San José Unified believes that family engagement is an essential component in the educational success of students. We are committed to establishing a positive, collaborative relationship with every family. We also acknowledge that the adults in our students’ families aspire to learn how to actively engage in their children’s education, both at home and at school.
Our Office of Family Engagement provides capacity-building opportunities such as classes and workshops that build on the knowledge base and experiences that families bring with them. These learning opportunities are interactive and linked to student learning.
- Family University
Our Family University program offers a series of classes and workshops over the course of a single Saturday, when parents can get support and tips for everything from reading with their students to helping them apply for college.
- Parenting Classes
Discover strategies to improve communication and build skills that will lead to school and family success. Families can choose to participate in any of the following series: Loving Solutions, Love and Logic, and the Parent Project.
To register, please call at (408) 535-6404 ext. 14324.
- Computer Classes
Learn how to create and use an email account, access the Parent Portal, and how to teach your family internet safety. Click here to learn more
- English Classes
We are pleased to offer free English classes for all San José Unified family members. Classes begin in September and focus on beginning and intermediate levels of English language development.
- Parent Liaisons
Our Parent Liaisons help us promote classes and other engagement programs to San José Unified families. You will see them at principal’s coffees and other school site events, as well as maintaining office bulletin boards and other resources for learning about family engagement programs.
To learn more about becoming a Parent Liaison, please contact the Family Engagement Department at (408) 535-6404 ext. 14324.
- Tips for Parents