Family University
  • The Goal of Family University

    At Family University, our mission is to empower parents with the knowledge and resources they need to actively support their child's academic journey. Through a series of virtual sessions held throughout the school year, we provide parents with valuable information, guidance, and tools to navigate through the challenges of their child's academic school year. We also aim to equip parents with an understanding of the various educational resources available within their community, enabling them to enhance their own personal growth and education. Together, we strive to create a strong partnership between parents, schools, and the community, fostering a supportive environment that nurtures every child's educational success.

    2023-2024 School Year Family University Sessions

    Topic

    Date

    Recording

    Presentation

    Finkelstein Memorial Library & Parent Portal

    10/18/2023

    Link

    Link

    Special Edition: Proyecto Faro and FACE Coordinator

    10/25/2023

    Link

     

    Finkelstein Library Adult Education & Department of Registration

    1/17/2024

    Link

     

    "Building Strong Schools Together: Year 2 Plans for Success and Growth" Generation Ready

    2/28/2024

     

     

     

    2022-2023 School Year Family University Sessions

    Topic

    Date

    Recording

    Summer Reading Special Edition

    7/14/2022

    Link

    Parent Portal, District Resources, Transportation
    Guests: Gandhi, Silva, Perry, Desai

    8/24/2022

    Link

    BOCES Night School

    10/26/2022

    Link

    Internet Safety

    12/21/2022

    Link

    Lexia Learning

    1/18/2023

    Link

    Rockland Read In

    Possible Guests - District Reading Teachers & Librarians

    2/15/2023

    Link

    State Testing - What, Why, and How?
    Dr. Iwuoha, Ms. Andriello & Ms. Scherer

    3/15/2023

    Link

    Understanding the Budget and voting
    Dr. Singer, Dr. Ellis & Natalie

    4/19/2023

    Link

    Secondary Night Special Edition

    4/26/2023

    Link

    Summer Reading
    Finkelstein Library
    Summer Academies

    6/21/2023

    Link




Previously Presented Topics & Recordings

  • November 17, 2021 at 6:00PM
    Topic: Access: Website, Student accounts, portal, Schoology, and viewing community resources
    Description: Tune in for a live education workshop to prepare for the new school year. At Family University, East Ramapo Families will gain the knowledge, skills, and confidence to support your child with virtual learning. Tonight we will continue to look at how to access information and what is available for our community!
    Presenter: MIS Data Team, Family Resource Coordinators
    Presentation: November Google Presentation

    October 13, 2021 at 6:00PM
    Topic: Access: Website, Student accounts, portal, Schoology, and viewing community resources
    Description: Learn the basic steps to set up a parent and student portal account and how to navigate to find important information like class schedules and grades
    Presenter: MIS Data Team
    Presentation: Google Slide Presentation

    June 16, 2021 at 6:00PM
    Topic: Financial Literacy

    Description: Learn about how you can grow your financial literacy skills
    Presenter: My Brother’s Keeper Fellow Tchasky from Spring Valley High School
    Presentation:MBK Student Presentation

    June 2, 2021 at 6:00PM
    Topic: Learn about the summer programs that are available for you this summer!

    Presenter: East Ramapo ESY Team & Finkelstein Library
    Presentation: 6.21.2021 Presentation

    April 28, 2021 at 6:00PM
    Topic: Learning How to Manage Your Emotions
    Description: Workshop focusing on teaching our children/students to become aware of their emotions, to become aware of their personal triggers to challenging emotions, and to develop strategies to help regulate their emotions.
    Presenter: Susan Goodman - Behavior Specialist at Hempstead Elementary School
    Presentation:Managing Emotions Presentation

    April 21, 2021 at 6:00PM
    Topic: Supporting Your Child: Test-Taking Tips

    Description: Learn strategies that can help you support your child during testing.  
    Presenter: Samantha Scherer - Academic Standards Facilitator at Eldorado Elementary School
    Presentation:4/21/2021 Presentation

    February 24, 2021 at 6;00PM
    Teaching and Modeling Social Emotional Skills To Your Children 
    Presented by:
    Susan Goodman, M.S., BCBA - Hempstead Elementary School
    Description:  Social emotional skills are skills that are necessary to develop positive social interactions, achieve success in academic situations and develop necessary skills for work. We will focus on mindfulness and active listening 
    Recording: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1AGK-XP1zT2lHJSXLplMR_mjgZyuD6H-D/view?usp=sharing
    Presentation: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Cj4vwIqJ7Xl2sNzSMS0MwccMFyVvkT2H/view?usp=sharing

    January 27, 2021 at 6:00PM
    Setting the Stage:  Tools to Support Student Academic Success… E-books, Craft kits and More!!!
    Description:   In this session, in collaboration with the Finkelstein Memorial Library, East Ramapo Families will be “Setting the Stage” and learning how to use tools to Support Student Academic Success with E-books, Craft kits and More!!!  Come and gain knowledge, skills, and confidence to support your child!

    November 22, 2020 6PM
    Schoology Introduction STUDENT EDITION
    Description:   In this webinar, we will walk you through the online learning management system that we are using called Schoology. In this session, we will show you how to navigate your student Schoology account, how to see what is due, how to view the calendar and missing assignments, how to view and send messages, and a bit about the grade book.

    November 21, 2020 at 6:00PM
    GSuite/Chromebook Review (including ClassLink) STUDENT EDITION
    Description:  
    Remote learning has been a new experience for many of us.  As you navigate from in-person to hybrid learning, come join us as we help you master the skills necessary to succeed in your classes. We will be walking you through step-by-step on how to use G Suite and your Chromebook.  

    November 20, 2020 at 6:00PM
    Schoology Introduction
    Description:   In this parent webinar we will walk you through the online learning management system that we are using called Schoology. In this session, we will show you how to support your child as they navigate their Schoology account, how to see what is due, how to view the calendar and missing assignments, how to view and send messages, and a bit about the grade book.

    November 19, 2020 6PM
    GSuite/Chromebook Review (including ClassLink)
    Description:  As a parent or guardian, you're trying to juggle working from home while simultaneously helping your children with remote learning. In some ways, you have become a Teacher's aid and this can be overwhelming, confusing, and frustrating at times.  We want to help set you up for success with a few parent webinars. We will be walking you through step-by-step how to use G Suite and your Chromebook.

    November 18, 2020 6:00PM
    Navigating the Parent and Student Portal
    Description:  Learn the basic steps to set up a parent and student portal account and how to navigate to find important information like class schedules and grades

    English
    Student/Parent Portal Presentation
    Student/Parent Portal Recording 
    Español
    Presentación del portal para estudiantes / padres
    Grabación del portal para estudiantes / padres

    GSuite/Chromebook Introduction  Part 1 (including ClassLink)
    As a parent or guardian, you're trying to juggle working from home while simultaneously helping your children with remote learning. In some ways, you have become a Teacher's aid and this can be overwhelming, confusing, and frustrating at times.  We want to help set you up for success with a few parent webinars. We will be walking you through step-by-step on how to use G Suite and your Chromebook.

    English
    GSuite/Chromebook Session 1 - English Presentation 

    GSuite/Chromebook Session 1 - English Recording
    Español
    GSuite / Chromebook Session 1 - español presentacion
    GSuite / Chromebook Session 1 - grabación en español

    September 30, 2020 6PM
    Home  to School Connection:  Communication: Schoology and Remind 
    In this final parent webinar, we will show you how to communicate using both Schoology and Remind.  You will learn how to set up your Remind account, download the app, and how to navigate messages in Schoology.
    English
    Schoology and Remind  - English Presentation 
    Schoology and Remind - English Recording
    Español
    Schoology and Remind  - Presentacion en español 
    Schoology and Remind  - Grabación en español