Virtual Parent University session set for Oct. 20 to focus on family engagement 

The Houston Independent School District will host its next virtual Parent University workshop from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 20.

The theme of the second session will be “Family Engagement.” The workshop will begin with a general session followed by virtual breakout sessions that will include information on district programs, parent engagement, community resources, and how parents can become active partners in the successful education of their children.  

Throughout the 2020-21 school year, Parent University virtual workshops will take place on a monthly basis: 

  • Tuesday, Nov. 17 – Digital Citizenship  
  • Tuesday, Jan. 19 – School Level(s) Transition  
  • Tuesday, Feb. 16 – Non-Academic Supports Offered in HISD
  • Tuesday, April 20 – Supporting Your Child’s Social and Emotional Needs

This districtwide initiative was launched in September 2018 with a mission of connecting HISD parents and children to resources that support successful academic careers, as well as safe and healthy environments at home and at school.   

All HISD families are encouraged to attend. A variety of community resources will be available for parents. Registration and more information for each event can be found at