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Information Every Family Needs to Know

We view family involvement as one of the pillars of the school and encourage families to partner with us in providing their children with the highest quality opportunities for development.

All children have rich and varied experiences and bring rich funds of knowledge to schools. At ICS we believe in acknowledging and providing native language instruction and culturally responsive pedagogy Families are our partners in this process. Research shows that family involvement increases student achievement and, consequently, that schools should take advantage of them as a resource. In order for schools to value familial contributions, they cannot assume that they have the knowledge and parents have the needs Research confirms that there are many ways to engage parents as leaders, all of which have the following characteristics:

  • A wide range of activities both formal and informal, which are linguistically and culturally accessible to parents and responsive to the community
  • Regular communication between parents and schools in language the parents can understand
  • Treatment of diverse families and communities as rich sources of instructional resources