PSUSD Family Center News

Winter/Spring 2021

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.

Equity Community Conference

The Family Center is hosting PSUSD's first Equity Conference for Families and Teachers. Some of the session topics include: Colorism, Microaggressions, Trauma Informed Care and Supporting LGBTQ students in school. Registration Online at :
  • Saturday April 24, 2021 from 10:00 am -12:30 pm

Virtual Coffee Chats

We want to hear from you about how you and your family have been impacted by COVID and about what is or is not working for your family. Call us to register or use the url link here:

March 24, 2021

April 21, 2021

May 26, 2021

Technology Support

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.

Cyberbullying Prevention Parent Workshop

It is more important than ever that we talk with our children about their online activity. Join us to discuss Internet Safety and digital citizenship skills.

February 18, 2021, March 18, 2021, April 15, 2021

Register online at:

Learn about high school requirements and different options after high school, the application process, financial aid and scholarships, and hear from students and parents that already went through the process. Register at:

February 10- Getting Started

March 10- The Application Process

April 14- Making it Happen

May 12- Our Experiences

Parent Vue 101

ParentVue is an amazing resource!

ParentVue allows you to view your child's attendance and grades. Learn about how to access ParentVue here or join us for ParentVue Tutorial Session. Sessions will be held on February 4, 2021, March 4, 2021 & April 29, 2021.

You can register online here:

The 7 Habits of Successful Families

The 7 Habits of Successful Families workshop is based on Stephen R. Covey’s #1 best seller The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. This engaging family-strengthening program has proven successful with all kinds of families because it uses a self-discovery and adult-learner approach. Prizes, books, goodie bags and materials will be provided to registered families. To register visit:

English as a Second Language

Beginning: Tues. & Thurs. 9:00 - 11:00 am

Beginning: Tues. & Thurs. 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Advanced: Mon. & Wed. 9:00 - 11:00 am

Advanced: Mon. & Wed. 6:00 - 8:00 pm

English Registration Form:

Spanish Registration Form:

Friday Family Fun!

Join us every Friday for a fun family event.
Materials will be provided for the first 50 people who register. Call the Family Center sign up or use this registration form:

PSUSD Speaker Series

Triple P - Positive Parenting Program

This is a free 8 week online small group classes to help prevent and treat the behavioral and emotional problems of children (ages 2-12). You can register online: - English or - Spanish

  • English 4/20/2021 – 6/8/2021 (Tues) 4PM - 6PM
  • Spanish 4/22/2021 – 6/10/2021 (Thurs) 5PM - 7PM

Family Nutrition Classes

Join us for family nutrition classes on Tuesdays at 3 p.m. Please register at:

Topics Include:

1) MyPlate Family Meals - April 20

2) How Much Food & Physical Activity - April 27

3) Vegetable and Fruits: Simple Solutions - May 4

4)Family Time—Active & Fun - May 11

Parent Support Circles

During these very uncertain times, many parents are feeling frustrated, confused, or overwhelmed. Palm Springs’s Unified School District’s Mental Health Department would like to invite you to join an open, support group for parents. Group sessions are held by zoom and are led by a confidential, licensed therapist. Register:

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. View flyer with dates here: and register to receive the zoom session links here:

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. To pre-register for the meetings please use the link here:

Black History - Black Excellence

Looking for some Black History inspiration? Check out these words of wisdom from some of our very own PSUSD community and staff. Black Excellence can be found 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:

Desert Taste of Soul Event

The Desert Taste of Soul event was held on Friday February 26th to celebrate Black History You can still watch the video online using this link:

Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC)

SEPAC works to address the needs of families with students that have an IEP. Join us for virtual monthly meetings. To pre-register for the meetings please use the link here:

LGBTQ Family Forum

Join the LGBTQ Family Forum to learn about your child's rights, meet other families and learn about available community resources. Register for upcoming meetings:

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.

Dual Immersion Program - Enrollment

Students who participate in immersion programs develop greater cognitive capabilities, global competencies, and positive cultural attitudes. View this flyer with upcoming informational meetings. For more information, please call: 760-416-8176.

Distance Learning Parent Tips from PSUSD Parents

Thank you to all of the parents who are sharing their best distancing learning tips. You are working so hard to make things work and we appreciate your creative and thoughtful suggestions. If you have a great tip to share, please contact the family center. View tips here: Another resource is this 10 tips for parents resource:

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. ​Register online here: The online session held will be held on April 14, 2021.

English: 9:30-10:00 am & Spanish: 10:30-11:00 am

Stay Organized - Free calendars

These calendars can help your students stay organized and include helpful Distance Learning tips as well as a copy of the school district calendar for 20-21.

English Calendar

Spanish Calendar

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 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 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.