Support & Resources
Santa Barbara Unified’s Family Engagement Unit (FEU) is available to help families connect to the resources and information they need. Families can contact the bilingual support staff via the links below.
FAMILY ENGAGEMENT UNIT PURPOSE
Our purpose is to engage, support, and celebrate families by fostering partnerships, between schools and communities. We recognize the important role families play in their students’ education. Which is why we take a collaborative approach in supporting families by offering; family programming, community resources and promoting family leadership to enhance the experience in family participation.
PARENT SCHOOL PARTNERSHIP
The Parent School Partnership (PSP) Institute comprises 9-week courses which aim to equip parents with the tools to support their children’s academic success and provide opportunities to build parents’ leadership skills.
THE LATINO FAMILY LITERACY PROJECT
The Latino Family Literacy Project (TLFLP) is a 7-week literacy program designated to establish reading routines for Spanish speaking parents and their children. It promotes family reading for parent involvement, vocabulary development, and English language development for parents and their children. The program reflects the experiences of Latino families, and is centered on universal themes such as family, learning creatively, feelings, numbers, and community.
PARENT AND FAMILY ENGAGEMENT POLICY
As a school district we believe in the importance of addressing the needs of culturally and linguistically diverse students and their families as a key to student success. Research has shown that children benefit from family/caregiver engagement in their education by;
- Receiving higher grades and test scores
- Enrolling in higher-level programs
- Attending school regularly
- Increased graduation rates and postsecondary education
The Board approved Parent Engagement Policy (linked below) is our commitment to families as we continue to forge stronger partnerships with our families and community.
Family Engagement Liaisons (by site)
|Adams Elementary||Kimberly Urrutiaemail@example.com|
|Cleveland Elementary||Antonio Bautistafirstname.lastname@example.org|
|District - Special Education||Franky Viverosemail@example.com|
|District - Emergent Multilingual & DEMLAC||Janina Martinezfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Dos Pueblos High School||Gloria Rodriguezemail@example.com|
|Franklin Elementary||Ariana Garcia-Olivofirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Goleta Valley Junior High School||Ricardo Mata Vazquez||805.963.4331 email@example.com|
|Harding University Partnership||Karen Reyesfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|La Colina Junior High School||Joy Elizondoemail@example.com|
|La Cuesta Junior High School||Margarita Rodriguezfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|La Cumbre Junior High School||Israel Vegaemail@example.com|
|McKinley Elementary||Mayra Ramirez Chavezfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Monroe Elementary||Paola Jimenez Chavezemail@example.com|
|Roosevelt Elementary||Valeria Padillafirstname.lastname@example.org|
|San Marcos High School||Eduardo Laraemail@example.com|
|Santa Barbara Community Academy||Kimberly Ruizfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Santa Barbara High School||Maria Jimenez||805.966.9101 email@example.com|
|Santa Barbara Junior High School||Marcus Lopezfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Washington Elementary||Faha Banksemail@example.com|