Volunteer & Engagement

Engaged parents and community members are always welcome to volunteer with our schools! Learn more about our volunteer options across the district below.

To further two-way communication, each school has a designated parent liaison. The role of a parent liaison is to bridge the gap between families and schools by following-up with staff outreach and advocate for families. They also assist with how parents and community members can be involved within the district. The primary goals of a parent liaison are to assist with maintaining a welcoming climate, establish positive relationships with families and the community, and direct families to appropriate staff and resources.
Be sure to contact the Parental Involvement Specialist at your school to learn more! 

Middle School & High School Parental Involvement Specialist
Sherry Farmer
(216) 336.6304

Elementary School Parental Involvement Specialist
Katiana Smith
(216) 230.2500

Parent Teacher Organization 
WHCSD is striving to embrace parent engagement. We are dedicated to building and nurturing a partnership between families of the district and community stakeholders to promote district-wide growth. According to research, parent engagement is a key factor for scholars’ success. Families are provided opportunities to both gather and share information of their scholar’s academic and social performance by attending open houses, parent-teacher conferences, Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) meetings, workshops and participating in focus groups which create the platform for two-way communication. In addition, they are provided with curriculum-related activities lead by the district to strengthen scholar achievement. 

Become a Surrogate Parent!
Parents of children with disabilities have the right to help shape and monitor their child’s special education services. When scholars don’t have their own parents or legal guardian to represent them, due to parent scheduling conflicts or other situations, WHCSD must appoint a surrogate parent for representation. Learn more here: Surrogate Parent flyer.pdf
View text-based website