Research shows that when parents are actively involved with their children's education, students' grades are higher, their self-esteem is greater, and they are more socially adjusted. In fact, the most accurate indicator of a student's academic success in school is not tied to family income or social status, but the extent to which a family:
- Creates a home environment that encourages learning.
- Sets high but realistic achievement and career expectations.
- Becomes involved in their child's education and in the community.
In addition to attending parent-teacher conferences and other special events, opportunities to get involved at your child’s school abound. A few examples include:
- Classroom read alouds
- Classroom assistance
- Non-classroom assistance (field trips, media center, etc.)
- Organization involvement (Parent Teacher Organization (PTO), School Site Council, etc.)Before-and after-school programs
Facts for Parents/Información a los PADRES
Facts for Parents is a yearly publication that contains essential information about San Diego Unified. It includes required notices and important information, including the district Zero Tolerance Policy, which prohibits weapons, violence, drugs, alcohol and tobacco at school.
Información a los PADRES es una publicación anual que contiene información esencial del San Diego Unified. Incluye notas requeridas e información importante incluyendo la Poliza Zero Tolerencia, que prohibe armas, violencia, drogas, alcohol y tobaco.