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Family Engagement Plan

Thomas Edison High School
Family Engagement Plan 2023-2024

Parents/caregivers play an important role in the academic success of our students. We want to partner with you to help all our students in achieve their academic goals.

Title I Family School Compact

Here are several ways to be involved:

·         Attend parent teacher conferences.

           o   Tuesday, October 17 and Wednesday, October 18

o   Tuesday, February 20

o   Mid-quarter progress reports will be available on Parent Portal

o   Report cards are mailed home at the end of each quarter.

  •   Quarter 1: Ends November 2
  •   Quarter 2: Ends January 25
  •   Quarter 3: Ends March 28
  •   Quarter 4: Ends June 14

·         Attend parent/caregiver meetings. Language support and childcare provided. Topics may include:

o   Graduation requirements, course choice, advanced academics, preparing for post-secondary and college options.

o   State of the School

o   FAFSA/DREAM ACT Workshops

·         Join Edison’s Activity Council

o   EAC coordinates fundraisers to support Edison sports, clubs, and activities.

o   Collaborate with school to increase student participation.

o   Meetings are the third Monday of every month at 6:00 p.m. in room 104.

o   To learn more visit:

·         Become a volunteer.

o   All potential volunteers must complete an online application, a criminal background check and review the online orientation and agree to MPS volunteer expectations.

o   To learn about volunteer opportunities, contact Tina Moreno at

·         Attend Edison site council meetings.

o   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

o   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:

o   Open houses

o   Cultural school events/performances

o   Athletic games

o   Band and choir concerts

o   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.

o   Contact information includes address, phone number(s), email, and emergency contacts.

·         Attend the State of the School and Title 1 meetings.

·         Sign up for parent portal.

o   This is a great online tool for you to have access to your student’s grades, homework assignments, attendance, transcripts, etc.

o   Here is the link to get started:  Parent Portal

·         Visit our school website for up-to-date stories and information:

·         Like us on Facebook at

·         Follow us on Twitter   

Helpful information for parents:

·         Breakfast and lunch are FREE for all students. Families must still complete the MPS Application for Educational Benefits. 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

·         Career and College Center helps 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.

·         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 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.

Student and Family Advocates:

Christie Roiz-Guevara at 612-668-1307

Mohamed Ismail at 612-668-1413


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