FAMILY SERVICES & PARENTING SUPPORT

All our services are confidential

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CONTACT

Confidential Phone: (360) 617-4511

Sierra Gonzales, FSC at Kendall Elementary
(360) 617-4406
sgonzales@mtbaker.wednet.edu

Kate Davies, FSC at ERC and Harmony Elementary (M/Tu/W)
(360) 617-4303
kdavies@mtbaker.wednet.edu

Christina Ortiz, District-wide FSC
(360) 617-4511
cortiz@mtbaker.wednet.edu

Mount Baker Language Line (Spanish & Russian)
languageline@mtbaker.wednet.edu
(360) 383-2065

LINKS

Family Support Programs, Snow, Snowflakes, Lunch Bag, Coat, Presents, Christmas Tree

FAMILY SUPPORT PROGRAMS AVAILABLE!

Family Support Programs available include:

  • Wildbird Weekend Food Backpack Program - Happening at the Elementary Schools.

  • Mount Baker Holiday Assistance Program - Applications due November 7th.

  • Interfaith Winter Coat Distribution - Donate by October 11th; distributions happening during October.

  • Salvation Army Christmas Program - Sign-up on M/W/F in October.

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.

PROGRAMS

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 Homelessness 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.

ADDITIONAL SUPPORT & SERVICES

Please contact your Family Service Coordinator for more information on the following support and services:

  • Eye glasses

  • Accessing health insurance

  • Accessing mental health support

  • Housing resources

  • Parenting resources

  • Accessing legal services

  • Food, clothing, and other basic needs

  • Summer programs

  • Early childhood programs