September 2018
Parent Engagement in Region 20
Dear Parents and Families,

A new school year has begun and we are excited to tell you about many resources available to help make this academic year a success for your family. For example, if you have juniors and seniors in high school, make sure to register them for UTSA Ready. UTSA Ready is a Saturday program designed to help your students prepare for college level coursework. If you have students that will be working on research papers this year, learn more about introducing them to local and digital library resources. Take some time to read about the best practices of National Blue Ribbon Schools across the country. Finally, feel free to share this newsletter with your friends on social media or on your school website.


UTSA Ready Registration Open 2018-19
The UTSA READY Program is an early awareness, academic preparation bridging program for high school juniors and seniors (11th and 12th grade students). The Program helps students polish their reading, writing and mathematics skills in preparation for college level course work. The program is free and open to the community. The first session is Saturday, October 13, 2018. Registration is required.
National Blue Ribbon Schools—Learning Requires Engagement

National Blue Ribbon Schools are special places, each unique to their communities, their students, their staff, and their leaders, yet they are producing outstanding results for all their students regardless of race, socioeconomic status, or zip code. They are closing the gaps in student achievement and, in most cases, demonstrating consistent excellence.

Library Resources

The start of the school year might mean assigning your students book and research reports. Help them take advantage of more than just the school library with this library and archives resource . Find local, state, and federal libraries to get access to historical documents and a wide array of books and films!

The San Antonio Public Library is recognized as a premier resource for educational support, self-directed learning and literacy. Continue Reading

Federal Student Aid Materials for Students and Parents
Students and parents, please go to , FSA's informational website, where you can view electronic versions of publications, fact sheets, online tools, and other resources to help you prepare and pay for college or career school. 
The Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) has gone mobile!

Federal Student Aid is pleased to announce that students and parents may now download the myStudentAid app from both the Apple App Store (iOS) and Google Play (Android). 

7 Things You Need Before You Fill Out the 2019–20 FAFSA® Form
If you need financial aid to help you pay for college, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form. The 2019–20 FAFSA form will be available on Oct. 1, 2018. You should fill it out as soon as possible on or after Oct. 1 at the official government site,
ESC 20 Family & Community Engagement Symposium is November 2, 2018
Khan Academy