FAMILY AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT (F.A.C.E)

F.A.C.E

District Mission and Family & Community Engagement (FACE)

Our District 186 Mission
The District, in collaboration with families and community, shall develop in all students the knowledge, understanding, skills, and attitudes to empower them to be responsible life-long learners and citizens in an ever-changing world. This will be accomplished in a climate that promotes high expectations, strives to meet individual needs, and values diversity.

District 186 Vision: Empowering Students, Families and Communities to Pursue Excellence

FACE Definition: Springfield Public School District defines Family and Community Engagement as school, family & community partnerships built on trust and meaningful communication that creates strong academic support systems for all students.

Family Engagement VS Parent Involvement

Two videos from a parent and a teacher sharing their view on family engagement.

Jessica Solano, Teacher 

Cecile Carroll at TEDxWellsStreetED

Terrance Jordan

Terrance Jordan
Director of School Leadership and F.A.C.E.
tejordan@sps186.org
217-525-3027
1900 W. Monroe

Links

  • Why Education needs F.A.C.E.

  • Academic Parent Teacher Partnerships -Matheny-Withrow, Addams and Harvard Park participate in Academic Parent Teacher Team (APTT)  Teachers explain a child's growth/data to his or her family at scheduled meetings 4 times throughout the year.

  • Glossary of Educational Terms - An online resource that describes widely used school-improvement terms, concepts, and strategies for journalists, parents, and community members.

  • Parent Toolkit -This 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.

  • Parent Internet Safety Tips -Parents, this site is here for you. All the tools, resources and information you need to keep your family safe online can be found here.

F.A.C.E. Infographic

Family/School Resources

Supt. Parent Engagement Roundtable

186 Superintendent Parent Engagement Roundtable has been created to assist in meeting District 186 mission, vision and goals.

District 186 Mission:
The District, in collaboration with families and community, shall develop in all students the knowledge, understanding, skills, and attitudes to empower them to be responsible life-long learners and citizens in an ever-changing world. This will be accomplished in a climate that promotes high expectations, strives to meet individual needs, and values diversity.

Vision - Empowering Students, Families and Communities to Pursue Excellence

Strategic Goals:

  1. Expand opportunities for all students and empower them to learn and succeed

  2. Enhance academic and emotional support so students can reach their full potential

  3. Embrace a connected, committed and collaborative work environment

  4. Engage families and community partners

  5. Excel in fiscal responsibility and facilities planning and management

The Supt. Parent Engagement Roundtable consists of parents/family members whose children attend Pre-K through 12th grade throughout the district.  The Roundtable meets four times a year and gives members an opportunity to meet with the Superintendent and other district leaders throughout the school year. Each Supt. Parent Engagement Roundtable members will:

  • Provide input concerning district and school-related issues.

  • Make recommendations in support of enhancing learning opportunities andenvironments.

  • Advocate for issues vital to the success of schools, youth and families in our community.

  • Further the District’s efforts in expanding family and community engagement by being a member/aware of your child/ren’s F.A.C.E. team.

  • Share information on current opportunities and challenges facing our schools.

Supt. Student Roundtable

District 186 Superintendent Student Roundtable Mission Statement: Promote unity and improvement within District 186 high schools and community.

The ICCS Care’s Podcast

Examples of F.A.C.E. in Action

F.A.C.E in Action

Title I Parent Educators Support Schools

Title I schools have Parent Educator positions. This person supports Title I & FACE  Principles that: Deepen FACE Teams - Enhance Communication - Build a Welcoming Environment - Empower Parents in Decision Making in the school.

This is a little photo reveiw of the learnings, trainings, and comradarie of Parent Educators, Homeless Liaisons, Parent Mentor and Teams in 2018-19.

District 186 Volunteer Forms

Thank you for your interest in volunteering in District 186. Please complete these forms and return to your school building or agency representative.
*Schools must make a copy of the volunteers Driver's License to accompany application.

Ways to Engage Volunteers

  • Welcome to the Real World -

    Simulation for students to experience paying their bills for a month. In partnership with U of I Extension Services students meet with volunteers to pay their bills at 9 stations.  The experience takes about an hour for 40-50 students.  Volunteers are from our community and currently we have Bank members participating. This will happen 4 times during the year. Southeast High is our current site.

  • Making the Grade Conference - I

    s a way for the members of the community to reach out to our young people and encourage them to pursue academic excellence. During this half-day event, community volunteers visit the school to meet with students for one-on-one sessions to review their most recent progress report. During a 5-10 minute session with each student, volunteers review the student’s progress & discuss issues such as homework, work ethic, and planning for the future. Students then have the opportunity to connect with school representatives, community resources, and college, tech school, and military recruiters.

  • Reading Mentor Program -

    Reading scores improve for students with Reading Mentors. For the past three years volunteer community mentors have visited students weekly at lunch. The mentors provide reading support and build relationships that matter. For more information on how to start a reading mentor program contact Reading Coach Lindsey Rhodes at Harvard Park, 525-3214. Video by Dave Heinzel.

  • Engaging FACE Members/Volunteers -

    Do you want more members for your FACE team or volunteers at school? You will need to Recruit, Screen, Train, Engage and Appreciate to gain and keep volunteers. The attachment gives step by step instructions on growing a lasting volunteer program and/or FACE team!

 APTT - Academic Parent Teacher Teams

The APTT model is comprised of 4 sessions. Three 75 minute 'team meetings' with parents/adult family members: Fall, Winter, Spring and one individual fall Parent Teacher Conference.  WestED

'Team meetings' are between teacher and all the parents of the teacher’s students. The format of the meeting consists of six essential elements:
* Welcoming Ritual
* Foundational skills
* Share data
* Model activities
* Practice activities
* S.M.A.R.T. Goals