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Parents and Family

Partnerships between families, schools, and communities are a shared responsibility and a mutual process in which schools and other community agencies and organizations engage families in meaningful and culturally appropriate ways, and families take the initiative to actively promote the growth and learning of their children. The school district as well as community organizations strive to assist parents, listen to their concerns, and provide them with the tools they need to be active participants in their children's educational experiences.Although parent and community participation has always been a cornerstone of public schools, it is crucial that these joint efforts be given more attention and support if they are to help students reach their full potential.

Research shows that when schools, parents, families, and communities work together, students:

  • earn higher grades;
  • attend school more regularly;
  • stay in school; and,
  • are more motivated.

This is true for students of all ages, all backgrounds, and across race and ethnicity. Furthermore, a variety of supports cutting across the spectrum of social, health, and academic needs may be necessary for school success. High quality schools have demonstrated track records connecting with community resources and families to improve student outcomes in all domains of development.

Recent News

45 Days into the School Year, Student Progress Takes Center Stage

As we hit the 45-day milestone of the school year on October 25, 2023, it's not just a day on the calendar; it represents the culmination of the first marking period. This is a moment to acknowledge the remarkable journey our students have embarked on, filled with growth, learning, and accomplishments.

 Exciting News: Penn Hills School District Joins Statewide Cybersecurity Grant Initiative!

We are thrilled to announce that Penn Hills School District is participating in a groundbreaking statewide Cybersecurity Grant Initiative in collaboration with the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA). This initiative underscores our unwavering commitment to safeguarding our digital infrastructure and ensuring the security of our educational community.

Penn Hills School District Participates in the National Cyber Security Review

In an era where technology plays an integral role in education, the Penn Hills School District has taken a significant step forward by participating in the prestigious National Cyber Security Review for the first time. This inaugural involvement demonstrates the district's commitment to ensuring the safety and security of its digital infrastructure and student data.

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