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Student Support Services

Student Support Services

Phone (760) 723-6332 ext. 6296

Fax (760) 723-8263

Melissa Marovich, Director

Jamie Krok, Administrative Assistant

The Student Support Services Department provides leadership in the programs and services that support the academic, social and behavioral development of all students in the Fallbrook Union High School District. The Student Support Services Department provides training and support to school personnel on topics and programs including:

  • Health, Child Welfare and Attendance
  • Homeless and Foster Youth
  • School Safety and Discipline
  • Resources in the Community
  • California Healthy Kids Survey
  • Anti-Discrimination/Bullying Policies
  • Enrollments and Interdistrict Transfers
  • After School Programs

 

Health, Child Welfare & Attendance

  • SCHOOL NURSE -  The school nurse is a registered nurse with a public health certificate. Additionally, she or he is credentialed in health services by the Teacher's Commission on credentialing. Functions of the school nurse include but are not limited to state mandated hearing and vision screening and scoliosis screening. School nurse supervises unlicensed personnel in the health office in medication administration, first aid and specialized procedures. The nurse is a member of the special education team where she serves as a consultant. The school nurse also assists families and students by offering counseling and referrals to physicians, mental health workers, dentists as well as other public agencies. The school nurse is the supervising staff member on campus educated in health care and is often the first contact for children with health problems. The school nurse also works with families to ensure that they are meeting the State requirements for entrance to school.
  • School Nurse: Pamela Wikert - pwikert@fuhsd.net or 760-723-6300 ext. 3106
  • HOME/HOSPITAL INSTRUCTION -  The Student Services department will assist in arranging for home/hospital instruction for any student who is temporarily disabled by an accident or by a physical, mental or emotional illness. A home/hospital instruction request must be verified by a licensed physician or school psychologist.  The form “Referral For Home/Hospital Instruction” may be obtained in our school offices or at the Student Services department.

    If you are not sure if your child meets the home/hospital requirements, please contact your student's guidance counselor or administrator to assist you with this matter.

  • ATTENDANCE 

  • 504 PLANS

 

Foster Youth Assistance

  • The Fallbrook Union High School District collaborates with the San Diego County Office of Education Foster Youth Services Program in order to support foster youth in achieving academic success.  The goal is to prepare foster youth to become successful, independent adults.  The Student Services Department assists high school aged wards and dependents,  residing in licensed children’s institutions, foster family agency and county foster homes.  For further information, please contact Program Coordinator, Melissa Marovich at 760-723-6332 ext. 6296.​

 

Homeless Youth Assistance

The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act ensures educational rights and protections for children and youth experiencing homelessness. The Student Services department provides support and resources to the school districts in the Fallbrook Union High School District, to implement McKinney-Vento. The Student Services department facilitates enrollment, attendance, and success in school for our homeless children and youth. 
 
The term “homeless children and youth" means individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence; and includes children and youth who are sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason. They may be living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camping grounds due to lack of alternative accommodations; are living in emergency or transitional shelters are abandoned in hospitals; or are awaiting foster care placement.
 
When students are identified, we are able to offer the following services to meet their needs:
  • Immediate enrollment. Homeless students are guaranteed immediate enrollment, even if they lack the proper paperwork such as immunizations, proof of residency, or birth certificates. When these documents are incomplete or missing, the Homeless Liaison helps parents acquire them.
  • School Choice Options.  Homeless children who move have the right to remain in their school of origin. Once identified, homeless students are monitored to make sure that they are not displaced if the family moves out of the school boundaries. The Homeless Liaison assists families in completing the necessary paperwork so they can remain at their school of origin, thereby affording children a stable educational environment. Homeless children may suffer from poor attendance that affects their educational progress, based upon this factor, the Homeless Liaison tracks attendance for students to make sure their attendence is consistent. Additionally, if transportation becomes a barrier to the student attending school, the Homeless Liaison ensures students receive busing to and from school at no cost to the parent or guardian.
  • Educational Support. All students in FUHSD are entitled to support that enhances their educational experience. The free nutrition program is offered to all homeless students upon enrollment. Additionally, support programs such as After School Tutorial Program, The Learning Center-credit recovery, ELD Support classes, College and Financial Aid Counseling are available to all students. As homelessness can affect the emotional stability of students, we offer counseling services at all sites. When students present more serious concerns, we refer them to outside agencies for assistance. Through the Homeless Liaison, homeless families are made aware of their eligibility regarding such programs and are given the opportunity to make informed decisions regarding their student’s placement.
  • Awareness Building. Currently, FUHSD administration, enrollment personnel, and health clerks are aware of the needs of homeless students and abide by the McKinney-Vento legislation regarding immediate school enrollment, even without the necessary documentation such as proof of residence, immunizations, or birth certificates. However, we are only made aware of possible homeless situations if a problem arises or a parent discloses this information at enrollment. 
  • Student Personal Needs. Many homeless students in our district struggle to have their basic needs, food clothing and shelter, met. Lack of nutrition, hygiene, and security negatively impacts many of FUHSD’s homeless students. To the extent possible given limitations on social services in the area, the Homeless Liaison makes referrals for these needs.
  • For assistance please contact the Homeless Liaison, Jorge Rojas at 760-723-6300 ext. 2110.
  • Please click here for more information about Homeless Education Services supported by the San Diego County Office of Education.

 

School Safety & Discipline

School Safety

  • Annually, each school in the Fallbrook Union High School District completes a Comprehensive School Safety Plan which is reveiwed by the Board of Trustees. School plans comply with California Education Code sections 32280-32289 when completing the Safety Plans. For dafety purposes, plans are not published but a copy is available in each school office for review by law enforcement and personnel.  Click here for more information about Comprehensive School Safety from the California Department of Education.

 

Discipline

The Fallbrook Union High School District recognizes that exclusionary discipline practices, including detention, suspension and expulsion, do not always positively affect student behavior nor do they assist the student in taking accountability for their actions.  In an effort to promote positive disciplinary approach, the district has adopted and implemented Restorative Discipline Practices.  The fundamental premise of Restorative Practices is to assist students in:

  • Owning and recognizing their behavior
  • Making amends with those they have harmed directly and indirectly
  • Successfully reintegrating back into their classrooms and schools
 

Whenever possible, students who display inappropriate behavior, or those that violate education code must be offered an alternative to (at home) suspension.  Except for single acts which necessitate a mandatory recommendation for expulsion (see below) a student may be suspended only when there has been a determination that other means of correction have failed to bring about proper conduct or that the students’ presence causes a danger to persons.  

Every effort will be made to address student conduct in a positive manner consistent with Education Code 48900.5.  Administrators are expected to address disciplinary concerns in a prompt, fair and impartial manner, and all students are afforded due process.  An alternative to suspension will be considered before more punitive actions  (detention, suspension and expulsion) are taken except for those actions which state law mandates that Administration recommend expulsion to the Board of Education.

 

Resources in the Community

 

Anti-Discrimination & Bullying Policies

 

Interdistrict Transfer Information:

The application period for Interdistrict Transfers for the 2019-2020 school year begins January 8, 2019.

Entering FUHSD: Interdistrict Transfer Permit Application Process:

  • All continuing students approved on an Interdistrict Attendance Permit no longer have to apply annually unless moving to a new (home) district.
  • Parents/Guardians start the process with the district of residence.
  • NEW PERMIT forms can be submitted beginning January 8, 2019 for the 2019-2020 school year.
  • Student Services Department will notify Parents/Guardians in writing of approval/denial of Interdistrict Attendance permits.
  • Permits may be revoked if a student does not maintain satisfactory citizenship, academics or attendance.
 

Exiting FUHSD: Interdistrict AttendanceTransfer Permit Application Process:

  • Due to the number of Fallbrook students requesting Interdistrict Transfers to non-district schools, students who live in FUHSD attendance area are not automatically granted transfers to other districts.
  • Transfer approvals/denials are made on a case by case basis. 
  • Parent or Guardian obtains an Interdistrict Transfer from the FUHSD Educational Services Office, Student Support Services Department.
  • Parent/Guardian completes the form and submits it to the FUHSD Student Support Services Department for processing. Forms cannot be submitted electronically. Please bring completed and signed application(s) to the Educational Services Office - 2234 S. Stagecoach Lane - Fallbrook, Monday - Friday between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
  • Parent/Guardian is notified by Student Support Services staff in writing of approval or denial.
  • All approved transfers no longer need annual renewal; unless the desired district's Interdistrict Attendance Agreement states differently.
 

Guidelines and Other Related Information - Interdistrict Transfer Permits

  • Approvals/denials are made by Student Services and not by school sites. Schools are not to accept or process any Interdistrict Transfer permit applications prior to approval.
  • When an Interdistrict Transfer Permit request is denied, the parents/guardians may appeal the decision within 30 days of  the date listed on the denial. They must submit a written letter to the Student Services Department with a full explanation of the basis of their appeal.
  • Athletic eligibility is governed by CIF regulations.
  • Links to the FUHSD Board Policy and Administrative Regulations

 

After School Programs

The 21st Century High School After School Safety and Environment for Teens (ASSET) program serves students in grades 9 through 12. The program provides a safe and supervised environment after each school day for student to receive academic support and enrichment. The academic support consists of tutoring in subjects required for high school graduation. Academic enrichment includes a variety of activities and mini-workshops designed to help students attain the California standards in all subject areas, and activities to prepare students for college and career, including SAT and ACT prep classes. The ASSET program is offered at Fallbrook High School and Ivy High School. Specific site information and schedule can be obtained by contacting the ASSET Supervisor at each high school.