Family Education and Engagement in San Lorenzo Unified School District
We have many opportunities for family education and engagement in San Lorenzo Unified! According to research, parents and families are a key partner in creating students that are successful in school. We invite all parents to participate in our education events, leadership committees and interest groups. Please see below for more specific opportunities and ways to become involved.
Catalog of Family Engagement Opportunities
African American Family Advisory Council (AAFAC)
The African American Family Advisory Council is a group of educators and parents who meet to discuss the educational experiences and progress of African American students in the San Lorenzo Unified School District. We meet quarterly, in the evenings, and provide a range of discussion topics including student progress data, opportunities for college and beyond, supports and services for students and families and to hear from our students. There are celebrations and community partnership activities as well. Please see the flyer below for more information on the dates of our upcoming events.
Mission: The African American Family Advisory Council will create a nurturing and safe environment, honoring the development of positive racial identity attitudes that value family voice and experiences, through the intentional efforts of culturally responsive relationships. We will cultivate rich opportunities for dialogue between African American families and school staff, reducing insensitive conversations/interactions, while improving districtwide cultural competence, positive interaction, and systemic navigation.
Vision: As a result of the African American Family Advisory Council, students of African descent will show growth in academic achievement measures, Advanced Placement class enrollment, A-G course fulfillment, attendance and graduation rates, and declines in chronic absenteeism, disciplinary referrals, suspensions, and feelings of disconnectedness and institutional oppression.