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Foster Care

*Foster care is a temporary living arrangement for children who need a safe place to live when their parents or guardians cannot safely take care of them. The Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS) or tribal child welfare takes care and custody of these children while a permanent plan is put in place.*

*https://www.oregon.gov/ode/students-and-family/fosteringconnections/Pages/default.aspx

Students in foster care have the right to: 

  • Remain in their school district and school of origin, for the duration of time in foster care, even when their foster home placement changes and/or they are living outside of their school boundary.
  • Immediately enroll in school, with or without all required documents typically needed to enroll. 
  • Automatic eligibility for free school meals.
  • Participate in school-related activities.
  • Transportation to their school of origin, as requested by the ODHS caseworker

School Notification Form

When a foster child is enrolling in a new school, the ODHS caseworker must fill out the school notification form and send it to Gibbc@hsd.k12.or.us or Garciaga@hsd.k12.or.us

  

School Transportation Request Form

When a foster child needs transportation to school, the ODHS caseworker must fill out the school transportation request form and send it to Gibbc@hsd.k12.or.us or Garciaga@hsd.k12.or.us

  

 

Courtney Gibb (she/her)
Foster Care Point of Contact
McKinney-Vento SSWC
503.844.1753

Abel García Gómez (él/he/him)
Foster Care Point of Contact
McKinney-Vento Liaison  
503.844.1556