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​Parent Involvement: Take an active role in your child's education


All parents want what is best for their children, and one of the best ways you can help your child is by taking an active role in their education.

You are your child's first teacher, and you can maintain this role throughout their educational journey by reinforcing learning at home. Students from families where parents are engaged in their child's education have a higher level of academic achievement.

School districts throughout Santa Clara County offer a variety of resources for families, and some districts also have family centers and outreach workers.

Get involved:

  • Schools communicate with parents in a variety of ways, including email, letters, website updates, and social media.
  • Back-to-School Night/Open House events provide opportunities for families to connect with their child's teachers after school hours.
  • Many schools have a Parent Teacher Association (PTA); these committees focus on many different school and district issues.
  • Parent/Teacher Conferences are individual one-on-one meetings with your child's teacher to review your child's progress and how best to support their educational needs.
  • Many schools allow "Parent Visitations," however these visits must be pre-arranged with the school site.

Check with your local school district to learn what opportunities are available for you and your family.