Parent Teacher Home Visit Program

Our Parent Teacher Home Visits are being held virtually due to COVID-19. Sign up here!

About the Program

Too often, a home visit from a teacher means one thing to a family: trouble. But with the Parent Teacher Home Visit (PTHV) Program, the goal is to start by building a strong and positive relationship between the family and the school. The visits begin with the teacher asking about the family’s hopes and dreams for their child. By involving the parents and families, we create a better chance of success for students.

Parent Teacher Home Visit Program
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For DPS Teachers

We offer resources and trainings on conducting successful Parent Teacher Home Visits for our DPS teachers and teammates in schools. To learn more, visit The Commons.

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Virtual Home Visits

Over the past 10 years teachers and families have been getting to know each other through the Parent Teacher Home Visit program. Now, teachers and families are continuing to get to know each other through virtual visits.

Over the course of the last ten years educators participating in the Parent Teacher Home Visit program have completed over 65,000 home visits. During this pandemic our educators dedication to developing and maintaining relationships with families has not waivered. Teachers and families have completed over 2,500 virtual home visits since the start of this year, ensuring that educators, families, and students are academic partners all throughout these difficult times.

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What is a home visit?

Home visits are meetings between school staff and families focused on building positive relationships. They are:

  • 20-30 minutes long

  • Voluntary for both staff and families

  • Hosted somewhere outside of school (home, park, library, etc.)

  • Based around the question – what are your hopes and dreams for your child?

Why home visits?

Home visits are a research-based approach correlated with improvements in

  • Student achievement

  • Attendance

  • Behavior

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