Parent University wraps up third year with final session

Parent University, the Houston Independent School District program offering guidance and resources for parents of district students, has wrapped up its third year of workshops.

This year, all sessions were held virtually due to social distancing protocols. Parent University was created to offer practical information to create successful academic careers as well as safe and healthy environments at home and at school. Each session highlights internal and external resources available to all HISD students and parents.

“Our district remains committed to ensuring our families and students have the information, resources, and supports they need to assist their students,” said Candice Castillo, Executive Director of Equity and Outreach. “These challenging times have made it even more crucial to provide families with the information they need to navigate our current environment.”

All sessions are available at

  • October 2020 – Family Engagement 
  • November 2020 – Digital Citizenship 
  • January 2021 – School Level(s) Transition 
  • March 2021 – Non-Academic Supports Offered in HISD
  • April 2021 – Supporting Your Child’s Social and Emotional Needs

In addition to information about HISD Programming and resources, attendees also received information and resources from community partners ranging from library resources to mental health and workforce resources.

Families interested in receiving learning toolkits with activities and resources can sign-up at, while supplies are available. The learning toolkits will be mailed May 2021.

In order to tailor these sessions to parents’ needs, feedback is highly valuable. Please fill out the follow following survey with any feedback: