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Family Council

Partnering with families is vital to ensuring the success of our students and schools. We recognize that we cannot fulfill our mission of preparing students to enter, succeed in, and graduate from college without the support of our families. Schools and families are equal partners in supporting students, and we must develop the capacity of all constituents to support overall student learning.

 

History

Our family councils are young! Over the course of the 2016-17 school year, a few families met as one Roxbury Prep network family council. It is because fo their hard work and commitment that we are able to establish campus-specific family councils for the 2017-18 school year.

 

Family Council Vision Statement

We are a diverse community of families who partner with our child's school, teachers, leaders, and community. We network, share responsibility and experiences, and create resources to strengthen relationships, bridge gaps, and build partnerships as Roxbury Prep families.

(Vision statement written and developed by Roxbury Prep families, revised May 2017.)

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can participate in the family council?

If you are a parent or guardian of a current Roxbury Prep student, you are welcome to join the council!

What if I have multiple children at different Roxbury Prep campuses?

You are welcome to join one or more family councils across the Roxbury Prep network. You are not limited to joining one family council.

What happens during the family council meetings?

Family council meetings are led by its members with the support of the Associate Director of Family and Community Engagement, and other school staff as needed. We build project plans, events, fundraisers, and discuss solutions to any concern we may have.

How often does the family council meet?

The family council will meet once per month at each school site, except for when we meet as a network group.

How long are the family council meetings?

We are mindful of your busy schedules, so meetings will not exceed 90 minutes. Times vary by location; please reach out to your child's school for specific times.

What happens if I can't make it to a meeting?

If you cannot make it to a meeting, we can work something out! We are happy to host a conference call or video chat so you can join us remotely. We can also share the meeting notes with you. If you need these accommodations, please contact the Director of Special Projects at your child's school.

 

Announcements

Join us for our first family council meetings in September! A light dinner will be provided.

Location: School campuses

Mission Hill: September 13, 6-7:30pm

Lucy Stone: September 26, 6-7:30pm

Dorchester: September 19, 6-7:30pm

High School: September 12, 6-7:30pm

 

Contact Us

If you would like to be involved, or want to learn more about this process, please fill out this short survey or email our Associate Director of Family and Community Engagement.

We'd love to hear from you!