Student and Family Engagement

  • 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

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 Collaboration, Opportunities, Relationships, and Empowerment.

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 to 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 to support your child’s academic journey
Volunteer – How to volunteer and make a difference in Natomas Unified 

Develop partnerships with your child’s teacher and school staff

  • Make arrangements to meet your child’s teacher and school staff at the beginning of the school year.
  • Be aware of what your child is expected to learn in each grade.
  • Get to know the key players in your child’s educational development as well as social/emotional well-being.
  • Attend parent-teacher conferences, curriculum nights, and other school events.
  • Maintain contact with your child’s teacher throughout the school year.

Be an informed advocate for your child

  • Make sure the teacher, principal and school staff are aware of your child’s special needs.
  • Don’t be afraid to ask questions.
  • Know all of the resources available to your child.
  • Request special services if you think your child may need them.
  • Understand school policy and learn your rights as a parent or guardian.
  • Promptly inform the school of any concerns

Get involved with your child’s school

  • Volunteer at your child’s school.
  • Become a member of parent leadership groups at your child’s school such as the Parent Teacher Association (PTA) and School Site Council.

Support your child’s learning at home

  • Talk to your child about what is happening in school.
  • Ask specific questions to get detailed answers.
  • Work with your child to set a realistic goals for the school year.
  • Find out and keep us with your child’s performance in school by using the Infinite Campus Parent Portal app.
  • Lead by example: Have a positive attitude about education and show that you value education.
  • Review your child’s homework.
  • Monitor your child’s screen time.
  • Encourage your child to read.
  • Create an environment where you child can study and complete his/hers homework.
  • Help your child get organized!
  • Set rules and stick to a routine.
  • Make sure your child attends school daily, on time, and is ready to learn.
  • Recognize and celebrate your child’s successes.

Who to Contact

David Rodriguez, Assistant Superintendent

Lisset Mijares, Coordinator III

  • Parent University
  • College Field Trips
  • History Social Studies Textbook Adoption
  • Referral/Outreach Support
  • Summer @ City Hall ([email protected])
  • Teacher Involve Parents in Schoolwork (TIPS)

Suzanne Baker, Coordinator III

  • Supports Athletic Directors and Parents in Navigating K-12 Athletics