WISD Parent & Family Engagement
Waller ISD (WISD) is dedicated to building strong relationships and strengthening partnerships with families to work together in promoting high student achievement. We know that parents and families want to make school a better place for children to learn and grow, no matter their race, religion, or socioeconomic status. Research proves that students with involved parents and families are more likely to:
- attend school regularly
- earn high grades and test scores, and enroll in higher-level programs
- pass their classes, earn credits, and be promoted
- graduate and go on to post-secondary education
The Parent & Family Engagement webpage is designed to connect, build capacity, and provide resources for parents, families, and students. Your questions and comments are welcome.
WELCOME TO WALLER! UPDATES & RESOURCES
The Welcome to Waller Zoom session provides important information, including Clever, Canvas, Skyward Family Access, and many other great resources that help families support their children throughout the school year! Information on the best ways to stay connected through our website, Facebook, and Waller ISD Newsletter, as well as information on district family events, meal information, and other valuable resources are also shared!
Parent University (Parent U) is dedicated to helping parents become full partners in their children’s education by increasing family involvement in schools and empowering parents to become the most effective advocates for their children. These courses equip families with new or additional skills, knowledge, resources, and confidence to support student achievement.
BACK TO SCHOOL FAIR
The Back to School Fair assists families in preparing for a successful school year by providing backpacks, school supplies, and useful health and community resources.
MENTAL HEALTH MATTERS
Through the Mental Health Matters event, WISD hopes to build awareness of mental health needs for all individuals and offer a variety of resources to support every individual’s needs.
H-E-B READ 3
WISD partners with H-E-B to implement the Read 3 program. Read 3 is a reading program that targets young students ages three to five to help build literacy, strengthen the English language arts, and promote kinder readiness. It is designed to introduce families to nutritional concepts and literacy ideas they can implement in their homes and provides the tools and resources necessary to prepare their young learner, including providing easy and affordable access to books.
PARENT ENGAGEMENT COMMITTEE
Join our Parent Engagement Committee (PEC)! WISD welcomes and encourages parent and family engagement in school and district committees. We strive to involve parents and families in all aspects of the various local, state, and federal programs offered in WISD schools. Our children benefit when school, home, and community work together to promote high achievement. We want your collaboration and are seeking to enhance our Family Engagement Program. To join us in learning and growing together, contact Adela Cornejo at email@example.com.
HELPFUL WISD RESOURCES AND UPDATES
The Helpful WISD Resources and Updates is a Title III Parent and Family Engagement parent workshop where English language learner families receive important school resources and updates, including important information on Clever, Canvas, Skyward Family Access, and best ways to support their Emergent Bilingual (EB) student. Information on the best ways to stay connected through our website, Facebook, and Waller ISD Newsletter is also shared.
EXPLORING THEIR FUTURE
Waller ISD offers Exploring Their Future to future and current secondary families to explore the junior high and high school course offering book, the TEA Graduation Toolkit, and WHS graduation requirements. The objective is to build the capacity of parents in junior high and high school course requirements so that they can support their children in exploring their future and the selection of next year’s class schedule.
The Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment System (TELPAS) is an assessment program for students in Texas public schools who are learning the English language. TELPAS evaluates the progress that each EL makes in becoming proficient in the use of academic English by assessing in four language domains. This workshop increases the knowledge, skills, and capabilities of Emergent Bilingual (EB) families so that they can support their students.
FNB SMART MONEY PROGRAM
First National Bank of Bellville (FNB) and Waller ISD (WISD) partner to offer the Smart Money Program. The program consists of four sessions where elementary students study the basic concepts of entrepreneurship, marketing, and money management and learn how to save and spend wisely. Students develop their business, market their homemade products, and use their knowledge of buying, selling, spending, and saving to operate their business on a Sale Day. Registered students who attend all 4 sessions receive a Kindle Fire donated by FNB.
PLAY, LEARN, & GO! - MATH PARENT WORKSHOP
Enjoy a family night while learning math strategies through games! In this Play, Learn, and Go Math Workshop, a variety of board games are used to learn about great math strategies that help students strengthen their math skills. Join us to learn about math strategies, tips, and resources. After learning and playing, families take home their favorite board game to continue the fun at home!
LEARN, GRAB, & GO! - LITERACY/READING PARENT WORKSHOP
Keep children reading at home with a Grab and Go developmentally appropriate grade-level book pack and reignite the love of reading! Join us in this Learn, Grab, and Go Literacy Workshop to learn about family engagement activities, tips, and support. There are both fiction and nonfiction books to choose from. The books provided were specifically chosen by Scholastic to help students build foundational skills. Each pack contains five favorite books, a reading journal, and a family guide to literacy.
- Skyward Family Access Guide
- Canvas for Parents
- Navigating the Texas Assessment/STAAR Portal
- Clever & Seesaw
- How to Translate the WISD E-Newsletter
- How to Join a Zoom Meeting Using a Link
- How to Join a Zoom Meeting Using a Meeting ID
- Exploring Their Future: Junior High | High School
- TELPAS Practice Test Guide