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    FAMILY SUPPORT PROGRAM

    The Seattle Public Schools Family Support Program is committed to reducing barriers to academic success by linking students and their families with needed community resources. Our mission is to inspire and motivate Seattle Public School children to succeed academically and social emotionally.  

    The Goals of the Family Support Program is to help ensure that we:

    • Leverage family engagement and support to increase student achievement, sense of belonging and improve graduation rates. (Strategic Plan Goal 1 Ensure educational excellence and equity for every student)

    • Partner with school staff and community partners for the success of students on issues related to reading achievement and attendance (Strategic Plan Goal 3 Strengthen School, family and community engagement)

    We accomplish this when we know each student by story, strength and need

    We Involve Families in their Child’s Education

    • encourage families to be involved with their child’s education

    • work together with school staff, parents and community members to improve students’ academic achievement

    • assist families with accessing culturally appropriate school and community resources

    • make home visits to discuss the child’s social, emotional and academic progress

    • provide support for referrals to medical, social/emotional counseling, tutoring, mentoring and other services

    • help coordinate family, school and community events

    We Prepare Students for Academic and Social Emotional Success

    • collaborate with school staff to ensure academic and social emotional success for all children

    • work with students and families to support attendance

    • provide basic need support

    • provide case management and wrap around service delivery between student, family, school staff, and community organizations.

    • assist Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) team with coordination of services supporting the student/family

    We Connect Families with Community Resources

    • provide access to basic needs supports; such as food, clothing, housing resources, utilities, medical, dental and vision care     

    • assist families in accessing counseling and health support services

    • provide access to tutoring, mentoring and after school programs

    • connect families with SPS and community translators and interpreters

    • provide families with access to educational, vocational and employment information

    • provide assistance to children and families who are in crisis situation

    For more information about the Family Support Program

    please call 206-252-0950

     School contact information is available in our Seattle Public School Directory.


    The Family Support Program is funded by the City of Seattle’s Families & Education Levy

     

    Contact Us

    Alesia Jessie
    Family Support Program Manager
    amjessie@seattleschools.org
    206-252-0950

             

     


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