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Sycamore Ln Middle

School
School Social Work
AGENCY’S OVERVIEW

SYCAMORE LN MIDDLE SCHOOL’S
MISSION
Is to prepare students to become worthy citizens through the acquisition of
knowledge, skills, appreciation of cultural heritage, health and positive
self- image by providing an atmosphere for learning where each student
will develop academically, socially, and emotionally.
VISION
Sycamore Lane Middle School is a part of Scotland County’s school
system. The district vision is that all students will graduate, then become
college and career ready.
STUDENT PERSONNEL SERVICES
Student personnel services include our guidance counselors, nurse, school psychologist, homebound services and speech
pathologist. The guidance counselors can assist in educational information and counseling for personal and school-related matters.
We also have child/family support team to assist students as needed for academic success. We have a school nurse and social
worker on site. Students should schedule time with the counselors during break, lunch, before homeroom or after school, unless it is
an emergency. The school psychologist, nurse, speech pathologist, and homebound services are all system-level professionals who
serve other schools in addition to Sycamore Lane Middle School. Each of these professionals provide important and specialized
services to students.

CHILD & FAMILY SUPPORT TEAM
(CFST) OVERVIEW
GUIDING PRINCIPLE IS “ONE CHILD, ONE TEAM, AND ONE PLAN.
TEAM SERVE AS A LIAISON BETWEEN THE HOME, SCHOOL, & COMMUNITY.
PROVIDING DIRECT & INDIRECT SERVICES TO STUDENTS, FAMILIES
INORDER TO PROMOTE/SUPPORT STUDENT’S ACADEMIC & SOCIAL
SUCCESS!

CHILD & FAMILY SUPPORT TEAM
(CFST)
A TEAM OF A CONSISTANT
SOCIAL WORKER, NURSE, AND
COUNSELOR.
REFERRALS OCCURS ANY TIME
AN INDIVIDUAL, AGENCY, OR
TEAMS BRINGS A CONCERN
REGARDING A STUDENT.
CFST BARRIERS OF FOCUS
FAMILY ISSUES
HEALTH ISSUES
SOCIAL ISSUES
MENTAL HEALTH
SUBSTANCE ABUSE
VIOLENCE
GRIEF
TRAUMA
STRESS

CORE VALUES
Professionalism and Leadership- demonstrate professionalism and leadership by caring enough to
be honest.
Integrity- actions speak louder than words.
Diversity- value diversity/integrated its importance into programs, policies, and procedures.
Responsibility- holding yourself and others to the highest level of accountability.
Respect- all individuals deserve to be treated fairly.

MCKINNEY-VENTO
AN ACT THAT GIVES HOMELESS CHILDREN AND YOUTH THE RIGHT TO:
REMAIN IN THE SAME SCHOOL IF THEY HAD TO MOVE.
ENROLL IN A NEW SCHOOL W/O REQUIRED RECORDS SUCH AS PROOF OF
RESIDENCY, IMMUNIZATIONS, OR OTHER SCHOOL DOCUMENTS.
RECEIVE TRANSPORTATION TO SCHOOL…….
RECEIVE ALL SCHOOL SERVICES THEY NEED.



SPECIAL SERVICES AVAILABLE FOR HOMELESS
CHILDREN NEEDING AN EDUCATION
TUTORING BEFORE/AFTER PROGRAMS
VOCATIONAL/ GIFTED/ TALENTED EDUCATION
AUTOMATICALLY QUALIFY FOR FREE BREAKFAST/LUNCH AT
SCHOOL AS PAST OF FEDERAL LUNCH PROGRAM.
ACCESS TO PRESCHOOL PROGRAMS= HEADSTART, AND EVEN
START.
STUDENTS W DISABILITIES RECEIVES SPECIAL EDUCATION.