The Santa Clara County Office of Education honors and recognizes the important role parents and families play in their child's education. Because school systems are complex organizations and our region often welcomes new parents and families to the area, we want to help. We've created this publication to assist parents and families in navigating the public school system. The articles feature different back-to-school topics that will equip families with information to achieve positive outcomes and maximize opportunities for their children to increase academic achievement during the 2017-18 school year. Working together, we can help all students succeed!