Virtual Family Engagement Sessions

  • Columbus City Schools has launched a series of Virtual Family Engagement Sessions to provide updated information and answer parents’ questions about the plans to safely reopen our schools in the fall. The first sessions attracted more than 1100 registered participants.

    Appropriately named “F.A.C.E. 2 Face” (Family And Community Engagement), these online virtual sessions are hosted in Zoom chatrooms by the Department of Engagement and expert District staff who share information and insights on specific topics. We know families have a lot of questions, so the staff tries to answer as many questions as possible during the hour. Still, we remind parents that many of the details and final reopening plan are under development.

    The District is committed to hosting regular Virtual Family Engagement sessions each week leading up to the start of the school year and beyond into the fall semester to keep families informed and engaged.

    For more information, email the Department of Engagement at

Upcoming Sessions

  • Below are the planned topics for upcoming Virtual Family Engagement Sessions (please note that changes in topic may occur):


    • Thursday, August 13, 6:00-7:00 p.m. - encore of English as a Second Language – SOMALI
    • Khamiista, Ogast 13, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. - diirada saar Ingiriisiga sidii Luqad Labaad - SOMALI


    Families must register to attend the F.A.C.E. 2 Face virtual family engagement sessions by visiting

    Save the Date for upcoming sessions: 

    • Tuesday, August 18, 6:00-7:00 p.m. - CCS math curriculum platform
    • Thursday, August 20, 6:00-7:00 p.m. - CCS math curriculum platform
    • Tuesday, August 25, 6:00-7:00 p.m. - Topic to be determined
    • Thursday, August 27, 6:00-7:00 p.m. - Topic to be determined
    • Tuesday, September 1, 6:00-7:00 p.m. - Topic to be determined
    • Thursday, September 3, 6:00-7:00 p.m. - Topic to be determined


Recordings of Previous Sessions

  • We know families can't join all of our Virtual Family Engagement Sessions, but they may still want to hear the information that's shared. That's why we try to record the F.A.C.E. 2 Face sessions and post them here.