Family engagement is a key strategy of The Bellingham Promise because the research is clear. Your involvement in your child’s education matters.

The collective commitment to the whole child aims to address access, opportunities and success for every student by engaging families in early childhood education all the way through high school and beyond.

The department works to provide support to staff in the areas of communication, translation and cultural competency. The team supports efforts in every school to engage all families and students actively through phone calls, conferences, home visits and school events. They provide information and daily communication opportunities to non-English speaking families and district staff. Families are empowered to become active participants in their child’s education by understanding the system and connecting to resources in the broader Bellingham community.