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 Email
Holly Shaffer Director for Student Services 583.5153 hshaffer@cloverpark.k12.wa.us
Terese High Director's Secretary 583.5154 thigh@cloverpark.k12.wa.us
Holly Bocchi Family and Community Partnership Coordinator 583.5043 hbocchi@cloverpark.k12.wa.us
Susan Keller RN Managing Nurse 583.5183 skeller@cloverpark.k12.wa.us
Vacant Native American Education Specialist 583.5156  
Jennifer White Early Learning Program Manager 583.5362 jwhite@cloverpark.k12.wa.us
Wilma Benavides Assistant Early Learning Manager 583.5363 wbenavid@cloverpark.k12.wa.us
Clover Park Early Learning Program   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 Terese High, Directors Secretary.

Waiver forms, including Release of Attendance, Non Resident Admission, and Transfer Between Clover Park Schools can be obtained here.

Bullying – Harassment, Intimidation & Bullying

View our policy on Bullying – Harassment, Intimidation & Bullying

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.

Download the 17-18 Home School Information Packet and Intent to Home School form here.

Information about Online Public School Providers can be found here.

Native American Education

The mission of the Title VI Native American Education program is to provide academic and cultural programming for Native American students. The Title VI program has been in operation for over 30 years. The coordinator maintains an office in the Student Services Department, working Monday through Friday during school hours. Services include:

  • 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

Cultural enrichment services are offered to non-Native American students in the classroom. Presentations on cultural awareness and training on Since Time Immemorial Curriculum are available for teacher in-service.

Click here for the 506-Native American Eligibility Certification Form. PDF Icon

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 Terese High, Directors Secretary.

Title IX

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

Truancy

TeTechnical assistance on truancy issues and completing Becca petitions is available from Student Services. Becca petitions and progress reports are sent to Student Services for processing. The petitions are reviewed, copied and sent certified mail to the prosecuting attorney's office. The petitioner will be notified of subsequent court actions. Read our Guide to Preventing Truancy and Understanding the Becca Bill PDF Icon for more information.

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: Terese High, 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 can pick up this form up at any building, or at the Student Services Department. Parent completes the form, and takes it to the school they wish to be released from. The releasing school will approve or deny the release. If approved, the parent can then take the Transfer to the school they wish to attend, or the releasing school can forward it for them. The receiving school will notify the parent if their child is accepted into that school or not.

Request for Release of Attendance  – These are only available from the Student Services Department. Parent or adult student completes the form and returns it to the Student Services Department. Staff will review for completeness, sign off on the approval, and make 2 copies. Both copies are given to the parent/adult student – 1 is for the new school, the other is for the parent/adult student's records. Students 18 and over may sign their own documents.