Parent Education Evenings 2021-2022

2021-22 Parent Education Events: The events below were developed in response to a parent feedback survey, school climate survey and in coordination with school initiatives. (Linked events are available for RSVP.)

  • Wednesday, August 18 2021: Parenting Past the Pandemic 6:30 – 8:00pm
  • Thursday, September 9: Tackle Procrastination: Tips for Students about How to Organize Time and Follow Through. Learn more in this recording..
  • Tuesday, October 5: Maintaining Mental Health and Wellness.
  • Tuesday, October 28, 2022: Supporting your Student in Sexual Ethics and Consent
  • Thursday, November 18: Rock Your Finals: How to Make an Anti-Cram Exam Plan. 7:00-8:00pm. Recording here.
  • Tuesday, January 18 (date changed): Substance Use and Abuse Awareness and Prevention
  • Wednesday, January 26: Take Powerful Notes: How To Remember What You Learn By Writing It Down Well. 7:00-8:00pm, Theater on campus. — RSVP
    – Which student are you — do you take too many notes, or not enough? Do you take them but don’t understand what you wrote, or feel so overwhelmed that you never look at them again?
    – During this hands-on session, we’ll practice the keys to note-taking so that you know what to write down and how, and can use your notes to study for upcoming tests. We will provide a handout, but please bring (1) a writing utensil and (2) a book or notebook to provide a flat surface on which to write. This workshop is for parents and students.
    – In this video, Gretchen will share more details about the workshop as well as her “Anti-Boring Study Cycle” which she will allude to in the workshop.
  • Thursday, February 10: Racial Justice and Community Healing
  • Wednesday, March 23: Supporting Seniors in the Transition from High School to College

For questions about these events, contact Mark Lederer, Director of Health and Wellness and Clinical Services, at or Maisha Wilson, Dragon Parent Education Chair, at For more information and resources, click here.

Social and Emotional Supports

Mental Health Resources

Staying informed about recent trends in research and initiating conversations about mental health are valuable ways to support the safe and healthy growth of your student sense of self, well-being, and place in the world.  Please consider these resources in talking with your teen.


Screen Time, Digital Citizenship, and Online Safety

Taking some time to sit down with your student to discuss, clarify, and commit to rules regarding the use of digital devices in your home can be a great way to grow as a family. Please consider these resources for this purpose.


 Parenting Supports

The following Alameda County Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies are able to refer those seeking child care to providers:


The Child Mind Institute’s new parent program is designed to support parents as you prepare to send your children back to school virtually or in person this fall.


Substance Use and Abuse Prevention

Awareness, information, and courage to directly address issues of substance use is essential in starting a conversation with your teen about risks and harms and developing healthy habits.  Please consider these resources useful in talking with your teen about the alcohol, nicotine, marijuana, prescription drugs, and other psychoactive substances.