students and students with learning exceptionalities in special education.
Clave al Éxito
Este recurso basado en la red puede ser muy útil de amplio uso en la escuela, inclusive en el sitio en la red. Todo está en Ingles y en Español e incluye guía de grados, herramientas de registro de lecturas, herramientas de comunicación o traductor padre-maestro, academias multimedia para padres, pistas nuevas y actuales, recursos para padres y maestros con estudiantes de EL y estudiantes de aprendizaje excepcional y educación especial.
Guide to New Mexico State and Federal Program Requirements for Family Engagement
- Bilingual Education
- Title I
- Indian Education
- Special Education
- After School Programs
More Coming soon:
- Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Practices and Policies for Family Engagement
- Tips for Developing a School and District Policy on Family-School Partnerships
- Family Engagement in Title I, Indian Education, Special Education, Bilingual Education: Alignment with State and Federal Requirements
- Ideas to Promote Trusting Relationships Between Schools and Every Family
- Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Guidance and Resources
- Fatherhood Initiatives: Make Room for Dads and Grandads
- Photos, Videos, and Featured Effective Practices