One of our key areas that drives our work as a Priority School is a clear focus on Parent & Family Engagement. At Fern Bacon Middle School we will develop strong links with parents in order to engage them as partners in the education of their child.
Como una prioridad secundaria, una de las áreas clave que impulsa nuestro trabajo es un enfoque claro de Padres de Familia y compromiso familiar. En Fern Bacon Middle School nos encargamos de desarrollar fuertes lazos con los padres, a fin de entablar con ellos como socios en la educación de sus hijos.
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.
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 (see attachment) to help ensure a caring and nondiscriminatory learning environment for all students.
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:
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.
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.
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 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