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Family Engagement/Parent Involvement

The Saugus Union School District offers many ways for parental involvement opportunities.  Below are District Level Committees that would appreciate your support and participation.  Please contact the person listed for each committee to receive current committee dates, time of meeting, and location.

What is Parent Engagement?
According to the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), parent engagement is “ensuring regular two-way and meaningful communication between family members and school staff, and, to the extent practicable, in a language that family members can understand.”

Parental involvement is listed as California’s third state priority for education, and is defined as “efforts to seek parent input in decision-making at the district and each school site, including how the district will promote parental participation in programs for unduplicated pupils and individuals with special needs subgroups.”
Keys to Successful School/Family/Community Partnerships 
If parents are involved, students from ALL backgrounds tend to:
  • Earn higher grades and test scores
  • Enroll in higher-level programs
  • Be promoted and earn credits
  • Adapt well to school and attend regularly
  • Have better social skills and behavior
  • Graduate and go on to higher education
(Henderson, Anne T., & Mapp, K.L. (2002). A New Wave of Evidence: The Impact of School, Family and Community Connections on Student Achievement)
Family Learning Night Resources (5/22/2019) ***New
The following presentations were part of the Family Learning Night event held at Bridgeport Elementary.  The goal of the evening was to introduce participants to various strategies and resources to support all students, and specifically English Learners at home, especially during summer time.
Online Resources (presented by Dr. Marine Avagyan)
Fun Summer Math Games (presented by Adina Engh, Bridgeport Elementary)
Positive Behavior Expectations and Social Emotional Learning (presented by Marine Freiburn, Bridgeport Elementary)
Parent Advisory Committee- Provide meaningful engagement of stakeholders to update our Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) and to share site and district news.  
Meeting dates for 2018/19:  10/24, 12/19, 1/30, 2/27, 3/27, 4/24, & 5/29 
All meetings are on Wednesdays and run from 9:00 am to 11:00 AM, SUSD District Office
Pam Dall, Secretary to the Superintendent
District English Language Advisory Committee- Provide the school community with information on programs and services for English Learners.  Additionally, seek parental input on EL services and programs.
Meeting Dates:  9/18 at Skyblue Mesa Elementary 6:00-8:00 PM, 10/30 at Emblem Academy 6:00-8:00 PM,  2/5 at West Creek Academy 6:00-8:00 PM, 5/21 at Bridgeport Elementary 6:00-8:00 PM
Eva Rodriguez, Administrative Clerk to Curriculum and Instruction
Technology Committee- Update our Ed. Tech classroom standards as necessary; prepare support materials for teachers related to the technology demands of California State Standards.
Meeting Dates:  9/11, 10/23, 12/11, 1/29, 2/26, 2/26, & 4/23  3:45-5:00 PM, SUSD District Office
Renee Trock, Executive Assistant to the Superintendent of Education Services
Wellness Council- Evaluate and update our District Wellness Plan.
Meeting Dates:  8/24 and 12/4  3:45-5:00 PM, SUSD District Office
Renee Trock, Executive Assistant to the Superintendent of Education Services