Foster Care

Sequim School District  Foster Care Liaison
Renee Alcafaras
(360) 582-3400
[email protected]

Improving the Educational Outcomes of Children and Youth in Foster Care

Schools, child welfare agencies, communities, and families must work together to provide the equitable opportunities, specialized services, and useful supports that are essential for students in foster care to be successful in school and in life.

The Foster Care Program at OSPI supports students in foster care by encouraging innovative practices that reduce educational disruptions, strengthen school stability, and improve academic performance.

As part of the Student Support division, the Foster Care Education Program partners with educators, foster parents, social workers, state agencies, and advocates as they work to support the whole child through evidence-based, best-practices and collaboration.

If you or your student are in Foster Care please connect with our McKinney-Vento District Liaison at Sequim School District.

Interested in helping our Students?

Are you a community member looking to assist and support some of our most vulnerable students? If you want to make a monetary donation to this specific program, please make your check payable to Sequim School District with a Memo of Restricted Funds to McKinney-Vento Program. Donations can also be made to the Foster Care Transition Program.

Monetary Donations are used for:

Alternative transportation costs
ASB Cards
Cost of books and associated materials for alternative/online education programs offered through Sequim School District.
Extra-Curricular Activities
Graduation Costs
Driving Test Fees
Clothing & Hygienic Items
Phone Cards
Some items that could be donated in New or Like-New condition:
Gift Cards for PBIS and Incentive
Shoes and Sweatshirts
Hygienic items

If you are wanting to help but feel more comfortable donating to an Organization that serves our area please see our list of Community Resources!

Thank you so much for thinking of our students, our community and your support.

Foster Care Information Links
US Department of Education

       Updated January 2020