San Mateo County Office of Education
San Mateo School District Foster Youth Liaisons: PDF
This is a list of FYS liaisons in every district across San Mateo county who can be contacted for support with your foster child regarding any educational issues.
San Mateo School Districts Links
San Mateo School District Calendar, 2009-2010: PDF
Assembly 490 Frequently Asked Questions: PDF
California Chafee Grant:
This is a link for foster youth regarding grant money for college- up to $5000 per year.
California Department of Education Countywide Foster Youth Program Coordinators:
California College Pathways:
This site to help foster youth access higher education.
Granting and Transferring of Partial Course Credit Letter:
Helping Your Child Succeed in School: PDF
An Education Handbook for Parents and Caregivers of Children and Youth in the Foster Care System created by Mental Health Advocacy Services.
Honoring Emancipated Youth:
Honoring Emancipated Youth (HEY) is a San Francisco-based organization dedicated to strengthening and connecting San Francisco’s systems of support so that Bay Area youth emancipating, or “aging out” of the foster care system can enjoy a healthy transition to adulthood.
Partial Credit Calculator:
Here is a tool provided by Sacramento FYS to calculate partial credits. Education Code 49069.5 (e) (g) requires that students who leave a school before the end of a term (i.e. semester, trimester) be granted all partial credits earned.
The McKinney-Vento Act includes foster youth awaiting placement in a foster or group home in the definition of homeless.
This is our Statewide Foster Youth Services site, an excellent resource to help anyone working with individual foster children/youth succeed in school. This website is a MUST - once you go to the main page, you will register for FREE.
A bonus- once you are logged on to the Foster Ed Connect site, all the links below will become active.
You will find an extensive resource guide for information on all of the following: