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.
We will review what the English learner assessment (ELPAC) looks like, the advantages of multilingual proficiency, and how families can support their young students with language and literacy at home. Come join us to learn more about resources that can help your child improve their English reading, writing, speaking, and listening!
During this session, we will introduce the Individualized Education Program (IEP) process, including the purpose and function of an IEP and the important tips for parent participation before, during, and after the IEP meeting. In addition, we will discuss the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) Checklist, Continuum of Services, and Student Strengths (how to include in the IEP). Educational (Ed) Benefit - ensuring your child is receiving Ed Benefit & making progress towards their IEP goals.
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
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.
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.
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: http://bit.ly/SPEDFamilySurvey
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.
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.
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.
How to Use Imagine Learning to Support your English Learner At Home
Learn how Imagine Learning Language and Literacy supports your child’s English Language development through the use of their fun and engaging online learning applications. In addition, we will provide resources how parents and guardians can do at home to structure a learning environment during distance learning.
Monday, November 2, 2020 5:00 PM & Thursday, November 5, 2020 5:00 PM
Learn practical ways of engaging students with the English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC). The ELPAC test is used to measure how well students in kindergarten through twelfth grade understand English when it is not their primary language. We will practice and explore the resources to support your child succeed with the ELPAC assessment, and go over sample questions.
Wednesday, November 4, 2020 10:00 AM & Monday, November 16, 2020 4:00 PM
EL Family 101 : An Orientation for Parent/Guardians with English Learners
What is an English learner? What is the criteria to exit the English learner program?
These will be some of the questions answered during this session. In addition, we will share literacy resources, translation/language acquisition apps, and vocabulary and reading activities to support your child at home.
Thursday, November 5, 2020 10:00 AM & Tuesday,November 10, 2020 4:00 PM
During this session, you will learn different tools you can use at home to prevent and to calm stress and anxiety, and also when and how to seek professional help. School, community, and online resources will also be discussed.
Care Solace is a 24/7 web-based tool that makes it easier for students, families and staff to connect with mental healthcare resources and providers in their communities. Care Solace can offer information with therapy, online therapy, hospitalization, family counseling, and other services in minutes. The Care Concierge team can be contacted by phone, email, and video chat:
TRUSD Nutrition Services and Community Partners, Health Education Council and Dairy Council of CA will introduce the Healthy Habits, Healthy Families Workshop series. We will kick off this series by sharing the top 10 nutrition tips for how to approach the holiday season and promote a balanced nutrition while maintaining holiday traditions. Tips will include information on nutritional guidelines, healthy food recipes and resources to support family wellness.
Healthy Habits, Healthy Families: Recipes for Success
Healthy Habits, Healthy Families
Tuesday 2:00 PM
January 19, 2021
Twin Rivers Unified School District (TRUSD) Nutrition Services in collaboration with the Health Education Council and Dairy Council of California are pleased to offer the Healthy Habit, Healthy Families Workshop series. This second workshop will share the "Recipes for Success" with tips to help you and your family accomplish your healthy new year’s resolutions. Workshops are open to all families regardless whether your child attends a school within TRUSD.