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Workshops and Trainings

Family and Community Engagement (FACE) will be hosting virtual family workshops and trainings to suport the Twin Rivers community with distance learning, resources to engage families and students, and additional information throughout the 2020-2021 School Year.
Participants will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link to join this virtual meeting from a computer or smartphone device.  
Please make sure to create a free Zoom account beforehand to participate in these workshops for families. 



TRUSD Apps Portal: The Gateway for Distance Learning and Online Resources
We will discuss how to access the TRUSD Apps Portal and its functions, Google Classrooms, and the educational learning programs to support distance learning. Participants will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link once registered, and a reminder message the day before the workshop.
Friday, August 28, 2020    3:00 PM  & Wednesday, September 2, 2020 6:00 PM     
Webinar Recording: TRUSD Apps                                                         
Presentation: TRUSD Apps- Presentation
Handouts: TRUSD Apps How to Login      TRUSD Apps Quick Start Guide 
                   Distance Learning Resources for Parents of English Learners
                  Promoting a Distance Learning Environment at Home

Tech Support

How to Use Your Twin Rivers Chromebook, Aeries Parent Portal & Tech Support for Families with Distance Learning
Be a part of this virtual workshop where we will provide a technology walkthrough on using the district-issued laptops and Wi-Fi Hotspot, Internet Access (Free and Low-Cost) Programs, Aeries Parent Portal, and Q&A (Questions and Answers) to support our families with distance learning. 

Wednesday, September 9, 2020 5:00 PM   
Webinar Recording: Tech Support & Tips                                                    
Presentation: Tech Support 9.9.20
Tech Guide for Families: English     Spanish
Chromebook Guide: English     Spanish

Swun Math

Swun Math Family Night
Come join us for SWUN Math Family Night! During our time together with the SWUN Math consultant, you will tour the SWUN Math website and receive helpful tips and tools to support your K-8 child with Common Core Mathematics. In this session, we will also discuss student learning in a virtual setting and provide you with strategies to support your child in their learning of math. 
Tuesday, September 15, 2020 5:30 PM   
Webinar Recording: Swun Math Family Night                                               
Presentation: Swun Math Presentation
Visit the Swun Math Parent Home Connect to access:
  • Student homework in both English and Spanish (Grade TK-6), and in English (Grade 7-8)
  • Video support for each lesson in English and Spanish (Grade TK-6), and in English (Grade 7-8)
  • Facts Practice Tool (Beyond the Basic Facts) for Students
  • Parent/Guardian Letter for each Unit 
Website at or scanning the QR Code below: 
Swun Math Parent Home Connect

Student Services

Student Services: A Fall Welcome for Families on its Services & Staff    
Learn more about how Student Services supports its families & students with programs and services from:
...and much more. 

The mission for the Student Services Department is to coordinate programs that benefit our students & families, and this workshop will provide an opportunity to increase awareness of its services.  

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 5:00 PM     
Webinar Recording: Student Services 9.23.20                                                    
Presentation: Student Services
Handout: Foster Youth Services Program
Handout: Child Welfare and Attendance (CWA) Program

Special Education

Special Education Resources for Students in Bridge (Mod-Sev Autism SDC)  and RISE (Mod-Sev SDC)
Distance learning resources will be provided, along with tips for a distance learning environment at home, visual supports, and additional resources to support students in our Bridge (Mod-Sev Autism SDC) and RISE (Mod-Sev SDC) programs. 
In addition, the Special Education Department would like your input for future FACE Engagement Workshops. Please complete the quick, 3-question survey below to provide feedback: 
Friday, October 9, 2020 4:00 PM   
Webinar Recording:                                           
Behavior Bits Resources: 
For more information on the Unique curriculum : 
Families will learn about how to access and use Unique curriculum online for students in the Bridge Special Day Class (for Autism) and RISE Special Day Class (for moderate/severe disabilities).  
 Presentation: English     Spanish
Video Recording: English


Get Ready with i-Ready
The i-Ready Family Information Session is designed to help families engage with i-Ready to support their Kinder-8th Grade students at home. Families will deepen their understanding of i-Ready including the diagnostic (pre-assessment where students are) and its core components.
Monday, August 10, 2020
Handouts: What is iReady? (English)     ¿Qué es i-Ready? (Spanish)
(Twin Rivers USD K-8th Students access i-Ready through the TRUSD Apps Portal.)
"Using i-Ready Assessment at Home" i-Ready Links: English     Spanish 

ELPAC and How to Support your English Learner

What you need to know about English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC) 

Come learn how to support your students with tools they will need to get reclassified as English proficient. Parents will have an opportunity to review a sample of the questions that will be asked on the English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC). In addition, the English Learner Services Department will provide updates for the 2020-2021 school year to support students and families.  
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 5:30 PM 
Monday, October 5, 2020 3:00 PM   
Wednesday, October 7, 2020 4:00-5:30 PM 
Webinar Video Recording: ELPAC Presentation (10/5/20)
The Starting Smarter website includes information on student score reports, sample test questions, parent-teacher conferences, and other no-cost resources in English and Spanish.
Websites for English Learners:

Assessments from Home

How to Prepare for Assessments from Home
During distance learning, your child will take assessments from home. Most assessments will occur though Google Classroom during the asynchronous hours of the school day. This information session will discuss guidance for students to complete assessments from home and answer questions or concerns families may have. 
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 5:00 PM   
Presentation: Assessments From Home-Presentation 10.13.20.pdf                                        
Video Recording: 

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Family and Community Engagement (FACE) have created a playlist of recorded information sessions and tutorials  to support families and students on the resources and services focused on learning.

Video Tutorials for Families

FACE Workshops 2020-2021

FACE Workshops 2019-2020