• Parent & Family Engagement


    Research shows that children benefit academically when families are engaged and involved in their child's learning.


    Ways to Get Involved

    • Provide support for your child's learning at home.
    • Become an active member of your school community.
    • Join district and school leadership committees. 

    Glendale Unified Parent and Family Engagement Policy

District-Level Opportunities for Parent and Family Engagement

  • Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) Committee

    To find out more about the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) Committee and Meeting dates, please click here.


    District English Language Advisory Committee (DELAC)

    More information about the District English Language Advisory Committee (DELAC) and meeting dates may be found here.


    Family Academy Sessions

    The GUSD Family Academy was developed based on parents' needs and will highlight information and services from various departments throughout the school year. All parents are encouraged to participate in these virtual sessions. For registration and information, please click here for December 15, 2022.


    Newcomer Family Chats

    The District offers Family Chat meetings to all Glendale Newcomer families. These meetings are an effective way to introduce families to the various programs and services available to them throughout the District and community. Each meeting will address a different topic. To view a schedule of meetings, click Newcomer Parent Chat Meetings Schedule. All meetings will be via Zoom until further notice.

School Site Opportunities for Parent and Family Engagement

  • Please check with your school to learn more about these opportunities!

    School Site Council

    Schools operating a program funded through categorical funds must form a School Site Council (SSC). The SSC develops the Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA), reviews and updates the plan annually, proposes how LCAP and categorical funds are spent, and presents the SPSA to the local governing board for approval.

    English Language Advisory Committee (ELAC)

    Each California public school with 21 or more English learners must form an English Language Advisory Committee (ELAC). The ELAC advises administrators, teachers, and staff in the development of a school site plan for English learners; presents their plan to the School Site Council for inclusion in the School Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA); and assists in the development of the schoolwide needs assessment.

    Other School Site Meetings

    Many administrators hold regular informational meetings to help parents and families stay up-to-date on opportunities and other topics of interest.