Welcome back to all families! CIS is a program that is a part of the campus, and we would like to share a little information about our program and how it may benefit your child and family.
CIS is a local, non-profit organization which is part of a nation-wide “stay-in-school” network. On campus, CIS works closely with families, teachers, principals, and other school staff to help students be successful in school. Our goal is help children learn, stay in school, and make positive life choices. CIS “Site Coordinators” are housed on school campuses to help create a support system for students. We successfully build support systems with the aid of parents, school staff, local businesses, civic organizations, social service providers, and volunteer groups.
Activities provided by CIS are designed to help students improve self-confidence, behavior, attendance, and grades. For students, CIS can provide: support, academic support (including homework assistance, organizational skills, etc.), school supply assistance, and group activities to address social skills, character development, college/career awareness, self-esteem, mentors/tutors. These activities can take place in person while at school or virtually using technology like Google Classroom, Google Voice, Dojo and even Zoom if your child is at home. If these platforms will be used to provide services to you or your child, we will call or email you.
For parents, CIS can provide: parental support and guidance, referrals to community agencies, employment information, and basic needs. CIS can also serve as a link for healthcare and/or medical issues with community services (i.e. medical, dental, vision).
CIS works with families to reduce barriers to a successful education and prepare students for fun-filled days of learning! If you have any questions about the Communities In Schools program; please feel free to reach out to your CIS Site Coordinator at your student’s campus.
If you would like your child to participate in CIS, please sign the attached consent form. If you would like to talk further about the programs we can offer, please do not hesitate to reach out. We are all in this together!
Have a WONDERFUL School Year!!