Student and Family Engagement (SAFE)

  • NUSD students with parent at back to school night
  • Students at the NUSD College Fair
  • heron students at science night with their families
  • Heron student at science night with his father
  • Student reading with her mom at back to school night

Welcome to the Student and Family Engagement (SAFE) Department! Student and Family Engagement provides services, resources, and engagement opportunities to students and families. Our mission is to engage families, staff and communities in their child’s education to become college and career ready.

The CORE components of Student and Family Engagement (SAFE) are:






Whether you are a parent, caregiver, member of the community or a Natomas Unified School District employee, we invite you to explore the following pages and learn how you can get involved and help support our district-wide vision to ensure all NUSD students graduate college and career ready, productive, responsible, and engaged global citizens.

  • Athletics – Help support parents navigate K-12 athletics
  • Event Calendar – Learn about upcoming events and how you can get involved
  • College and Career – College and career information, resources, and tools to prepare your child for success
  • Early Learning: Preschool, Kindergarten, Pre-Kindergarten – Learn about early learning opportunities for your child
  • Parent (Family) Page – Tools and helpful resources to keep you informed about how to help your child learn and excel
  • Parent University – Classes, workshops, and resources on a wide variety of topics to support your child’s academic journey
  • Volunteer – How to volunteer and make a difference at NUSD

Department Contacts and Responsibilities

General Department Inquiries:
(916) 567-5828

David Rodriguez, Assistant Superintendent

Janine Trevino, Administrative Assistant

Tom Dickinson, Principal on Special Assignment
History Social Studies Textbook Adoption
Teacher Involve Parents in Schoolwork (TIPS)
Summer @ City Hall ([email protected])

Lisset Mijares, Coordinator III
Parent University
College Field Trips
Early Learning First Five Program
Referral/Outreach Support

Suzanne Baker, Coordinator III
Supports Athletic Directors and Parents in Navigating K-12 Athletics