Student Services

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

Student Services Staff

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Dr. Anabel Luna

Director of Student Services

Phone
(760) 723-6332 x6298

Fax
(760) 723-8263

Email

Jamie Krok

Administrative Assistant

Phone
(760) 723-6332 x6296

Fax
(760) 723-8263

Email

  • 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: Ana Shadle - ashadle@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

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, Jeeda Gabriel at 760-723-6332 x6298.

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 attendance 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 x2110.
  • Please click here for more information about Homeless Education Services supported by the San Diego County Office of Education.

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.

The application period for Interdistrict Transfers for the 2022-2023 school year begins January 4, 2022.

Timeframe for District Response

  1. The districts involved will notify the parent/guardian by mail, or in some instances, email, of their decision within timeframes specified herein.
  2. Education Code 46601 provides the following timeframes for notification:
    a. For requests submitted during the regular school year, districts shall respond within 30 Days of submitting the request.
    b. For requests submitted for admission in the subsequent school year up to 30 days prior to the start of the subsequent regular school year, districts shall respond within 14 calendar days of the start of the subsequent school year.

Transfers out of Fallbrook:

For students who reside within the boundaries of Fallbrook and would like to attend school in another district:

  1. Parent/Guardian completes an Application for Interdistrict Attendance Permit (Form 341)
  2. Parent/Guardian emails the form to: jkrok@fuhsd.net for processing.
  3. Applications are approved on a case-to-case basis.
  4. Approved transfers no longer need annual renewal; unless the desired district's Interdistrict Attendance Agreement states otherwise.

Transfers into Fallbrook:

For students who reside outside the boundaries of Fallbrook and would like to attend school in Fallbrook:

  1. California law mandates that students attend the public school district in which the residency of the parent/guardian is located. This is called the District of Residence. For parents/guardians whose residence is outside of Fallbrook's boundaries, and desire their student attend a school in Fallbrook, they must first obtain an Interdistrict Transfer approval, via Form 341, from their District of Residence.
  2.  The parent/guardian can then submit the approved Interdistrict Transfer form to JKrok@fuhsd.net for  consideration and processing.
  3. Student Services will notify parent/guardian in writing of approval/denial within 14 calendar days of the start of the subsequent school year. 
  4. Interdistrict Attendance Permits may be revoked in a student does not maintain satisfactory citizenship, academics, or attendance in accordance with California Education Code 46600(a)(4)Approvals/denials are made by Student Services and not by school sites.

Appeals of Denials

The person having legal custody of the student may appeal, within 30 calendar days of a school district’s failure or refusal to issue a permit, to the county board of education having jurisdiction over the district of residence of the parent, legal guardian or person having legal custody. Failure to appeal within the required time is good cause for denial of an appeal. An appeal shall be accepted only upon verification by the county board’s designee that all appeals within the districts have been exhausted. The appeal process for Fallbrook Union is outlined in the next paragraph. For information on appeals to the San Diego County Board of Education, contact the San Diego County Office of Education, Department of Student Services at (858) 292-3786. The San Diego County Office of Education, Department of Student Services, can also share the manner in which parents/guardians will be notified of appeal decisions.

The parent/guardian may appeal that decision within 30 days of receiving the denial. To appeal, the parent/guardian must submit a written letter to the Superintendent with a full explanation of the basis for the appeal. The Superintendent’s Office will then contact the parent/guardian regarding their appeal. If the appeal is denied, the parent/guardian will be referred to the San Diego County Board of Education’s appeal process, outlined in the previous paragraph.

Approvals

  1. A permit for interdistrict attendance is valid only while conditions stated on the permit are maintained, and the permit may be revoked by the granting district for failure to comply with conditions (e.g. attendance, citizenship, scholarship). Permits may be issued to allow transfer to another district for a limited period of time.
  2. Should the student’s residence change from one district to another, you will need to apply to your new district of residence to remain in the district of desired attendance.
  3. Transfers for grades 9 - 12 may result in student being ineligible to play CIF sports for a period of time. Eligibility determinations are subject to the rules of the San Diego Section of the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF-SDS) and its member conferences and leagues. If you should have any questions regarding eligibility, the phone number for CIF-SDS is (619) 292-8165.
  4. A student’s existing permit may not be rescinded after June 30th following the completion of grade 10, for pupils in grade 11 or
  5. All continuing students approved on an Interdistrict Attendance Permit no longer have to apply annually unless moving to a new (home) district.