Champion Schools Chandler

Champion Schools Chandler
250 S. McQueen Rd.
Chandler, AZ 85225
info@championchandler.org
(480) 664-3379 (480) 656-6445

McKinney Vento Homeless Services

McKinney Vento Homeless Services

McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act

Subtitle B of Title VII of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 11431 et seq.) is included in No Child Left Behind as Title X-C. The December 2015 reauthorization by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires that children and youths experiencing homelessness are immediately enrolled in school and have educational opportunities equal to those of their non-homeless peers. The statute requires every public school district and charter holder to designate a Homeless Liaison to ensure that homeless students are identified and their needs are being met. (Arizona Department of Education)

Definition of Homelessness under McKinney-Vento

If you have experienced a loss of housing and/or economic hardship, that results in you living in a shelter, motel, vehicle or campground, on the street, in abandoned buildings or trailers or other inadequate accommodations, or doubled up with relatives or friends because you cannot find or afford housing, or qualified as migratory children or youth who qualify as homeless for the purposes of this subtitle because the children are living in circumstances described, then according to the McKinney-Vento Act, you may qualify for services.

McKinney-Vento Services

  • Eligible students must be given access to the same public education provided to other students.
  • May be able to continue in the school they attended before becoming homeless or the school they last attended.
  • May be eligible to receive transportation to the school they attended before they became homeless or the school they last attended.
  • Immediate enrollment
  • Enroll and attend classes while the school arranges for the transfer of school and immunization records or any other documents required for enrollment.
  • Receive educational services comparable to those provided to other students, according to your children’s needs.

Educational Assistance under McKinney-Vento

If your family lives in any of the above conditions, you may be eligible for some assistance under the McKinney-Vento Act. Our McKinney-Vento Liaison can assist in determining your eligibility for our programs:

McKinney-Vento Resource Liaison
Kirsten Belles
(480)664-3379
kbelles@championschools.org

State Coordinator of Homeless Education
Alexis Clermont
602-542-4963
alexis.clermonti@azed.gov

Important Announcement: Superintendent COVID-19 Update (05/05/2020)

Champion Schools

Letter from the Superintendent 

May 5, 2020

Dear Champion Families,

I hope this letter finds you and ALL of your loved ones safe and well. We are all happy to hear that Governor Doug Ducey has announced the gradual re-opening of Arizona. In order for our economy to re-open, it is essential to open schools.  Superintendent Kathy Hoffman  is very optimistic that Arizona Schools will be opening for the upcoming School Year 2021. 

Report Cards and Awards are being prepared for distribution via Pick UP and US Mail. We are very proud of all of our Students (and Parents) as we transitioned to Online/ At-Home Learning.

Meal Program will continue throughout the Summer, with FREE Breakfast and Lunch being available for Pick Up, Monday-Friday 8:00-9:30am.   

We HOPE to have a FREE Summer Camp Program June 8-11, 15-18 and 22-25, 

Monday-Thursday 8am-noon. This is dependent on the advice of the Governor and the results of the pending reopening. You may contact the school to reserve a space in the Summer Program. We will keep you posted. 

We plan to open for School Year 2021, with the FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL on July 27th. (unless closures continue)  What will school ‘look like’ after this COVID19 pandemic? Here are some important things to consider as you prepare for your children to return to school.

  1. Students should be prepared to Social Distance at School This means that children will not be sitting right next to each other, keeping space between each other in line, during lunch and recess. Playground equipment will not be used until we are sure that there is no risk.
  2. Students  should be up-to-date on their IMMUNIZATIONS.  The following link describes how providers can maintain Childhood Immunizations During COVID-19 Pandemic https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/pediatric-hcp.html. For more information on where to go for Immunizations: www.WeArePublicHealth.org The Roosevelt Immunization Clinic has been and will continue to operate as a WALK-IN  clinic while following social distancing and cleaning measures.
  3. Talk to your children about COVID19 Here is some helpful guidance from the CDC.https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/talking-with-children.html
  4. Students should bring a small personal bottle of sanitizer to school, and will be allowed to use it anytime. We also have sanitizer “magic soap” available in classrooms.
  5. Check for signs of illness if a student has a fever, cough, or shortness of breath, call your healthcare provider and keep your child at home and away from others as much as possible 

Here are some additional Resources provided by Maricopa County Public Health

  1. For up-to-date COVID-19 information in Maricopa County, resources and guides to assist you in communicating with your families/community visit  www.maricopa.gov/coronavirus
  2.  Call 2-1-1 for general information on COVID-19. They also have information and resources on their website https://211arizona.org/covid-19/
  3.  Poison Center 844-542-8201 Health care providers, individuals with COVID-19 symptoms, and individuals who believe they may have been exposed to COVID-19 only are advised to contact the Poison Center. This will enable the calls to be answered as efficiently as possible.
  4. The Disaster Distress Helpline offers counseling services via telephone and in multiple languages https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/disaster-distress-helpline
  5. Enter your zip code to find a food bank near you http://www.azfoodbanks.org/index.php/foodbank/index/
  6. Find free and almost free services in Maricopa County https://www.findhelpphx.org/

 Best Wishes  and Take Care, 

Ms. Sawyer MA

Superintendent

csawyer@championschools.org