Additional Supports are available to support your child and your families needs. Supports include:
Basic Needs- School supplies, hygiene kits, clothing and food.
Linkages to Dental, Medical, Mental Health and Vision services
Resource and Referral to local service agencies for Cal Works, Energy Assistance, Homeless Assistance Programs, Legal Aid, and WIC.
To determine if your child is eligible for these services, please complete this affidavit and return in to your school site or to Healthy Start Family Resource Center.
Students have rights to the following:
Immediate school enrollment which includes attending classes and participating fully in school activities, this includes Preschool even if they lack required documentation. They may continue to attend the school in which they were last enrolled. They may enroll if they are unaccompanied or a runaway youth without an adult.
For Preschool aged children- access to Head Start and early intervention programs.
Learners shall receive assistance from counselors to advise , prepare and improve readiness for college.
May receive transportation from their current residence back to their school of origin. If Family gains permanent residence they may continue in their school of origin until the end of the school year. They do not have the right to attend to attend the next matriculating school year. They must attend the school in the area they are temporarily residing.
Receive the same special programs and services provided to other children, special education, migrant education, vocational education, preschool and afterschool programs.
Credit Recovery- LEA’s must have procedures to identify and remove barriers that prevent youth from receiving partial credit for full or partial coursework satisfactorily completed while attending a prior school in accordance with state, local and school policies.
The McKinney-Vento Assistance Act
The McKinney-Vento Assistance Act defines homeless children and youth as individuals who:
Lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence
Share housing of other people due to loss of housing, crisis or economic hardship
Living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or campgrounds due to lack of alternative adequate accommodations
Living in emergency, transitional shelters, or domestic violence shelters
Living in cars, parks, public spaces, substandard housing, bus or train stations
Having a nighttime residence that is public or a private place not designed for ordinarily use as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings
Are awaiting foster care placement
Are migratory children who qualify as homeless
Unaccompanied youth and runaways (defined as a youth not in physical custody of a parent or guardian)