Families Connected is 75 Schools Strong!
About the Partner School concept
Each Families Connected Partner District or School has it’s own unique Families Connected wellness logo and webpage that they use to connect their school community with the wellness resources they personally provide to their students, as well as to connect their parent populations with the broader resources available on the Families Connected website.
Current Families Connected Partner Districts, Schools in the South Bay Include:
Manhattan Beach Unified School District - MCHS Families Connected, the SBFC Partner school pilot project, was est. August 2015. MBMS Families Connected, serving the middle school was est. May 2016. Together these two projects serve all 7 MBUSD schools in the district.
Rolling Hills Prep & Renaissance Schools - RUHS & Ren Families Connected was est. May 2016 and serves 2 schools.
Palos Verdes High School - PVPUSD Families Connected was est. November 2016 and serves all 18 schools
Redondo Beach Unified School District - RBUSD Families Connected was est. January 2017. In May of 2017 it was expanded to RBUSD Families Connected serving all 14 schools.
Hermosa Beach City School District - HBCSD Families Connected was est. August 2017 and serves 2 schools.
American Martyrs Catholic School - Martyrs Families Connected was est. August 2017.
Chadwick School - Chadwick Families Connected launched September 2017 and serves elementary school parents through High School.
Torrance Unified School District - TUSD Families Connected launched November 2017 and serves 31 schools.
Families Connect Partners Districts and Schools Nationally
The Families Connected Partner District and School concept is now available to schools throughout the United States. To inquire about that option, please complete the form at the bottom of this page.
Families Connected Partner School Co-Founders
Each South Bay Families Connected Partner School has a co-founder who was directly involved in the implementation of the project at that site. All co-founders provide ongoing input regarding the resources and information curated on the SBFC website.
MCHS Families Connected -- Ellen Rosenberg, Manhattan Beach Unified School District Board Member & Sandi Gleason, Former Mira Costa High School PTA President, with support from Mike Matthews, MBUSD Superintendent, for the project to be expanded district-wide.
MBMS Families Connected -- Ann Marie Whitney, former Manhattan Beach Middle School PTA Co-Presidents
MBUSD Elementary Schools -- Lisa Schlager, parent, and Jen Fenton, past Robinson School PTA President
RHP and Ren Families Connected -- David Maher, Head of Schools, Rolling Hills Prep and Renaissance Schools
RBUSD Families Connected -- Dr. Nikki Wesley, Director of Student Services, Redondo Beach Unified School District
HBCSD Families Connected -- Kim Taylor, Principal Hermosa Valley School
PVPUSD Families Connected -- Linsey Gotando, Executive Director, Secondary School, Palos Verdes Peninsula School Unified District --
Martyrs Families Connected -- Monica Lucenti, parent, American Martyrs Catholic School
Torrance Unified School District - Nancy Guitierez, Parent/Community Engagement/Homeless/Foster Liaison
Partner schools receive their own customized Families Connected logo and website and program, choosing from a number of components those that best meet their individual objectives for teen wellness and substance use prevention. To talk with a SBFC outreach coordinator, please fill out the form below, or email email@example.com.
We invite you to be a part of our Families Connected community… because we’re all in this together.