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Connecting Beyond the Classroom: Home Visits

Mar. 6, 2017
 
Cheltenham Elementary teachers Holly Charles, Laura Luscinski and Elisabeth Watkins met with their third- and fourth-grade students during this week's Parent Teacher Home Visit Week.
Cheltenham Elementary teachers Holly Charles, Laura Luscinski and Elisabeth Watkins met with their third- and fourth-grade students during Parent Teacher Home Visit Week March 4-12.

This week (March 4-12) has been Parent Teacher Home Visit Week, when our teachers stepped out around Denver to visit students and their families to get to know them outside the classroom.

A family from North High School visits with teacher Justo Yanez and Assistant Principal German Echevarria.

A family from North High School visits with teacher Justo Yanez and Assistant Principal German Echevarria.

Research shows that families are essential to student and school success, and once a teacher and a student’s family have done the home visit, they are mutually supportive and accountable to each other. Through these relationships, our families are better able to support their kids’ academics and our teachers bring what they learn about the students into the classroom, building trust and improving overall student learning.

As one parent shared: “The parent/teacher connection that starts at a visit shows the child that we are connected. Seeing my son’s face when his teacher came into our house was awesome.”

Thank you to all of our teachers who have gone the extra mile this week to support our kids and help ensure Every Child Succeeds.

Learn more about this initiative of our Family and Community Engagement (FACE) team at homevisit.dpsk12.org.