Parents and Families: Family Engagement

The Escondido Union School District (EUSD) encourages parents and guardians to become a partner in the education of their child through important opportunities for input, interaction, and involvement. EUSD offers numerous engagement opportunities for parents, guardians, and other significant family members.

New: Watch videos in the Family and Community Engagement Online Learning Series

The Escondido Union School District believes in the value of strong relationships with our families and community members. By working together, we can better ensure the success of our students. This school year, our district is adding a new resource: the EUSD Family and Community Engagement Online Learning Library. We will release a new video six times during the 2019-2020 school year, in both English and Spanish, providing you with important information on how to support your student’s academic success and social-emotional development. These video learning modules can be accessed from a computer, tablet, or phone. Go to the Video Learning Series.

Contact your Family Liaison

Every EUSD school has a Family Liaison who can help you build partnerships with school staff by coordinating comprehensive family engagement programs. If you have any questions regarding either district-wide or school-specific programs, please contact your school’s Family Liaison.

Participate in family activities at every school

COFFEE WITH THE PRINCIPAL

Dialogue with principals, assistant principals, and/or staff members in an informal setting about issues specific to your child’s school.

CURRICULUM-BASED FAMILY EVENTS

You are invited to attend hands-on learning events at your child’s school. Activities at family events are based on the California State Standards.

FAMILY DAYS AT LUNCH AND LEARN

You are encouraged to attend lunch at school with your child at least once a year. During these planned events at the school sites, you will have the opportunity to learn relevant information needed to support your child’s success in their current grade level, enjoy special time with your child, access school and community resources, and taste food from the EUSD Nutrition Services Department.

Family Days at Lunch and Learn topics include:

  • TK/Kindergarten — Family Engagement
  • 1st Grade — California Math Standards
  • 2nd Grade — Reading Strategies
  • 3rd Grade — CAASPP Testing
  • 4th Grade — Social Media
  • 5th Grade — An Introduction to EUSD Middle Schools
  • 6th Grade — Transitioning to Middle School
  • 7th Grade — College Prep Classes (A-G Requirements)/High School and Beyond
  • 8th Grade — An Introduction to EUHSD High Schools

FAMILY WORKSHOPS

Family workshops provide you with opportunities to learn information and skills to support your child’s academic and personal success. EUSD schools offer a variety of workshops, parenting classes, and customized trainings covering a range of topics throughout the year.

During the 2019-2020 school year, English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes will be held three days a week for 2.5 hours a day at Conway, Farr Avenue, Felicita, Juniper, and Oak Hill Elementary Schools. ESL classes are open to all EUSD family members. Please go to the Family Engagement Calendar for specific Family Workshop times and locations.

FAMILY AND COMMUNITY VOLUNTEERS

A variety of volunteer opportunities are available at each of our EUSD schools to meet the interests of our family and community members. For more information on how your unique skill or experience can benefit students at one of our local schools, or to connect with a volunteer opportunity that fits your schedule, please contact your school’s Family Liaison.

Family Leadership

You are welcome to serve as a leader and decision maker at all of our EUSD schools through participation in your school’s Parent Teacher Association (PTA), School Site Council, and/or English Language Advisory Council (ELAC). For more information on how to get involved as a leader at your child’s school, please contact your school’s Family Liaison.