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Foster Student Enrollment & School Stability

Enrollment Letter to Residential Treatment Facilities/GROs

Foster Care Letterhead for Klein ISD



Klein ISD Foster Care Supports and Services
Teaching and Learning Center

July 16, 2018

Dear Klein ISD Local Residential Treatment Center Family


Welcome back!! We are excited about the 2018-19 school year and all that it holds for our students in Klein ISD. This letter is to ensure notification is acquired for this school year’s registration and family onboarding process for every student in Klein ISD. We embrace the promise to purpose vision for every student in Klein ISD, and in the spirit of equality, all students in Klein ISD will access the same enrollment and registration process for school enrollment throughout the school year. Our awesome Therapeutic Education Program previously assisted with the process of reviewing records and information for many of our students housed in residential centers and we are thankful for their prior efforts, yet to ensure all students are enrolled without delay and indiscriminately, all caregivers will follow the district’s registration and family onboarding process. The teams at the Therapeutic Education Program will no longer assist in the pre-registration process of screening student intake packets.
We ask that all enrollment information and registration items needed for our students be provided directly to the designated staff associated with district registrations throughout the school year. You will find information to our Klein ISD website regarding pre-registration and family onboarding here: https://sites.google.com/kleinisd.net/familyonboarding/home
Klein ISD acknowledges that many of the students you care for are under the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Public Services (DFPS) and therefore for those applicable students receiving foster care services, we request that you report the student to be a foster student during enrollment and also provide the following state agreed information during the family onboarding process throughout the school year:

  • The DFPS 2085 series form(s)
  • Names and contact information for the student’s  DFPS worker, DFPS supervisor
  • Attorney Ad litem and court ordered attorney, if applicable
  • Guardian Ad litem, if applicable
  • CASA worker, if applicable
  • Court orders if a surrogate parent is assigned by the court
  • DFPS green academic records binder

We know our community collaboration with schools and staff will provide a pathway to the promise to purpose endeavor for every student in Klein ISD. We appreciate your continued engagement in supporting students in Klein ISD.


Sincerely,
Signature of Foster Care Coordinator, Rekina Romes

Rekina Romes M.S, LSSP
Klein ISD Foster Care Supports and Services

Enclosure
TEA and Texas Children’s Commission Foster Care & Student Success- Ch.7 Enrollment 101 

School Stability Information for the Foster Care Student
Request School Stability via ESSA for your Foster Student
School Stability and Transportation for the Foster Student
School Records for my Foster Student
 

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FOSTER CARE 
STUDENT ENROLLMENT

The law requires all school districts to accept children and youth in DFPS custody for immediate enrollment.

Ch
ildren ages 3-5 in DFPS custody must be enrolled in a public school’s free pre-kindergartner or early childhood education program if available in the caregiver’s community. Children older than 5 must be enrolled in a Texas Education Agency accredited public or private school. 



 
Klein ISD Special Program LogoIt is the policy of the Klein Independent School District not to discriminate on the basis of age, color, handicap or disability, ancestry, national origin, marital status, race, religion, sex, veteran status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or gender expression in its educational or employment programs and activities.








 

Documents Needed to Enroll:
*Birth  Certificate or other proof of identity*Copy of previous school records*Proof of immunizations *Placement Authorization form (2085) *Copy of child’s school records *Proof of residency

**NOTE** The school district must enroll a child in the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) immediately in school regardless of documentation (Texas Family Code, Section 262) (g) A school district shall accept a child for enrollment in a public school without the documentation required by Subsection (a) if the Department of Protective and Regulatory Services has taken possession of the child under Chapter 262, Family Code. The Department of Protective and Regulatory Services shall ensure that the documentation required by Subsection (a) is furnished to the school district not later than the 30th day after the date the child is enrolled in the school.

TEA Foster Care Liaison

Rekina Romes M.S. LSSP

Foster Care Coordinator

832.249.4397

Email us: foster@kleinisd.net
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Other resources:

www.kleinisd.net

www.Dfps.state.tx.us

www.tea.state.tx.us

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