Four Ways Families Help Students Learn

Communicate High Expectations  One-way families increase learning is by communicating high expectations. Ask, “Is this paper your best writing?” Teachers help families by sharing information about current learning goals. 

Monitor Your Student’s Expectations Performance   Families support success by regularly checking grades in Parent Portal and contacting teachers as needed. Teachers support families by consistently entering grades in Parent Portal and being available to families.

Support Learning at Home   When families support and reinforce learning at home, children do better in school. Asking specific questions is one way to do this. For example, “Did you take an AR test today?” Teachers help families support learning at home with ongoing communication.

Advocate For Your Child   Families advocate by being involved in school functions by attending meetings, answering surveys, and keeping open communication with teachers and school leadership.

School and home connections

Federal Programs Contacts

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Director of Federal Programs
Title I, III, IV, V, & Migrant
Mr. Dean Moody

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Family Engagement & Title II
Ms. Sonya Mixon

Homeless Liaison
Ms. Kim Frazier-Jones
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Director of Special Education
Donna McClain


Ware County School District (WCSD) recognizes that parents are the child's first and most important teacher and encourages parent and family engagement in all Title I programs and other educational programs such as English Learners (EL) and Special Education. The purpose of parent and family engagement under Title I is to promote active partnerships among parents, family, school, community, staff, parent advocacy organizations, and others working together to improve student achievement and learning. Increasing student achievement by engaging and empowering parents to become actively involved in their children's education across all grade levels is the goal. The WCSD Parental Involvement Plan supports and encourages a positive relationship between the home and the school.

Parent and Family Engagement

WCSD believes that parent involvement means the participation of parents in regular two-way and meaningful communication involving student academic learning and other school activities including ensuring:

1.  Parents play an integral role in assisting their child's learning
2.  Parents are encouraged to be actively involved in their child's education at school
3.  Parents are full partners in their child's education and are included, as appropriate, in decision-making, and on advisory committees to assist in the education of their child
4.  Other activities, such as those described in Section 1116.

Parent and Family Engagement Standards

WCSD follows the six National PTA Standards for Family-School Partnerships as the school’s model in engaging parents, students, and the community. Parents, families, and community members are invited to participate in developing and revising district and school Title I documents and provide input and suggestions on programs and activities. 

Contact Sonya Mixon, District Title I Parent and Family Engagement, at smixon@ware.k12.ga.us or 912-283-8656 for more information.