JCPS Satellite Offices

JCPS satellite office opening

 

JCPS provides services to families at the office through a variety of departments:

Access and Equity (Homeless Education Sort)

Staff will be available to connect parents with resources that strengthen educational access and student achievement, such as out-of-school-time learning opportunities, volunteer recruitment, homeless education, and foster care services.

JCPS Access and Opportunity—Foster Care

The Foster Care division of the office of Access and Opportunity promotes school stability and provides supportive services for students in foster care. We provide support in the form of transportation referrals to the school of origin, best-interest decisions, assistance with records transfer and immediate enrollment, referrals for wrap-around services, advocacy in the school setting, out-of-school-time programming, Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) support, and more. We also provide professional development to educators to increase skills and support for foster youth.

Community Schools (Available at Shawnee location only)

Community Schools are public school buildings that are open after the regular school day and offer programming for the entire family. Every community school program site is unique, much like the communities they serve, and every community school will make the effort to meet the needs of its particular community. The Community Schools Programs is a partnership between Louisville Metro Government and Jefferson County Public Schools.

Every 1 Reads

The Every 1 Reads (E1R) Program provides volunteer support for students with literacy in their school settings. Volunteers are recruited from the community, trained by E1R staff, and with the assistance of school staff, are matched with students in their respective schools. Join the thousands of people who have already signed up as Every 1 Reads volunteers. It’s easy. Just donate 30 minutes a week to read with a child in a JCPS school or a community or faith-based organization, and help a student strengthen his or her reading skills.

Volunteer Talent Center

Many volunteer opportunities are available through schools. Some efforts have a districtwide focus and are linked to specific programs. All volunteers select the task, time, and where they want to work. Depending on the activity, volunteers can commit for a day, week, or month or for the entire school year. (The preferred commitment for tutors and mentors is a minimum of 30 minutes to an hour weekly throughout the school year.) While most volunteer activities do not require special skills, all efforts do require patience, flexibility, and a positive attitude.

Student Assignment

Staff will be at the satellite offices to assist families with applications for students with enrollments or who have a change of address. They will also help families who wish to submit a student transfer request or learn more about optional and magnet programs in the district.

Student Relations

Staff will be available on Tuesdays to meet with students and families who are recommended for choice and alternative school placement. They will work with the case manager, school staff, parents, and students to make appropriate decisions regarding student placement in choice and alternative behavior support schools. (Only at the West Louisville Satellite Office)

Exceptional Child Education

Staff will be available on Thursdays to focus on the individual needs of students who are eligible for special education and related services according to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). (Only at the West Louisville Satellite Office)

After-School Tutoring

Staff will be available to assist students with tutoring/homework assistance. (Mondays and Wednesdays at the Satellite Office @ Shawnee and Tuesdays and Thursdays at the West Louisville Satellite Office)

Counseling Services

Counseling services are provided for individuals seeking supportive services for mental and emotional health.    

Community Partners

The Satellite Offices partner with local community agencies to provide services to our students and families, such as job trainings for youth, after-school tutoring, family engagement, parent information sharing, after-school programming, social services, etc. Our partners are all engaged in strengthening families and academic success.