Family Engagement Department

We partner with families in the education of our students. We honor families as a child’s first and greatest teacher. More information...


As we continue to create quality schools in every neighborhood and establish them as neighborhood learning centers, participation from our families, community members and business partners is more important and necessary than ever. More information...

Parent Leadership Opportunities

We believe that positive relationships between families and schools serve to strengthen our collective leadership for the betterment of the community. More information...

The Family Engagement Department

We are here to support our staff, families and community partners in engaging in highly effective practices that bring stakeholders together for student success. This year our Family Engagement Team has Identified and developed a strong district model for engaging our partners in the work around educating the children of our community.

San Diego Unified School District's 5 Priorities

Research shows that one of the best tools for student success depends on family and community involvement in their education. Every child benefits from a strong partnership between home, community and school. It is a fact, and it works. Therefore, San Diego Unified School District, grounded in stakeholder’s feedback, has developed 4 Equity Levers (Families as Co-Teachers & Co-Learners, Families as Co-Leaders, Environments Worthy of Our Families and Community-School Partnerships) with belief statements to ensure a collective understanding and vision.

Urgent Mission of Collaborative Change

    Family Engagement

    Tier I Instruction

    Highly Effective School Leaders

    Multiple Tiers of Support

    High Quality Individual Education Plans

Family Engagement Belief Statements

Families as Co-Teachers and Co-Learners

We believe families and schools are valued and trusted partners who share in the commitment to and responsibility of educating our children.

Community-School Partnerships

We believe families, schools and community organizations engage, connect and use partnerships to design and take action on outcomes that benefit our children.

Environments Worthy of Families

We believe that our schools and district environments are welcoming, organized, safe, and attractive that serve as neighborhood centers for families to gather, collaborate, and learn together.

Families as Co-Leaders

We believe that positive relationships between families and schools serve to strengthen our collective leadership for the betterment of the community.

School and Parents Partnership

Teachers really want and need your support. As part of our family outreach for student success, we train faculty and staff in strengthening the vital school + parent partnership in an effort to build capacity across the district in highly effective Family Engagement. Our team’s Central Office is located at the Harold J. Ballard Parent Center. We invite and welcome all families to engage and learn how to positively impact and support your child’s education! After all, as parents, you are your child’s first teacher. By becoming involved the potential to reach your child’s goals has limitless possibilities.