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Family Engagement at FRCS

Family Engagement at FRCS is defined as collaboration between families and schools that drives student achievement. The goals of this collaboration are to help families guide, support, and advocate for their children’s learning; to encourage families and educators to foster high expectations for children; and to enable families and schools to share decision-making and leadership to improve school quality.

Core Beliefs of Family Engagement:
  • Every child deserves an excellent education, wants to achieve at high levels and can do so with support from home and school.
  • All families care about and want the best for their children.
  • Actively engaged families are assets in supporting student learning, progress and positive outcomes
  • Teachers have a tremendous influence on children’s outcomes
  • Families and school staff are equal stakeholders
  • Responsibility of building partnerships rests with staff and school leadership
Studies have shown that Family Engagement is a key indicator of student academic success! Our goal is to partner with families and provide them with as many engagement opportunities as possible.
There are many opportunities for our FRCS families to get involved. Studies have shown that Family Engagement is a key indicator of student academic success!  Our goal is to partner with families and provide them with as many engagement opportunities as possible. You must have a CORI on file with the school to participate in these programs. Download a CORI request form here. 
Family Engagement Programming








Room Parent


Create a sense of community in the classroom and support the teacher



Connect families in each classroom to each other and the teacher

Assist teacher with communication and/or projects as requested

Teacher appreciation activities

End of year gift

Classroom directory

Birthday celebrations

Builds relationships among parents and teacher in each classroom to personalize the FRCS experience


Reading Buddies



To get kids excited about reading

Elementary parents

Celebrate reading and instill a love of learning

Read a story to a classroom during morning meeting

Kids will see adults value reading and its importance

Lunch Buddies & Kindergarten Buddies  


To assist students and staff in the cafeteria during the K- Grade 1 lunch period

Kindergarten & Grade 1 parents

Support teachers and ensure that kids are able to eat their lunch in a timely manner and enjoy recess

Help! Open straws and snacks during lunch. Assist during recess. Be visible and interact!

Strengthen relationships among students, parents and staff members

Parent Ambassador
contact: [email protected] for more details


To welcome families into our school and build a connection within each community

Sending District Community (Towns)

Connect new families to the school (summer transition) and community families to each other (year round)

Send post card

Reach out through email and phone

Host an event in the community

Send parent tips

Be available for questions

Helps new families feel welcome and included. Builds a sense of belonging and community in their new school and connects them to current families. Strengthens relationships among current families.

Cultural Ambassador

contact: [email protected] for more details

To welcome families into the school and support and assist them to navigate our American school

Specific Individual Cultural Groups

Welcome new families, assist with language challenges or cultural priorities and interests

Call new families

Language support at public events

Co-lead meetings in the community

Will build trust,  raise comfort levels and ensure inclusion in the FRCS community


Family Empowerment Alliance (FEA)

To develop and promote strong engagement in the community

K-12 Parents

Lend programmatic and financial support to the school


Social events

Community service


Recruit volunteers

Spread the word about FRCS


Promotes spirit and builds school pride among families!