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FIP 2019-2020

Thomas Edison High School
Family Involvement Plan 2019-2020

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 15, 4:00-8:00 pm and Wednesday, October 16, 10:00 am-2:00 pm
    • Tuesday, February 18, 10:00 am-2pm and 4:00-8:00 pm 
    • Mid-quarter progress reports will be available on Parent Portal
    • Report cards are mailed home at the end of each quarter
      • Quarter 1: September 3, 2019 – October 31, 2019
      • Quarter 2: November 4, 2019 - January 16, 2020
      • Quarter 3: January 21, 2020 - March 26, 2020
      • Quarter 4: April 6, 2020 - June 05, 2020
  • Attend parent/guardian meetings
    • Thursday, September 26 at 6:00 pm -  Senior Parent/Guaridan Information Night
    • Thursday, October 24 at 6:00 pm - 9th Grade Family Curriculum Night
    • Wednesday, January 15 at 5:30 pm - Advanced Academics Information Night
  • 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 Thursday evenings from 6-8 PM: October 31-December 5
    • 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 Monday 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)/DREAM ACT. Visit the school website or contact Nora Guerin at 612-668-1370 for more information on workshops for students and parents
  • 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.
  • Link to our School Improvement Plan, Family Involvement Plan, and our State of the School Presentation is found here

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