Student Services

About the Department

Welcome to Student Services. Thank you for taking the time to visit our website. The goal of the Student Services Department in the Clover Park School District is to provide assistance to families, administrators, counselors, nurses, and school staff in meeting the needs of students. For a comprehensive list of all of the services provided by Student Services, please see...

Who to Contact

Name Position Phone
Kristi Smith   Director for Student Services 253-583-5154
Pam Jones Director's Secretary 253-583-5154
Holly Bocchi Family and Community Partnership Coordinator 253-583-5043
Susan Keller RN Managing Nurse 253-583-5365
Jesus Villegas Support Specialist Student Services 253-583-5156
Melissa Ford MV Case Tech 253-583-5157
Karen Schriber Early Learning Program Supervisor  253-583-5362
Catherine Winkle Assistant Early Learning Manager 253-583-5363
Clover Park Early Learning Program 253-583-5360

Accident Reports

Both Risk Management and Student Services departments receive a copy of all completed accident reports. Parents may obtain a copy of this report by calling Risk Management at 583-5482.

Attendance Boundaries

Student Services manages the information regarding attendance boundaries, transfers into the district, transfers between schools in the district and release of attendance. Please contact us at 253-583-5154 for procedural information, necessary forms and information regarding paperwork received from other districts (such as release of attendance from the resident district). You may also email us at Pam Jones, Directors Secretary.

Waiver forms, including Release of Attendance, Non Resident Admission, and Transfer Between Clover Park Schools are located at the bottom of the page.

Bullying – Harassment, Intimidation & Bullying

CPSD is committed to providing a safe, inclusive learning environment for our students. Our schools work incredibly hard to build positive school cultures and teach curriculum that incorporates bullying prevention and social skills. The district also provides social emotional learning resources for families. 

Learn more about the district's bullying prevention information and reporting process

Child Abuse and Neglect Reports (CPS)

Schools send a written copy of all formal CPS reports made to either Madigan Social Services or Child Protective Services to the Student Services office.

Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education is provided through Head Start, the Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP), Early Head Start, and Title I for general education students and through special education preschool programs for students with special needs. For more information, visit our Early Childhood Education page.

Guidance and Counseling

Student Services has responsibility for development and implementation of the Guidance curriculum, contracted counseling services and the Safe and Drug Free Schools Grant.

Health Services

Student Services assists schools with:

  • determining the appropriate level of nursing services needed;
  • providing quarterly health clerk training;
  • registered nurse supervision of medication administration;
  • updates on immunization information and technical assistance (go to immunization page);
  • student health care plans;
  • vision, hearing and scoliosis screening;
  • and dental resources.

Home Hospital

Eligible students receive instruction at home by a teacher who coordinates the home instruction with the students' regular teachers. This is a limited service, usually 4 - 18 weeks for a couple of hours each week.

Schools or parents can contact the Student Services office for eligibility requirements and forms, or download the Home Hospital forms here.

Home School

Parents wishing to Home School their student(s) must file an Intent to Home School form annually by September 15 or within two weeks of the beginning of any public school quarter, trimester or semester, with the public school district within which the parent resides.

2022-23 Home School Information and Intent to Home School form here.

Information about Online Public School Providers can be found here.

Native American Education Program (Title VI NAEP)

The Title VI NAEP, Native American Education program provides supplemental supports and activities not already provided in the classroom or other programs and supports the efforts of school districts, Indain  tribes and postsecondary institutions (colleges and universities). Opportunities for parent/guardian engagement also available through the Inter-Tribal Parent Education Advisor Circle (PEACe).

  • Educational values
  • Career awareness
  • Cultural awareness/guidance
  • Dropout prevention
  • Self-confidence building opportunities
  • Native American identity reinforcement
  • Community updates and awareness
  • Liaison between parents, students, teachers and the school
  • Inter-Tribal Parent Education Advisory Circle

To register a student into the program, a 506-Native American Eligibility Certification form must be summitted to Student Services, Jesus Villegas  [email protected], 253-583-5156.

Interpreters

Student Services contracts with agencies to provide interpreters needed for parent meetings and conferences, but not for student instruction purposes. At times, sign language interpreters are provided as a student accommodation for hearing impaired students who do not receive special education services. District and state forms are also available in numerous languages. Call 253.583.5154.

Juvenile Offenders

Notices of Juvenile Offenders who are released to attend to school come to Student Services, who in turn notifies appropriate personnel including building principal.

Other

Agencies and organizations often contact Student Services to offer resources to students such as Thanksgiving baskets, clothing (at Christmas time) and similar items to schools.

Student Services contacts schools to determine interest and level of participation.

Resources for Students

InvestED Fund and Lakewood Rotary funds are available for eligible students. Student Services sends out application information, procedures and forms to school counselors. The Student Services office must pre-authorize all expenditures.

Student Records / High School Transcripts

Student records retention and archiving information is managed through Student Services. Transcript requests are also processed in Student Services. To request a copy of your high school transcript, fill out the transcript request form and mail it, along with the $3.00 processing fee, to the address on the form.

Click here to view transcript ordering instructions and to obtain a copy of the transcript request form. If you still have questions after reading these instructions, please call (253) 583-5154 or email Pam Jones, Directors Secretary.

Title IX

Student Services can assist you with issues regarding any type of discrimination including sexual harassment and gender equity.

Truancy

The Student Services Department works in collaboration with the Pierce County Juvenile Court Truancy Team to provide technical assistance on truancy issues, process, truancy petitions, and court hearings.  

Click here for Guidance from Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Waivers

Student Services manages the waiver process, including Application for Non-Resident Admission, Request for Transfer Between Clover Park Schools, and Request for Release of Attendance forms. All forms are available for download, below.

These forms can also be picked up in the Student Services Department office Monday through Friday, 7:30 am to 4:30 pm. We do close for lunch from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm. Forms are also available via email. Please email us to request that service: Pam Jones, Directors Secretary. If you would prefer a faxed document, please call us at 253-583-5154.

Waiver Forms and Procedures

Application for Non-Resident Admission – Parents can pick this up at the school they wish their child to attend. Parent completes the form, and takes it to the desired school, along with a copy of the Release of Attendance form from the resident school district. The school will tell the parent if their student is accepted or not. If the parent does not know where to obtain a Release of Attendance form from their resident school district, see our Release of Attendance List.

Between Schools Transfer – Parents/Guardians submit the transfer online by clicking the link. The receiving school will notify the parent/guardian the status of the transfer.

Request for Release of Attendance (Choice Transfer Request) –Parents/Guardians submit a Choice Transfer when leaving the district to attend another K-12 district in Washington.