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F.I.R.S.T.
Families Involved In
REstoring Stronger Ties

What is F.I.R.S.T.?
school-wide initiative at CIL to help strengthen families
Why is my involvement in F.I.R.S.T. so important? Family involvement is one of the most important contributors to school completion and success. The most accurate predictor of a studentís school achievement is the extent to which his/her family encourages learning. Success is more likely if the family communicates high, yet reasonable, expectations for the studentís education and future career and becomes involved in his/her education.
Facts:
Students who drop out of school face a difficult future. They are more likely to be unemployed, incarcerated, and/or impoverished. For students with disabilities, the risks are intensified.
When families are involved, students are more likely to:
  • earn high grade-point averages and scores on standardized tests or rating scales,
  • enroll in more challenging academic programs,
  • pass more classes and earn more credits,
  • attend school regularly,
  • display positive attitudes about school,
  • graduate from high school and enroll in postsecondary programs, and
  • refrain from destructive activities such as alcohol and drug use and violence.
Source: National Parent Teacher Association, 2010
2015-2016 Focus: Strengthening Your Parenting Skills Session Date
Instructions for Using PowerSchool/
Accessing Parent Portal Password
October 22, 2015 @ 6:00
Developing Responsibility in Your Child November 19, 2015 @ 6:00
How to help my child appreciate school work January 21, 2016† @ 6:00
Letís Talk About Social Media/
This Generation Dating
February 18, 2016 @ 6:00
Addiction March 10, 2016 @ 6:00
Test Taking Skills/ SC PASS/EOC April 21, 2016 @ 6:00