Parent Engagement 2022

When: Wednesday, February 23 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. 

Where: Virtual via Zoom 

Parents, community members, and district staff are invited for an evening of parent workshops on important district topics.

No cost and interpretation services are also available. 

Topics include: 

Universal Transitional Kindergarten and Extended Learning Opportunities
DJUSD Updates and Vision Development: Universal TK and Extended Learning Opportunities

School and District Budgets and Declining Enrollment
A school budget is simply what it costs to educate students. The budget is our plan for how much money is estimated to be received and spent during the school year to carry out school and district goals. In this presentation we will discuss our funding sources and our spending decisions that reflect DJUSD’s values and priorities.

Diverse Spaces, Diverse Students: A Talk with the District Climate Coordinator
DJUSD wants to make sure that all students have what they need to be successful, to feel that they belong, and to have a voice. Come hear from the Climate Office about some of the ways DJUSD endeavors to support and partner with students of diverse genders, sexualities, races, ethnicities, heritages, languages, national origins, and more. All families, staff, and students are welcome.  All questions are welcome.

The Local Control Accountability Plan is the guiding document for Instructional Service within DJUSD. This session will provide a brief overview of the LCAP guidance, structure, and DJUSD goals. The session will also review how DJUSD is seeking student input through student focus groups to further understand student experience and needs.

Resources and Partnerships for Spanish Speaking Families/Comunidad de Familias Latinas del Distrito Escolar de Davis
La comunidad de familias Latinas del Distrito escolar de Davis es un nuevo espacio para compartir recursos del distrito, de la ciudad de Davis y del Condado de Yolo, hacer preguntas y expresar su opinión. También es un espacio para compartir nuestra cultura y aspiraciones para nuestros hijos. ¡Están invitados e invitadas a este encuentro!

Instructional Technology Update
Director Scott Thomsen will discuss how Instructional Technology is supporting our students and teachers in DJUSD. 1:1 devices for students, FCC Internet Connectivity programs, network infrastructure, and security will be discussed. 

Career Technical Education 101
Learn about the basics of CTE, the multi-year program of study that gets students to where they want to be.

Mental Health Services in DJUSD

Superintendent Search
The DJUSD Board of Education is committed to collaborating with our many communities of interest throughout the search and selection process for the Superintendent. Please join the Superintendent Search facilitators, McPherson & Jacobson, to share your thoughts about the Davis community and our District, as well as your opinions about what values and characteristics are important to them in the Board’s selection of the next DJUSD superintendent.  

Special Education Program Review - Focus Groups
The Special Education Department is conducting a program review that is being led by consultants from WestEd.  The Special Education Program Review will help identify areas of strength and areas in need of improvement in order to inform planning to best serve our students with disabilities.  Parent/guardian input is an essential part of the review and focus groups of parents/guardians of students with disabilities will be conducted in this session. 

Parent Engagement Policy (Title I) Input
Learn more about DJUSD's parent and family engagement policy and programs to support Title I schools. Provide input and feedback on our policy to assist in planning and implementing effective parent and family involvement activities to improve student academic achievement and overall school performance.

Mental Health- Recognizing Signs of Distress in Your Children
This presentation, provided by two mental health clinicians from CommuniCare Health Centers, will provide helpful information to enable you to recognize signs of mental health distress in your child(ren).  Learn about some potential red flags of distress and how to respond and support your child in a trauma-informed manner.  

Understanding Self-Injury - Why do Teens Cut hosted by Auburn Center for DBT
This presentation will explore the myths and facts of self-harm. We will explore causes and conditions, evaluation and intervention for teens who cut or engage in other non-suicidal self injury. Lastly, we will review how Dialectical Behavior Therapy can be an effective treatment for teens.

Dr. Susan Landes has been working in the fields of mental health and addiction since 1987. She received her Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology and Specialization in Alcohol and Other Drugs from John F. Kennedy University in 1989. She earned her doctorate in 2003 from the Wright Institute in Berkeley. While a student at the Wright Institute, Dr. Landes became excited about Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Because of its effectiveness, she has been using DBT in clinical practice for the past 15 years. Dr. Landes is the founder and CEO of the Auburn Davis Center for DBT.

Conflict Resolution- An Introduction to the Services of the Yolo Conflict Resolution Center (YCRC)
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