What are your hopes and dreams for your children and the children
in your community?
That they become independent thinkers? Dedicated problem solvers?
Excellent communicators? That they are happy, healthy and have
fulfilling relationships with others? That they love school?
At SCUSD, we are committed to providing schools that are safe,
caring places for children to enjoy learning, be intellectually
challenged, make lasting friendships and master essential
standards of learning.
SSHS operates 20 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.
Please contact Ms. Nailah, Pacific Elementary’s Coordinator at
The office of Parent Engagement & Training has a full schedule of
parentworkshops this fall. The Parent Leadership
Pathway workshops are offered over the course of 10 weeks,
and are provided at no cost to the school or the participants.
The commitment from the school is merely to provide space. The
facilitator will bring in all materials, child care,
interpretation where needed, and a light snack.
The Family and Community Engagement Office, Department of Parent
Engagement and Training provides training, information and
technical assistance to assist all SCUSD schools in the creation
of effective school-family partnerships. The FACE Office supports
families and schools in building capacity for achievement focused
family engagement through the following programs:
In July 2011, SCUSD launched a comprehensive bullying prevention
program focused on reducing bullying and harassment of students
district-wide. The program is designed to address the issue of
bullying systemically and follows the district’s strategic plan
on bullying prevention developed in August 2011.
The SCUSD School Board also adopted an Anti Bullying policy in
June 2011 to help ensure a caring and nondiscriminatory learning
environment for all students.
What if the most important adults in a child’s life were on the
same page, working together toward the student’s success? Parent
Teacher Home Visits build relationships, skills, and engagement
for families, educators, and students from pre-K to 12th grade.
We were started by parents, community organizers and teachers in
order to stop the cycle of blame and catalyze real relationships
between home and school — all in support of our common
goal, our kids’ success.
If you would like to participate in Pacific’s Home Visit Project,
contact your child’s teacher.
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.
For more information, please contact the Health Services Office
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.
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