Parents at Tommie Kunst Jr. High can learn new technology at school event

Posted at 4:02 PM, Sep 05, 2018

As kids at Tommie Kunst Junior High School in Santa Maria are kicking off the school year, their parents have a chance to learn some new things, as well.

On Thursday, Sept. 6, the school will host a technology literacy night for parents.

The event will focus on the appropriate use of social media and use of the school district’s Aeries software program which allows parents to check their child’s grades online, contact teachers, and check for homework assignments.

"We’re gonna have Chrome cards out and child care and translators and people to help them log in, create e-mail addresses, use each program and get at least started, so when they leave they have a good grasp of how to do it," said Dawn Elliot, Tommie Kunst Junior High Assistant Principal.

The workshop is scheduled to take place from 6-7 p.m. in the school’s multi-purpose room.

It’s the first of four parent education nights the school has planned for the year.