Family Education Classes and Workshops

  • The Family and Community Engagement Department offers a variety of family education classes, workshops and conferences throughout the school year. We believe that learning starts at home and continues at school. 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 is a short description of the classes and workshops offered:

    A six-week parent skill building program designed for families raising children in separate households. This interactive course provides parents and guardians useful strategies to minimize conflicts and improve communication. Please note: Separating/Divorcing co-parents must attend separate sessions if they wish to take this San Juan Unified School District class. If your Co-Parenting court order requires you to take a class with your children's other parent, please contact the Family Court for a list of providers. 
    Loving Solutions/Parent Project Jr.: 
    A ten-week class series for parents and guardians of strong willed children between the ages of five and ten years old. The Loving Solutions class combines group learning activities with at home tasks to maximize learning and interests. 
    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. Classes are offered every Fall and Spring. 
    Parent Leadership Academy: 
    Parent Leadership Academy is a six week program that empowers families to become actively involved and support their student's success by learning about our educational system, district initiative, and parent leadership opportunities within SJUSD. 

    Classes in Spanish/Clases en español
    Proyecto de Padres: 
    El Proyecto de Padres es una clase diseñada para padres que luchan con dificultades de comportamiento con sus hijos adolescentes. Esta clase es recomendada para padres de familia que necesitan ayuda en como tener una mejor relacion con su hijo(a) adolescente. 
    Cuentos Familiares (The Latino Family Literacy Project): 
    Esta clase enseña sobre la importancia de establecer una rutina de lectura familiar con sus hijos a una temprana edad. Los participantes aprenderan sobre como mantener habilidades de vocabulario en Ingles y Español. La clase es enseñada en Español. // 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. 

    Families Matter Workshops: 
    Families matter workshops are one 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. 

    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 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.
Last Modified on July 22, 2020