PSUSD Family Center News

2021 - 2022

District Updates regarding COVID 19

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Equity Community Conference

PSUSD’s 2nd annual Equity Community Conference will offer participants the opportunity to discuss the experiences of our historically underrepresented students and the ways in which we can work toward more equitable outcomes.

Date: Saturday, February 5, 2022

Time: 9 AM - 12 PM

Location: All Sessions will be held via zoom

Register Online: bit.ly/psusdequity

Event Topics will include:

The Black Male Code, Presented by: Jarvis Williams

Beyond the Binary: Boost your Allyship for LGBTQ Students of Color, Presented by: Lex Ortega

Native American Visibility in Schools Presented by: Christina Alaniz & Nicole Crawford

Microaggressions, Presented by: Sue Drummond & Vera Johnson

Colorism and Beyond, Presented by: Dr. Dawn Cox & Joi Cox

Mindfulness for Families, Presented by: Stephanie Magnera, Paula Henry, LaShonda Tillmon, & Haydee Ramirez

How do you show up in relationships? Presented by: Tanisha Taylor

PSUSD Family Panorama Survey

Help PSUSD set a new record for annual Family Survey submissions! Participate in this year’s PSUSD Family Survey at surveys.panoramaed.com/palmsprings/familyclimate2022

The survey is open now through March 4th!


Tell us what’s working, what needs improvement, and share your ideas for new programs or services! Participate in this year’s LCAP ThoughtExchange at https://tejoin.com/scroll/827618599. Open now through March 4th.

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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

Family Literacy Conference - In Person

Join us for a day of fun and learning at the Palm Springs Pavilion for our 2nd annual Literacy Conference. Activities and lessons will be offered for different grade levels and everyone will leave with a new book. Date: March 18, 2022 from 5:00-7:00 pm.

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

January 26, 2022 - Audriana Santana, ERMS Social Worker

February 23, 2022 - Lisa Todd, Coordinator of Student Services

March 9, 2022 - Deanna Keuilian, Director of Secondary Education

May 11, 2022- Robin Hinchliff, English Learner Coordinator

Please register for these workshops by using this link: bit.ly/psusdss

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: bit.ly/ESLENROLL

Spanish Registration Form: bit.ly/ESLINSCRIPCION

Registration for 4-5 day courses: bit.ly/FIELDESL

Pass the Mic! Let's Chat!

Join us to share your thoughts, worries, feedback, questions and more! Register online: bit.ly/psusdmic


Wednesday Night Virtual Check-Ins on 1/19, 2/16, 3/16, 5/18. Spanish sessions at 9 am and Spanish sessions at 10 am.

Parent EdTech Technology

You are invited! Learn with us virtually!

English Session: 5:00 pm Spanish Session: 6:30 pm

2/3/22: Chromebooks 101

2/10/22: Gmail/Google Docs 101

2/17/22: ParentVue 101

2/24/22: Internet Safety

Register online:bit.ly/wintertech101

Educational Technology: Internet Safety

English Session: 5:00 pm Spanish Session: 6:30 pm

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

March 3: Tech Today & Moderation

March 10: Cyberbullying & Prevention

March 17: Privacy & Internet Safety

March 24: Digital Identity

You can register online at bit.ly/ISPSUSD

The 7 Habits Successful Families

This engaging course will leave you with ideas and the confidence to engage your family in healthy lifelong habits. The 8 week session will begin on March 4, 2022. English sessions are scheduled from 8:30 - 10:30 am and Spanish sessions are scheduled from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm. You can register online at bit.ly/fam7habits

College Pathways Virtual Parent Workshops

Come learn about how to support your child in preparing for graduation and post graduation plans. Class offered from January 19 - February 9th.

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: bit.ly/collegepath21

Super Dads!

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

Saturday March 12, 2022 @ Nellie Coffman Middle School

Saturday May 7, 2022 @ Cielo Vista Charter School


Register Online: bit.ly/superdad21

Positive Influences and Choices - JKF Parent Course

New Classes will be scheduled for 2nd semester.

This 3 session class will focus on Coping with Stress, Parent & Child Relationships, Life Improvement & Connections and Safety. You can register here: bit.ly/PICclass

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.

Join a virtual session on February 4, 2022 to learn more. To register visit: bit.ly/psusd10

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: bit.ly/geekygames

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

Family Fun Wednesdays!

Join us every Wednesday at 2:00 PM for a fun filled afternoon. Activities will be held online for now but will eventually return to in-person. All materials are provided. New sessions will resume in January and we can't wait for all of the fun! Please register online: bit.ly/fun2122

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: bit.ly/psusdpta

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: bit.ly/nacac22

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: bit.ly/AAPACPSUSDMEMBER and join us for virtual monthly meetings. Register to receive zoom information using the google form here: bit.ly/AAPACPSUSD21-22

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: bit.ly/JBA21-22. For more information, email: jba@psusd.us

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: bit.ly/sped21-22

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: bit.ly/lgbtqpsusd

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 carandamacias@psusd.us to get zoom access. You can also visit http://www.ellsuccess.org/ 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: bit.ly/k21-22

PSUSD COVID 19 Health & Safety

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

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Family and Community Engagement Specialist

Family and Community Engagement (FACE) Specialists serve to connect families, school and the community. A FACE Specialist develops a strong partnership between families and schools by building parent capacity, fostering trusting relationships and ensuring two-way communication. Specialists are responsible for coordinating and conducting various family and community outreach programs. Specialists conduct informational meetings and provide guidance to families on how to assist students with reaching their academic and social goals. Specialists will also convey information regarding school and/or district activities and procedures and refer families to other agencies. Please email familycenter@psusd.us for more information.

PSUSD Family Center

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

View our upcoming events and calendar on our website at familycenter.psusd.us.

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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.