Parental Engagement Programs
Positive adult relationships are critical in the ongoing development of youth. Pinelands SBYS encourages these important connections by hosting various events/programs that include adult role models. The following events are provided each school year:
“Grab Your Dad Day”: Adult male role model event where PRSD students are encouraged to ask an adult male role model for a light complimentary breakfast and conversation. This event occurs in September.
“Mom -n- Me Day”: Adult female role model event where PRSD students are encouraged to ask an adult female role model for a light complimentary breakfast and conversation. This event occurs in May.
Family Workshop: SBYS holds a 7 week educational program utilizing the nationally recognized and award winning Strengthening Families curriculum. This family workshop is open to parents/guardians and their 11 – 14 year old children that attend Pinelands or one of its sending districts. Each session begins with a complimentary dinner. For more information on the Family Workshop please contact Janel Gonzales at 296-3106, extension 4470 or
YOUthrive Action Team: Students enhance their leadership and decision making skills through various activities. Students help SBYS promote numerous awareness campaigns throughout the school year as well as meet regularly to discuss teen driven topics. Students are also encouraged to participate in volunteer opportunities we make available.
Mentoring program: Transition program designed to assist 8th grade students with their transition to HS. HS students are encouraged to fill out an application if interested in becoming a mentor to incoming freshman.
7th Grade Already?!: Two day transition program offered in the summer for incoming 7th grade students. Program also includes an hour long parent/caregiver informational session.
Classroom Presentations: SBYS works closely with teachers to provide classroom presentations that enhance and support current curriculum.