Family, School, and Community Partnerships

Families, schools, and communities collaborate to set goals and support student learning.

Schools, families, students, and communities are partners in a MTSS. They work together to set learning goals and understand needs. Schools provide timely updates on student learning goals, interventions, supports, and progress.

Ways you might partner with your child’s school or teacher(s) are:

  • By being your child’s advocate – you are an important part of the decision-making process. Provide insight to teachers about your child’s learning and development to inform next steps. 
  • Send an email, call, or communicate with your child’s teacher if you have any questions or concerns. 
  • Ask your child about how they feel successful at school and celebrate those moments. 
  • Ask your child’s teacher to volunteer, visit your child’s classroom, or how you might support the school community. 
  • Offer opportunities to share about your family’s culture and background with your child’s teacher or class.

Questions you may consider asking your child’s teacher(s):

  • Does my child have friends at school?
  • Does my child have a trusted adult at school that they talk to or meet with?
  • Is my child currently receiving intervention for anything?
  • What research-based practices/programs are used as part of your instruction?
  • What are my child’s strengths in the classroom?
  • What would you like to know about how I support my child at home with learning and behavior?
  • What are some things I can do at home to help my child be successful?
  • How might I help support decisions being made about my child?