The Family and Community Engagement Services (FACES) Department develops and implements programs that focus on increasing family engagement to promote student academic achievement. The goal of FACES is to increase engagement through identifying, creating and fostering opportunities for two-way meaningful communication with families, schools and the community.
University of Family Learning
FACES facilitates the University of Family Learning (UFL), which provides families with classes and workshops focused on parents as teaching partners; navigating the school system; involvement, leadership and advocacy; and promoting wellness and development. Beginning in September 2019, classes will be offered at the 10 Family Engagement Centers, all CCSD school sites, and throughout the community. For times and locations, check the UFL calendar at faces.ccsd.net
and/or contact your child’s school.
Family Engagement Centers
FACES Family Engagement Centers are located in nine Title I elementary schools and one Title I middle school throughout the district. The centers provide opportunities to improve family capabilities and establish and nurture relationships for student success. Resources include support with technology, English as a Second Language, and early childhood education for children 0-5. The Family Engagement Centers are open to all families. For the locations of these centers, visit faces.ccsd.net
or call 702-799-0303
Indian Education Opportunities Program
Indian Education Opportunities Program (IEOP) works closely with the Clark County Indian Education Committee and consults with local tribes and parents of American Indian/Alaska Native CCSD students to provide quality educational and cultural programs and services to eligible CCSD American Indian/Alaska Native students. Additionally, the Moapa Educational Support Center (MESC) is located on the Moapa River Indian Reservation and is open to all CCSD students.
The MESC focuses on closing achievement gaps, increasing graduation rates, and increasing student and parent engagement.
For additional information, contact the IEOP at 702-799-8515 or visit indianed.ccsd.net
Additional Learning Opportunities
FACES hosts Super Saturdays which provide an opportunity for parents, children, and families to gain valuable strategies and educational resources to support learning at home. These mini-conferecnes are held multiple times a year at locations around the county. Announcements of the Super Saturdays are posted on faces.ccsd.net
For more information about family activities in support of student achievement, contact the FACES Department at (702) 799-0303
. Please also visit the FACES website at faces.ccsd.net
, or Facebook page at Facebook.com/CCSDFACES
The level of collaboration between families and educators is an important predictor of student academic achievement. Parents and family members who establish strong, positive relationships with school staff have more opportunities to learn about the education system and become better education advocates.
Who do I contact if I have a concern about my child’s school?
If there is a concern, contact the school to request an opportunity to address your concerns and have a dialogue about the issue. Concerns that are not resolved at the school level may be addressed by calling 702-799-CCSD (2273), where you will be directed to the appropriate department.
There is also a public concern process per CCSD Policy 1213 that provides a formal investigation of the stated issue and provides the person filing the concern with a written response of that investigation. For more information, call 702-799-5830
or fill out the public concern form (PDF)