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 433-2803
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 at
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 all students.