What Parents Need to Know
Social Work Services Are Available to Help
School Social Workers are available to students and families with various needs. These needs could include issues with school, home, the community, health concerns, and relationship issues. Each public school in Marion County has a School Social Worker and Social Work Assistant available for assistance. We are here to help students effectively utilize the educational opportunities available while maximizing potential for growth and learning.
The ways in which school social workers can assist students and their families are endless. For a student to be successful, regular and consistent attendance at school must be a priority. School social workers and social work assistants are available to assist with chronic absenteeism and help students and families address these issues. To further assist with absenteeism, the Truancy Intervention Partnership Program (TIPP) was developed. This particular program is a co-operative effort between the Marion County Public School Board and the State Attorney’s Office to provide prevention and intervention to students and their families who are experiencing difficulties with regular school attendance. For additional information, please call 671-6870.
Online Meal Pay for Student Lunches
MCPS Food & Nutrition Services has introduced Online Meal Pay. In addition to accepting cash and checks, a new Online Meal Pay service is being implemented in all MCPS schools. This online service provides parents a unique opportunity to pay for student meals on the internet.
Last school year, 5,341 MCPS volunteers put in more than 157,624 hours of their time to benefit students in Marion County Public Schools.
Parents are invited and encouraged to volunteer at school. Every effort will be made to find every parent a way to participate actively in his/her child's education.
Volunteers are needed to tutor students, shelve library books, make games, file papers, and chaperone field trips.
To volunteer at Sparr Elementary, call Carolyn Sargent at 671-6060.
Los padres son invitados a ser voluntarios en la escuela. Cada esfuerzo será hecho para determinar como cada padre voluntario pueda participar activamente en la educación de nuestros estudiantes. Los voluntarios son necesitados para dar ayuda a los estudiantes, ayudar con los libros de biblioteca, en juegos, y archivar papeles en la oficina. Si usted esta interesado en ayudar, favor de comunicarse con la oficina.