Families and school staff work together to support and improve the learning, development, and health of students. Family engagement with schools is a shared responsibility of both school staff and families. School staff are committed to making families feel welcomed, engaging families in a variety of meaningful ways, and sustaining family engagement. Families are committed to actively supporting their child’s learning and development. This relationship between school staff and families cuts across and reinforces student health and learning in multiple settings—at home, in school, in out-of-school programs, and in the community. Family engagement should be continuous across a child’s life and requires an ongoing commitment as children mature into young adulthood.
Ferguson-Florissant School District will promote to parents/caregivers, families, and the general community the benefits of and approaches to healthy eating and physical activity throughout the school year. The district will provide information about health promotion efforts and inform and invite families to participate in school-sponsored activities.