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Parent & Community Involvement Specialist

 Parent & Community Involvement Specialist

Contact Information

Sharlisa Byrd

Parent & Community

Involvement Specialist


Phone: 408-347-3842



My office is located in the Library( Parent Center)




phone: (408) 347-3841


phone: (408) 347-3977


phone: (408) 347-3844


phone: (408) 347-3982


Social Worker

Yvonne Gunter


Is our wonderful social worker. If any of our students are in need of any support services. She is is located in E2, the Student Support Center. Drop in and say hello. 



Student Support Center

Parent Connection and Meetings

ELAC Meeting- Tuesday September 5, 2017, L-Building 6 pm

1st Tuesday Workshop- Tuesday September 5, 2017, L-Building 6:30 pm

Face & Heart Parent Program- Wednesday September 6, 2017, Library at 6 pm 6-8 pm. 

Basic Computer Training Tuesday September 12, 2017 room, E9 

Back to School Night (BTK)- Wednesday September 13, 2017

School Site Council Tuesday September 19th, room E2 

Parent Empowerment Conference Saturday, September 30th, 2017 8am to 1:00 at Evergreen High School




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Parent Involvement

Piedmont Hills, Where Parent Engagement Matters!

2017 Parent Empowerment Conference


East Side Union High School District

    Annual Parent Empowerment Conference


SATURDAY, September 30, 2017

Conference Time & Location:

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Evergreen Valley High School

3300 Quimby, San Jose, CA, 95148



We will have Panel Discussions, Breakout Sessions, Resource Tables and Prizes & Giveaways      




WORKSHOPS: in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese 

  • College Entrance Requirements
  • Financial Aid and Scholarships
  • Advanced Placement (AP) Courses
  • How to Succeed in High School
  • Study Skills and Test-Taking Strategies
  • Drugs, Gangs, and Alcohol Prevention
  • School Loop Registration and Email Training
  • Effective Communication Skills
  • Safe Use of Social Media
  • Common Core Standards
  • How to Get Involved in the School Decision-making Process
  • How to Support Teen Mental, Social, and Emotional Heath 


Quote of the Month

Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers.

                            - Alfred Lord Tennyson

The Pirate Parents News Page

Hello my name is Sharlisa Byrd. I am Piedmont Hills High School's new Parent and Community Involvement Specialist. I am here to serve you.  Please think of me as your personal concierge. This page will provide a helpful tool for parents and the community to learn about current events, hot topics,and parent involvement opportunities. Parents and community members will find this newsletter a great way to learn about our school and to stay connected.

Our goal is to build an investment of trust, communication and parent relations that will last generations. We want to create an environment of parent awareness that will cultivate and produce a cultural academic atmosphere that will flourish and honor the wonderful ethnic and linguistic diversity that reflects the students of Piedmont Hills.

I look forward to meeting each and everyone of you. If anyone has any questions I can be reached at 408-347-3842. My office is located in D9a


So on behave of Piedmont Hills High School, Please relax and enjoy  the 2016-2017 school year.

Our Services

We are here to serve you. 


  • Referrals/resources
  • Site/facilities tours
  • Pre-conferences
  • Information on community services in the area
  • Advocacy skills (Workshops)
  • Workshops 
  • Assistance in filling out forms
  • Parent advocacy
  • Family health & wellness seminars
  • Community partnerships
  • Drop-in availability




Dear Parents,


The new school year is off and running. My name is Sharlisa Byrd and I am your Parent and Community Involvement Specialist. Please think of me as your personal school concierge. I am here to serve and connect the parents, community and the school site. I want to welcome each and every one of you to a brand new school year. I am here to assist you, in any way possible. Whether, it is attendance issues, academics, resources or any other school related concerns. I am here to support you and your student's needs.


I invite you to visit me here at Piedmont Hills High School. My office is located in the Library, in the Parent Center. Feel free to call me, email or come by the office. I am available Monday – Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. I offer extended hours on Tuesdays. If you have not done so, please register for a school loop account at If you are in need of any assistance in registering please contact me. I also encourage you to fill out a free and reduced lunch form. I have them in my office, they are also available in the attendance office.  We would like to have an application from each and every household, whether you feel you qualify are not. It allows us the opportunity to gain more funding for our school site.  A reminder every Wednesday we have a collaboration schedule. This means your student will be released early. If they have a first period start they will be released at 12:14 pm. If they have a second period start, they will be released at 12:55 pm.

I would like to personally invite all of our parents and community to become an integrated part of our school. We will be providing workshops and trainings for all of our families. We offer parent workshops every First Tuesday of each month. Our Parent Booster Club needs parents to become actively involved. They meet every 2nd Tuesday of each month. If you would like more information on the Parent Booster Club, please visit their website or contact Jana Taylor. There will be numerous chances to volunteer and become an essential part of your student's education. It has been empirically proven that parents that are involved in their children’s school environment have more successful outcomes with their children educational experience.

Finally, please Save the Dates.

·         Every 1st Tuesday of each month we have our first Tuesday Parent Workshops. The topics change monthly. I will keep you up to date on the topics. Our next meeting is September 05, 2017 at 6:30 pm in the L-Building. The topic will be High School and College testing.

·         Every First Tuesday at 6 pm we will have our ELAC meeting in the L-Building. I invite parents to please sign up for this committee.

·         Starting September 6, 2017 we will be having Face and Heart Strengthening Program. This program is based on empowering and strengthening the family and community to better assists parents and other extended family to raise and teach their children in A Family – Strengthening, Rebalancing and Community Mobilizing Process. This is a two hour 8 week course. Space is limited and you must sign up for this class.

·         Every Second Tuesday we will offer Basic computer training for families. This will begin September 12, 2017. Please email me directly if you plan on attending. Walk in’s are welcomed.

·         Wednesday September 13, 2017 at 6 pm is Back to Scholl Night (BTK). Please come out and meet your student’s teachers.

·         The 3rd Tuesday for each month we have School Site Council. Our first meeting is on September 19, 2017 at 3:45 pm in room E2.

·         On September 30 2016 we will be having a District wide Parent Empowerment Conference at Evergreen High School from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm. Please take advantage of all of these wonderful opportunities.

I look forward to working with each and every one of you. Please do not hesitate to give me a call or send me an email with any questions or concerns. I am here to serve you.



Warmest Regards,


Sharlisa Byrd

Parent Community Involvement Specialist



Face and Heart Family Strengthening Program



Introducing a New Parent Support Program

Face and Heart Family Strengthening Program

  Cara y Corazón

à Do you feel disconnected from your son/daughter?

à Do you feel your having a hard time connecting with your child the way you would like?

à Do you want a better relationship with your child?


Well Help Is Here:

Face and Heart Strengthening Program is  based  on empowering and   strengthening the family and community to better assists    parents and other extended family to raise and teach their children in A Family – Strengthening, Rebalancing and Community Mobilizing Process. This is a two hour 8 week course.

Space is limited. Please call or email Sharlisa Byrd directly to sign up at 408.347.3842 or




Program begins Wednesday

 September 6, 2017— October 25, 2017





Free Computer Classes

Piedmont Hills

High School

Parent Engagement Brings to You

Free Computer Classes


Computer Classes Will Resume in August


Every 2nd Tuesday of the month, basic computer training

from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.



All classes and training will take place in the computer lab.( room E9) . For more information or to sign up contact:

Sharlisa Byrd at 408.347.3842,





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School Loop


Please join our private online learning community-School Loop. It is an easy and quick process that will allow us to all work together to help students succeed.

You will get a email every weekday with a list of all homework assigned. After your child has logged into school Loop, you can also login to your own custom homepage with easy access to the classrooms, Websites and teachers. Students can get homework help, check archived assignments,communicate with each other and their teachers. Please visit to register for a free School Loop email specifically relating to your child, their schedule, homework, and news.

If you have any questions or problems setting up your account, please give me a call. 

Volunteers Greatly Appreciated

Hello Parents,

Parent volunteers offer a huge resource and support base for the school community while showing their students the importance of participating in the larger community. Not only will the school reap the benefits of your involvement — you will, too. By interacting with teachers, administrators, and other parents on a regular basis, you'll gain a firsthand understanding of your child's daily activities. We have many areas where we are in need of volunteers. There are Parent Booster Club events, AVID parent meetings, the ELAC committee, our 50th Anniversary committee and workshops for other parents. We welcome English as a second language assistance. We invite and encourage our parents to become an active part of our community. Volunteers please Sign up here

Parent Resources


Parents. The Anti-Drug:  Parents needing information and reliable advice about teen drug and alcohol abuse can find assistance at:


Common Sense Media Use: Parents say their #1 health concern is overuse of media, even more than drinking or smoking. Are you struggling with this issue with your teen? Find information and answers at 


Monitor Cell Phone, Text Message and Computer Use: Consider using software to monitor your child's computer and cell phone use for their safety. A number of software companies offer these services; here is one: 


FBI Internet Safety Tips:


Cyber Bullying: Find out what it is, how it works, know the law, prevention and take actoin. Infrmation for both pareents and teens at:

          Consider committing to the Family Media Contract: Family Media Contract


Teen Self Injury--Cutting: Upwards of 1/3 of teen girls and some boys as well engage in this unhealthy behavior that has its roots in a number of emotional problems. This website can be very helpful in finding information, support and resources:


Teen Depression Information and Support: Understanding teen depression 


Stressed-Out Teens: Help your student deal with the pressure they feel they are under to get good grades and manage their busy activity schedule to get into a first rate college.


211: Resources for housing, healthcare, support groups, food and more throughout the Bay Area. Dial 211 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with multi-lingual assistance. It's a free call for non-emergencies.


511: Public transportation information for the Bay Area. Dial 511--FREE call--or go on the web at

Non-Discrimination Statement

East Side Union High School District prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation and bullying in educational programs, activities, or employment on the basis of actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, parental, pregnancy, family or marital status, or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. East Side Union High School District requires that school personnel take immediate steps to intervene when safe to do so when he or she witnesses an act of discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying.

Questions or complaints of alleged discrimination, harassment, intimidation and bullying or title IX equity and compliance concerns should be directed to the Office of the Associate Superintendent of Instructional Services at (408) 347- 5061 or 830 N. Capitol Ave, San Jose, Ca 95133.

Declaración Contra la Discriminación

El Distrito Escolar Unificado de Preparatoria East Side prohíbe la discriminación, el acoso, la intimidación y el abuso en los programas educativos, las actividades o el empleo por causas de ascendencia real o percibida, edad, color de la piel, discapacidad, género, identidad de género o expresión de género, nacionalidad, raza u origen étnico, religión, sexo, orientación sexual, estado de paternidad, embarazo o estado familiar o civil o asociación con una persona o grupo de personas con una o más de estas características reales o percibidas. El Distrito Escolar Unificado de Preparatoria East Side requiere que el personal escolar tome los pasos necesarios inmediatamente para intervenir cuando sea seguro hacerlo en caso de ser testigos de un acto de discriminación, acoso, intimidación o abuso.

Las preguntas o quejas de acusaciones de discriminación, acoso, intimidación y abuso o las preocupaciones sobre la igualdad y el cumplimiento de la ley con relación al artículo IX del Código de Educación deben ser dirigidas a la Oficina del Asistente del Superintendente para los Servicios de Enseñanza al (408) 347-5061 o a la siguiente dirección: 830 N. Capitol Ave, San José, Ca 95133.

Tuyên Bố Không Phân Biệt Đối Xử

(Non-Discrimination Statement)

Học Khu Trung Học East Side nghiêm cấm mọi hành vị kỳ thị, quấy nhiễu, hăm dọa và bắt nạt trong các chương trình giáo dục, các hoạt động hoặc trong công việc không được đặc trên cơ sở về tổ tiên, chủng tộc hoặc sắc tộc, tôn giáo, giới tính, khuynh hướng tình dục, cha mẹ, người mang thai, gia đình, hoặc tình trạng hôn nhân, hoặc liên hệ với một người hoặc một nhóm với nhiều điểm thực tế hoặc đặc điểm về nhận thức. Học Khu Trung Học East Side đòi hỏi nhân viên nhà trường phải tiến hành ngay các biện pháp can thiệp một cách an toàn khi họ chứng kiến các hành vi kỳ thị, quấu rối, hăm dọa hoặc bắt nạt.

Nếu có các câu hỏi hoặc khiếu nạo về sự phân biệt đối xử, sách nhiễu, hăm dọa và bắt nạt hoặc liên quan đến Title IX sự công bằng và tuân thủ các điều này xin qúy vị liên lạc với Văn phòng Phó Tổng Giám Đốc Đặc Trách Giáo Dục tại số điện thoại (408) 347-5061 hoặc địa chỉ 830 N. Capitol Ave, San Jose, CA 95133.