Supports available to all students
Seven Generations Charter School provides a variety of students services for our students to ensure the whole child is being educated and cared for within the school day. If you would like any further information regarding the various services available to your child follow the links below or contact our Director of Student Services.
- Living in a shelter, domestic violence shelter, or a transitional home
- In a public or private place not designated as a regular sleeping accommodation (vehicle, park, hotel or campground)
- Living with relatives or friends due to lack of housing (doubled up)
- Unaccompanied Youth
Seven Generations and McKinney-Vento help children and youth access Pennsylvania’s public schools by removing barriers to a free and appropriate public education. A student’s education should continue as uninterrupted as possible while the student is living in a homeless situation.
Students who become homeless or unaccompanied are entitled to:
- Attend school of origin or school of residence with no disruption
- Register for school regardless of proof of residency, academic or health records
- Transportation to and from school of origin or residence
Children in foster care experience frequent school changes, which is linked to lower academic performance, higher rates of grade retention and absenteeism, and lower graduation rates. The Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 promotes school stability and success for foster youth by emphasizing dual-agency collaboration between education and child welfare partners to make decisions which best serve the foster care youth.
If you need assistance please contact the Homeless and Foster Care Liaison, Mrs. Neagley at 610-421-8844 or email@example.com.
A General Guide to Pennsylvania’s Education for Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness (ECYEH) Program.
Is your child eligible under the McKinney Vento Act? Find out here. Contact me for more information!
Parent Brochure – What you need to know to help your child at school
PDE BEC (Basic Education Circular)
Know your rights as a parent of a child with a 504 Plan
If you are looking for services tailored for a specific need, please feel free to make an SAP referral. Our county SAP liaison is an expert in finding service locations for children with targeted needs.
7 Gen Lends
7Gen Lends is a committee within Seven Generations Charter School that lends a hand to families in difficult circumstances. In years past, we were able to collect gifts and food items for holiday meals, and distribute meals to families in need this holiday season.
If you would like to make a donation to our 7 Gen Lends Program please visit our donate page.
To do this, we believe this must involve community-wide programs and initiatives involving parents, teachers, administrators, local law enforcement, mental health & wellness professionals and elected officials to take meaningful action to protect our students.
The research-based Safe2Say Program, which is mandated under PA state law / Act 44, for grades 5 through 12, teaches students, teachers, and administrators how to recognize warning signs and signals, especially within social media, of individuals who may be a threat to themselves or others and Say Something to a trusted adult or use its anonymous reporting system. Specifically, the program educates participants to:
- Recognize the signs and signals of at-risk behaviors – especially within social media,
- Take every sign and signal seriously; act quickly to get help by talking to a trusted adult OR
- Report it anonymously through the S2SS Office of the Attorney General 24/7 Crisis Center, mobile app, or website,
- Respond to and manage the submitted tip via a school-based multi-disciplinary educator and administrator teams
Our students often are aware of the problems their peers are facing, so we must empower them to know the danger signs and give them the tools to help each other with the assistance of trained and caring adults. As you know, most conversations are taking place on social media, therefore it is critical that we teach our students to be looking out for one another as these digital conversations are taking place. S2SS teaches them what to look for while empowering them to act quickly to help a fellow student.
Trained staff will teach the Safe2Say Something anonymous reporting system to our FIFTH GRADERS ONLY!
If you have a Kindergarten, first, second, third, or fourth grade child, and you would like to report a concern, please continue to follow SGCS’s reporting system. Please contact your child’s teacher, the school counselor, and then an administrator. A staff member will respond back to you within 48 hours.
In an emergency, please make your report to 911.
If you are concerned and wish to submit a tip through Safe2Say, please either:
- Report online
- Download the app
- Call 1-844-SAF2SAY (723-2729)