welcome to family education events

  • The San Mateo Union High School District and all of its schools host numerous family education events throughout the year. From college planning to teenage mental health, from how to help your teen navigate their four years of high school to how to address substance abuse, we have family education events on important relevant teen topics. These events will help you and your teen flourish as a family through these important development years. They are accessible to people of all abilities. And very importantly, they are often free to very low cost.

    We hope you join us for as many of these family events as possible.

Upcoming and Recorded Events

  • Virtual Webinar: What Every Parent Needs to Know About Vaping
    Presented by San Mateo Foster City School District and San Mateo Union High School District

    Presenter: Bonnie Halpern-Felsher, PhD, FSAHM

    Dr. Halpern-Felsher is a Professor in the Division of Adolescent Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Stanford University, and the founder and executive director of the Tobacco Prevention Toolkit and the Cannabis Awareness and Prevention Toolkit. She is a developmental psychologist with additional training in adolescent and young adult health. Her research focuses on understanding and reducing adolescent risky behavior. Her research, committee, and advocacy work have been instrumental in setting policy at the local, state, and national level.


    • Current trends in youth vaping/ tobacco use
    • How to recognize the latest devices
    • How youth tobacco use impacts health and brain development
    • Signs of nicotine addiction
    • Tips for discussing the topic of vaping with your child

    Join the virtual webinar:
    Wednesday, October 21, 2020
    7-8 p.m. 

    Spanish translation provided.

    Register on Eventbrite by Monday, October 19.

    How COVID-19 Impacts College Admissions

    Watch the September 15 recording.


    • Campus closings
    • SAT cancellations
    • Online instruction

    In this webinar, Collegewise experts will separate fact from fiction and give parents the information they need to make critical upcoming decisions. We’ll discuss everything from adjusting SAT/ACT timelines to learning more about colleges when you can’t visit in-person. Join us for this conversation on college admissions and the power of perspective and keeping the focus on what you can control in these challenging times. 

    Student Success in Distance Learning

    Watch the September 1 recording

    Presentation: English|Spanish

Types of Events

  • District-Sponsored Events
    These events are sponsored by the District and are open to everyone in the District.

    Districtwide PTO Events
    These events are presented by a school site PTO but are open to everyone in the District

    There are currently no Districtwide PTO events on the calendar. 

    Family Engagement Events
    These events are organized by the school site Family Engagement Coordinators and are open to everyone in the District. 

    Community Events
    These events are not affiliated with the District but are of interest to our parent/guardian community.