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Social Services Staff

 

Food Resources

 
Wednesday eLearning Child Care Programs and Latch Key Partners
 
Technology Help Desk
 

Academic Support

  • VCS Elementary Homework Helpline: Wednesdays from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at (219)465-9196

 

Community Resources

  • To access local services dial 211 or go to .
  • :1-800-826-7871
 

Crisis Support Services

  • Text Crisis Hotline (text HELLO to 741741)
  • The Trevor Lifeline (866-488-7386)
  • Suicide Hotline (800-273-8255)
  • Porter-Starke Services (219-531-3500)
  • Valpo PD (219-462-2135)
  •  If you are experiencing a true emergency, call 911.
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Resource & Support Message Archive

Good afternoon Valparaiso Schools Community,

 

One week from today we will engage in our extension of eLearning Wednesdays.  We understand that for many of you, this will require the addition or extension of child care services for your family.  If that is the case, we want to support you in meeting that need. 

 

Our community partners, Boys & Girls Club and the YMCA, will continue their child care services during the second semester eLearning Wednesdays. All families are welcome to utilize these flexible child care programs that allow students to attend for a full or partial day with health protocols in place.  Both of these agencies support students in completing their weekly eLearning assignments on-site, and parents at home with their children on Wednesdays may also consider this option.  Free transportation, breakfast, and lunch are provided.  For more information or to register your student for child care with these partners, please access the links below.

 

 

Fee assistance associated with child care for Wednesday eLearning is available to families.  There are no prerequisites to requesting fee assistance, and financial support may be applicable to child care facilities beyond Boys & Girls Club and the YMCA.  Also, families with unique child care circumstances specific to the needs of their child should reach out to VCS for support in developing an individualized plan. about child care fee assistance and additional support and resources.  

 

Click here to access the additional support and resources page on the VCS website. 

 

We welcome the opportunity to further serve you as we embark on our second semester of the school year.  Thank you for your continued partnership.

 

Updated April 9, 2020

 

Dear Valparaiso Community Schools Families,

 

As we find ourselves in a time that is confusing and challenging for all of us, please know that the Valparaiso Community Schools social services team is here to support you.  Now, as much as ever, it is critical that each of us attend to the social, emotional, and physical well being of the children in our care. As we collaborate in that endeavor, we would like to offer the following resources to you.

 

Parent Resources for Talking to Children about COVID-19

  •   - National Association of School Psychologists and National Association of School Nurses
  • - Center for Disease Control
  • - American Academy of Pediatrics

 

Community Resources

  • To access local services dial 211 or go to .

 

Current Food Resources

  • Valparaiso Community Schools Free Breakfast and Lunch:  Valpo Schools will be serving a 10 free “Take and Bake” meals, including 5 breakfasts and 5 lunches, weekly to all children 18 and under.  To participate, go with your children to Valparaiso High School between 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. on Fridays. Please enter through the Vale Park Road entrance only. (Backpacks and Snacks will be available at the same location.) 
  • Hilltop Food Pantry:  This pantry is open Thursdays and Fridays 9:00-11:30 a.m. at 606 Union Street.  Direct questions to (219) 477-4222. 
  • First United Methodist Church Christian Food Pantry:  This pantry is open Mondays and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at 7 Chicago Street.  Please bring an I.D. Direct questions to (219) 465-0207.
  • Immanuel Lutheran Food Pantry:  This pantry is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:00-3:00 p.m. at 1700 Monticello Park.  Please bring an I.D. Direct questions to (219) 462-8207. 
 

Academic Support

 

Testing Preparation

 

Crisis Support Services

  • Text Crisis Hotline (text HELLO to 741741)
  • The Trevor Lifeline (866-488-7386)
  • Suicide Hotline (800-273-8255)
  • Porter-Starke Services (219-531-3500)
  • Valpo PD (219-462-2135)
  •  If you are experiencing a true emergency, call 911.
 

We also understand that you may have questions about how to proceed with school affairs while your child learns from home, and we want to reassure you that counselors and social workers will be doing their best to accommodate you in the coming weeks.  During this time of extended eLearning, our team will continue with student scheduling, Naviance planning, junior class meetings, and other student touch points via technology.  We will be available by phone and email Monday-Friday during regular school hours, and we will continue to contact parents immediately with any concerns. If there is anything we can do for you, please do not hesitate to reach out to us using the contact information linked below.

 

We are committed to supporting you during this time.  Please do not hesitate to let us know how we may do so.

 

Xổ số RonglongVery sincerely,

Erin Hawkins

Xổ số RonglongErin Hawkins

Director of Social Emotional Learning

Valparaiso Community Schools

ehawkins@valpo.k12.in.us

(219) 531-3070 ext. 5306