Home Visit Partnerships:
Building Trusting Relationships

Make A Difference

Michael’s fourth grade year was off to a rocky start, but then his math teacher, Mr. Mayfield, asked if he could do a home visit. No, not to discuss homework – it was so Michael’s parents and teacher could chat and get to know each other as people first. Home Visit Partnerships made a tremendous difference in Michael’s life, changing his overall attitude and improving his math skills. Read a statement from Liliana Valadez, Ed.D. about how the expansion of HVP in the Dallas Independent School District impacted more students like Michael.

Build Trust

Families live busy lives and don’t always have time to visit the school. Teachers like Ruth Ortiz tell parents, “if you can’t come to me, I can come to you.” Once teachers earn parents’ trust, that relationship creates more support for the student. Home visits are all about building community and bridging the gap between schools and home so that students get the help and attention they need to succeed. Read a joint statement from Early Learning at Dallas ISD about how Home Visit Partnerships support teachers to nurture relationships with families.

Graduate On Time

Through Home Visit Partnerships, teachers meet students’ families and learn about their lives outside of the classroom. When Oscar didn’t want to go back to high school after a summer spent working, Ms. Johnitta Williams heard him out but pushed him to continue his education. Now Oscar is pursuing college because he wants to have a vibrant career and future.

It’s about Relationships

Relationships between school and home are more important than ever.

Spread the Word

Through @StandHomeVisits, teachers are building relationships with families and laying trusting foundations that are helping students succeed.

With @StandHomeVisits, teachers have time and flexibility to get to know students and families outside of a classroom setting and learn who they are as people first.

I support @StandHomeVisits because they’re helping students thrive by closing the divide between school and home.

@StandHomeVisits isn’t about discussing grades and test scores. It’s about meeting with families to discuss their child’s hopes and dreams.

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