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Family Involvement Plan 2018-2019

Thomas Edison High School
Family Involvement Plan 2018-2019

Parents play an important role in the academic success of our students. We want to partner with all of our parents/guardians to help all our students in achieving their academic goals.

Here are several ways to be involved:

  • Attend parent teacher conferences
    • Tuesday, October 16, 4:00-8:00 pm and Wednesday, October 17, 9:00 am-1:00 pm
    • Thursday, February 14, 4:00-8:00 pm and Friday, February 15, 9:00 am-1:00 pm
    • Mid-quarter progress reports will be available on parent portal
    • Report cards are mailed home at the end of each quarter
      • Quarter 1: August 27, 2018 – October 31, 2018
      • Quarter 2: November 5, 2018 - January 23, 2019
      • Quarter 3: January 28, 2019 - March 28, 2019
      • Quarter 4: April 8, 2019 - June 07, 2019
  • Attend parent/guardian meetings
    • Tuesday, September 18 at 6:00 pm -  Introduction to Edison (Mechanics of HS)
    • Thursday, January 10 at 5:30 pm - Advanced Academics Information Night
    • Tuesday, April 16 at 6:00 pm - Transitioning and Preparing for Next School Year
  • Enroll in Connecting Parents to Educational Opportunities (CPEO)
    • Informative classes for parents. Topics include:
      • Learn how to navigate the school system
      • Communicate and partner with school staff
      • Preparing for post-secondary and college options
    • Classes are held on Tuesday evenings from 6-8 PM: February 12-March 12
    • No cost to participate. Dinner and childcare are provided
    • Classes are offered in English, Spanish, and Somali
  • Join Edison’s Activity Council
    • EAC coordinates fundraisers to support Edison sports, clubs, and activities
    • Collaborate with school to increase student participation
    • Meetings are the second Thursday of every month at 6:00 p.m. in room 104
    • To learn more visit: http://edison.mpls.k12.mn.us/edison_activity_council
  • Become a volunteer
  • Attend Edison site council meetings
    • Site council supports the mission of Edison High School and ensures the inclusive representation in decision making in, but not limited to:
      • Staff development, instructional leadership, budget, and staffing
    • Site council meetings are held on the third Thursday of the month at 5:00 p.m. in room 104
  • Participate in various parent involvement opportunities, such as:
    • Open houses
    • Cultural school events/performances
    • Athletic games
    • Band and choir concerts
    • Theater productions

Here are some ways to stay informed:

  • Keep the school informed of your updated contact information for Edison reaches out to parents via mail, email, and phone calls
    • Contact information includes address, phone number(s), email, and emergency contacts
  • Attend the State of the School and Title I meetings
  • Sign up for parent portal
    • This is a great online tool for you to have access to your student’s grades, homework assignments, attendance, transcripts, etc.
    • Here is the link to get started: http://sisportal.mpls.k12.mn.us/
  • Visit our school website for up to date stories and information: http://edison.mpls.k12.mn.us/
  • Like us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/mps.Edison.Tommies
  • Follow us on Twitter  https://twitter.com/mps_edison   

Helpful information for parents:

  • Breakfast and lunch are FREE for all students. Families must still complete the MPS Application for Educational Benefits at www.schoolcafe.com To request a paper application contact the main office at 612-668-1300
  • To report a student absence contact the attendance office at 612-668-1311
  • College and Career Center provides assistance with completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Visit the school website or contact Nora Guerin at 612-668-1370 for more information
  • Edison welcomes parents/guardians to visit the school to check on their student’s academic progress. We strongly encourage parents/guardians to prearrange all visits and meetings in order to ensure staff availability. Classroom visits must be scheduled through student’s assistant principal and require additional clearances.

For more information on parent involvement opportunities and/or to provide feedback, contact

Family Liaisons:

Christie Roiz-Guevara at Christie.roiz-guevara@mpls.k12.mn.us 612-668-1307

Faduma Roble at Faduma.roble@mpls.k12.mn.us.us 612-668-1413