Distance Learning Tips
  • If students in the same class are podding up, and sit close to one another, the feedback from the two computers can be super distracting to the group. One mic must be turned off when the other is on.

  • Try to point your child’s chromebook at a blank wall. If the camera takes in the full view of the room, everyone in the Google Meet is also taking in the full view of the room and the comings and goings of other family members.

  • Consider having your child use a headset with a microphone. Parent phone calls, work conference calls, and home conversations at times are getting picked up by the internal microphones.

  • All technology related support should go to, for Chromebook assistance contact


Troubleshooting Chromebook Issues:

Chromebook Optimization for Distance Learning


Technology Tutorials For Families:

What is Seesaw? Introduction for Families

Schoology Tutorial For Parents To Access Student Accounts

Contacts For Technology Help Needs: - All things chromebook - All things Schoology related - All things Seesaw related - All things related to Infinite Campus, our student information system

Looking to Volunteer?

Many hands make light work! Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Havens! There are a variety of volunteer opportunities available throughout the year. Given the current hybrid/distance learning environment, volunteer needs are constantly evolving. Please see Highlights and your class Slack channel for current volunteer opportunities


​Piedmont SERVES coordinates various opportunities for elementary kids in Piedmont to contribute. Working together, they connect local concerns with global issues and gain an awareness of others. All this will serve them now and years later as they transition out of school and into the adult world!

To learn more, check out SERVES

Click here to sign up to help with supply pick up's on Mondays.

Click here for all volunteer information

After School Enrichment


Our volunteer-run program provides fun and engaging after-school classes for your Havens students. We are also proud to contribute all profits from ASE into the Havens Parents Club general fund, helping with initiatives such as classroom support, teacher professional development & student STEAM materials. All classes are virtual at this time. 

Click link for more information: After School Enrichment

Before and After School Care


Schoolmates is a fee-based program that provides before and after school child care for elementary school aged children (grades K - 5) during the academic school year and full day care during the summer and vacation periods. Schoolmates classrooms are located at each of the three elementary schools in Piedmont: Beach, Havens and Wildwood. A licensing packet is required to enroll into the Schoolmates program. New families can stop by their designated Schoolmates site to complete a licensing packet and receive instructions for online registration. For more information regarding Schoolmates, please contact send an email to or call (510) 420-3070. Click here for more info.



Havens Dad's Club

Join the Dads Club to connect with other dads at Havens! 


We host a number of fun events throughout the year, including a Welcome Dads BBQ, the Spring Swing dance, and our tentpole community fundraiser, HDC Poker Night (which brings together 100+ players from across Piedmont).


HDC events have funded many school improvements, including the campus mural, classroom Chromebooks, teacher professional development, and outdoor gear (look for the big blue blocks during recess). 


Joining this group is a fun way to support our kids and get involved. Please email the Havens Dads Club president, Roger Tsai, at to learn more.


The Education Speaker Series (ESS) returns for the 2020-2021 school year with an exciting mix of programs related to raising healthy children and young adults.

The perils of social media, teen alcohol, tobacco, and drug use, and other hot topics in the parenting world are on tap for this year’s Piedmont Education Speaker Series.


All events will be from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm on Zoom video conference.  For each Zoom event you will receive a personalized registration link approximately 1 week before each event. All events are on Tuesdays. Subscriptions will be available to purchase the first week in August during online registration on the Piedmont Store; Contact  with any questions.

TUES SEP 15, 7:30 PM

HOW TO BE AN ALLY-A panel from Piedmont Black Student Union and Rosalind Wiseman discuss how we make an inclusive community where everyone feels a sense of belonging.

WED OCT 13, 7:30 PM

PANDEMIC PARENTING AND THE ART OF SCREEN TIME- Anya Kamanetz will share proven strategies to reframe, reset, and make your family life easier right now.

TUE OCT 27, 7:30 PM

OPEN THE DOOR TO RICH DISCOVERY, BETTER MEMORY AND MORE FUN IN NATURE-John Muir Laws shares how we can help children become more astute observers, curious explorers, and creative thinkers.

TUE JAN 26, 7:30 PM

POSITIVE BODY ESTEEN AND HEALTHER RELATIONSHIPS WITH FOOD-Dr. Ariel Trost, Piedmont mom and clinical psychologist will offer practical and evidence-based guidance on building lifelong body trust in children.

TUE FEB 9, 7:30 PM

BOYS & SEX-Peggy Orenstein will discuss her work revealing how high school and college boys understand and negotiate the new rules of physical and emotional intimacy in a changing world--and how parents can best guide their choices.

TUE MAR 23, 7:30 PM

HOW TO RAISE SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE-Helping kids find their own path. Esther Wojcicki offers a formula for raising successful people: Trust, Respect, Independence, Collaboration & Kindness.

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