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Parent University

Fremont School District 79 is excited to introduce Parent University, an opportunity to further connect our Fremont families to their students' educational experience. In partnership with the PTO, the District is offering programming on a variety of topics related to the District's goals that might interest our parent community.

This year's focus will be on student safety, math, social-emotional health and wellness, technology use, and more. It is not required to RSVP, however, we ask that you please do so if you plan to take advantage of childcare, which will be provided by Fremont Middle School students for individuals ages 3+.

We sincerely hope that you will take advantage of these engagements to strengthen our partnership.

Previous Events/Resources

Parents' Guide to School Safety ALICE Drills (Sept. 26)
In order to be properly prepared in the event of human-caused emergencies such as crimes of violence, Fremont School District 79 students and staff participate in ongoing ALICE training. District administrators, along with representatives from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, will outline what students and staff are taught to do, while providing tips to parents on how to discuss these serious topics in an age-appropriate manner with their children.
Presentation SlidedeckALICE Drills Parent FAQs"I'm Not Scared...I'm Prepared!"

Supporting our Children in their Hardest Moments (Oct. 16)
Our children are struggling emotionally in unprecedented ways and often, as parents, we struggle to know how to respond to their most challenging moments. Over the past several years, research has helped us understand these challenging moments better and have given us new tools to help our children when they are struggling. Psychologist and educator, Dr. Doug Bolton, will provide us with new ways to understand children's meltdowns and provide us with strategies for supporting them in their hardest moments.

School Bus Safety (National School Bus Safety Week, Oct. 16-20)

Internet Safety and Cyber Security (Nov. 14)
Now more than ever, individuals are susceptible to a variety of potential dangers and threats when it comes to the internet and cyber security. Lt. Sara Balmes of the Lake County Sheriff’s Office will lead a presentation with information about a variety of apps, in addition to providing parents tips as their students navigate social media.

Fremont Parent Book Club (10/13, 10/27, 11/10, 12/1, 12/15, 1/12, 1/26)
Join Liz Weldon (Social Worker), Amanda Foster (School Psychologist) and Amy Calkins (Social Worker) as they discuss "Parenting Outside the Lines" by Meghan Leahy.

FSD79 Math Night (Jan. 19)
Come and learn more about our new K-5 math resource, Imagine Learning Illustrative Mathematics. Participants will receive an overview of why the District chose this resource and how it supports children’s learning. There also will be the chance to engage in some hands-on activities that replicate the experiences of our students. Time will also be spent on how families can help their math learners at home.
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Families Feeling Equipped to Support Their Children’s Mental Health (March 6)
Jacqueline Rhew will lead a presentation for families to feel equipped to support their children’s mental health. There will be a focus on providing critical social and emotional support for children and teens, including building their self-confidence and empathy for others. Parents will learn how to help their child(ren) manage their feelings, problem solve, and engage in their education. Key strategies for parents to help foster engagement, model healthy coping skills, and develop a deeper connection with their child will also be shared. Jacqueline will also share tips to enhance the mindset of performers, athletes, and high achievers, increasing mental performance. 

Standards-Based Grading (April 15)
District administrators shared key components related to standards-based grading implementation and what it means for our students, including insights related to determining grades, gradebook (TeacherEase) navigation, and a host of additional resources.
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