Parent University

Parent U

Parent University


Engage, Empower, and Connect Families to Support Student Achievement


Our program is based on three key informational strategies:

  • Empower parents to navigate their school and use its resources.
  • Engage families to take targeted action to achieve career-ready graduates.
  • Connect families to district goals and community resources that improve student achievement.

When parents are engaged, students perform better academically.


About Parent University

What to Expect

  • Real-world relevant presentations, demonstrations, and hands-on experiences that help enhance your child's academic and social development.
  • Free childcare and refreshments
  • Free sessions with a graduation ceremony for all participants who attend three out of five sessions (must attend session 5)
  • Spanish/Sign Language interpretation provided upon request.

Location: Sequoia School Library

  • Snacks provided
  • Childcare provided
  • Spanish/Sign Language interpreters upon request.

Graduation Following Session 5: McLaughlin Auditorium (7:10 pm)
Invite the family to come to graduation where participants will receive a shirt and certificate of completion.

SESSION 1: September 16 2020 (5:30 to 7:00 PM)
Aeries and Electronic Tools
Hands-on training on accessing Aeries (online grading and student information system) and other online tools for access at home. A discussion about how to use them and an understanding on what it all means.

Aeries (Gradebook, Student Information System); Accelerated Reader; Electronic Textbooks; Lexia Reading; Google Resources; Class Dojo; Other tools

SESSION 2: September 23 2020 (5:30 to 7:00 PM)
Campus Culture/Campus Tour
Review the goals of Safe and Civil Schools and provide families with an opportunity to observe the learning environment of their child's education.

Positive Campus Culture (PBIS), Attendance Campaign, Bullying, Capturing Kids Hearts, SARB Process, Career/Character Traits, Restorative Practices, Behavior policies/routines and techniques, Classroom/School Communications, Parent Permission Slips

SESSION 3: September 30 2020 (5:30 to 7:00 PM)
Academic Opportunities
Review academic support systems within your child's school and other options.

Instructional Time Frames & Importance of Attendance; Extra Learning Time; Social/Emotional Supports; Extended Learning Program.

SESSION 4: October 7, 2020 (5:30 to 7:00 PM)
Understanding Reporting and Accountability Systems
Provides an overview of site-based, District, and state level reporting systems. Designed to make your child's data meaningful and accessible to families.

Report Cards; Site-Based Assessments; CAASPP, SBAC, ELPAC Test for English Learners.

SESSION 5: October 14, 2020 (5:30 to 7:00 PM)
District Profile and the Engagement Opportunities
Provides an overview of the District Goals that guide student learning and parent engagement opportunities.

District Leadership, Core Beliefs, District Goals, LCAP, Parent Teacher Conference, Site Council, Parent Advisory Committee (PAC), District Advisory Committee (DAC), English Learner Parent Advisory Committee (ELPAC).

Register for the

2020-21 Fall Parent University

Unfortunately Parent University is cancelled until further notice.

2018 Participant Survey Results

When you think about the Parent University sessions, do you think of it as something parents need or don't need?

  • Definitely Need 83.3% 83.3%
  • Probably Need 16.7% 16.7%
  • Neutral 0% 0%
  • Probably don't need 0% 0%
  • Definitely don't need 0% 0%

How likely is it that you would recommend Parent University to a friend or colleague?

Possible score from 0 to 10

  • Promoters (9-10) 100% 100%
  • Passives (7-8) 0% 0%
  • Detractors (0-6) 0% 0%

What did some of our parents say?

"I liked the accordion file for the paperwork. It makes it easy to look at when I need to. The speakers are very thoughtful and educated. It is obvious all the staff loves and cares for the students and families."

"Exploration of some of the digital tools students use that can be accessed at home, as well as the various ways to get involved with the district - the "go-and-do" stuff."

"I'm a first-year parent of the Redding school district so all of the information was new to me. I especially valued the info pertaining directly to school campuses, such as safety, capturing kids hearts etc."

"Casual relaxed atmosphere, open to all questions and very knowledgeable staff."

"The knowledge knowing the resources available to parents to help their child to be successful."

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