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Family Engagement Unit

Santa Barbara Unified School District Family Engagement Unit

The Family Engagement Unit hotline provides bilingual support to district families from 7am to 7pm Monday through Friday with assistance in the following areas: technology, education, community resources and  socio-emotional support. Our liaisons also help families with the navigation and referral of various district departments. The Family Engagement Unit  can be reached via phone call or text message at 805-696-2701 or email at


Assistance provided:


Supporting  internet and hotspot access

Troubleshooting device and application issues


Communicating with school and office staff

Facilitating conversations between families and teachers

Community Resources

Providing updated information about community resources including food, housing, financial assistance and immigrant rights

Mental Health Services 

Helping families connect with teachers to create referral for school based services

Connecting families with community based services