Pupil Services

Dr. Michale A. Esposito

Director of Pupil Services

 

 

The Department of Pupil Services provides a range of support services that enable students to benefit from the Helendale School District educational program. Our Pupil Services staff are a critical part of the student’s total school experience. The Pupil Services Department provides individual and system wide support in the areas of Early Intervention, Special Education, Section 504, Health and Nursing, Psychological and Counseling Services, Home Hospital, and Homeless and Foster Youth Services.  Our mission is to develop well-rounded individuals by supporting students, staff, and families.

Special education services can include specialized instruction in the general education classroom, in a special education classroom, or in other settings. Classes and programs serving students with special needs are located in preschool, elementary, middle, and high school students.

 

  • Autism
  • Deaf and Blindness
  • Hearing Impairment, Including Deafness
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Multiple Disabilities
  • Orthopedic Impairment
  • Other Health Impaired
  • Specific Learning Disability
  • Speech or Language Impairment
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Visual Impairment

We help students and families in transition with enrollment, staying in school of origin, access to educational and transition services, transportation services (when appropriate), and with referrals to community resources.

 

Foster Youth

AB490, educational rights for foster student
Independent Living Program
CDSS Foster Youth
Youth Law Center
Education
California College Pathways
University of California (UC)
Housing
Transitional Housing for Foster Youth ages 18-24
Employment
California Conservation Corps

 

 

Homeless

The McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act defines homeless children and youth as individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence, including those who:

Share housing with other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason (sometimes referred to as doubled up).

  • Live in motels, hotels, emergency or transitional shelters, campgrounds, or trailer parks.
  • Live in a car, park, abandoned building, substandard housing, or other place not designed as a regular living accommodation.
  • Are unaccompanied youth or youth abandoned in hospital or awaiting foster placement.
  • Migrant children living in circumstances described above.

For more information on these services, please select a link from the menu or call the Pupil Services Office at 760-952-1760.