FAMILY SERVICES & PARENTING SUPPORT
Confidential Phone: (360) 617-4511
Sierra Gonzales, FSC at Harmony Elementary (M/Tu/W) & Kendall Elementary (Th/F)
Harmony: (360) 617-4303 | Kendall: (360) 617-4406
Christina Ortiz, FSC at ERC, MBJH, & MBHS
Lauren Oswald, FSC at Acme Elementary (Th/F)
Maryann Welch, FSC at Kendall Elementary (M/Tu/W)
Mount Baker Language Line
WHAT IS A FAMILY SERVICES COORDINATOR?
There are four Family Services Coordinators at Mount Baker School District. Our mission is to create partnerships between families, school, and the community. We provide support which enables children and adolescents to live in a safe and healthy environment, as well as encourages them to be present and do their best in school.
We assist families with resources, information and problem solving to help their children succeed in school.
We are here as a support to students, staff and parents.
We seek to educate and empower families to be resourceful and creative in difficult economic times.
We are available for confidential meetings by phone, at school or at home.
All our services are confidential
PROGRAMS & SUPPORT
Check our Family Services News Feed for information on current and upcoming Family Service programs and parenting support.
Mobile Dental Clinic - Elementary, Junior High, and High School students have an opportunity to have a free dental screening at school.
Operation School Bell - Families with Elementary, Junior High, and High School students who qualify for free or reduced lunch can sign up for free back to school clothes at the beginning of the school year.
School Supplies - All district students who qualify for free or reduced lunch can receive some free school supplies at the beginning of each school year.
Food Pantry Program - Families with children at any of Mount Baker schools (pre-k and Head Start through high school) can sign up to receive a box of food before winter and spring break to help them with added food costs during these times.
Holiday Assistance - Mount Baker families who qualify for free or reduced lunch can apply for holiday assistance including Thanksgiving baskets (a limited number spaces are available; applications can be picked up at school offices in October).
McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance - We provide help for families in transition who have lost their housing due to economic hardship or other factors. If you are homeless, at risk of becoming homeless, or doubled up with another family, please contact us to see what services you may be eligible for. View the Student Services webpage for more information.
Family Services provides addition support and services for:
Accessing health insurance
Accessing mental health support
Accessing legal services
Food, clothing, and other basic needs
Early childhood programs
MOUNT BAKER LANGUAGE LINE
In keeping with our goal to facilitate communication between parents and school for all of our families, Mount Baker School District has created a Spanish/Russian Phone Line and Email Address.
If you prefer to speak in Spanish or Russian and have any questions or comments for a school staff member (teacher, principal, office staff, etc.), please call (360) 383-2065 or send an email to email@example.com. There, you will be able to record/write your message in your preferred language, which will then be forwarded to a school staff member who speaks that language. If needed, you will receive a response within one business day.
IMPORTANT: In your messages, please include your name, your child's name, and the school your child attends. This will help us ensure your message gets to the right person. Thank you!