Family Engagement

Family engagement is a shared  responsibility and partnership for stakeholders (family, schools and the community) to work collaboratively to enrich learning and improve student success.

Family engagement initiatives and activities are all-inclusive.  It removes barriers to family-school partnerships which provides an opportunity for parent participation in students’ educational experiences to increase.

Decades of research show when parents are involved in their student’s education and school community positive outcomes are likely to increase significantly.

Bullying of any kind is a serious problem and has far-reaching implications for the person being bullied as well as the perpetrator. Bullying and Cyberbullying threaten students’ emotional and physical safety and can negatively impact their academic success.

Bullying is defined as any aggressive and unwanted behavior that is intended to harm, intimidate, or humiliate the victim; involves a real or perceived power of imbalance between the aggressor or aggressors and victim; and is repeated over time or causes severe emotional trauma. Bullying includes cyber bullying. Bullying does not include ordinary teasing, horseplay, argument or peer conflict.

Model Policy to Address Bullying In Virginia’s Public Schools, Virginia Board of Education, October 2013​, § 22.1276.01 the Code of Virginia 

PACER National Bullying Prevention Center

Any child can be a victim of bullying or harassment, but research has shown that children with special needs are both more likely to be bullied or harassed and also more likely to be seriously harmed by it. Children with special needs may be less likely to seek help or stop the bullying from happening. 

Cyberbullying is the use of technology to intentionally harass, hurt, embarrass, humiliate or intimate another person.