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Parents & Families:Family Engagement & Parent University

Contact your school’s Family Liaison regarding the Family Engagement & Parent University Programs at your school or throughout the district.

Family Engagement

The Escondido Union School District (EUSD) encourages parents and guardians to be partners in the education of their children through multiple opportunities for input, interaction, and involvement. The following activities are available at all EUSD school sites to bring parents and guardians onto the school campus during the 2016–2017 school year:

Coffee with the Principal

Principals, assistant principals, and/or staff members provide an opportunity to dialogue with parents and guardians about issues specific to the school site.

Curriculum Based Family Events

Hands-on events planned to bring together parents, guardians, and students to engage in learning based on the California State Standards.

Family Days at Lunch

Parents and guardians are encouraged to attend lunch with their student at least once a trimester. During these planned events at the school sites, attendees will have the opportunity to access school and community resources as well as taste food from the EUSD Nutrition Services Department.

Parent University

Parent University workshops provide parents and guardians with important information to help support their student’s academic and personal success. EUSD schools will offer the following workshops, parenting classes, and customized trainings covering a range of topics throughout the year. The chart below indicates which schools offer each workshop, but parents and guardians are welcome to attend Parent University workshops at any EUSD school throughout the year. Please see the Family Engagement & Parent University Calendar for specific Parent University workshop times and locations.

2016–2017 EUSD District-wide Parent University Workshops

 Month Workshop
September Family Engagement: You are Essential to Your Child’s School Success: Family Engagement is a key factor to student school success. Come learn strategies for meaningful engagement in your child’s education and learn more about the programs and services offered at your child’s school site this year. Available at all schools.
October Making the Most of Your Parent-Teacher Conference: The Parent-Teacher Conference is a great opportunity for family members and school staff to plan for a student’s ongoing learning. This workshop will provide family members with tools to effectively use at the parent-teacher conference. Available at all schools.
November Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS): This Parent University workshop will provide you with an overview of your school’s PBIS Program as well as with tools to develop a PBIS system at home. Available at all schools.
January Reclassification: Reclassification takes place when a student identified as an English Learner attains academic English fluency. Come learn the processes and requirements in EUSD for the reclassification of students identified as English Learners. Available at all schools.
February Understanding Assessment: This Parent University session will provide an overview of all of the assessment tools used by EUSD teachers, including details on the new California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP). Available at all schools.
March Healthy Habits to Support Learning: This workshop will provide hands-on training in establishing healthy habits for your child that will set them up for a lifetime of good health, and academic and personal success. Available at all schools.
Throughout the Year English as a Second Language (ESL) Program: English as a Second Language classes are offered to parents/guardians of EUSD students at no cost to the participant through a partnership with the Escondido Union High School District Adult School. Classes are held at Conway, Farr Avenue, Juniper, Oak Hill, and Rock Springs schools, three days per week for 2.5 hours per class. All EUSD family members are invited to take part in these classes.
Throughout the Year Parenting Classes: Evidenced-based parenting classes are held at EUSD schools to provide family members with simple tools to strengthen family communication and build stronger relationships between parents/guardians and students. Available at all schools — please see the Family Engagement & Parent University Calendar for days and time of the parenting classes offered at your school site.