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COMMUNITY RESOURCES DIRECTORY


We’ve provided a directory of community-based resources and services that may benefit your family.  Please click on the icon below to view the directory.

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Student Services

Student services is an integral part of West Covina's high-quality instructional program. We support the needs of our student body through child welfare, health and safety, attendance, and student discipline. This focus helps our schools maintain a positive environment and keeps students engaged in the learning process. Below is a sampling of some of the services we provide in WCUSD.

 

For more information about these or any of our student services, please call us at (626) 939-4600, ext. 4682.

Foster and Homeless Youth Center

Foster and Homeless Youth Center

We are excited to announce that our new Foster and Homeless Youth Center is now open and offers a range of services for both students and parents including:

  • Tutoring and Academic Support(Mondays and Thursdays from 3:00-5:00)
  • Computer Lab Access
  • College and Career Planning
  • Referrals for Community Based Resources,
  • Assistance with Accessing L.A. County programs for Foster and Homeless Youth 
  • Parent and Student Workshops

Please contact Ana Gutierrez, Foster/Homeless Youth Liaison, if you’d like more information at (626) 960-3052 Ex. 2224.  The Foster Youth Center is located on the Willowood Campus at 2021 W. Alwood St., Room 301, West Covina, CA.

 

Child Welfare

We are concerned with the welfare of the whole child at West Covina. Our student services department offers resources to ensure our children stay safe and that we meet the needs of each child.

 

Abuse and Neglect
As educators and caretakers of children, we are mandatory reporters of child abuse and neglect. If you suspect a child is being endangered in any way, do not hesitate to contact us. We have provided resources at the side of this page that may help you identify and report abuse.

 

Homeless Students
The McKinney-Vento Homeless Children and Youth Education Program aims to ensure that all homeless children and youth have equal access to public education, including preschool.

 

We at West Covina are committed to helping and addressing the challenges that homeless students have in enrolling, attending, and succeeding in school. Please contact us if you are considered homeless.

 

A homeless student is one who:

  • Lacks a fixed, regular nighttime residence;
  • Temporarily shares housing with others due to loss;
  • Lives in a motel or hotel;
  • Lives in emergency or transitional shelters;
  • Lives in abandoned buildings, parked cars, or other facilities unfit for human habitation;
  • Is abandoned in a hospital;
  • Is awaiting foster care placement;
  • Is a migratory child living in conditions described above;
  • Is an unaccompanied youth or runaway between 2 and 18 years of age

Health

Providing healthcare services for your family is a necessary, yet expensive proposition. As a district, we have partnered with local agencies to provide you with resources that will ensure your children remain healthy and your wallet full. You can find these organizations in the sidebar of this page.

 

Adolescent Diabetes
Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes in adults and is becoming a more frequent occurrence in children, especially overweight teens. Type 2 diabetes affects the way the body is able to use sugar (glucose) for energy. Children are at greater risk of developing this disease when they:

  • Are overweight
  • Have a family history of diabetes
  • Are inactive
  • Go through puberty
  • Belong to specific minority groups

To learn more about this disease please download the provided fact sheet at the side of this page.

 

Head Lice
Head lice are very contagious. We do not allow students with head lice to attend school until 24 hours after treatment has been applied.

 

Immunizations and Vaccines
West Covina complies with California immunization laws. We require that students be current on immunizations to attend school. We also suggest family members consider receiving yearly vaccines to help their children stay healthy during the school year. For more information please visit our immunization page and read the information provided for you in the sidebar.

 

Substance Abuse
Substance abuse continues to be a widespread problem among school-aged students. Unfortunately, now it is often a coping mechanism instead of a simple response to peer pressure. Children are experimenting with drugs and alcohol at younger ages as they struggle to deal with familial problems, self-image issues, and other pressures. Please be aware of this issue, and utilize the information at the side of this page to help teach your children of the risks of drug use.

Safety

Bullying and Internet Safety

The West Covina Unified School District believes that every student is entitled to a safe school environment free from discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying. WCUSD’s Anti-Bullying Policy can be accessed in each school’s office, in the WCUSD Parent/Student Handbook and by clicking this link: 

WCUSD Anti-Bullying Policy (English) / (Spanish)

Bullying is one of the most serious and pervasive problems facing our schools. Bullying happens when a vulnerable person is repeatedly hurt, threatened, or tormented by another. Bullying can happen face-to-face, but it often occurs online where the bully feels untouchable. Victims of bullying often experience low self-esteem, depression, and even suicidal thoughts.   

Any student who feels he/she is a victim of bullying/cyberbullying or harassment should immediately contact a teacher, counselor, site administrator or other school site employee.  All complaints regarding bullying/harassment shall be investigated in a manner that protects the confidentiality of the parties involved while not impeding the investigation.

In addition, there are resources available at the side of this page related to this topic.

Emergency Management
We are committed to ensuring the safety of our students and staff against gun violence. In response to the recent tragedies across the nation, we have created emergency procedures for our district to utilize in the case of an active shooter. For your information, our manual is available at the side of this page.

Section 504

The West Covina Unified School District has a duty to locate, evaluate and identify any child residing in the district who qualifies for Special Education or Section 504 accommodations or services.
 
Students with disabilities shall be provided a free appropriate public education (FAPE), as defined under Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973.  Such students shall receive general or special education and related aids and services designed to meet their individual educational needs as adequately as the needs of nondisabled students are met.
 
Children eligible for Section 504 accommodations or services include those children who have a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities.
 
If you suspect that your child has a disability and may require Special Education or Section 504 accommodations, or if you would like additional information, please do one of the following:
If you suspect that your child has a disability and may require Special Education or Section 504 accommodations, or if you would like additional information, please do one of the following:

1. Contact the School Psychologist or Section 504 Coordinator at your child’s school
 
2. Contact the WCUSD Section 504 Coordinator-Marc Trovatore, Director of Student Services at (626) 939-4600 Ex. 4745 or  mtrovatore@wcusd.org

 

Other Resources

We know families have a variety of needs and circumstances that affect a child’s school choice and attendance. For families who cannot commit to traditional school attendance, we provide home-based study.

Home-based study is available to any student enrolled (or eligible to enroll) in our district. It  provides, free of charge:

  • Scheduling flexibility
  • Records and testing portfolios
  • Core curriculum materials
  • Lesson planning
  • Enrichment opportunities
  • Field trips and group workshops
  • Access to a certified teacher

If you are interested in learning more about this program, please contact our HBIS teacher, Susan Chase.

Title II and V Regulations

WCUSD believes that, in order to maximize student learning and achievement, certificated staff members must be continuously learning and improving their skills. The Superintendent or designee shall develop a program of ongoing professional development which includes opportunities for teachers to enhance their instructional and classroom management skills and become informed about changes in pedagogy and subject matter.

 

For more information please contact: 

 

Assistant Superintendent – Human Resources
1717 W. Merced Avenue
West Covina, CA 91790
(626) 939-4600, extension 4672

Title IX Regulations

Title IX Regulations – Education Amendments of 1972

“No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance”

The West Covina Unified School District is committed to providing equal opportunities for both sexes in all educational programs and activities which it conducts, and for employees and applicants for employment.

Equality of opportunity for both sexes in all programs and practices is a fundamental goal of the West Covina unified School District.  For students, this means that educational programs and activities must be free from policies and practices, which discriminate on the basis of sex. Our schools will continually evaluate their practices in terms of equal opportunity.  Programs and practices will be changed when necessary to bring them into compliance with Title IX Regulations.

 

For additional information and/or to make a complaint regarding Title IX Regulation procedures:

1. Contact the site administrator

2. Contact the WCUSD Title IX Coordinator-Marc Trovatore, Director of Student Services at (626) 939-4600 Ex. 4745 or mtrovatore@wcusd.org

Student Services Staff

Marc Trovatore 
Director of Student Services
626-939-4600 ext 4745 
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Susan Chase
HBIS Teacher
(626) 939-0600 ext. 7207
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Cynthia Hernandez
Healthcare
(626) 939-4600 ext. 4711
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Tina Flores
Secretary III

Student Services
626-939-4600 ext. 4682
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Sharon Allen,R.N.
School Nurse
(626) 939-4600 ext. 4690
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Maritess Mision,R.N.
School Nurse
(626) 939-4600 ext. 2315
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Raquel Sullivan,R.N.
School Nurse
(626) 939-4600 ext. 4691
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Ana Gutierrez, LCSW, PPSC

Foster/Homeless Youth Liaison

(626)960.3052 ext. 2224
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We Believe

Student services partner with district stakeholders to identify resources that will create opportunities for student success. We believe:
 

  • All WCUSD students have the right to be educated in a safe, respectful, and positive school environment where they can obtain the skills necessary for adult success in our global economy.
  • Every educator in the West Covina School District has the right to teach in an atmosphere that is safe and free from disruption and obstacles that impede the learning process.

Getting Connected

Director's Message


Dear Parents,

It is the goal of the Student Services team to ensure that all WCUSD students maintain positive attendance, are highly engaged in learning, achieve at optimal levels, and are on track to graduate.

We work in conjunction with our families, schools and community resources to assist and support students who experience difficulties in achieving their academic potential due to social, emotional, home and community challenges.  

It is through this partnership that we will foster a safe and positive school climate at all of our schools and support our students in developing 21st Century skills to ensure that they are college and career ready upon graduation.   

We look forward to working with you to support your student.   If you need assistance, please contact me.

 

Sincerely,
Marc Trovatore
Director of Student Services