Family & Community Engagement (FACE)

Welcome to the Office of Family and Community Engagement Website!

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What is FACE?

Family and Community Engagement (FACE) is an instructional strategy in which schools  are committed to creating meaningful partnerships with families to support student academic success.  FACE work is equity work: by fostering equal partnerships between parents and educators, we aim to narrow the achievement and opportunity gaps in APS. The research is resounding: when schools and families work together, students, schools, and the entire Arlington community benefit!

Dual Capacity Building Framework 2019

Dual Capacity Building Framework





APS FACE Checklist

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Use the link above to join us for a live conversation about enhancing home-school partnerships. FACE office hours are on Mondays from 8:00 am to 10:0nclock-10-00_34194_lg0 am, and on Fridays from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm, on days when schools are in session. We are happy to answer any questions you may have and can point you to tools that support family engagement . We look forward to seeing you online!

Arlington’s children succeed when our families, schools, and communities work together. Helping our students succeed is like working at mission control. Just like a space launch needs astronauts, scientists, and mathematicians to work together, we need schools, families, and communities to work together to help student learning take off. In a successful launch, everybody has a part to play! Find out more about our FACE work in APS.