Family Programs

Superintend Parent Forums 2016 meeting

Superintendent Parent Forums & ELA District Advisory Board (ELA DAC)

Every year, Superintendent Tom Boasberg hosts the Superintendent Parent Forums in collaboration with the Office of Family and Community Engagement (FACE). The Parent Forum has been a great way for the Superintendent to communicate and connect with schools and parents district-wide. This is a great opportunity for parents, schools and the Superintendent to engage in interactive discussions around key district initiative selected by parents.

Parent Teacher Home Visit

Too often, a home visit from a teacher means one thing to a family: trouble. But with the Parent Teacher Home Visit (PTHV) Program, the goal is to start by building a strong and positive relationship between the family and the school.

The visits begin with the teacher asking about the family’s hopes and dreams for their child. By involving the parents and families, we create a better chance of success for students.

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collaborative school committee meeting

Collaborative School Committee

The Collaborative School Committee (CSC) brings together families, staff and community members to create and implement a plan to promote high achievement within a school. This committee meets on a regular basis throughout the school year and is an opportunity for key stakeholders to have a voice in their school. Colorado law requires all schools to have a CSC to increase the amount of accountability and family involvement in our schools.

English Language Acquisition District-wide Advisory Committee (ELA DAC)

English Language Acquisition (ELA) is a program that supports students who speak a language other than English. It is designed to help English Language Learners (ELLs) to learn English as they study their core subjects. Students in the program are taught by ELA teachers who are trained to support English-Language development.

The English Language Acquisition District-wide Advisory Committee (ELA DAC) is a monthly meeting to inform ELA
parents about topics that concern them and improve dialog with DPS.

educators at a meeting
Leadership program

Family Leadership Institute

The Family Leadership Institute is a venue for DPS Families across the district to enhance their leadership skills to support their children’s success. By participating in four separate sessions throughout the school year, participants will hone their leadership abilities creating networks to drive positive change at their home, their school and their community level. Each session will cater to individual skill sets and will consist of fun, interactive and action-driven practices. In addition, this Institute will have ELA/DAC breakout session for ELA families.

Leadership Groups

There are many groups throughout the district that parents and family members can join to be active in their children’s education. No matter what your interests and skills, these groups are a great opportunity to help your children’s school and be more connected to their education. Some of the groups are at individual schools while others work across the district. While these are just a few types of leadership groups, we encourage you to contact your school’s front office staff to learn about other groups.

family program participant receiving an award
family photo

Academic Standards Event

School-based events where teachers build partnership with parents through sharing instructional strategies and tools that parents can use at home to support their student.

Supporting School Communities

Denver Public Schools deeply values ALL of our families and community members. Our core value of integrity is stated to ensure “We tell the truth, and we keep our promises.” In an effort to tell the truth and keep our promises for ALL of our families and communities, we are committed to ensuring all of our schools are safe places, where diverse ideas and opinions are valid and considered. The Office of Family and Community Engagement’s Community Integrity initiative is an effort to ensure our families are educated in the relevant resources, engaged in dialogue about their futures and empowered to act. These resources are for educators, family members, and community members alike.

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