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Parent engagement matters. Study after study shows that student achievement improves when parents play an active role in their children’s education. Good schools become even better when parents are involved. Students are more likely to be motivated, to earn higher grades, to have better behaviour and social skills, and to continue their education to a higher level when their parents are actively engaged in supporting their success at school.

Parent engagement goes hand-in-hand with effective communication with your child’s school and teacher.

SCDSB Student Handbook
This document contains a wealth of information about our schools, including assessment dates, report card information, student learning, the Code of Conduct, safety in schools, healthy living tips, technology use and much more.   

All About High School: A guide for parents and guardians 
This guide book is designed to help you support your teen through the high school years. In addition to graduation requirements, it provides an overview of the range of opportunities and support we provide for students, from guidance and career education, to support for student mental health needs.

Planning Parent Engagement: A Guidebook for Parents and Schools
This guidebook, produced by the Council of Ontario Directors of Education (CODE), provides examples of useful exercises and techniques to help increase parental engagement and support.

Parent Tool Kit: What parents can do to help their child succeed in school
This tool kit, also produced by CODE, provides ideas for families to use as they support learning at school and at home. There is also a teen version of the tool kit.

 

Student Success Bookmarks for Parents

The Student Success team created a series of bookmarks with information for parents ranging from how to talk with your teen to developing positive mindsets and teenage mental health. View all of the parent information bookmarks

Parents Reaching Out Grants
Ontario's Parents Reaching Out grants encourage parent engagement at the local, regional and provincial levels. There are two types of grants: School councils can apply for Parents Reaching Out Grants for Schools; Parent organizations, Parent Involvement Committees (PICs), school boards, non-profit organizations and postsecondary institutions can apply for Parents Reaching Out Grants for Regional/Provincial Projects. 


Child, Youth and Family Services Coalition
The SCDSB is a founding member of the Child, Youth and Family Services Coalition - a countywide alliance of organizations providing services to children, youth and their families in Simcoe County. Access the service mini-directories that help locate community services to support children and youth who have exhibited behavioural issues.

Services in Simcoe County for Children and Youth 7-18
Find the right service for the concern you have about your child, in your area by accessing this easy-to-use Community Service Map Navigation Tool.

Math Help
Mathies (www.mathies.ca) is a Ministry of Education website designed to help parents support their children in math. The site includes activities, learning tools and games for students in Kindergarten to Grade 12.


ABCs of Mental Health: Parent Resource
The ABCs of Mental Health website provides resources for parents in promoting the mental health of children and adolescents.

Red Cross - Violence, Bullying and Abuse Prevention Resources
Keeping kids safe from bullying, cyberbullying, relationship violence and child abuse - as parents, you have the most important job in the world. The Red Cross has resources and information to help.

Ontario College of Teachers (OCT) 
Visit the Ontario College of Teachers website for tools and resources specifically designed for parents. Search the online registry to learn more about your child's teacher and qualifications, read the e-newsletter for parents, learn about the complaints process, and much more. View the OCT poster.

Student Resources (also listed within 'Students' section)

Protection of Privacy and Access to Information
​For information about the collection, use and disclosure of student personal information, please review the student agenda insert (see page 21). Additional information can be found on the Access & Privacy section of this website.