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Family and Community Engagement (F.A.C.E.)

Peggy Cormeny, Coordinator
1900 W. Monroe
Springfield, Illinois 62704
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family receiving award for student
School Pride Patrols

'Pride Patrols' are taking place at schools: Enos, Douglas/Prep, Feitshans, Laketown, LindsayJefferson, Matheny-Withrow, Sandburg, Southeast High!

School staff, community members, parents and others visit students to be recognized for many reasons such as; most improved student for the school year, attendance, character traits, behavior and more. These students were selected by their teacher and are recognized with a home visit to deliver accolades, a certificate and other goodies.  This practice helps build relationships, recognize positive attributes of students and celebrates families for their part in the education of their child.  Teachers report that they are able to see neighborhoods, talk with families, and be part of the celebration of students.

Parent/Family Supports
District 186 Parent Mentor

The Parent Mentor helps parents of children with disabilities navigate the special education system in partnership with school district personnel. Parent Mentor helps facilitate a monthly parent group meeting.

Parent Mentor Trifold
Parents as Teachers

Parents as Teachers (located in the Early Learning Center) is a parent education program for families in the Springfield School District with children prenatal to age three. PAT is grounded in the belief that parents are their children's first teacher and the home a child's first classroom.

Parent Toolkit

This Parent toolkit will help you navigate your child’s journey from pre-kindergarten through high school. It is designed to help you track and support progress at each stage. Produced By: NBC Education Nation