Engagement Plan Promotes Learning Beyond the Classroom

Engagement Plan Promotes Learning Beyond the Classroom

Photo of a community event at Eastside Elementary

Polk County Public Schools recognizes that students have the best chance of succeeding in life when everyone works together to encourage learning beyond the classroom.

The district’s Parent and Family Engagement Plan covers various ways that schools can engage families in the learning process. The plan aims to help schools effectively communicate with students’ families and inspire them to keep students learning when they go home.

Each year, schools develop their own engagement plan, outlining how they will work with families to support the academic, social, emotional, behavioral and mental health needs of students. Schools offer family-friendly events and workshops to foster positive interactions with students’ families as well as promote learning at home.

Please contact your child’s school if you would like to know what engagement activities are available.

Some common activities include:

-Academic workshops to explore ways of improving students’ reading, math and other essential skills at home

-Transition nights to discuss how to ease the transition students face when making major changes in their lives, such as moving from elementary to middle school, middle school to high school, or high school to college/careers

-Technology workshops covering how to use new technology and devices to support learning

-Assessment workshops filled with strategies for helping students perform their best on statewide or district exams