John Tuck Tornados Family Engagement Plan 2023-2024

Research shows that parent engagement in schools is closely linked to better student behavior, higher academic achievement, and enhanced social skills. Family and community engagement greatly increases the likelihood that

students will learn and thrive. Students are more prepared for school, more likely to achieve, and more likely to graduate when they are supported by schools, families, and communities working together in a coordinated manner.

Goal: At our Back to School event, families will have the opportunity to understand our school’s instructional and intervention programs, how student progress is monitored, and how families can engage in and support their child’s


  • Strategies: 
    • Classroom Teacher Presentation
    • Schoolwide Title Expectations and Services
    • Brochure of how parents can be involved in our school community.

Goal: School teams will encourage communication and collaboration with families. Families will have the opportunity to share their needs and suggestions.  

  • Strategies:
    • Parent Square app
    • Weekly communication opportunities with classroom teacher
    • In-Person Conversations at Conferences
    • Fall and Spring School Survey
    • Monthly newsletter
    • Advance notification of PTO meetings and classroom/school events through various avenues (Auto dial, email, flyers, phone call)

Goal: Family engagement activities will be planned in response to parent/guardian feedback, address student learning needs, and be offered at times and in ways easily accessible to families. 

  • Strategies
    • Fall and Spring Schoolwide Survey
    • Grade level family engagement opportunities 
    • Schoolwide family engagement opportunities

Goal: Families will be informed of all school related activities and meetings in a language they can understand, and encouraged and supported in fully participating in their child’s education. 

  • Strategies 
    • Monthly newsletter
    • Interpreters relaying information through phone call and/or email
    • Parent Square app

 This Family Engagement plan has been developed by family members and school staff representing our school community.

Date developed: May 10, 2023 Revision date(s):
Name Role Name Role
Susan Gotshall Title IA Reading Specialist Lori Sofich  Head Secretary
Dusty Porter Principal/Parent Julie Striewski Kindergarten Teacher
Meagan White SPED Teacher/Parent Katelyn Dover  1st Grade Teacher
Shawn Woods 2nd Grade Teacher Michelle Kamperman 3rd Grade Teacher
Lyndsay Cheney 4th Grade Teacher Joe Swanson 5th Grade Teacher
Jill Jorgenson School Counselor Jody Johnson  John Tuck Parent