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Family and School Partnerships

DPS recognizes that the education of each student is a responsibility shared by the district, school and families. Engaging parents, guardians and other members of the student’s family is critical to the success of every student. This includes families who:

  • are economically disadvantaged;
  • have disabilities;
  • have limited English-speaking ability;
  • have limited literacy;
  • are of any racial or ethnic minority background;
  • or are parents of migratory children.

DPS knows that by educating, empowering and engaging our families, we are able to create thriving schools where Every Child Succeeds. Therefore we have a guiding policy to ensure that schools and the district overall commit to deeper education, engagement and empowerment of our families. Below are the links to the DPS Board of Education policies on Family Engagement.

The O‚ffice of Family and Community Engagement (FACE) provides training, events and resources for parents and families to help their children succeed. Through these opportunities, we engage, educate and empower the DPS community.

The Home Connection

Studies show parent involvement is a major factor in determining a child’s success in school, regardless of economic, ethnic or cultural background. Here are some simple things you can do to help your child learn and succeed.

  1. Give your child a clear message that education is important and valued in your family.
  2. Have daily conversations with your child about their school day. Get to know your child’s interests, strengths and talents. Talk with your student about college and careers.
  3. Make sure your child attends school every day and arrives on time, ready to learn.
  4. Establish a set time and place to complete homework and read on a daily basis.
  5. Check the Parent/Student Portal at myportal.dpsk12.org so you know your child’s homework assignments and progress.
  6. Check in regularly with your child’s teacher for ongoing communication; attend parent/teacher conferences or make additional teacher appointments as needed.