• Image of family Welcome to the Bellflower Unified School District!  Take some time to explore the resources provided on this page. If after reading the information provided on this page, you still have questions, please contact your home school's Office for more information.

    Parent Tips and Reminders

    1. Get your shots.  Seventh through twelfth grade students must get their pertussis shots and must show proof of immunization to attend public and private schools this fall.  Administrators may allow unimmunized students to remain in school for 30 days after the start of school before meeting the vaccine requirement.  For more information, please visit Pertussis (Whooping Cough) Vaccine Requirement on the CDE Website.
    2. Get your sleep.  Doctors recommend children in the first through fifth grades get as much as 10 to 11 hours of sleep each night.  Lack of sleep can affect a child's ability to learn and may affect their immune systems.
    3. Have a healthy breakfast.  Hungry children do not learn as well as well-nourished ones.  If you don't have time to pack a healthy lunch, schools usually serve students well-balanced meals.  Low -income children may qualify for free and reduced-price meals.  Just fill out an application by visiting the Menus section to the left or you can fill out an application directly at your school.
    4. Stay active.  Keep children physically active with bike rides, basketball, and walkathons.  Studies show that physically active students have better classroom behavior and a better ability to learn and achieve.
    5. Avoid school absences.  Chronic absences are an early predictor of students dropping out of school.  This could affect their academic and career success.
    6. Read!  Reading to children calms them at bedtime and exposes them to language, sounds, new ideas, and the love of reading.  Create a comfortable, quiet, well-lit place to study in your house for older children, away from distractions like electronic devices and toys.  This will help them concentrate and absorb more of what they are trying to learn.
    7. Get to know your child's teacher.  This will help create a good line of communication to help avoid conflicts and misunderstandings about your child's education.
    8. Lend a hand.  Volunteer your time, raise money through booster clubs, and donate supplies to your local school.  In these tough economic times, schools have cut back severely.  Plus, the school and students benefit from parents who are actively engaged in their children's education.
    9. Drink plenty of water.  Many students have already started training for the high school sports season.  With temperatures often in the 90s, everyone needs to watch out for heat exhaustion.  The Centers for Diseas Control (CDC) and Prevention has created a free online course to prevent heat-related illness.  For the free course, please visit Health Studies: Heat Related Illness (HRI) Prevention on the CDC website.
    10. Spend quality time with your kids.  This helps in your children's development and happiness and helps recduce your own stress.

    Image of books on a shelf. Informational Reading Videos for Parents

    Please take a moment to review the video links below.

    Video 1:  Creating a Family Reading Habit • Inclúquele a su familia el hábito de la lectura

    Video 2:  Build Reading Skills and Comprehension • Promueva la lectura y comprensión

    Video 3:  Instill a Love of Reading in Your Child • Inculque en su hijo el amor por la lectura

    Video 4:  Motivating a Struggling Reader • Motiva a su hijo si tiene dificultades con la lectura

    Video 5:  Make Read-Alouds Come to Life • Haga que la lectura en voz alta cobre vida

    Video 6:  Connect Reading to Real Life • Relacione la lectura con la vida real