Family Partnership Tools and ResourcesThe Family Liaison position focuses on strengthening family partnership at a school site level in support of student education. The Family Liaison works to support culturally and linguistically diverse family groups in school activities and acts as a resource to help classroom teachers and other school staff deepen their relationships with families.
Are you a Family Liaison?
About the Toolkits
Tools For Creating a Welcoming School Community
We know for some schools this will be a shift in changing the way these events have been held at school site for years. With the recognition of the importance of Family Engagement throughout our district as it is written into the SFUSD’s strategic plan, Family Engagement Standards, Vision 2025, and the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) it is evident that this shift is needed. The resources in this Toolkit help school leaders – including principal, teachers, support staff, and families- make these shifts together.
Creating a Welcoming School Community Downloads
Tools For Linking Student Learning between Home and School
What's the Value Anyway?
Parents and schools have something in common: both want their students to be healthy, joyful learners. To ensure that our students get the best out of their academic experiences, parents and schools must partner. Research has clearly shown that when strong family engagement practices are in place:
- Student achievement significantly improves
- Teacher morale rises
- Communication increases
- Family, school, and community connections multiply
This toolkit will assist parents, teachers, and administrators in developing cooperative strategies to maximize each student’s academic experience. Through a foundation of strong relationships, based on two-way communication, authentic partnerships will be created and students will thrive.
Tools For Linking Student Learning between Home and School Downloads
Family Teacher Conferences
Tools for School Governance and Family Leadership
It can be hard for schools to bring these groups together to coordinate their efforts, and to invite all family groups to participate in school decision-making. But research shows when leadership and governance teams reflect and represent the whole school community, work together, and address issues of access and equity, it leads to better outcomes for students.
We know it can be difficult to shift systems and school culture, especially those based on long-standing traditions – even when those haven’t been working to include all families. The resources in this Tool Kit are aligned with SFUSD’s standards and core values to help school leaders – including the principal, other staff, and families – make these shifts.
Our Toolkit–At a Glance
Our Developmental Look at Shared Leadership & Governance
- How Well Is Your School Sharing Power & Practicing Democracy? (Español | 中文 | عربي | Filipino | Tiếng Việt)
- How Well Does Your School Support Families as Advocates? (Español | 中文 | عربي | Filipino | Tiếng Việt)
- How Well Is Your School Bridging Differences of Race, Class & Culture? (Español | 中文 | عربي | Filipino | Tiếng Việt)
Tools for Equity and Inclusion
Resources for Site Governance & the School Planning Process
- Tools to support the School Site Council (SSC)
- Tools to support the English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC)
- Early Education Family Council Toolkit (Español | 中文)
- Tools to support the Balanced Score Card process
- Tools to support the Balanced Score Card – Using Data