Resources for Parents

Research shows that when parents are involved in their children's education, kids do better in school. And schools become better, too. Some benefits include:

  • Higher grades and test scores
  • Long term academic achievement
  • Positive attitudes and behavior
  • More successful programs
  • More effective schools

Source: University of Illinois Extension

YES - Youth Empowerment Services

Empowering the mental wellness of children, youth and their families. Below you find documents and resources on the new Children’s Mental Health System of Care, Youth Empowerment Services (YES)

Do your students need a computer for home use?

Computers for Kids is a non-profit organization that offers Idaho students the opportunity to enhance their education through the use of technology at home.

Visit the Computers for Kids website for more information and to download an application.

Get Involved

Often, parents don't know what to do to make a difference for their students. The links below and in the menu on the right are offered as a resource to help you find answers.

Parent Guides to School Involvement from Scholastic Family Matters - Offers several articles with tips on how you can contribute to your child's classroom.

Familias Latinas: Participando en la educacion de sus hijos - ¿Qué significa participar en el aprendizaje de los hijos? ¿Qué puedo hacer en casa para que mis hijos aprendan mejor? ¿Cómo puedo participar en las escuelas preescolares, primarias y secundarias? ¿Puedo confiar en las escuelas?

Latino Parents: Getting Involved in Your Children's Education - English version

Developing Your Child's Love of Reading

Read Together Every Day - One of the simplest things you can do to help your child succeed in life is to read together every day. Don't wait until the child's first day of school to begin at-home reading. The sooner you begin, the smarter your child becomes. This site offers lots of ideas for reading at home.

Help My Child Read from the US Dept of Education - Lots of articles and activities for parents.

How to Help Frustrated Readers - Ideas for parents to help your student develop a love of reading at an early age.

Struggling and Hesitant Readers - Many ideas for motivating student to read independently.