Two-way communication between the school and the home is vital to student success. Schools should encourage families to attend at least one parent-teacher conference during the school year, according to Epstein's Six Types of Involvement. Teachers and support staff should communicate regularly with families about students via email, telephone, classroom apps, class letters and newsletters. Families also need the opportunity to communicate concerns and issues with educators. Any families with language barriers should have translation assistance. Effective communication ensures that everyone understands school policies and decisions.
Hatter, Kathryn. “Epstein's Six Types of Parent Involvement.” LIVESTRONG.COM, Leaf Group, 13 June 2017, www.livestrong.com/article/78816-epsteins-six-types-parent-involvement/.