The beginning of a new school year can be an exciting yet stressful time for schools. To help K-12 districts and schools engage families and start the 2022-23 school year strong, ParentSquare has released the ‘Back-to-School Checklist for Successful School-Home Communications.’ The new checklist is designed to provide public information officers (PIOs), communication leaders, and district administrators with an easy way to identify their communication needs and implement best practices that support family engagement and communications equity.
ParentSquare, provider of the premier unified school-home engagement platform for K-12, developed the checklist based on its work with thousands of schools and districts across the country over more than 10 years. The back-to-school checklist includes:
- Four steps to take stock of what is working and where to improve
- Four ways to benchmark processes and plans against best practices for K-12 communications
- Eight items to include in an annual communications plan
- Six set-up and administrative tasks
- Seven key launch activities for back-to-school
“There’s a lot to get done over the summer to ensure school-home communications get off to a great start with each and every family,” ParentSquare President and Founder Anupama Vaid said. “We are excited to offer this checklist to help PIOs and communication leaders plan for effective, efficient communications among staff, teachers, families, students, and community members. With this checklist in hand, they can hit the ground running to build strong connections and make sure nothing is overlooked before students return to school.”
To download a free copy of the Back-to-School Checklist for Successful School-Home Communications, go to https://www.parentsquare.com/engage/back-to-school-checklist/.
The American Consortium for Equity in Education, publisher of the "Equity & Access" journal, celebrates and connects the educators, associations, community partners and industry leaders who are working to solve problems and create a more equitable environment for historically underserved pre K-12 students throughout the United States.