We know schools can't do it alone, and we believe strong partnerships with families and community are essential to support the success of all scholars. Through these partnerships, scholars and families can get tools and resources needed to succeed, academically, socially, emotionally, physically, and digitally.
Research indicates that family engagement is one of the most important factors to a child’s academic achievement. After all, parents know their children better than anyone else.
Family engagement can take many forms and there are a variety of ways families can remain informed, prepared, and involved. It may involve activities in the school, at home, or even at another location.
What We Do
Federal Way Public Schools supports family engagement to encourage students to reach their maximum learning potential. Our office coordinates parent activities to help us share (and learn!) ideas for developing the learning potential of all children.
We give parents tips for navigating the school system
We share ideas to help parents be effective advocates
We share family engagement opportunities and practices
We offer parents ways to share their insights and ideas with schools
We also provide tools so parents can support their students
We support teachers and staff who are working to engage parents in our schools.
There are a variety of ways you can remain informed, prepared and involved.
We partner with local and national organizations to provide services and resources to scholars such as academic, social-emotional, and basic needs supports. We also offer opportunities for joint initiatives and sponsorships. For more information, visit our Community Partners page.