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Family Engagement

Cincinnati Public Schools believes that family and parent engagement is a leading driver in students' academic success, and we are committed to creating family friendly partnership schools.

Meaningful family engagement leads to good results, including improved grades, higher test scores, lower drop-out rates, increased student confidence and a stronger sense of the value of education.

Board Policy No. 9140 - Parent/Family Engagement

CPS acknowledges that parent and family engagement have a direct impact on students' success. Thus, we ensure that all family engagement strategies are linked to learning and meet CPS' Family Engagement Pillars:  

  • We uplift family voice in CPS decision making.
  • We partner for student success.
  • We empower lifelong advocates.

Family Engagement Plan

A committee of parents, CPS staff and community members created a detailed, comprehensive plan for Cincinnati Public Schools based on six engagement standards established by the National PTA.  

District Family Engagement Plan - 2018-2020 

Stay Connected to Child's Education

There are two ways for parents to stay connected to children's academic progress: PowerSchool, CPS' official grade book, and Schoology, which connects parents to a child's classroom and shows day-to-day progress.  Both are helpful tools to track academic performance, allowing parents to see a child's grades, attendance record, classroom assignments and more. It's a great way to be an active partner in your child's education.

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