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Families Connected Virtually for Parent Involvement Day

The Office of Parent Involvement and Engagement offers virtual events to keep parents connected to their students’ learning. In celebration of National Parent Involvement Day, the third Thursday in November, the department hosted a virtual event and was recognized at the monthly board meeting for their extraordinary efforts.

 “The goal of our department is to help campuses build strong and effective partnerships with families that can help children and succeed in and out of school,” said Parent Involvement Coordinator, Veronica Redmon.  

The team has hosted several virtual events since campuses remain closed during the pandemic:

Parent Tech Questions - Discussions on Chromebook features, Google Classroom, Parent Self-Serve and more.

Understanding Special Education - A parent’s guide to special education, the Individualized Education Program (IEP) process and school success. 

National Parent Involvement Day - Parent sessions with educational resources to use during the upcoming holiday break.

Additional campus events have included a drive-thru literacy night at Blanchette, a virtual star party at Dishman, drive-thru “Lollipops with Long” at Martin, “Pastry with the Principal” via Zoom at Guess and virtual coffees with the principal at Caldwood and Fletcher.

“Families have embraced the parent involvement events so far this year,” said Redmon. “Even though campuses are closed to visitors, taking part in virtual parent meetings and activities makes them feel welcomed and included in the campus.”

Redmon encourages parents who are not involved to take a moment and attend a virtual session. “There is a wide variety of sessions that are available monthly, campus and district-wide,” she said. “Campus Parent Center Coordinators can connect families with district and community resources that are available.”

To find out about upcoming events, stay connected with the BISD website and social media pages.