Welcome to the HCPS Principal Parent Engagement Toolkit! This library of resources was created to support the work HCPS principals are doing around
family engagement within their school communities. HCPS is committed to developing and maintaining welcoming and inclusive environments in all our
schools and offices to help foster genuine relationships with our community members. This toolkit highlights innovative and effective engagement
strategies that have been successful in our very own schools.
“Tools” are organized below by the
National PTA Standards for Family-School Partnerships. These sections are not meant to be sequential; one is not more important than the
others. We encourage our principals to utilize this ongoing resource to enhance their family and community engagement efforts throughout the
school year. Visit this page often for new content and ideas!
Principals and school-based staff members who have a program, practice, or event that they feel should be included in the Principal Toolkit
are encouraged to reach out to Mary Beth Stapleton, Manager of Family and Community Partnerships, at
This is important information for families with students in first grade through twelfth grade.
For over 20 years, HCPS school counselors have administered needs assessments. The results of the assessment are used to determine how HCPS staff can provide more direct, and specific supports to our students. In the past, we have not sent a communication making families aware of the upcoming needs assessment, but we understand that some families would like to know more about how HCPS collects information to better support your student in school. We hope you will encourage your child to share their true thoughts and feelings as we look to provide as supportive and nurturing a school environment as possible for all students.
Students do not have to participate in the Wellness Needs Assessment with the school counselor and can let their school counselor know if they do not want to participate. You may also send an email to your student’s school counselor to make them aware if you do not want your child to participate in the Wellness Needs Assessment.
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The 2023-2024 HCPS School Year Operational Calendar was presented to the Board of Education at the September 19, 2022 Board Business meeting. The Board will accept feedback on the proposed calendar for 60 days. At the conclusion of the 60 days of public comment, the calendar committee will review feedback received, determine if adjustments are needed to the proposed calendar, then present a final draft of the calendar to the Board of Education in December for a vote. You can view the calendar presentation from the Board of Education meeting in its entirety here.
After reviewing the presentation, click here to review the proposed calendar and provide your support of the proposed calendar or your suggested edits.
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