School & Parent Resources
The Nevada State PIRC offers many resources for parents and schools to work in partnership and support student academic achievement.
Achieving Excellence and Innovation in Family, School, & Community Engagement Webinar Series
The U.S. Department of Education and its partners United Way Worldwide, National PTA, SEDL, and Harvard Family Research Project are proud to bring you a free webinar series on family, school, and community engagement.
Webinar 1: Transforming Schools Through Family, School, and Community Engagement
Webinar 2: A New Day: Family, School, and Community Engagement in Education Reform
Webinar 3: Data Driven: Making Student and School Data Accessible and Meaningful To Families
Webinar 4: The Teacher-Parent Relationship: Using Professional Development to Improve Family and Community Engagement
Webinar 5: Building Strategic Partnerships to Foster Community Engagement in Education
Webinar 6: Ensuring School Readiness Through Successful Transitions
Webinar 7: Successful Transitions to High School: Promoting High School Success and Facilitating College Readiness
Webinar 8: Evaluating Family Engagement Strategies: Addressing Measurement Challenges
- 10 Tips for Engaging ALL Families
- Building Connection Between Schools and Families
- 10 Truths About Parent Involvement
- 25 Tips for Schools to Involve Parents
- 10 Things Parents Wish Teachers/Schools Would Do
- 4 Versions of Family-School Partnership
- Effective Parent/Teacher Conference Strategies
- PTA's National Standards for Family-School Partnerhips
- Parent Teacher Conference Tips
- 25 Tips to Get Involved
- Tips for Middle School Parents
•· Standards Posters for Parents
These easy to understand bilingual posters offer simple activities that parents can do at home to support the Nevada State standards. Englarge the posters on colored 11 x 17 paper and hang it on your wall to remind you of activities you can do with your student at home.
- 1st Grade
- 1st Grade-Spanish
- 2nd Grade
- 2nd Grade-Spanish
- 3rd Grade
- 3rd Grade-Spanish
- 4th Grade
- 4th Grade-Spanish
- 5th & 6th Grades
A Parent's Guide to Response to Intervention (RtI).
Annual Title I Meeting Toolkit for Schools
All Title I schools are required to host an annual meeting with families to share information about the different components of Title I. This toolkit contains everything you need to host this meeting: a flyer, Power Point presentation, a tip sheet on adult learning, a script for an interactive session with families and an evaluation. This toolkit was developed in partnership with the Alabama State PIRC, Arizona State PIRC and the Wyoming State PIRC.
Download the kit
Download the individual items in the kit:
Adult Learner Tip Sheet
Power Point - full version
Power Point - short version
Power Point - Spanish version
Helping Families Understand Nevada Standards and Testing
Hospital Standards Activity
Use this activity as a bridge to help families understand the structure of our state testing and standards.
- Hospital Standards-English
- Hospital Standards-Spanish
- Hospital Chart-English
- Hospital Chart-Spanish
State Testing Activity (Jelly Beans)
Use this activity in combination with the Hospital Standards Activity to help families understand our state's accountability system and school data.
Learn the Story of Snowflakes, the Science of Popcorn and the History of Hot Chocolate!
Use a glider, frisbee and beach ball to support learning at home!
The items you need to complete the activities are: a Halloween pencil, pencil sharpener, small package of candy corns, bouncy ball, small box of crayons, glue stick, safety scissors, instructions, a journal booklet (with blank sheets inside) and pictures to cut out. Make Halloween an opportunity to reinforce what your student is learning in school.
- Halloween Instructions-English
- Halloween Instructions-Spanish
- Halloween Booklet Cover
- Halloween Pics-1
- Halloween Pics-2
School Newsletter Templates
Choose from our eight simplified school newsletter templates to keep up with the demand of a school newsletter. Plug in your own pictures, important dates and a short article to produce a monthly newsletter that is both time efficient for you and parent friendly!
Download the ZIP file, and save the templates to your hard drive. Then open them using MS Publisher.
Create a visual map for your school to analyze your parent involvement activities related to the district's six standards on parent involvement. Complete the map as a school team to discover your strengths and the areas that may need improvement.
Parent Involvement Tracking Kit & Evaluation Report
A tracking kit developed by a local school site and added to by the PIRC grant Evaluation Team, as well as a report of the information collected from the PIRC Evaluation Exercises last year. Both processes could be used at your school site to begin data collection on parent involvement and evaluate parent involvement efforts. The visual map, teacher survey and parent survey used in the evaluation process are available below.
A sample survey that you can use with school staff members to evaluate parent involvement in your school. The survey is directly related to the six areas of parent involvement as identified in the WCSD's Parent Involvement Initiative Strategic Plan.
A sample survey that you can use with parents to evaluate parent involvement in your school. The survey will be refined and shortened soon. It is currently available in both English and Spanish. This tool will help you evaluate what areas of parent involvement you may want to focus on in the upcoming school year.
These surveys were adapted from Beyond the Bakesale.
- Family Welcome Questionnaire
- Family Welcome Questionnaire (Spanish Version)
- Homework Survey
- Homework Survey(Spanish Version)
- Parent Volunteer Survey
- Parent Volunteer Survey (Spanish Version)
These surveys are from the National PTA Family-School Partnership Series
PIRC Evaluation Briefs and Fact Sheets
Evaluation Briefs for the Nevada State PIRC's K-12 Programs for Families and Professional Development for Educators and Staff.