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October 2020 Newsletter

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Message from the Director

Hello CNUSD Familes,

Welcome to Fall! The cool breeze, shorter days, and the changing of the leaves makes this truly my favorite time of year. Please enjoy this month's newsletter that highlights many strategies and learning opportunities for our families as well as new information on supports offered to our homeless students. Stay encouraged and happy reading.

~ Cassandra Willis, Director

Student and Family Support

Introducing Club Hope

What is Club Hope? Club Hope provides academic and social-emotional support for students and their families who are experiencing homelessness and/or lack fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence. Cassandra Willis is the new homeless liaison overseeing students who qualify for this special program.

Please click to view flyers for our Club Hope support team.

Family Engagement Events and Parent Workshops

The Connection on Facebook Live

Join us every Thursday at 6:00pm to discuss all things CNUSD. The topics for this month are:

  • Welcome to Club Hope - A program to support our students who lack permanent housing.
  • All Stars Foster Youth Program - Resources and supports
  • Social Media & Cyberbullying - Learn about cyber safety, dangerous apps and more.
  • Gang Awareness & Prevention - Learn about the warning signs of gang activities and how to construct a healthy and positive relationship with your teen.
  • Special Education - Social-emotional learning strategies

Click to view flyer

Beyond the Cap and Gown Series

FAFSA Information Night - Information about FAFSA, Dream Act, Cal Grants, middle class scholarships, general tips and other resources.

Click to view flyer

UC Information Night - Learn more about the UC system and the application process.

Click to view flyer

MADD - Mothers Against Drunk Driving

MADD's mission is to end drunk driving, help fight drugged driving, support the victims of these violent crimes, and prevent underage drinking. Join them on their virtual workshop on Parent Center Facebook Live and see how you can help prevent underage drinking.

Date: Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Time: 6:00 - 7:00pm

English zoom meeting ID: 922 7179 2375

Spanish zoom meeting ID: 925 1310 8114

* no password necessary

Click to view flyer


Google Classroom for Parents now offered in Spanish

This class is perfect for those looking to learn a new skill and assist their students as well other parents. Click to view flyer.

  • 6 week virtual course
  • Dates: October 13 to November 17, 2020
  • Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • FREE
  • Register by October 4, 2020 at

Join teacher-led virtual classes at Corona-Norco Adult School! Choose from different classes:

  • Take a Child Development class to learn skills and knowledge to work with kids
  • Enhance your computer and technology skills- Certifications available!
  • Prepare to enter the workforce
  • Complete your High School Diploma

Sign up to attend a Zoom orientation for more information and to register at Classes will start mid-October; minimal fees may apply. See full schedule and class fee details at our website: or call us at 951-736-3325

Parents Empowering Parents

Parent Language Partners

Are your bilingual? We are looking for parent volunteers who want to make a difference in their community by helping parents who are learning the English language. Let us know that you're interested by filling out our form or call the Parent Center at (951) 273-3132.

Click to view flyer

Class Reminders

Crianza y Más Allá

Classes start Wednesday, September 30th in Spanish only.

Registration link Click to view flyer

Zoom 24/7 Dad

Classes start Thursday, October 8th.

Registration linkClick to view flyer

Family Photo Contest

Congratulations to the Wemhoff family from Eisenhower Elementary. Thank you for sharing your family fun activity of enjoying nature and kayaking. Enjoy using your gift card donated by Lazy Dog Restaurant in Corona.

Family Pumpkin Carving Contest

This month's family challenge is to send us a picture of your carved pumpkin. Use your imagination and create an "education" themed carved pumpkin to win a prize. Please send pictures to with the category by Friday, October 16th.

Judging will be conducted by CNUSD Student Services administration team.

Tech Tip of the Month

The Anti-bullying Institute has created a two part tutorial video to educate parents and teens about Instagram's privacy and security settings. Understanding these settings can create a safer and positive online experience for your child.

Part one topics: privacy, blocking, muting and reporting

Part two topics: mentions, tags and comments

Click here for instructions on how to translate the YouTube videos.

Edgenuity Parent Support

Quick tips for parents with students on the virtual platform in grades K-5. Videos are available in English, Spanish, Arabic and Mandarin.

Parent Center Facebook Live Presentations on Edgenuity:

K- 5 or 6-12

Community Resources - What's Available?

- The Riverside County Library System offers free access to live online homework help through Brainfuse. Interact with live tutors in math, science, reading, writing, social studies as well as FAFSA assistance. For more information please visit their website.

- City of Corona Grant offers up to $6000 for those who rent in Corona and have been impacted by covid-19. For more information please visit their website.

- YMCA Child Care is offered for infant, toddlers, preschoolers, and school-age children. For more information please visit their website.