MissionTop of Page

The Mission of the District Parent Coordinators office is to achieve parent and student success by creating a welcoming environment and by providing a resource that promotes informed partnerships and collaboration.

Our philosophy is that all students are capable of succeeding and realizing their potential in an encouraging and nurturing, yet challenging learning environment. The entire school community is committed to raising standards, supporting co- and extra-curricular activities, applying learning to real-life experiences, and preparing all students to function productively in the post-secondary world and beyond.

From the District Parent CoordinatorTop of Page

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Welcome to our schools! We are so pleased that you are joining our family of learners. I will assist you in building a partnership in support of your child. Here at SUHSD, there are many people on our team - administrators, teachers, and support staff - who are all committed to ensure your child's academic success. We look forward to working together with you to provide wonderful years of learning and academic growth for your child.

We strive to include more of our parents in this partnership. Our schools, like our society, have become diverse and multi-cultural. Increasing parent involvement is imperative and can be accomplished by making it easier for parents whose lack of involvement is due, not to a lack of interest, but to time restrictions, language barriers and other circumstances. Promoting the development of positive, pro-active relationships between teachers and parents not only aids in cultivating a student's individual strengths, it helps to insure that everyone remains focused on the student.

One of the keys to your child's success will be your ongoing involvement in our school community. Throughout the school year, you will have opportunities to meet your child's teacher; participate in the SSC, PTSA, ELAC, DELAC and other parent groups; attend informative workshops in English and Spanish; and attend many events which we host to celebrate our students' success.

As the district parent coordinator, I am available to provide information, answer questions, help you access resources for you and your child, refer you to the appropriate site parent coordinator, and assist you on any issue that you or your child may encounter in school. In order to keep the lines of communication open, we highly suggest you to attend our parent workshops offered throughout the school year. Please feel free to come to my office located at 480 James Ave., Redwood City, or call me at 650.369.1411, Ext. 22293, or 650.207.5049. You may also e-mail me at cchavez@seq.org

Please also stop by just to say hello!


Carmina Chávez

District Parent Coordinator

Contact InformationTop of Page

Click the name to send an email message:
Chávez, Carmina
District Parent Coordinator
Ext. 22293 

2016 Summer Compass Parent WorkshopsTop of Page

The following District Parent Workshops are for incoming ninth grade parents and students who qualified for 2016 Summer COMPASS Program, and are not yet familiarized with the U.S. Educational System.

2015-16 Parent Workshop ScheduleTop of Page

Note: Time & date subject to change. Please call 650.369.1411 ext. 22293 to confirm

Partner Schools - Articulation WorkshopsTop of Page

The following District Articulation Parent Workshops are for incoming ninth grade parents and students who recently migrated to this country and/or have not yet familiarized with the U.S. Educational System.

Power Point PresentationsTop of Page

The following District Power Point presentation is for incoming ninth grade parents and students who recently migrated to this country and/or have not yet familiarized with the U.S. Educacional System.

Parent Teacher Association (PTA)Top of Page

The main role of the local PTSA/PTA is to build strong working relationships among parents, teachers and schools, in support of students. This can include recruiting and coordinating volunteers, providing special recognition in awards ceremonies or through other activities, organizing parent education events, planning teacher appreciation activities and much more.
  • Carlmont High School PTSA - Email
  • Menlo- Atherton High School PTA - Email
  • Sequoia High School PTSA - Email
  • Woodside High School PTA - Email
  • 17th District – San Mateo County PTA - Email

OverviewTop of Page

Bilingual Parent Coordinators & ELAC Facilitators
  • Carmina Chávez - District 650.369.1411 Ext. 22291
  • Lilly Quiñonez - Menlo-Atherton 650.322.5311 Ext. 50255
  • Maricela Lopez - Wooside 650.367.9750 Ext. 65323
  • Elvira Macias - Sequoia 650.367.9780 Ext. 60021
  • Irma Gomez - Carlmont 650.595.0210 Ext. 30000
  • Mayela Ramirez - Sequoia 650.367.9780 Ext. 63105
  • Lucero Renteria - Redwood 650.298.8876 Ext. 77313
  • Maria Jose Flockhart- EPAA 650.839.8900