Student Support

Student Support Centers

Overview

SSHS operates 28 Student Support Centers at schools throughout the district to provide support to students who are struggling socially, emotionally, behaviorally and/or academically. At each center, a coordinator works closely with school staff to identify students in need of assistance. Once identified, social workers, family advocates, interns, and community partners work directly with students and parents to address issues that are of concern to them, drawing on other resources for additional support.

The Connect Center

Overview

The SCUSD Connect Center is a centralized Student Support Center that serves as a “gateway” to critical support services for students and families in our school district.  It offers an innovative solution to addressing the health, wellness and educational needs of SCUSD’s children, youth and families. This central hub is designed to increase coordination of services by providing a single, easily identifiable point of access and assistance to address the social, emotional, and health needs of all students.

The Connect Center

School Climate and Bullying Prevention

Overview

At SCUSD the physical and social/emotional safety of students is a top priority.  Media coverage and research alike have shown that bullying can be a real threat to student safety and academic success.  In response, SCUSD has developed a comprehensive approach to preventing, addressing, and intervening in bully behavior, helping keep students safe and ensure a healthy learning environment.

Homeless Services Program

Overview

The Homeless Services program supports the enrollment, attendance and achievement of homeless students to ensure they receive equal access to educational opportunities. Specific services include assistance in the following areas: school enrollment and attendance support services, records retrieval, school and hygiene supplies, health/immunization referrals, shelter/housing and community referrals, and education support services under McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act: Education for Homeless Children and Youths.

Monica McRho, Homeless Program Coordinator
Parker Family Resource Center & Homeless Services
(916) 277-6892

Mental Health, Crisis Response and Suicide Prevention

Overview

A variety of mental health services are available to students experiencing social or emotional difficulties that impact their health and school success.  Student Support and Health Services staff provide services directly to students and families and work with a wide array of community mental health providers.

Student Chronic Absence

Overview

With the support of district administrators, community partners, local funders and state policymakers, the Student Support & Health Services Department has been coordinating efforts to launch two pilot programs related to student chronic absence and attendance improvement. These projects focus on the use of school and community data to identify trends in student absence and points of intervention. 

Health Services

Overview

The mission of the Health Services Office is to provide school health programs which assist students, families and the community to reach optimal physical, mental and social health in order to succeed in school and in life.