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We focus on providing district families with the knowledge, tools and motivation to help their students succeed in school and in life.

Family Resource Center

What is family resource center?

The Family Resource Center (FRC) is a place where you can obtain resources, check-out learning materials, participate in programs, workshops and trainings. We provide families with information on educating and supporting student learning in school and in the home. The Family Resource Center empowers families and cares for students by offering resources and helping to connect families with community resources. We work toward successful community integration of parents and students. We encourage all parents to become partners in education by being better informed and participating in school and community activities. The center also provides interpretation and translation services in the district. 

Our family resource center will:

  • Make you feel welcome.  We want to partner with you to support your student's learning.
  • Provide information. We share important information about your student's education and social/emotional growth by collaborating with SMJUHSD departments, schools, and the local community.
  • Offer workshops and other courses. We offer workshops on a variety of topics, from parenting tips to homework help to graduation requirements, through our parent opportunities.
  • Support families by making many services accessible. We work with other agencies in the community to improve student's growth and learning and to help families thrive.
  • Offer interpretation services and ensure parent information in readily available in accessible formats and languages spoken in the home.
Healthy families - the ones where parents give children discipline, affection and time-Patrick Lencioni

Parent Engagement Calendar

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Parent Engagement Opportunities

The Aeries Student and Parent Portal is a service through which students and parents/guardians can access live student records, such as attendance and final grades, and for parents/guardians to complete the annual registration process online. Student and parent/guardian Aeries Portal accounts require an email address. Once your email address is entered into Aeries, either by your school or through the registration process, you will receive an email with your username and password. Download the free app to get started! The Family Resource Center offers support via phone, in person, or Zoom every Thursday from 4:00p.m-7:00p.m. See calendar for specific dates. 

The Bridge to College (BTC) program by PIQE is focused on supporting students and families in the transition from high school to a college/university setting. BTC is 4-week program, meets once a week, 75 minute-sessions via Zoom. See calendar for specific dates, registration is required.

Fall: 10/10/23 - 10/31/23 (meets Tuesdays) at 6:00 via Zoom

Spanish: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88168612930

Mixteco:https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88303032343 

The Family Resource Center offers support via phone, in person, or Zoom every Thursday from 4:00p.m-7:00p.m. See calendar for specific dates. 

The Civic Engagement  Program (CEP) by PIQE is designed to teach parents about historical social movements and are informed about the American democratic process, models of leadership, and elements of effective strategy for change. CEV is 7-week program, meets once a week, 75 minute-sessions via Zoom. The program includes orientation and a graduation ceremony with certificates provided to parents who attend four or more sessions. See calendar for specific dates, registration is required.

Spring: 3/28/24 -  5/16/24 (meets Thursdays) at 6:00 via Zoom

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In honor of Hispanic Heritage month there will be a Celebration of Culture in Community on September 30, 2023 from 1:00p.m-4:00p.m, Santa Maria Fairpark (937 S. Thornburg).  
In honor of Day of the Dead, we will be hosting Day of the Dead Family Festival on Sunday, October 29th from 12:00p.m.-4:00p.m at Veterans Memorial Hall (313 W. Tunnell St.)

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., we invite our families to a Celebration on Sunday, January 14th at 3:00p.m., Santa Maria Public Library Lavagnino Plaza (421 S. McClelland).

Join us to celebrate Black History Month! Events consist of poetry, speeches, dance, music, community resources, food and much more. 

The English as a Second Language (ESL) program provides English learners adults with listening, speaking, reading, writing, and critical thinking skills. The program offers ESL levels, ranging from basic literacy to advanced English language development. During the school year ESL classes meet 16 weeks, twice a week from 6:30p.m. to 9:20p.m in person. During the summer ESL classes meet for 8 weeks, twice a week from 7:00p.m. to 9:50p.m. in person. See calendar for specific dates, registration is required.

Fall: 8/14/23 - 12/6/22 (Mondays and Wednesdays) at 7:00p.m. at Lincoln Center Room 904. Registration is required. 

Spring: 1/22/24 - 5/8/24 (Mondays and Wednesdays) at 6:30p.m. at Lincoln Center Room 904. Registration is required. 

A Six Level, Standards-based ESL Core Curriculum. A new standards-based, blended curriculum developed especially for adult ESL students. Burlington Core integrates important life skills, digital literacy, EL Civics, and workforce readiness to ensure WIOA success on your on pace/time.

Contact the Family Resource Center to get your log in information. 

Orientation Dates

Next Steps Workshop

Family Engagement Signature Program (PIQE) educates, empowers, and inspires families to take an active role in their child's education while building community and a peer-to-peer network. Parents are engaged in programming that encourages fostering a positive educational environment at home and at school to increase academic success. Class meets via zoom for 7-week program (once a week, 75 minute-sessions), includes Social Emotional and Digital Literacy Components. Parents better understand how to navigate the school system, access relevant information for student success, and college admission requirements. The program includes orientation and a graduation ceremony with certificates provided to parents who attend five or more sessions. See calendar for specific dates, registration is required.

Fall: 9/14/23 - 10/26/23 (meets Thursdays) at 6:00

Spring: 1/19/24 - 2/20/24 (meets Tuesdays) at 6:00 

Zoom Links:

Spanish class https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85447319870 

Mixteco class: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85335900839  

 

Health Education for Parents (Presented by CAPSLO) is a series of classes designed to teach families on nutrition and healthy relationships with students. There will be presentations, games, activities and dialogue. See calendar for specific dates. 

Fall: 11/1 - 11/15 (Wednesdays)  at 5:30p.m. at Lincoln Center, Room 904.

Spring: 1/16 - 1/30 (Tuesdays) at 5:30p.m. at Lincoln Center, Room 904.

Visit our monthly Healthy School Pantry distribution at the Santa Maria Fair Park parking lot (937 S. Thornburg St.)

See calendar for dates/times.  


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Spring: TBD

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The Mixteco Parent Advisory Community is designed to develop skills and knowledge which will enable Mixteco parents to better address the educational needs of their students.  Meetings are held at Santa Maria High School (901 S. Broadway).  See calendar for specific dates.

Latina Breast Cancer Survey Community Event held October 5, 2023 from 5:00p.m.- 8:00p.m. at Santa Maria High School Cafeteria (901 S. Broadway)

12/9/23: Family Engagement for Student Success Parent Conference from 8:30am-2pm at Santa Maria High School Cafeteria. Registration is required. 

2/21/24 to 2/24/24: CABE 49th Annual Conference in Anaheim, CA. Registration is required. 

3/9/24: "Juntos por la Educación" Parent Conference from 9am-2pm at Santa Maria High School Cafeteria. Registration is required.

4/16/24: CABE Parent & Paraeducator Conference in Riverside, CA. Registration is required. 

5/7/24: CABE Parent & Paraeducator Conference in Monterey CA. Registration is required. 

ParentSquare is a communications tool provide a safe way for families to receive important school and teacher communication --- all in one place. Download the free app to get started! The Family Resource Center offers support via phone, in person, or Zoom every Thursday from 4:00p.m-7:00p.m .

The Parent Virtual Academy (PVA) is an 8-week leadership development opportunity for parents and caregivers who are interested in learning more about the educational system in the United States and the importance of Family, School, and Community Engagement. The goal is that upon completion of the program parents and caregivers become lifelong advocates for their children, for their families and for their community. The program includes orientation and a graduation ceremony with certificates provided to parents who attend five or more sessions. See calendar for specific dates.

Fall: 9/11/23 - 10/30/23 (meets Mondays) at 6:00 via Zoom https://uwlf-org.zoom.us/j/92344233122

Spring: 1/22/24 - 3/18/24 (meets Mondays) at 6:00 via Zoom. https://uwlf-org.zoom.us/j/96417288051

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Parent University is a 4-week virtual course offered in Spanish and English from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Learn the necessary skills to help your student succeed in school. 


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Parent University Financial Literacy 1 is a 4-week virtual course offered in Spanish and English. Learn the necessary skills to help your student succeed in school.

Parent University Health and Wellness is a 4-week virtual course offered in Spanish and English via Zoom. 

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Presented by CABE!

Thursday, 7/6/23 from 7:00p.m.via Zoom. 

Thursday, 7/20/23 from 7:00p.m.via Zoom. 

Saturday, 8/05/23 from 11:30a.m.-3:00p.m. at Santa Maria High School Cafeteria.  

 

STEM focused curriculum that builds understanding for families on the importance of building a strong foundation in math and science. Program covers accessible data related to college and career opportunities in STEM, high school academic track, salary range for all STEM related jobs, and highlights the benefits of supporting their children to pursue STEM related careers.  STEM is a 4-week program, meets once a week for 75 minute-sessions at 6:30p.m (spring) and 7:00p.m. (summer) via Zoom. Program includes fun and interactive strategies for incorporating STEM concepts into everyday life. The program includes a graduation ceremony with certificates provided to parents who attend sessions. See calendar for specific dates, registration is required.

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Social Emotional Learning (PIQE) curriculum for families with children K-12 years of age will be introduced to the importance of Social Emotional Learning and its impact on academic success. The 5 domains of social emotional health are explained along with implementation strategies to help support SEL at home.  SEL is 9-week program, meets once a week, 75 minute-sessions at 6:30p.m. via Zoom. SEL includes effective strategies for managing stress and recognizing the spectrum of emotions and responses. The program includes orientation and a graduation ceremony with certificates provided to parents who attend six or more sessions. See calendar for specific dates, registration is required.

2/1/24 - 3/21/24 (meets Thursday) at 6:00

Zoom links:

Spanish class group 1 https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88171863100

Spanish class group 2https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82656220688

Mixteco class https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83160875113

 

Science night showcases science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). We strive to create awareness and interest in STEM while encouraging participants to see their own future in STEM. There will be fun activities, parent workshops, college information and raffle/prizes! 

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The SMJUHSD will have a series of hybrid presentations for Special Education families. Topics will include: Response to Intervention, Individual with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and 504, Education in the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) and Positive Behavior Management

Presentations will begin at 5:30p.m. See dates below with location information.



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