The primary mission of Family & Community Engagement Department is to improve educational achievement by coordinating district services and collaborate with community agencies to better serve our students needing support services. Requests for support and information can now be directed to this office.
The Sunrise House Family Resource Center provides solutions for many of the challenges facing students and their families. We are dedicated to helping families help themselves. The Family Resource Center is committed to increasing parental involvement and community participation in the educational process.
- Clothing Bank
- Food Pantry
- Diaper Bank
- Parenting Education
- Information & Referral
- Volunteer Opportunities
- McKinney-Vento Homeless support
Hours of Operation:
- Tuesday 8:00 - 10:30 a.m.
- Thursday 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
- You may also call Lois Lejero at (520) 383-6746 ext. 6959 to schedule an appointment.
We want you to be aware of your rights as parents under the McKinney-Vento Act. For additional information, please see both the parent and student flyers.
Eligibility and Regulations
If your living arrangement is both temporary and the result of economic hardship, you may qualify for services under the McKinney-Vento Act. The purpose of this law is to provide academic stability for the students of families in transition. You may want to talk with your child’s school parent liaison if your family’s temporary living arrangement is one of the following:
- You are living with friends or relatives, or you are moving from place to place because you cannot currently afford your own housing.
- You are living in a shelter or a motel.
- You are living in housing without water or electricity.
- You are living in a place not considered traditional housing, like a car or a campground.
- You are considered an unaccompanied youth. You must be living with someone who is not a parent or guardian, or moving from place to place without a parent or guardian.
Children who qualify under McKinney-Vento have a right to:
- Attend the school they were attending when their family moved to a temporary address because of economic hardship, even if the school is in another school district. The choice must be a reasonable one that is in the best interest of the children involved. Check with the district’s homeless education liaison if you are not sure.
- Attend the school closest to where they are being sheltered.
- Stay in this school for the duration of the school year if their family moves to another temporary address because of economic hardship.
- Receive assistance with transportation to attend school while they living in temporary housing.
- Start school immediately while people at school help families obtain school and immunization records or other documents necessary for enrollment.
- Enroll in school without having a permanent address.
- Participate in the same programs and services as other students.
- Receive Title I services, including free breakfast and lunch.
Please see the McKinney-Vento eligibility questionnaire for more information.