Students and Parents
Families at the Forefront of Success
Families are the backbone of student success. We believe the family that works, plays and learns together, grows together. There are many ways for families to become involved in their children’s education. Whether by volunteering at a school or taking part in one of our free DPS Family Day events, participating in a school Community Education Council, serving on a Parent Advisory Council, or helping with homework, adult involvement can make a world of difference in the successful development of a child, as a current student and lifelong learner.
Free Family Events
DPS families enjoy free activities that entertain and educate. During Family Day events, families and students attending district schools are invited to participate in an afternoon of free fun at a rotating list of community attractions. Sponsored by the Title I Parent Involvement program, DPS Family Day has been held at Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm, the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery, Dayton Art Institute, Dayton Metro Library, and National Museum of the United States Air Force.
All parents are invited to volunteer at Dayton Public Schools—whether you have only a few minutes or more. Contact your child’s principal to find out how you can become a great asset to your child’s learning.
Recognizing that no district can succeed without support, our district’s 2014 Contract with the Community addresses actions that community and family members must take to help Dayton Public Schools meet its goals.
Families are asked to participate in parent-teacher conferences, ensure that their children enter kindergarten ready to learn and make certain that children attend school daily and are prepared to learn.
Student Enrollment and Records
Our DPS Student Enrollment Center is your one-stop-shop to enroll your student. Also, find information about transfers and withdrawals, or how to get a copy of your diploma or transcript.
All of your back-to-school needs, including uniforms, lunch menus, school supplies, and bell schedule information are found here. Learn about what it takes to graduate, and see the results of our district report card.
Important info for parents, including district forms, the Home Access Center grade portal, bus notification sign-up, weather closing procedures, and health information. Our district has several opportunities for parents to become directly involved; learn about our parent advisory and community education councils.