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Title I Parent Conference

Hope & Wellness:
Empowering Parents & Students During COVID-19

Title I virtual parent conference March 11th

You're invited to our VIRTUAL Title I Parent Conference!

Thursday, March 11, 2021
6:00 – 8:15 PM
Attend anywhere virtually via Zoom at https://esd123.zoom.us/j/84269815626

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For more information about the Title I Conference, contact David Orozco at 509-316-8332 or dorozco@esd123.org.

For more than a decade, ESD 123 has proudly partnered with our school districts to host the annual Title I Parent Conference.  The conference is designed specifically for parents of students in kindergarten through 12th grade. Gain ideas on how to support your children to be successful in school.

Come learn about...

  • Student engagement with virtual learning platforms
  • Overview of the Migrant Education Program (MEP) and what identification and recruitment looks like with Covid-19
  • Staying financially healthy in a pandemic
  • Resilience in the workplace while coping with COVID

With 2021 Keynote Speaker Savannah Navarro Kresse

Savannah KresseSavanna Navarro Kresse a Policy Associate in the Policy & Planning division at the Washington Student Achievement Council where she focuses on student engagement and expanding partnerships with the undocumented community. As a mother of four and advocate, Savanna uses her experiences growing up in the Yakima Valley and as a mother to guide her work to serve her community. Her background includes student leadership and advocacy at Washington State University Tri-Cities and serving as the Vice President of Diversity Affairs at the Washington Student Association.


All attendees must register!  The 2021 Title I Parent Conference will take place virtually via Zoom online on Thursday, March 11th from 6:00-8:15 PM. The conference is free to attend, and interpretation is available in Spanish and Arabic.

Registration Form / Forma de Inscripción

If you are unable to access these forms or need the materials in another format, please call David Orozco at 509-316-8332. 

Conference Agenda Overview

6:00-6:05 - Welcome
6:05-6:10 - Keynote Video
6:10-6:40 - Digital Readiness: Strategies for Parents and Caregivers
6:41-7:11 - Staying Financially Healthy in a Pandemic
7:12-7:42 - What is the Migrant Education Program (MEP)?
7:43-8:13 - Coping with Covid: Resilience in the workplace
8:13-8:15 - Raffle prizes

Presentation Descriptions

Digital Readiness -- Strategies For Parents and Caregivers

Presented by Guadalupe (Lupe) Echartea Ledesma and Penélope Mena (Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction - OSPI)

Participants will learn about digital readiness, the importance of knowing about digital platforms, how to prepare before and after for virtual school-parent meetings, and what questions to ask school staff.

Staying Financially Health in a Pandemic

Presented by Elena G. Huizar (Washington Office of the Attorney General)

Scammers often prey on the vulnerabilities of individuals and the COVID-19 outbreak has created an opportunity for scammers and identity thieves to prey on consumers. A representative from the Washington State Attorney General's Office will provide information about identity theft and scams, particularly those related to COVID-19, how you can protect yourself and your loved ones, and how to recover if your identity is stolen or you fall victim to a scam. An opportunity to ask questions will be provided.

What is the Migrant Education Program (MEP), and what does ID&R look like for Parents?

Presented by Carlos D. González (Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction - OSPI)

This session will provide an overview of the Migrant Education Program (MEP), the Identification and Recruitment (ID&R) of MEP, and the role of parents.

Coping with COVID-19: Behavioral Health Trends, Workforce Impacts, & Resources

Presented by Dr. Kira Mauseth (Seattle University and Behavioral Health Strike Team for the WA State Department of Health)

We are all impacted by COVID-19 in our daily lives in some ways that we may not recognize. This presentation will address the specifics about where we are on a larger scale with our Behavioral Health responses in the context of the pandemic as a natural disaster across the state, and how our brains and bodies function accordingly at home and in the workplace. We will discuss:

  • common neurological and physical responses at the current phase of the disaster response and recovery cycle
  • common symptoms and experiences
  • challenges over the next few months
  • what can be done to prevent burnout and increase resilience factors as we move into 2021

Specific ideas will be provided about how to communicate and interact more effectively with others in the context of COVID-19,and increase our own sense of strength and resilience.


Contact David Orozco, Migrant Family Engagement Specialist, at 509-316-8332 or dorozco@esd123.org.
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