I think the communication needs to be accessible to all types of families. So some families may have meeting times in the afternoon or mornings so let's make sure there are times in the evenings so that families that have busy work schedules can also attend. Also in San Francisco, we should make sure we have translators so that messaging is received and no one feels left out. For example we have Spanish speaking families that are present at meetings but they don't understand what is being said. In my experience, I can tell when I'm doing a presentation with families and I know the child and then all of a sudden the parents let me know they don't understand what I just said. It's unfortunate. Let's make sure newsletters are translated as well. Also, let's not assume everyone checks their email, so let's use different mediums like texting or even paper or even a post card with dates in their language will help the feel included. Let's have more availability slots for shadow dates for prospective students bc not everyone can attend from 11:00 - 1:00. One more idea is making sure we have a panel of parent speakers that are representative of parents on the fringes not just the obvious or the majority, parents that other parents can relate to.