• Family Friendly School
  • Become a 2019-2020
    Certified Family Friendly School! 
     
     
     
    What is Family Friendly School Certification?
    The Family and Community Engagement (FACE) department offers all HISD campuses the opportunity to opt-in to become certified as “Family Friendly School.” This research-based process will assist schools in building and improving relationships with their families and communities.  Via analysis of the school environment, faculty and staff training, and coaching, schools learn to effectively collaborate with their communities to create a partnership culture that supports students’ academic success.

     How will the Family Friendly School Certification benefit my campus?

    Research indicates that when parents feel welcomed and appreciated at school, they tend to influence their children’s academics outcomes positively. “Family Friendly Schools” tend to have better academic results, fewer discipline issues, and better attendance rates. Becoming certified as a Family Friendly School can also benefit effectiveness and morale on your campus (Mapp et. al. 2007).

     What does the Family Friendly School Certification cover?

    The Family Friendly School Certification covers the following areas of need:

    1. Building Relationships with Families and Community.

    2. Linking Family Events to Learning.

    3. Supporting Parent Advocacy.
     
    4. Honoring Families and their Diversity.
     
     
     
    How does the certification work?

    Schools, with collaboration and assistance from FACE, will choose to complete any number of 33 tasks across the three areas of need. Every completed task will award the school a star. The number of stars awarded to a school identifies the campus’ level of family-friendliness and corresponding recognition:

     
    FFschoolBronze Family-Friendly Bronze:   10 stars 
    Bronze recognition and plaque
    Family-Friendly Gold Banner
    Digital seal upon request
    Recognition and highlight in HISD communication channels
     
     
     
     
    FFschools_Silver Family-Friendly Silver:     15 stars
    Silver recognition and plaque
    Family-Friendly Gold Banner
    Digital seal upon request
    Recognition and highlight in HISD communication channels
     
     
     
     
     
    FFSchools Gold Family-Friendly Gold:       20 stars
    Platinum recognition and plaque
    Family-Friendly Gold Banner
    Digital seal upon request
    Districtwide recognition and highlight in HISD communication channels
     
     
     
     
     
    Platinum FFS    Family-Friendly Platinum:  25 stars
                                         Platinum recognition and plaque
                                         Family-Friendly Gold Banner
                                         Digital seal upon request
                                          Districtwide recognition and highlight in HISD communication channels
     
     
    How can my school participate?

    Enrolling in the Family Friendly School Certification it's easy - just complete the following three steps! 

    2. Meet with a FACE specialist to confirm your enrollment. 
    3. Commit to completing the established number of activities, including the foundational activities facilitated by a FACE Specialist.
     
     
    Sign up for the Family Friendly School Program for the 2019-2020 school year

    Click here to sign up for the Family Friendly School Certification Program.