Upcoming Family Education Opportunities:

  • The Family and Community Engagement Department offers a variety of virtual/in-person family education classes, workshops and conferences throughout the school year. Parents, step-parents, grandparents, caregivers, guardians and community members are welcome to attend to learn how to support student academic and social-emotional success in school. Below are classes and workshops currently being offered. 

    Parent Project Sr.: 
    This ten-week workshop is ideal for parents and guardians who are struggling with their child's difficult teen behavior. Parent Project is a program designed by parents, for parents to help raise healthy and happy teens. Class participants will learn strategies for dealing with difficult teen behavior, ways to nurture positive home communication, and tips to reduce family conflict. Classes are offered every Fall and Spring and are free to parents of SJUSD students. This family education class fulfills the requirement for court mandated parenting classes. Please see details below about this upcoming class: 
    Spring 2022 Dates: January 27 - April 7
    Class meets every Thursday evening from 5:30 - 7:30 pm via Zoom. 
    Register online by clicking here or scanning the QR code below. 
    QR code for Parent Project class


    Family Power Hour

    In these interactive Q&A style sessions, families are invited to join the F.A.C.E Department staff and various San Juan USD departments to get assistance with any questions that arise throughout the school year. 

    Family Power Hour Sessions are hosted on Zoom from 5:30–6:30p.m. on the following dates:


    • Thursday, January 13 (Presentation on Kindergarten, Transitional Kindergarten, and Preschool enrollment process)


    The Zoom link for the next session of our Family Power Hour will be posted on this website 30 minutes before the start of the meeting. 

    For more information, click on the link to the flyer: (English) (Spanish) (Arabic) (Ukrainian) (Farsi/Dari) (Russian)



    Family Leadership Academy

    Family Leadership Academy is a 6-week series that empowers families to gain a greater understanding of our educational system, current district initiatives, and parent leadership opportunities. Participation for the Winter '21 session of Parent Leadership Academy is now closed. Please stay tuned for additional dates! 


    Families Matter Workshops

    Families matter workshops are one to two hour mini-workshops that cover a wide range of topics and are tailored based on common needs in our district. Topics include, but are not limited to, bullying prevention, student success, internet safety, college awareness and preparation, and more! Our department coordinates about 3-4 of these workshops per school year. See below our video archive to see the previous Families Matter workshops we've hosted this year.  
    Wednesday, October 27th 6:00 - 8:00 pm via Zoom 
    Join us for this fun virtual event tailored for families of middle school students and incoming high schoolers to learn information about different high school options and school programs in the district, high school graduation requirements, Open Enrollment, Special Education programs, and a chance to speak with representatives from different high schools. Pre-registration is not required. Zoom link will be posted on this website 30 minutes before the start of the event.
    If you were not able to join us for our Families Matter: Keys to High School Success workshop, please visit our video library at the bottom of this page to access the recording of this virtual workshop. Additionally, you can click here to access a copy of the workshop presentation. We also encourage you to visit our website regularly to learn about other upcoming family education workshops.  

    The Family and Community Engagement Department, in collaboration with the White House Counseling Center and Student Support Services, will be hosting the Signs of Suicide virtual workshop on Wednesday, October 20th from 6:00-7:30pm via Zoom. This virtual educational workshop covers the following topics: 
    • ACT (Acknowledge, Care, Tell)
    • Building coping skills to support your student
    • Resources for getting help
    Families Matter: Restorative Practices for Families Workshops
    Join us for this 3-part virtual series for families to learn: 
    • How restorative practices can address behavior problems and prevent them from re-occurring at school and at home - November 8 
    • How to keep your family connected with positive communication - November 15 
    • How to advocate for your child through Restorative Practices - November 29 

    Each session will be held virtually via Zoom from 6:00 - 7:45 pm. Pre-registration for these sessions is not required. The Zoom link will be posted on our website 30 minutes before the start of each session. 


    Families Matter: Prevention Strategies 

    Wednesday, November 17 from 5:30 - 8:30 pm via Zoom 

    Join us for a night of informative family workshops about prevention topics such as bullying/cyberbullying, social media use and internet safety, substance and vaping prevention, having healthy family communication, and more! Experts will be sharing practical strategies and tools on how to have meaninful conversations with youth regarding these topics. Pre-registration for this event is not required. The Zoom link for this workshop will be posted on this page 30 minutes before the start of the event. For more information, please see the flyers below: 

    (English) (Spanish) (Arabic) (Ukrainian) (Russian)

    If you were not able to join us for our Families Matter: Prevention Strategies family event, please visit our video library at the bottom of this page to access the recording of this virtual workshop. Additionally, you can below to access a copy of the workshop presentations. We also encourage you to visit our website regularly to learn about other upcoming family education workshops.  

    Presentation 1: Bullying Intervention and Communication Skills

    Presentation 2: Vaping Awareness 

    Presentation 3: Subtance Use Prevention 

    Presentation 4: Healthy Family Communication 

  • Cuentos Familiares, The Latino Family Literacy Project

    The Latino Family Literacy Project is a class designed for parent and guardians to teach the importance of establishing a family reading routine with their children at a young age. Class participants also learn about building English and Spanish vocabulary skills. This class is taught in Spanish. 
    Cuentos Familiares es una clase interactiva que enseña a familias la importancia de establecer una rutina de lectura en familia y las motiva a conservar el idioma de casa a través de la cultura. Este taller semanal está diseñado para familias con estudiantes de Kinder a quinto grado y tendrá una duración de seis semanas comenzando el miércoles 21 de abril de 2:00 a 3:30 de la tarde. Las clases serán vía Zoom.
    ***Debido a la capacidad limitada, la registración para esta sesión de Cuentos Familiares ya está cerrada. Para participar en otros talleres, por favor sigue nuestro sitio de www.sanjuan.edu/familiascuentan. Muchísimas gracias por su interés y por favor no dude en llamar a nuestra oficina al 971-7929 si tiene cualquier pregunta o duda.
    Para poner su nombre en una lista de anticipación para la próxima sesión de Cuentos Familiares, por favor mande su nombre, número de teléfono y correo electrónico a luis.cruzsolache@sanjuan.edu.
    Talleres Familiares 
    Los Talleres Familiares son una serie de talleres virtuales para padres de familias, tutores, cuidadores, y miembros de la comunidad en donde pueden recibir y aprender información importante para ayudar con la involucracion y el éxito en la educación de su estudiante. En estos talleres, miembros de el Departamento de Participación de la Familia y Comunidad y representantes de diferentes departamentos del distrito compartiran información acerca del distrito, recursos para el aprendizaje de su estudiante, recursos de la comunidad, consejos de como apoyar a su estudiante, y mucho mas! Cada sesion de Talleres Familiares contiene contenido y temas diferentes y cubre información para ayudar a estudiantes en todos los grados de Kinder a 12. 
    Familias están invitadas a las siguientes fechas de Talleres Familiares para el ciclo escolar 2021-2022: 
    • 9 de Septiembre, 2021
    • 18 de Noviembre, 2021
    • 27 de Enero, 2022
    • 10 de Marzo, 2022
    • 12 de Mayo, 2022 



  • If you need a disability-related modification or accommodation, including auxiliary aids or services, to participate in any program, service or activity offered to you, contact the school administrator or our Department at least a week before the scheduled event so that we may make every reasonable effort to accommodate you.
    For more information on any of these programs, please contact Family and Community Engagement office at (916) 971-7929.
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