Indicator 2

The school provides information to families, especially to those most in need, about available student support services.

What to Look for:

  • there is a clear system in place to communicate the various types of available student support services to parents/guardians, such as through monthly newsletters, open houses, and evening presentations
  • regular forums for parents and staff are held to provide information about social/emotional issues facing their children/students and strategies that are effective in addressing these issues
  • efforts are made jointly between the school and community agencies to publicize and make accessible such services as suicide hotlines, birth control and pregnancy support, drug and alcohol prevention, eating disorder support, etc.