"I love the fact that I can now hold parents more accountable for their child's education, now that they have access to email and they can view homework assignments online!"
“The School2Home program has inspired me to share more time with my son (on the computer together!) and to improve communication with my child’s counselor and teachers.”
Parent from Stevenson Middle School
When your child’s school participates in the
School2Home program, you will attend workshops on how to guide your child’s use
of the Internet and how to use it yourself to connect with teachers, schools,
and access valuable information on your child’s academic progress.
Some of the resources covered in these workshops are listed
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A. General Resources
Get Connected - is a project of the California Emerging Technology Fund (CETF).The mission is to provide the user with the education and tools necessary to feel comfortable using the Internet for work and play! Here the user will learn how to stay connected with friends and family, shop safely online, find useful and reliable information quickly, and more.
- Comcast Internet Essentials - families with student on a free or reduced lunch program may be eligible for a highly discounted Internet essentials from Comcast.
- School2 Home Parent Workbook - to view or download the workbook used in the School2Home Parent Training
- Your child's school Website - This page links to each school participating in the School2Home program.
- Basic Digital Skills - MyComputer toolkit - Basic computer resources and video on topics such as keyboard and mouse basics, the computer; major parts, Word Documents, the Internet, email and communication.
- Health-e-App - Your children may be eligible for Medi-Cal or Healthy Families, California’s health coverage programs for working families. Health-e-App is an online application that you can fill out and submit from your computer.
Health-e-App allows you to enter basic information to find out if your children are eligible for California’s health coverage programs. The system identifies which programs your children are eligible for and routes the application to the appropriate program for enrollment.
- LAUSD Parent page - This site is dedicated to keeping the families of LAUSD connected with the latest resources and information needed to support their children's education and lifelong success.
- U.S. Department of Education Parent resource page - Featured topics include
B. College Readiness and Preparation Resources
- Preparing for College - A list of resources regarding college information from general college information to financial aid information and scholarships.
C. Educational Resources
- Fun Activities in Science, History and Language Arts - Resources from the Verizon Thinkfinity website with activities to support the core academic subjects.
Free Parent resources - Discovery Education offers a wide variety of free family resources, providing high quality, relevant material for you and your children.
- National Education Agency's (NEA) Parent Resources - Developed through a joint effort between NEA and National Parent Teacher
Association (PTA), these two-page guides provide parents and caregivers
with fundamental tools to encourage their children's success in school. Some of downloadable guides are available in Spanish.
- Center for Applied Linguistics' Parent Education Resources - a downloadable guide to free resources from Ed Publications, popular websites for parents and practitioners. Many of the resources in the guide are also available in Spanish.
- Figure This! Family Corner - With funding from the National Science foundation, this math website was created to encourage math family nights in the home. All resources and web pages are also available in Spanish.
D. Digital Citizenship Resources
- Parent Guide to Facebook - released Feb 2012
- Internet Safety - Federal Trade Commission's resources for parents regarding cyber safety.
- Common Sense Media - this website provides reviews of movies, games, apps, websites, TY, books and music for different ages groups. It also provides advice on many topics including physical health, educational issues, family media management, cybersafety and cyberbullying. There are resources in Spanish.