Join Other Parents and Participate

To participate in this year’s Black Parent Involvement Day, please register  to receive additional information about how to get involved.  By signing up, you will also receive  information  about the challenges and impact of education for Black children and their communities.

 

Why You Should Participate

1. INTRODUCE YOURSELF TO TEACHERS

Black Parent Participation Day is a great opportunity to re-introduce yourself to your child’s teachers, and to learn how you can help your child be academically successful.

2. OBSERVE YOUR CHILD'S CLASSES

Observe and learn about the lessons presented in your child’s classes. What are the current assignments and projects? How do  teachers conduct their classes? How well do students participate?

3. OBSERVE YOUR CHILD'S LEARNING

Participating in your child’s classes is a great way to learn more about what your child needs to be more successful in class. Use the opportunity to learn about your child’s strengths and challenges and how you can help.

4. SHARE WHAT YOU Learn

After you’ve had a chance to observe your child’s classes, share what you learned with other parents so that you can work together to improve the academic success of your and other children.  

Tuesday, February 16th

Black Parent Involvement Day will be held on Tuesday, February 16th.  It’s a day for parents to visit and observe the learning activities of your child’s classrooms. 

Even during the COVID-19 crisis, BPSB invites parents to introduce themselves to teachers and observe the learning activities their of scholars. This special day is a way for parents to further build a rapport with teachers and to learn more about how to help their scholars succeed in their classes. 

Parents who plan to participate in Black Parent Involvement Day can attend a training on how to observe classes and interact with teachers. 

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Meet Our Parent Organizers

Our Parent Organizers, Marian and Ursula are very active in the Sacramento City Unified School District, and they will be able to assist with questions and complaints concerning the academic achievement of your children.

Marian and Ursula assist several parents navigating the IEP process in the district. They sit in on School Site Council meetings to advocate for the educational needs of Black children, while also consistently working to encourage Black parents to get involved with the BPSB.

Marian and Ursula are valuable resources to BPSB and Black community.

All parents know how important the academic success of their children is to their growth and wellbeing.

African Americans have historically fought hard for public schooling and the rights of their children to receive a quality education, despite forms of racial discrimination. Black parents know how important the academic success is to the growth and wellbeing of their children.

Despite the challenges of COVID-19 pandemic, Black parents in the Sacramento City Unified School District, as well as across the country have been meeting the challenges of insuring their children get the resources and education the need.

Over ten years ago, St. Paul Public School in Minnesota started hosting a National African American Involvement Day on the second Monday of February. Since 2015, BPSB has continued that tradition locally with Black Parent Involvement Day for the purpose of encouraging parents to be actively knowledgeable their children’s education. 

How Participate the Parent Involvement Day 2021

Visit the BPSB Facebook Event page and follow the the hashtag #BlackParentDay2021 on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

On your social media page post an image of you and your children or mentees in the learning environment you have set up for them.

Share what you observed in the classrooms you visited, but please do not post the names of teachers and students. 

Set Up a Learning Environment

Help your children set up a workspace where they can get focused school activities throughout the day. Try to make the worksapce distraction from as possible. And reward them for maintaining and keeping that workspace ready for each day of school. 

Update School Contact Information

Be sure to that your school and district have all the contact information they need for you and your children. SCUSD is emailing information every week to prepare for their distance learning program. 

Access the Campus Portal

Be sure to you sign up for the SCUSD Campus Portal so that you can get access information about the academic progress of your children.

Help Your Children Set Academic Goals

Help your children set academic goals for the year, and constantly remind them of the  importantance of those goals in and beyond  their time in school. Teach them strategies for how you achieved goals in your own life. 

Use Technology

Help your children use technology (computers, smart phones, Alexa, Google Home, etc.) to set up reminders for online classes, assignments, and activities. 

The Black Parallel School Board (BPSB) is a community organization developed to work parallel to the Sacramento City Unified District Board of Education. Its major responsibility is to support the educational growth and achievement of Black students.

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4625 44th Street, Rm 5, Sacramento, CA 95820

(916) 484-3729

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