Reopening Schools Parent Survey

Dear Bearcat Families, We understand that every family is in a unique situation, health, and comfort level that we need to be ready to support. This brief survey will help guide us as we design teaching and learning to meet your child's needs, either in person in a classroom, virtual classroom, or a blending of both. Please help us by taking a moment to respond to the questions for each child who will be attending one of our schools in the fall. If you have multiple children, please re-take this survey to provide your response for each child. (English) __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Queridas familias Bearcat, Entendemos que cada familia está en una situación única de salud y nivel de comodidad que necesitamos estar listos para brindarles apoyo. Esta breve encuesta nos ayudará a orientarnos a la hora de diseñar la enseñanza y el aprendizaje para satisfacer las necesidades de su hijo, ya sea en persona en un aula, en un aula virtual o en una combinación de ambas.Por favor, ayúdenos tomando un momento para responder a las preguntas siguientes para cada niño que asistirá a una de nuestras escuelas en el otoño. Si tiene varios niños, por favor, vuelva a realizar esta encuesta para proporcionar su respuesta para cada niño. (español)

School District Of The City Of York

Student Services

Lulu L. Thomas

Director of Pupil Personnel Services

Lulu ThomasA York County resident, Lulu L. Thomas is the Director of Pupil Personnel Services. Lulu first began her career in The School District of the City of York 30 years ago as a Communication Arts and Social Studies teacher at Edgar Fahs Smith Middle School. She was also responsible for Student Government, Student Activities, the School Store, building fundraisers and all school wide assemblies. She earned her Administrative Certificate in 1998. She left Smith in 2002 to become the Assistant Principal at Goode Elementary. She held that position until 2005. She was the Project Coordinator for Freedom School from 2002-2005. Freedom School was a summer program for students in grades K-12. This summer program was a partnership with Crispus Attucks. Freedom School was a literacy-based summer program and was very successful. She was promoted to the position of Principal of Goode Elementary in 2005. Lulu was then asked to move to Phineas Davis Elementary as Principal in 2010. She was asked to guide the teachers, students and parents through a building renovation. Although this was a very long process, she was able to make sure that the education of our students came first. She was appointed the Director of Pupil Personnel Services July 1, 2015. Her duties include providing assistance to students and parents, Alternative Education, Homebound Instruction/Instruction in the Home, Home Education and Private Tutoring, Serious Incidents, Discipline, Building Transfers, Family Literacy Program, Attendance, Charter School monitoring, parent liaisons and community outreach.

Lulu grew up in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. She is a graduate of Williamsport Area High School. She earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Elementary Education from Millersville University. Lulu earned her Administrative Certificate from Temple University. She recently completed the Superintendent’s Letter of Eligibility Program at Shippensburg University.

Most Frequently Asked Questions/Answers about Student Services

To provide assistance to parents and students in the following areas: Parent Complaints, Student Assistance (Behavior and Academic), Alternative Education, After School Program, Family Literacy Program, Homebound Instruction/Instruction in the Home, Home Education and Private Tutoring, Serious Incidents, District Policies, Building Transfers, Attendance, Discipline, Charter School Monitoring, Cornerstone Program, Parent Liaisons and Community Outreach.
Parents can get involved by joining their building level Student Advisory Committee. If they are interested in participating they should contact their building principal.
Parents/guardians should always contact the building principal first. They are going to be able to address the concern. If a parent/guardian is uncomfortable contacting the building principal, then they can contact Student Services.
We have a volunteer handbook that includes all necessary forms. Anyone interested in volunteering in a building should contact the building principal.
Contact Student Services to set up a meeting to discuss a possible partnership. If the program being suggested aligns with the goals of the District Recovery Plan then the organization will have to present the program at the Education Agenda Team. If the program is approved an MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) would need to be completed. Our solicitor would review the MOU. The group/organization would be invited to present at the School Board meeting. The School Board approves or denies all MOU’s and partnerships.

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