VISION: Every student will have access to supports, services, and enrichment necessary to ensure that graduates obtain the skills knowledge, and character traits essential to thrive and contribute to society.
MISSION: Supporting students, families, and staff by providing services, resources, and interventions to address the varying and complex needs of each student.
The Child Welfare and Attendance Department supports the instructional programs throughout the District. Delivery of specialized services in the areas of enrollment, transfers, attendance, SARB, school safety, custody of student records, discipline, and student custody orders are the main focus of our department.
The Expanded Learning Opportunities Program (ELOP) Plan as required by Education Code (EC) Section 46120(b)(2) will provide expanded program activities that support the whole child, and students’ Social and Emotional Learning and development before/after school and during winter, spring, and summer non-instructional school days for TK-8 students. This plan was approved the Local Educational Agency's (LEA) Governing Board.
At all MCS school sites, credentialed school nurses provide: health assessments; vision and hearing screenings; medical, mental health, and social service referrals; information for mental health and community resources; social-emotional counseling and support; TB screenings and skin tests for district programs and school volunteers; health education including oral health review; case management for students with complex medical issues; communication with primary care physicians; and many other services.
The Modesto City Schools Healthy Start Program provides a variety of school and community outreach services. It is a school-based family resource program that serves all students and families living within the Modesto City Schools attendance areas.
The Parent Engagement & Outreach (PEO) Department is committed to various support services that provide opportunities for parent engagement, which impacts student academic achievement, health and social emotional wellness, school climate, and other relative areas. We continue to build strong partnerships with local businesses, colleges, and city and county community-based agencies to help meet the needs of the community.
Modesto City Schools Special Education Department / Special Education Local Plan (SELPA) ensures that appropriate programs and services are available for all students identified with disabilities under the IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act 2004). The Special Education Department supports every student's right to an individualized educational program that is reasonably calculated to provide meaningful educational benefits based on the student's identified and unique needs.