It is education’s goal to prepare all students to be college and career ready by the time youth leave high school. In order for this goal to be met, schools need to foster home-school relationships and draw upon parent partnerships to support efforts to reduce academic and non-academic barriers to student achievement. For example, schools’ ability to markedly address high-yield indicators that are predictive of high school graduation, including attendance, behavior modulation and course performance, is improved when parents are engaged in informing and participating in preventive and intervening strategies for student success. This presentation will first underscore the vital role parents play in ensuring their children and youth are on-track and progressing towards successful post-secondary transitions. Second, this presentation will focus on how universal screening data may be used to both leverage and frame aspects of home-school partnerships. School personnel need to draw from strategies by which to talk with parents and family members on how to make meaning from these data. Moreover, universal screening data provided by parents on their children’s and youth’s needs can provide educators rich insight into learning matters that are all too often discovered only after students evidence academic or social/emotional difficulties. The School Readiness Check-In parent screening tool will be featured as an instrument by which to maximize parental insights in guiding learning decisions for students while, at the same time, informing schools of possible ways to both support parent education and connect families with services when necessary. Lastly, this presentation will feature Positive Family Support and Family Check-Up (FCU), which is an evidence-based, family-centered, multi-tiered system of support. Tiered, positive family supports enable schools to be proactive in responding to targeted issues of parental interest at varying levels of intensity and in deference to service delivery models that map to parents’ contextual needs. Whether considering installing parent resource centers at the school, adding a parent function into the school’s Check-In Check-Out process, or targeting individualized family supports, Positive Family Support and FCU program is designed to strategically align parent engagement efforts with PBIS and RtII while putting the school on the path to becoming certified as Family Friendly.