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November is Family Engagement Month

Hey Parent Mentors, we want to know: If a family in your school district wants to be connected to their child’s school what is available to them? How are they encouraged to participate?

Miss the GVRA Parent Forum on Tuesday Oct. 19? Click here for the recorded version

First Quarter reports were due October 15, 2021

Go to the Reporting tab to find the report you need

GaDOE releases new guidance on Return to School

On Thursday, September 30, 2021, the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) released a new guidance document “Return to School Roadmap: Development and Implementation of Individualized Education Programs in the Least Restrictive Environment under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.” This guidance includes information about ensuring individualized education programs (IEPs) are in effect at the beginning of the school year; convening the IEP Team; consideration of special factors, including each child’s need for assistive technology devices and services, and addressing the social, behavioral, emotional, and mental health needs of children with disabilities; determining appropriate measurable annual goals and considering the child’s need for compensatory services; making Extended School Year Services (ESY) determinations; addressing a child’s secondary transition service needs; making educational placement decisions; and, resolving disagreements regarding the child’s educational program.

FY22 Collecting Data and Stories Through Parent Mentor Reporting: Why GaPMP is 20 years strong

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October 6, 2021 9:00 – 10:00 am

The Ga Parent Mentor Partnership Evidence to Practice framework gives you and your partners who are engaging families ideas for planning, implementing, and evaluating family engagement work while measuring how it is impacting positive student outcomes. Join this session to review our reporting toolkit and stay for a Q&A session after.

or use this QR code to link to the storytelling form

Hint: you can do this easily on your phone

Tell us about your work. This does not have to be about something in your report or involving a family in your target group. You can tell us about a family you helped, a community partnership, a staff or school person you worked with, a family who gave you feedback, or an “AH HA” moment you experienced. The information you provide here will be edited for the purposes of sharing our parent mentor work on the Parent Mentors in Action section of the GaPMP website

Reporting webinars for FY22

GaPMP Family Engagement Framework Webinar

Details for Replication

Data Expectations

Learning Targets

More reporting webinars can be found on the FE Framework Toolkit page

Professional Learning Opportunities

Understanding the State-Defined Alternate Diploma: What Parents Need to Know

Registration Link

Embracing the Whole Child: Looking Beyond Behavior on Dec 7, 2020 (recorded webinar)

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

How Developmental Monitoring Can Help Support Family Engagement on Jan 28, 2021 11:00 AM EST at:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Past Professional Learning Webinars

Mental Health and Wellbeing:  Get on Deck recorded on Nov 12, 2020

Division for Special Education Services and Supports Guidance for the 2020-2021 School Year recorded on Sep 4, 2020

GaPMP Reporting in FY21 – Creating a Positive Future! recorded on Aug 17, 2020

Did you miss the Mental Health and Wellbeing Webinar?


Monday May 17 FY21 – Creating a Positive Future! on Aug 17, 2020 1:00 PM EDT

If you have any questions about the information listed in the Learning Curve or need assistance locating a document, please click to contact Jane Grillo.