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Welcome to WCSD Parent University

  • parent u logo Parent University offers workshops to help families build upon skills, knowledge and support systems to advocate for student success.

    Program Functions:

    -Parent University offers FREE workshops to every caring adult in Washoe County School District.
    -Each year close to 300 workshops are offered to families at school and community locations.
    -During the 2020-2021 school year, our supports will be virtual until it is safe to gather large crowds of adults.  
    -Spanish interpretation is offered at every workshop.  Interpretation in other languages is available upon request.
    -Parent University also hosts Family Access Day and Chart the Course in partnership with Truckee Meadows Community College and the University of Nevada, Reno.  These full-day conferences for families will be held virtually and focus on the path to careers and college for families of students pre-k through high school.    

Whats New With Parent U

  • Living Ideation Workshops

    Los participantes aprenden a hablar con sus adolescentes de manera más eficaz, a reconocer las habilidades y talentos actuales de sus adolescentes, a aprender a impulsar y mejorar la salud mental, a aprender estrategias que pueden ayudar a la mentalidad de un adolescente y a considerar formas de hacer crecer las conexiones y los logros de su adolescente.

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  • Communicating with Your Child's School

    We can help you to find your student’s teacher in IC. Also how to email your student’s teacher and how to form open-ended questions to best support your student through email.

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  • Welcome to Kindergarten

    Welcome, Kindergarten families to the Washoe County School District. You will find resources and tools to help you prepare your child for the first step in their academic education on this site.

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  • 2021-2022 Scheduling Packet for Middle/High Schools

    We are excited to have our Parent University scheduling packet for the 2021-2022 school year! Please click here to view the packet with directions on how to fill it out. Thank you for partnering with us in engaging families to support academics.

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  • 2021-2022 Scheduling Packet for Elementary Schools

    We are excited to have our Parent University scheduling packet for the 2021-2022 school year! Please click here to view the packet with directions on how to fill it out. Thank you for partnering with us in engaging families to support academics.

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  • Monitoring Grades, Discussing Progress & Motivation

    In collaboration with RiSE Academy and 21st Century Learning, join us on Wednesday, April 14 at 6:30 p.m. at the West Wind El Rancho 4 Drive-in Theater where will will show you how to use Microsoft Teams, Office 365 including your student's email and communicating with your child's teacher. Click here to learn more...

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  • Virtual Learning Sessions

    A list of virtual classes and workshops from Parent University with specialists offering recommendations and tips to families on different topics.

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  • Family Guide to Distance Learning

    Know what to expect from your school and teachers for distance learning with this family guide from the Department of Distance Learning.

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  • 5 Tips for Distance Learning Families

    These 5 tips for families provide information on creating a home learning environment and how to keep kids engaged in learning.

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  • Passport to High School Success

    Passport to High School Success virtual nights are offered through our Signature and Career & Technical Education Department and supported through Parent U. These virtual nights will help families in middle school navigate the many different options available in high school to WCSD students, including Signature Academies and Career and Technical Education courses.

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  • Thursday Tech Tips for Families

    Thursday Tech Tips for Families are live webinars broadcasted on Facebook Live and Youtube, modeling for families technology tips that support children/young adult's learning.

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  • College Awareness Week

    Join us during College Awareness Week by participating in virtual events related to college access and attend Western Association for College Admission Counseling (WACAC) Annual College Fair.

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  • Learning Resources for Families

    Community and virtual learning resources for families including information about literacy, math, higher education, financial aid and adult education

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  • Family Video Learning Library

    A video library for families on important topics including digital citizenship, SEL, literacy and attendance.

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  • Supports and Services 20-21 School Year

    A list of services and supports for teachers, schools and families during Covid-19

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  • WCSD Parent University
    Department of Family-School Partnerships
    5450 Riggins Ct. Suite# 3
    Reno, NV 89502
    Office: (775) 789-4685
    Fax: (775) 689-2625


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