Message from the Executive Director

  • Welcome to Family and Community Engagement (FACE)! Our team serves as the lead department for promoting and establishing strong, collaborative and sustainable structures between our schools, families, and community, in support of overall school improvement.

    We aim to Accelerate Hillsborough through the implementation of the following key initiatives:

    • Provide leadership, guidance and support to district-wide Visitor & Volunteer Services.
    • Build the capacity of school administrators, instructional & support staff by creating & offering trainings, tools, tips & technical assistance that strengthens sustainable engagement strategies.
    • Cultivate partnerships that support families, education and student achievement through community resources, collaboration, and in-kind donations.
    • Establish and promote student mentorship and leadership programs to include: 5,000 Role Models of Excellence and Latinos in Action
    • Develop pathways to build family’s capacity to advocate and engage in their children’s education, at home and school, through training and culturally responsive support to include: Power Hour (parent education courses), Parent School Partnership Program, the Parent Engagement District Advisory Council (PEDAC), and African-American, Hispanic and Multicultural Outreach.

    Thanks for visiting our webpage!  Our team looks forward to working alongside you as our district provides an education and the supports that enable each student to excel as a successful and responsible citizen.

    Warm Regards,

    Dr. Felita G. Lewis
    Executive Director
    Family and Community Engagement

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Important Events

  • Labor Day / Non-Student Day
    September 5

    Florida Dads Take Your Child to School Day!
    September 22
    #FLDADS At School

    End of 1st Grading Period
    October 12

    Online Report Card Availability
    Elementary (November 4)
    Middle (November 2)
    High (November 3)

    Hispanic Heritage Month
    September 15 – October 15

    Non-Student Day
    October 17

    Florida Family Engagement Month
    November 2022

    Veteran’s Day / Non-Student Day
    November 11

    American Education Week
    November 14 – November 18

    Great American Teach-In
    November 17

    Fall Break / Non-Student Days
    November 21 – November 25

    End of 2nd Grading Period
    December 23

    Online Report Card Availability
    Elementary (January 30)
    Middle (January 26)
    High (January 27)

    Winter Break / Non-Student Days
    December 26 – January 9

  • Felita Lewis

    Dr. Felita Lewis
    Executive Director
    Family and Community Engagement
    Phone: (813) 272-4831
    Email: felita.lewis@hcps.net