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    In Memory of Roy Witt

    We are sad to announce the passing of Roy Witt on June 24, 2018. Roy was a Seattle Fire Fighter/EMT for the City of Seattle from 1980-2018 on assignment to many areas throughout the city and a long time supporter of Seattle Public Schools Family Support Program. Roy provided training in First Aid & CPR through his business, Breath For Life. In honor of his memory, the Witt family requests donations be made to SPS "Family Support Program." Click on the link Roy Witt Family Support Donation for a full bio and information on how to make your donation.
    Please contact SPS Family Support Program at 206-252-0950 if you have questions.

    Family Support Program

    The Seattle Public Schools Family Support Program is committed to reducing barriers to academic success by linking students and their families with needed community resources. Our mission is to inspire and motivate Seattle Public School children to succeed academically and social emotionally.

    The Goals of the Family Support Program is to help ensure that we:

    • Leverage family engagement and support to increase student achievement, sense of belonging and improve graduation rates. (Strategic Plan Goal 1 Ensure educational excellence and equity for every student)
    • Partner with school staff and community partners for the success of students on issues related to reading achievement and attendance (Strategic Plan Goal 3 Strengthen School, family and community engagement) We accomplish this when we know each student by story, strength and need

    We Involve Families in their Child’s Education

    • encourage families to be involved with their child’s education
    • work together with school staff, parents and community members to improve students’ academic achievement
    • assist families with accessing culturally appropriate school and community resources
    • make home visits to discuss the child’s social, emotional and academic progress
    • provide support for referrals to medical, social/emotional counseling, tutoring, mentoring and other services
    • help coordinate family, school and community events

    We Prepare Students for Academic and Social Emotional Success

    • collaborate with school staff to ensure academic and social emotional success for all children
    • work with students and families to support attendance
    • provide basic need support
    • provide case management and wrap around service delivery between student, family, school staff, and community organizations.
    • assist Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) team with coordination of services supporting the student/family

    We Connect Families with Community Resources

    • provide access to basic needs supports; such as food, clothing, housing resources, utilities, medical, dental and vision care
    • assist families in accessing counseling and health support services
    • provide access to tutoring, mentoring and after school programs
    • connect families with SPS and community translators and interpreters
    • provide families with access to educational, vocational and employment information
    • provide assistance to children and families who are in crisis situation

    For more information about the Family Support Program please call 206-252-0950.

    School contact information is available in our Seattle Public School Directory.

    Contact Us

    Alesia Jessie
    Family Support Program Manager
    Out-of-Home (Foster) Care Point of Contact
    amjessie@seattleschools.org
    206-252-0950