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Twin Rivers Unified School District

Family Wellness Nights
 
Rio Tierra Junior High School
3201 Northstead Dr, Sacramento, CA 95833
Wednesday, December 7, 2022
Cafeteria  6:00 PM 
 
Participants will receive an overview of the prevalence of mental health in adolescents and warning signs if your student is struggling with their mental wellness. We will also share strategies on how to talk about mental health in the home as we know these can be difficult conversations to have with young people. And finally, we will share positive family wellness activity ideas as well as sharing community resources for families.
 
RSVP: https://bit.ly/RioTierra-Dec7
 
 
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Swun Math Family Night
 
Build your math skills participating in this two-part Swun Math sessions for parent/guardian and as a family together.
 
Part I (Online): Learn helpful tips on how to help your students in Math using SWUN resources with our Swun Math Coach.
Part II (In-Person): We will utilize hands-on SWUN Math strategies together as a family and an opportunity to take a backpack with school and math supplies to practice at home.
 
ONLINE: Wednesday, December 7, 2022     6:00 pm
Zoom: https://bit.ly/SWUN-Dec7
 
IN-PERSON: Wednesday, December 21, 2022     6:00 pm
TRUSD District Office (5115 Dudley Blvd., McClellan Park, CA 95652)
RSVP: https://bit.ly/SWUN-Dec21
 
 
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Special Education Workshop- Dec. 20
 
 
Tuesday, December 20, 2022
6:00 to 7:30 pm
TRUSD District Offices- Bay A (Main Entrance)
 
Participants will receive information on transition planning for a child with disabilities.  The topics discussed include Individualized Transition Plans, Conservatorship, Supported Living, stories about individuals that are living supported, and how Twin River can support the transition process.  The session will include tools that parents and families can use to support their child. 
 
 
 
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TR Parents of African American Students
 
Parents & Guardians of African American Students in TRUSD  
 
Roberts Family Development Center In Partnership with TRUSD:
  • You will learn how to advocate for students success
  • Gain support resources for learning and have access to wellness services
  • Have a say so in where district spends funds
  • District policies/procedures and updates
  • Build and create community amongst one another 
 
Meetings scheduled from 6pm-7:30pm
 
Upcoming Dates and Locations: 
  • December 13th, 2022 (FRMS)
  • January 10th, 2023 (RFDC)
  • February 14th, 2023 (FRMS)
  • March 14th, 2023 (RFDC)
  • April 11th, 2023 (FRMS)
  • May 9th, 2023 (RFDC)
 
Roberts Family Development Center (RFDC) located on 770 Darina Ave. Sacramento, CA 95815
Foothill Ranch Middle School (FRMS) located on 5001 Diablo Dr, Sacramento, CA 95842
 
 
Light meal and child care will be provided. Please RVSP to provide an estimate for child care and dinner.
 
For more information, contact the Roberts Family Development Center Staff at (916) 646-6631 or info@robertsfdc.org
 
 
Empower U- Twin Rivers
 
EmpowerU Twin Rivers! Looking for less stress and more positive behaviors at home? Replace melt-downs with calm with this free family program.
 
Twin Rivers Unified School District and Family & Community Engagement is partnering with EmpowerU to equip families with a fun, at-home program proven to decrease stress, improve self-regulation, and help children process big feelings in a positive way.
 
EmpowerU's engaging curriculum is completed by families at home together on your own time, at your own pace. Through interactive videos, digital books, and scripted family activities, both parent/caregiver and child(ren) learn to take charge of their emotions and behaviors, boosting self-regulation, coping skills, and calm — with lasting results. 
 
Start times: January 9th, 23rd and February 6th, 2023. 
 
Course registration includes:
  • Invitation to training webinar on the Friday prior to start date
  • 11 digital storybooks that deepen the understanding of key lessons and strategies
  • At-home journal with activities for each lesson, helping families apply lesson concepts to their lives
  • Access to full library of audio calming tools and conversation starters
  • A certificate of completion
  • This program is offered at no cost ($70 value) to families - but space is limited. Sign up today!
 
 
Register now: https://bit.ly/EmpowerUTR  
 
 
 
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PREVIOUS FACE WORKSHOPS & RESOURCES

PREVIOUS FACE WORKSHOPS & RESOURCES

Help with Enrollment

Help with Enrollment (for the 22-23 School Year)
 
Understand the steps on enrolling your future Twin Rivers student for the 22-23 school year. District Staff will provide information on State Preschool & Head Start, Transitional Kindergarten-12th Grade registration and update to school programs. In addition, we will share resources (health and dental services, McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Rights) to start preparing as a family together.
 
State Preschool and Head Start
 
TK-12th Grade Enrollment
 
Have questions on State Preschool and Head Start? Call Early Childhood Education at 916-566-1616.
For TK-12th Enrollment, call Student Services at 916-566-1620.
 
 
 

Kindergarten Roundups

Kindergarten Roundups
Twin Rivers Unified School District hosted two Kindergarten (and Transitional Kindergarten) Roundups for families with incoming TK and Kinder Students to prepapre together for the 2022-2023 school year.  Information session for parents/guardians were provided on Transitional Kindergarten, Dual Language Immersion Programs and additional resources.
 
Presentations:
 

Let's Talk Wellness

Let's Talk Wellness
 
Join us for these ongoing workshop series where will discuss the importance of mental health and wellness as a family, how-to-access resources available through the District and community partners, and a space to connect with each other.
 
March 1, 2022
 
Presentation: 
Video Recording:  https://youtu.be/EvUUqfDoqrk
 
May 23, 2022
 
Session I: We will discuss the most frequent concerns that parents/guardians have. In addition, learn how to engage in mental health conversations with students.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Visit the District’s Mental Health and Wellness website to learn more about school and community resources: https://www.twinriversusd.org/mentalhealth
 

Healthy Habits, Healthy Families

Healthy Habits, Healthy Families
Healthy Habits, Healthy Families is an interactive workshop series that seeks to inform Twin Rivers Unified community on nutrition information and health promoting practices to empower lifelong health. Workshop series will feature a variety of resources and demonstrations to teach skills on healthy eating, cooking, food preservation, benefits of composting and much more! In addition, family friendly events will be hosted by the District and community agencies to support Healthy Habits, Healthy Families and will feature fun activities and free resources!
 
Session I: Nutrition Trends
Learn about the top nutrition and food trends that have an influence on health behaviors. Workshop will feature a cooking demonstration on how to make classic family dishes and meals more nutritious without compromising taste.
 
 
Session II: Gut Health
Join us to learn about the importance of gut health and ways to nourish your body. We will explore the health benefits of probiotic-rich dairy foods and much more.
 
Presentations:
 
 
Session III: Food Smart- Waste Reduction
 
Join us to learn about food waste prevention and why food waste reduction matters. We will explore hidden waste behind frequently purchased items, share healthful recipes that reuse food scraps and leftovers, and share ideas on how you can reduce food waste in your home!
 
Presentations:
 
 
 
Session IV: Mindful Eating
 
Join us to learn about the connectivity of nutrition to mental health. We will discuss the topic of mindful eating and explore techniques for reinforcing positive behavior and awareness of physical cues and feelings about food, and much more!
 
 
 
 

Cash for College Family Night

Cash for College Family Night
In-person support for families completing the financial aid (FAFSA and the California Dream Act) applications before the extended priority deadline on April 1st. In addition, there were workshops on the types of financial aid information and the higher education institutions in California.
 
Presentations:
 
Recordings:
 
 

Hidden in Plain Sight

Learn about current trends in youth substance use and drug paraphernalia popular with youth. In addition, we will discuss the ways drugs, alcohol, and medicine are being hidden in everyday objects undetected by adults in plain sight.
 
 
 

Tobacco, Vaping, and other Drugs: A Prevention Workshop series for Families

Tobacco, Vaping, and other Drugs: A Prevention Workshop series for Families
 
 
"The Conversation"
Get equipped to start a conversation about vaping and other drug use with your child. We will be practicing how to have the conversation with your child through a breakout session.
 
 
 
Marijuana 101
Learn surprising and little-known facts about today’s marijuana and its unique effect on teens. You will learn information and breaking news on harms of marijuana. As well as gain resources and learn how to resist peer pressure and educate others about the risks involved with this popular new drug. (Yes that’s right, new drug!) 
 
 
Handouts:
The Conversation and Advocating in your Community

Get equipped to start a conversation about vaping and other drug use with your child. Learn about how you can be a leader in your community!
 
 
 
 
 

Supporting Your English Learner at Twin Rivers

Supporting Your English Learner at Twin Rivers
Be a part of this four-part workshop series on strategies and resources to support your English Learner here at Twin Rivers Unified School District. You will learn more about online learning programs and curriculum, ELPAC assessments, and more throughout this series. 
 
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. See examples of activities and learn and learn how the program teaches your child to read, write, and speak English.
 
 
 
 
Frequently Asked Questions on Imagine Learning
 
Do you want a free Imagine Learning Language and Literacy account for your family?
Imagine Learning is offering a free license for Twin Rivers families to use Imagine Learning Language and Literacy at home with your Kindergarten-6th Grade student

Sign-up at https://bit.ly/ImagineLearning-Families
 
ELD (English Language Development) and Curriculum
 Curious what English Language Development is taught in your students classroom? Join us for this session where we will go over both integrated and designated strategies that are being used in your students’ classrooms. Furthermore, we will give an overview of the curriculums and supports used from K-12th grade. For elementary parents, your teacher meetings are that week! We can help guide you on the questions you should ask your students’ teachers. See you there!
 
 
ELPAC (English Language Proficiency Assessments for California)
 
The ELPAC is the English Language Proficiency Assessments for California. Every student whose primary language is other than English takes this assessment. This session will explore the ELPAC and dive deep into the tasks your students need to complete in English on the assessment. Sample problems will be modelled and strategies will be shared that parents can do at home to support their students.
 
Presentation:
 
Quick Sheet:
 
Workshop Recording:
 
Handouts:
 
 
Study Skills & Homework Help
Many teachers assign homework that should be completed at home to reinforce the day’s lessons from class. This session will provide examples of study skills that can help your students succeed. Having your children create positive habits of mind will not only improve their grades but will also help them succeed in school.
 
 
 

Red Ribbon Week Kickoff

Red Ribbon Week Kickoff
Tobacco Use Prevention Education (TUPE), Health Education Council, and Omni Youth Programs invites you to be a part of our Red Ribbon Week Kick-Off. The Red Ribbon Campaign is the oldest and largest drug prevention program in the nation, reaching millions of young people during Red Ribbon Week, October 23rd - October 31st each year. It is an ideal way for people and communities to unite and take a visible stand against drugs.
 
 
Video Recording:  https://youtu.be/QZ3FjC0AAr8
 
 
 
 
 
 

Health Families Cooking Together

Healthy Families Cooking Together
 
Join this virtual workshop series to learn healthy cooking practices and how you can apply these recipes and techniques in your own home. This series will also discuss cooking tips, nutrition education, and activities that can be implemented in the kitchen and enjoyed together as a family!
 
  Materials
Session I
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Session II
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Session  III
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Session IV
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Session V
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Understanding and Embracing Inclusion

Understanding and Embracing Inclusion
A Workshop for All Families with Preschool-age Children
 
 
Video Recording;   https://youtu.be/XWNWLdOOBKk
 
 

Know Your Rights

Know Your Rights
California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation, a non-profit legal services organization serving Sacramento and the Central Valley, will be presenting on the following topics: DACA, TPS, immigration remedies for victims of crime, family-based immigration, California protections for immigrants, legal rights when non-citizens encounter law enforcement or are detained, and other recent developments in immigration law and policy.
 
Presentations:
 
Video Recordings:
 
 
 

Virtual Swun Math Family Night

Virtual Swun Math Family Night
Learn helpful tips on how to help your students in Math using our SWUN resources. Meet with a Math coach and hear little tricks you can do to help your student learn.
 
Presentation:
 
Swun Math App: 
 
 
To access the Swun Math Parent Home Connect: https://bit.ly/SwunMathTRUSD

i-Ready at Home

i-Ready at Home
 
The i-Ready Family session is designed to help parents and caregivers understand the basis of the i-Ready reading program and to help engage with supporting Kindergarten through 9th grade students at home.
 
Workshop Recording: https://youtu.be/CmsvHA712qU 
 
Presentation:
 
i-Ready Family Guides:
 
Fridge Tips for Families:
 
Understanding Your Student's i-Ready Diagnostic Results:
 
Student Data Trackers:
 
Digital Readiness Home Kits for Families:
 

Twin Rivers Families, Welcome Back!

Twin Rivers Families Welcome Back!
 Kick-off the 21-22 school year on a great start! The District will share updates and resources to support the return of our students back to school.
 
Handout:
 
 
 
 

Technology Bootcamp for Families

Technology Bootcamp for Families
 
Gear up on technology, the District's online learning resources, and other tools to support the return of the 21-22 school year for our Twin Rivers families.
 
Topics & Presentations
Online Learning Resources and Apps (TRUSD Apps Portal, Google Classrooms, and more)
 
Aeries Parent Portal  and Data Confirmation
 
 
Resources for Parents:
TRUSD Apps Portal:
 
Chromebooks- Taking Care of Your Chromebook:
 
 
 
 

Better Together! Workshop on Inclusion

Better Together! Young children with and without identified disabilities belong together!
This interactive workshop will provide participants with an introduction to inclusive education for young learners, an exciting initiative currently underway at Twin Rivers Unified School District.
 
Come learn about the district’s plan to provide more inclusive preschool classrooms, services and supports for young children with Individualized Education Plans (I.E.P.s) within general education classroom settings. Specific focus will be on the essential components of inclusive early learning classrooms and the benefits of inclusive education for ALL children.
 
Video Recording:  https://youtu.be/zoGHYfb05sQ
 
 

Mental Health Matters- La salud mental importa

Mental Health Matters (English Presentation)
Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make healthy choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood. Join us for this session where we will discuss the importance of mental health as a family, and resources available through the District and community partners.
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La salud mental importan (Presentación en español)
La salud mental incluye nuestro bienestar emocional, psicológico y social. Afecta a nuestra forma de pensar, sentir y actuar. También ayuda a determinar cómo manejamos el estrés, nos relacionamos con los demás y tomamos decisiones saludables. La salud mental es importante en todas las etapas de la vida, desde la infancia y la adolescencia hasta la edad adulta.

Acompáñenos en esta sesión en la que hablaremos de la importancia de la salud mental en familia, y de los recursos disponibles a través del Distrito y de los socios de la comunidad.
 
 
Links/Enlaces
 

Healthy Body, Healthy Mind

Healthy Body, Healthy Mind
Join this session to learn about how you can support the mental well-being of your child over summer break and prepare them to transition back to school, while also exploring the connection between nutrition and emotional well-being. This session will also discuss mental health strategies, tips, and activities your family can implement for a healthy summer! A fun cooking demonstration will also be featured.
 

Healthy Habits, Healthy Families: Shopping on a Budget

Virtual Parent University: Healthy Habits, Healthy Families
 
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 Habits, Healthy Families Workshop series. 
 
Shopping on a Budget! Learn how to plan nutritious meals for your family on a budget. Discover tips to lower your food bill by learning about cost saving techniques like unit pricing, how to best use food purchased in bulk and ways to repurpose leftovers to prevent food waste and much more! A cooking demonstration will be featured in this workshop.
 
Video Recording:  https://youtu.be/2J-nOI9T27w
Handouts:
 

Tobacco, Vaping, and other Drugs - Prevention Workshop Series for Parents

The Health Education Council and Twin Rivers Student Services Department invite our parents/guardians to attend our upcoming prevention workshop series around the subject of tobacco, vaping, and other drugs.  In this workshop, we will be discussing youth prevention, identification, conversations and resources with potential solutions for youth and families in need of support.  
 
Date & Time Workshop Description
Thursday, March 4, 2021     3:00 PM
“HIP”- History, Impact, and Prevention:
How does the tobacco industry tempt youth?  Join us to learn more about prevention for youth.  
 
 
Thursday, March 11, 2021     3:00 PM
The Conversation:
Starting a conversation about vaping and other drug use with your child and resources that are available to support you.
 
Video Recording:  https://youtu.be/pb8UUEV_lyU
 
Thursday, March 18, 2021     3:00 PM
Advocating for Healthier Environments:
You can be a leader in your community!  We’ll look at what changes are happening around you and how to get involved.
 
 
Thursday, March 25, 2021     3:00 PM 
Discussion & Support Roundtable:
This is a safe space for group discussion. We’ll look at potential solutions to youth use and support available.
 
Video Recording:  https://youtu.be/6j5K3oXvW_o
Resources:
 
 
For more information: 
Scott Kazer- Program Specialist, TUPE (Tobacco Use Prevention Education)
Email: scott.kazer@twinriversusd.org    Phone: (916) 566-1600 ext. 33222
 
Jeremy Combs- Program Specialist, TUPE (Tobacco Use Prevention Education) 
Email: jeremy.combs@twinriversusd.org         Phone: (916) 566-1600 ext. 33224

Healthy Habits, Healthy Families: Rethink Your Drink

Virtual Parent University: Healthy Habits, Healthy Families
 
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 Habits, Healthy Families Workshop series. 
 
We invite you to come join us to Re -Think Your Drink! This workshop is designed to help bring awareness on the prevalence of sugar consumed through sugar-sweetened beverages.  We will discuss how to utilize the nutrition label to determine how to choose healthier beverage choices and provide  visual demonstrations of sugar in commonly consumed beverages. Part of this workshop will include a beverage demo and will share healthy recipes and tips.   
 

Mindfulness and Self-Care Strategies

Virtual Parent University: Mindfulness  and Self-Care Strategies
Participants will learn the benefits of mindfulness practices and learn strategies that both parent and child can use to thrive in the midst of chaos.
Video Recording: Mindfulness Workshop
 

Healthy Habits, Healthy Families: Hearth Health

Virtual Parent University: Healthy Habits, Healthy Families
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. February is National Heart Month and this third workshop will focus on Heart Health and share lifestyle practices to lower the risk for heart disease, including a Fresh from the Garden cooking demo.   
 

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: http://bit.ly/SPEDFamilySurvey 
 
Webinar Recording: https://youtu.be/2DfbvCh7s0Y                                           
Presentation: 
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


Understanding the Special Education IEP Process & How to Support as a Parent/Guardian

Understanding the Special Education IEP Process and How to Support as a Parent/Guardian
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.
 
Resources:
 

Supporting Your English Learner Together

Virtual Parent University: Supporting your English Learner Together
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! 
 
Workshop Resources & Specific Grade Level Focus
This workshop is designed for families with English learners in grades TK-2. 
 
This workshop is designed for families with English learners in grades 3-6.
 
This workshop is designed for families with English learners in grades 7-12.
 
 
Summative ELPAC Assessment Parent Notification Letters:
 
Twin Rivers Listening Sessions:
 

Healthy Habits, Healthy Families: Recipes for Success

Healthy Habits, Healthy Families
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. 
  
 
Resources: 
 

TRUSD Apps

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.
 
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

Reducing Stress and Anxiety

Reducing Stress & Anxiety
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.
 
Handouts: 
 
Resources:
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:

Mental Health Access Team (Sacramento County Department of Health Services) 

Simply call the Mental Health Access Team to request services and an over-the-phone assessment in order to be referred to an appropriate mental health service provider. This includes Mental Health Medi-Cal Service Providers and Prevention & Early Intervention and Mental Health Respite Service Providers.
 
Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm (24/7 for Mental Health Crisis Calls)
(916) 875-1055 or toll free (888) 881-4881 
Fax (916) 875-1190
 
Sacramento County Mental Health Plan Medi-Cal Provider Lists 
        
Prevention and Early Intervention & Mental Health Respite Services Provider Lists 
 
 

EL Family 101

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.
 
Presentation:  EL Family 101
Video Recording: EL Family Webinar
 
 

Imagine Learning

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.
 
Webinar Recording:  How to Use Imagine Learning                                                     
Presentation:  Image Learning for Twin Rivers Families
Handouts:    Distance Learning Resources for Parents of English Learners
 

Healthy Habits, Healthy Families: Holiday Nutrition Tips

Healthy Habits, Healthy Families
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.
 
Parent/Guardian Survey on Future Topics:
 

Engaging Families for the ELPAC

Engaging and Preparing Students for the ELPAC
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.  
 
Presentation: ELPAC PowerPoint

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. 

Webinar Recording: Tech Support & Tips                                                    
Presentation: Tech Support 9.9.20
Tech Guide for Families: English     Spanish
Chromebook Guide: 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.  
 
Presentation:
Webinar Video Recording: ELPAC Presentation (10/5/20)
Handouts:
 
 
Resources:
 
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:
 
 

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
 

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. 
Webinar Recording: Swun Math Family Night                                               
 
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 www.bit.ly/SwunMathTRUSD or scanning the QR Code below: 
 
Swun Math Parent Home Connect
 

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. 
 
Presentation: Assessments From Home-Presentation 10.13.20.pdf                                        
Video Recording: https://youtu.be/eBle4zlf1Wc 
 Handouts: 
 

i-Ready

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.
 
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 
Getting Ready for the Diagnostic Exam:
 

FACE Workshops  

Family and Community Engagement (FACE) has created this YouTube playlist of its workshops and tutorials to support families with their student's education. 
 

FACE Workshops 2021-2022

FACE Tech Tips 

Family and Community Engagement (FACE) has created this YouTube playlist of its tutorials to support families with their student's education. 
 

Video Tutorials for Families


How to Access Language Interpretation on Zoom