Savannah-Chatham County Public School System

Celebrating Family Engagement Month

Published on: 11/2/2021

The Family-School Partnership Program encourages the recognition of the many engaged parents across the state during Family Engagement Month.  Each November,  schools are invited to participate in celebrating family engagement through a variety of activities and initiatives.  ​​​​The Georgia Department of Education’s (GaDOE) Family-School Partnership Program welcomes all Title I districts and schools to submit a virtual game-based learning project in recognition of Family Engagement Month.  Schools are invited to create a virtual game board, that will link to online academic  resources, for parents and students to play at home in support of student learning.  Each entry will be entered into a statewide contest with regional winners being announced on National Parental Involvement Day, November 18, 2021. ​ For activity contest details, click here

State School Superintendent Richard Woods posted this letter to schools, families, and students.

Dear Georgia families,

Each November, we celebrate Family Engagement Month. This is always an important time to recognize how essential – how indispensable – families are to their children’s educational success. For two years in a row, however, I’ve felt that the “thank you” we owe – as educators – to Georgia’s parents and families is bigger than any letter could fully express.

The challenges facing parents, families, and children over the last year and a half have been enormous. While the pandemic has placed a strain on all of us, I know it has been difficult in unique ways for the parents and families of school-aged children.

You have always been your child’s first teacher, but this school year, you have adapted to quickly changing information, helped your children adjust to new safety protocols, and extended grace and patience to teachers and school staff as we’ve all navigated this new normal together. You’ve also continued the often unsung, but always important, work of keeping your child learning – from reading before bedtime and helping with homework to exploring the outdoors.

I believe wholeheartedly that when schools and families work in true partnership – not always agreeing, but in open conversation and in pursuit of the same goal – our children will succeed at new levels
Thank you, parents and families, for all you’ve done to support your children’s learning, and their schools, this year. Your role is more important than it has ever been, and nothing we do as educators could be accomplished without you.

With gratitude,

Richard Woods
State School Superintendent

The Second Annual Family Engagement Fall Festival will be held November 16 from 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. at the Groves High School Parking Lot (201 Rommel Avenue.)  Education, social and emotional resources will be available as well as prizes and giveaways.  This is a drive-thru event!  For more information, call (912) 655-5353.  

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