PSUSD Family Center News

Fall 2021

District Updates regarding COVID 19

COVID Newsletter

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

In Person & ZOOM Workshops & Classes

Upcoming Parent Classes include: The 7 Habits of Successful Families, Ten Things Every Parent Should Know, Educate, Equip and Support, Triple P, Courage to Speak, Positive Influences and Choices and English as a Second Language Courses. Stay tuned for the Fall Calendar and links to register for one of these courses

Strengthening Families Program

The Strengthening Families Program is a 14 week family training facilitated by the Riverside Latino Commission. They offer a light dinner that can be picked up before class at the DHS Family Center and weekly prize raffles. Classes are held on Fridays from 6:30-8:00 PM via zoom. To register, please call the Latino Commission at 760-398-8800.

Triple P - Positive Parenting Program (Virtual)

This is a free 8 week online small group classes to help prevent and treat the behavioral and emotional problems of children. You can register online:

7/6 - 8/24 1:30PM – 3:30PM (Age 2-12) Spanish

7/6 - 8/24 1:30PM – 3:30PM (Age 2-12) English

8/31 - 10/19 1:30PM - 3:30PM Tuesday (Age 2-12) Spanish

9/1 - 10/20 5PM - 7PM Weds (Age 2-12) English

9/2 - 10/21 5PM - 7PM Thursday (Teen) Spanish

9/16 - 11/1 5PM - 7PM Monday (Teen) English

PSUSD Speaker Series

Join us each month to ask questions and learn about our PSUSD departments and services.

Sessions will be held virtually from 5:30-6:30 PM

August 11, 2021: Laura Dyson, Supervising District Nurse

September 8, 2021: Dr. Lucy Hansen, Coordinator of Supplemental Interventions

October 13, 2021: Xochitl Perez, Coordinator of Mental Health Services

November 10, 2021: Deanna Keuilian, Director of Secondary Education

Please register for these workshops by using this link:

English as a Second Language

Beginning: Tues. & Thurs. 9:00 - 11:00 am (in person)

Beginning: Monday- Friday 9:00 - 11:00 am (in person)

Advanced: Tues. & Thurs. 11:15 am -1:15 pm (online)

Beginning Monday - Friday 11:30-1:30 (in person)

Beginning: Tues. & Thurs. 6:00 - 8:00 pm (in person)

Beginning Monday - Thursday 5:00 - 8:00 pm (in person)

Advanced: Mon. & Wed. 9:00 - 11:00 am (in person)

Advanced: Mon. & Wed. 6:00 - 8:00 pm (online)

English Registration Form:

Spanish Registration Form:

Registration for 4-5 day courses:

Pass the Mic! Let's Chat!

Join us to share your thoughts, worries, feedback, questions and more! Register online:

Wednesday Night Virtual Check-Ins:

August 18, 2021

Sept. 15, 2021

October 20, 2021

Nov. 17, 2021

Courage to Speak

Register Online: This substance abuse prevention course covers:
  • Teaching Drug Refusal Skills
  • Understanding Emotional Pain & Teaching Children How to Cope
  • Knowing Signs of Drug Use
  • Protective Psychological and Developmental Factors
  • Practical Steps to Take if Use is Suspected

Parent EdTech Technology

You are invited! Learn with us virtually! English Session: 9 am Spanish Session: 10:30 am

9/7/21: Chromebooks 101

9/13/21: Gmail/Google Docs 101

9/20/21: ParentVue 101

9/27/21: Internet Safety

Register online:

Educational Technology: Internet Safety

Join us virtually to discuss Internet Safety and digital citizenship skills.

October 4: Tech Today & Moderation

October 11: Cyberbullying & Prevention

October 18: Privacy & Internet Safety

October 25: Digital Identity

You can register online at

The 7 Habits Successful Families

This engaging course will leave you with ideas and the confidence to engage your family in healthy lifelong habits. English and Spanish classes begin September 16, 2021. To register please use this url link:

College Pathways Virtual Parent Workshops

Come learn about how to support your child in preparing for graduation and post graduation plans. Topics Include:

  1. Getting Started: High school graduation requirements
  2. The Application Process: How to complete the application
  3. Making It Happen: Scholarships and Financial Aid
  4. Our Experiences: Learn from other parents

Register at:

Super Dads!

Father figures can make a big impact on children! Join us for a Super Dad's "Workout Edition."

9/18/21 at Desert Springs Middle School from 5-6PM

10/16/21 at Painted Hills Middle School from 5-6PM

Register Online:

Positive Influences and Choices - JKF Parent Course

This 3 session class will focus on Coping with Stress, Parent & Child Relationships, Life Improvement & Connections and Safety. Classes will be virtual and will be held every Wednesday from October 6-20th. You can register here:

Ten Things Every Parent Should Know Zoom Session

This workshop will cover an essential list of things that every PSUSD parent should know. It will either answer questions you have or provide a starting point for you to learn about services, resources and information that will benefit your family. To register visit:

Geeky Game Nights for the Whole Family

Join us for a fun night of learning with a mix of traditional and STEM games. You and your whole family are invited! Please register in advance using this link:

9/16/2021 | Cahuilla Elementary School | 5-7PM - Will be rescheduled - Date TBA
2/17/2022 | Raymond Cree Middle School | 5-7PM
4/5/2022 | Cabot Yerxa Elementary School | 5-7PM

Science Fair Family Academy 2021-2022

Calling all middle school students! You and your family are invited to participate in a 5 month Science Fair Family Academy. You'll receive free supplies & support to complete your project. Join us on September 9th at 6 Pm via zoom for an information night. To register, please use this url:

Technology Support

Family Fun Wednesdays!

Join us every Wednesday at 2:00 PM at the Desert Hot Springs Family Center & Palm Springs Family Center. Please register online:

PTA General Association Meetings

Join us for PTA Council's General Association meetings. Tips and training regarding budget, membership, audits, elections and so much more will be provided. You can register online at:

Native American Culture Advisory Council (NACAC)

Join us for a newly formed Native American Culture Advisory Council. Culture, History and School District experiences will be shared and discussed. Meetings will be held via zoom and you can register online here:

Meeting Dates: February 1, 2022, March 1, 2022, May 3, 2022

African American Parent Advisory Meetings (AAPAC)

AAPAC works to address the needs of African American students and families in PSUSD. Become a member by completing this form here: and join us for virtual monthly meetings. Register to receive zoom information using the google form here:

Junior Black Achievers

Junior Black Achievers are students who are given the opportunity to connect with their black peers, black parents and black community members in order to develop a rich understanding of their culture and history as well as improve their college and career readiness. To become a Junior Black Achiever, register using this link: For more information, email:

Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC)

The Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC) works to address the needs of families with students that have an IEP or 504. Join us for virtual workshops to discuss needs with PSUSD's Special Education Department staff and to learn more. You can register online:

LGBTQ Parent Advisory Council

Join the LGBTQ Parent Advisory Council to learn about your child's rights, meet other families and learn about available community resources. You can register to participate here:

District English Learner Advisory Committee (DELAC)

English Learner Parent Information Sessions are held to provide parents an opportunity to get information about being involved in ELAC, DELAC, SSC. If you are interested in attending a DELAC meeting, please email to get zoom access. You can also visit to get information about supporting English Learners.

Champions from the Start - Virtual Summer Summit

Thank you the PSUSD Parents and Staff who provided parent tips for other parents of incoming TK and Kindergarten students. You can watch the video here:

PSUSD COVID 19 Health & Safety

Learn about COVID 19 Health and Safety from PSUSD's District Supervising Nurse. View the presentation here.

PSUSD Family Center

Family Center staff is available to help with your questions and concerns! Contact the Family Center ph: 760) 416-1374 e:

View our upcoming events and calendar on our website at

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PSUSD Family Center

Dear Parents,

We are happy to say that the Family Center is now offering in person programs. We are working hard to accommodate families by offering limited capacity in person opportunities as well virtual options. We look forward to serving you this year and hope that you will stay connected. - Ruby Rivera, Family Engagement Coordinator for PSUSD.