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Assistant to the Superintendent, Family And Community Engagement and Volunteerism

Deborah Vereen

Welcome to the Office of

Family And Community Engagement and Volunteerism





Click here to read the FACE Newsletter - Fall 2016


High Impact Family And Community Engagement And Volunteerism

What is High Impact Family EngagementAll engagement efforts initiated by the school district will: be relational (positive relationships between the home and the school will be developed and maintained); build capacity of families and staff members (providing education, support, and opportunities for families to be engaged as skills, talents, motivation, and abilities are developed) and be linked to learning (all engagement activities will be deeply connected to the growth and development of students)


Vision Statement

Each district family will partner with the Woodland Hills School District.


Mission Statement

The Woodland Hills School District will implement family engagement initiatives and best practice strategies closely linked to student learning and student achievement by continuously building capacity for the development of positive relationships between each family and staff members.  


Beliefs and Values

The Woodland Hills School District maintains a high regard for each family and upholds the belief that each family:

     1.     loves their child and wants the very best educational experience for him or her

     2.     possesses leadership potential and has a strong voice capable of:  

             a.     supporting their child’s learning and overall development;

             b.     encouraging the development of  positive academic identity;

             c.     monitoring their child’s time, behavior, boundaries, and resources;

             d.     modeling lifelong learning and enthusiasm for education;

             e.     advocating for improved learning opportunities for their child; and

             f.      collaborating with the school, district, and community on issues pertaining to

                            school improvement and reform          

     3.     has unique strengths that will be respected, accepted, affirmed, and celebrated within the

            Woodland Hills School District

     4.     is resourceful and resilient despite the adversity they encounter

H.U.G.S. (Helping Unconditionally by Giving SupportProgram

Click to learn more about volunteer opportunuites in the Woodland Hills School District


Parent University Cohort I

Parent University Cohort I - Winter 2017

The BFF Process

We celebrate opportunities to participate in home visits called the "Bonding Face-to-Face Process" to establish positive relationships with our families. 

First Annual Parent Camp, Saturday, October 8, 2016






Woodland Hills C.A.R.E.S.

(Connected And Resourceful Engagement with our Schools)


Title III:  ESL (English as a Second Language)

The following native languages are spoken by some of the students enrolled in our school district:

  • Arabic
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Persian
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
  • Vietnamese
  • Urdu
  • Afro-Asiatic (Other)
  • English (Barbados)
  • English (Jamaican)
  • Serbian

The ESL program is designed to increase the English proficency of non-English speaking students.