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ICS offers parents many meaningful opportunities to engage in their children's education. However, the ICS parent population is dramatically different from most schools in that ICS parents frequently struggle with issues such as learning a new language and maintaining their native culture within a new American culture.

To help with the many transitions ICS parents face, the school supports them with a dedicated parent coordinator, newsletters in multiple languages and programs such as Families Together.

Twenty-five languages are spoken in the homes of ICS students. In many of these homes, the most fluent English-speaker is the student.

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To help parents to be involved in their child's education and activities outside the home, ICS assistants and faculty connect with families in their native language via telephone, newsletters and
home visits.

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