Building a Home-School Connection: Lessons Learned

When COVID-19 shut down schools in the spring of 2020, parents’ and caregivers’ roles shifted overnight, requiring them to be co-teachers and support children with distance learning. More than than ever, families needed support with academics, social-emotional learning and mental health. In this conversation, we’ll discuss lessons learned about building a home-school connection, especially during a time when parents are the main essential link from schools to students.

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Tonia Casarin

Fireworks Education

Renee LaHuffman-Jackson

Fairfax County Public Schools

Kelly Mendoza

Common Sense Education

Viviana Reverón

Common Sense Media