Student Support Services

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The vision of IUSD Student Support Services Office is to transform, assist, and empower students, families, teachers, and administrators to renew a sense of personal and community agency to thrive. We strive to ensure that students reach high academic achievement and experience wellness and success.  
 
Student Support Services Office Staff
Dr. Scott Bastian
Director-Student Support Services
 
Kathleen Grigsby
Administrative Secretary
 
Serrano Barnes
Student Support Specialist
 
Krystyl Wright
District Licensed Clinical Social Worker
 
Yadalitl Preciado
ADA Attendance Clerk
 
Rosa Aguilar
CWA Technician
 
Subrina Miller
Community Liaison Specialist
 
 

 

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Inglewood Unified Launches Attendance Campaign:

Every Student. Every Day.

 

Student attendance is a top priority in Inglewood Unified School District this school year. We believe academic success begins with every student attending school every day. Throughout the year, students will be recognized for Excellent and Improved attendance. Share your attendance successes and celebrations using #EveryStudentEveryDay

 

 

Why Attendance Is Important

 

Research shows that:

  • For every one day missed, it takes a child three or more days to catch up.
  • Children who are chronically absent in preschool, kindergarten, and first grade are much less likely to read at grade level by third grade.
  • Students who cannot read at grade level by the end of third grade are four times more likely than proficient readers to drop out of high school.

It’s the Law (English and Spanish)

 

What is Excellent Attendance?

 

To maintain Excellent Attendance (96% or more), students must have less than 7 absences the entire school year.

 

Severely Chronically Absent
Chronically Absent At-Risk Excellent Perfect
Less than 87% 
87% - 90% 91% - 95% 96% - 99%  100%
24 or more absences
18 - 23 absences 8 - 17 absences 1-7 absences 0 absences

 

For more resources: www.attendanceworks.org 

 

 

To all  Parents and Foster Youth Students at Inglewood Unified School District:

 

Foster Students have the right to:

 

  • Remain in their school of origin
  • Immediate enrollment
  • Graduate under AB 167/216

 

If you are a Foster parent or a Foster Youth in need of:

  •  Transportation
  •  Social/Emotional support

 

Please ask for assistance and speak to your school’s Counselor. They will provide information where you can get the help you need.

Any student with a temporary, short-term disability that makes attendance in regular school or an alternative education program impossible or inadvisable must receive individual instruction provided by the student's school district (Education Code 48206.3 [b][2]). Students may be recommended for Home Hospital Services by the school principal if they have a medical condition or diagnosis that prevents them from attending school. The student must have a medical letter of recommendation from a licensed physician to support the recommendation for Home Hospital Services.  The school counselor will complete the Home Hospital Referral

Form and submit it to the Student Support Services / Child Welfare and Attendance Office.  If approved by the Director of Student Support Services / Child Welfare and Attendance, the student will be assigned to a Home Hospital teacher for a maximum of 5 hours of instruction per week at home, hospital or district facility.  Home Hospital Services will be provided per recommendation of a medical physician.  

The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (McKinney-Vento Act) (42 U.S.C. § 11431-11435) is federal legislation that ensures the educational rights and protections of children and youths experiencing homelessness. It requires all local educational agencies (LEAs) to ensure that homeless students have access to the same free, appropriate public education, including public preschools, as provided to other children and youths. The McKinney-Vento Act defines LEAs as public school districts, direct-funded and locally funded charter schools, and county offices of education. The McKinney-Vento Act also authorizes the funding for the federal Education for Homeless Children and Youths Program.
 
Free Resource From Our Children LA

WIN is a free mobile and web app designed to connect homeless or resource insecure youth ages 12-25, families and adults to essential services- all accessible without a referral. Developed by Our Children LA with guidance from our region’s unaccompanied youth, WIN users can search a database of over 1800 essential service providers and connect to 12 categories of resources. Over 70% of homeless street youth use a smart device, even more homeless students, families and adults have cell phones and access to computers, but many of them cannot find reliable and up-to-date information about shelter, food, jobs and other services they need.

 

Click here to learn more.

 

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What is PBIS?

 

PBIS stands for Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports. It is a school-wide, proactive, team-based framework for creating and sustaining safe and effective schools. The PBIS framework is a process that focuses on improving a school’s ability to teach expectations and support positive behavior for all students. An emphasis is placed on preventing problem behavior, development of pro-social skills, and the use of data-based problem solving for addressing existing behavior concerns. School-wide PBIS increases the capacity of schools to educate all students utilizing research-based school-wide, classroom, and individualized interventions.

 

The four critical elements of PBIS are: outcomes that support social competence and academic achievement, data that supports decision making and evaluates progress toward outcomes, systems that support staff behavior and provide structure for school-wide implementation, and practices that support student behavior by teaching, prompting and reinforcing expectation-following behavior.  PBIS implementation includes school-wide procedures and processes intended for: ALL students, ALL staff and in ALL settings. This includes individual classrooms and teachers AND non-classroom setting and related staff. 

 

Why PBIS?

 

The goal of PBIS is to create a positive school climate. A positive school climate includes: a feeling of safety, respect, engagement in learning, a shared vision and the involvement of all stakeholders (e.g. staff, students, families) in order to foster student success. PBIS is a way for schools to encourage good behavior.