PSUSD Family Center Services

April - June 2020

District Updates regarding COVID 19 & School Closure

COVID Newsletter

Stay up to date regarding all district policies, community resources, meal schedules, distance learning information, and family center activities.

English Survey:

Spanish Survey:

Family Center Telecommunication Office Hours

Family Center staff is available to make referrals and answer any questions as usual. The Family Center will be open to the public starting 22nd, Tuesday through Thursday from 8am-12pm. Family Center staff is also doing direct outreach to families as well as returning voicemail messages, emails and social media messages. ph:760)416-1374 e:

Distance Learning Tips & Resources

Summer Learning Opportunities for students grades TK-5

Distance Learning Tips : Use this tips as a simple guide to help support your child learning at home. More detailed guides to support online learning can be found here: Resources include translated presentations and videos.

For chromebook & hotspot support, contact:

Grades TK-5 email:

Grades 6th-8th email:

Grades 9th-12th email:

ZOOM Parent Workshops & Classes - call or email to register!

Nurturing Parenting: a 10 week parenting course, will be offered starting on June 9th for English sessions and June 10th for Spanish sessions. Class will be held from 3- 5 pm.

Courage to Speak a substance abuse prevention workshop will be offered May 28th from 9-11 am.

ESL Courses: Parents previously enrolled in ESL classes, continue to receive lessons via zoom Monday through Thursday.

Other free webinars:

PTA Council Support

The Palm Springs PTA Council will be working with the Family Center to provide support to our Parent Leader groups while they close out their school year activities virtually. Please reach out if you are in need of support. We are available to demonstrate how to use a teleconferencing tool with your team to carry out meetings and elections for the 20-21 school year.

Family Connections Newsletter

Week 1: Internet Safety

Week 2: Self Awareness & Big Emotions
Week 3: Self Care & Mental Wellness
Week 4 : Relationships & Strong Communication

Week 5: Developing Grit

Week 6: Growth Mindset & Goal Setting

Week 7: Developing Strengths & Talents

Each week we are presenting a different Social Emotional Learning topic to discuss with your family and then asking you to participate in a “Family Connections” activity. We would love for you to share photos of your family activities on social media and tag the PSUSD Family Center for a chance to win a prize. One participant is winning a $25 gift card each week.

Virtual Spirit Week

Have fun from home by joining the Family Center in Virtual Spirit Weeks! Use the suggested daily activities to connect with your family and then connect with other families online by sharing a photo! We want to celebrate each other and stay connected so we are offering weekly prizes for families who participate online. Tag us on social media for a chance to win a gift card every week until June 12th.

SHAPE - Online Parent Game

Through the online game, SHAPE, parents complete short learning activities that support family engagement. Our five focus areas align with the family center goals to support you in parenting, health, safety, attendance, academics, lifelong learning and leadership. You can earn points, level up and win prize incentives for completing activities in the SHAPE game. Parents earning 1,000 points have earned a $100 gift card.


The Family Center has partnered with the DHS Family Alliance A-Team and One Future Coachella Valley to promote student academic growth for the remaining weeks of school. Students at DHSHS, PHMS, DSMS and Edward Wenzlaff, are encouraged to raise their grades with the opportunity for prize incentives. #DHSgradeglowup

Live Coffee Chat

Join us for a live question and answer session with the PSUSD Family Center. We want to hear from you about how you and your family have been impacted by the COVID 19 school closure. We want feedback regarding what is or is not working for you and your family in regards to distance learning. Our weekly sessions will be on Thursdays at 2 pm on May 14th, May 21st, May 28th and June 4th. Please contact the Family Center for more information and for a link to the scheduled zoom meetings.

PSUSD Excellence - Virtual Family Award Ceremony

The Family Celebrated with our 3rd annual PSUSD Excellence Award Ceremony. This event was presented for families to watch together online. The following categories were recognized during this online award ceremony; PSUSD Teachers of the Year, Top Ten Seniors of each High School, Community Partners, Hometown Hero, and Parent Volunteers of the Year. To watch:

Family Game Night

Let’s celebrate the end of the school year together with a Family Game Night! Using Kahoot and Zoom, we will be playing a family friendly game online, that is fun for all ages! Bring the whole family and meet us online on Saturday June 6th! Call or email for the Zoom meeting ID and password!

PSUSD Family Center

Dear Parents,

We know that every family has different needs at this time and the Family Center wants to know what we can do to help. Despite the distance, we are here for you and want to continue providing support and resources. We also want to emphasize the importance of relationships and mental health at this time. The transition to close schools did seem to happen very quickly and as parents, we were not given a guide. We can only do our best and remember to be flexible and forgiving with ourselves, our children and our teachers who are also learning during this time. We care about you and your family and look forward to the days when we can see you in person. Until then, let's stay connected virtually! - Ruby Rivera, Family Engagement Coordinator for PSUSD.