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Student Services

Liaison for Foster and Homeless Students

Liaison for Foster and Homeless Students

The Students Services Department strives to address the unique educational needs of Foster Youth and Homeless students by working collaboratively with our students, caregivers, schools, placing agencies, and other service providers.

Homeless Education: The Student Services Department provides assistance to homeless students and families in compliance with the McKinney Vento Homeless Assistance Act. We work in collaboration with school personnel and community service agencies in an effort to maximize access to various educational, social, and enrichment programs that promote academic success and student achievement.

The McKinney-Vento Education defines homeless children and youth to be those who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence. Under the larger umbrella of lacking a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence, the law also provides several examples of situations that meet the definition. The examples include children and youths:

·      sharing housing due to a loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason;
·      living in hotels, motels, trailer parks, or camping grounds due to a lack of alternative adequate housing;
·      living in emergency or transitional shelters;
·      abandoned in hospitals;
·      living in a public or private place not designated for, or normally used as, a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings;
·      living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar places;
·      living in one of the above circumstances and who are migratory according to the definition in Section 1309 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 [42 U.S.C. § 11434a(2)].

If you are experiencing homelessness, please contact the LLESD Foster and Homeless Liaison in the Student Services Department - 
Robin Spindler - Director of Student Services
(650) 854-6311


Special Education Support Staff
  • School Psychologist
  • Speech and Language Pathologists
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Behaviorial Specialist
  • Special Education Para-professionals
  • Resource Specialists
  • Strategies Teachers
  • School Nurse
  • Physical Therapist
  • Administrative Assistant

Special Education Services Requests and Assessments

  • Pre-School
  • K-8
  • Parent Resource Council -- San Mateo County SELPA
  • Speech and Language Services
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Resource Support Classes
  • Strategies Classes
  • Behavioral Support Programs
  • Extended School Year Program
Director of Student Services:
Robin Spindler
(650) 854-1215
Student Services Support Staff:
Amy Nordgreen, Administrative Assistant
(650) 854-1215, x4023


Every two years California public schools have the opportunity to take the California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS). This survey provides an important glimpse into school climate, student perceptions and experiences, as well as belief systems. The survey provides school districts with comprehensive, valid and reliable data to help assess and target the needs of students.  In the Fall of 2015, our 7th graders took the survey.
We recently received detailed survey results. Our Leadership Team, as well as teachers at both sites, have reviewed, discussed and analyzed the survey data. The survey information was also presented to the Board of Trustees on October 8, 2014. While results from the California Healthy Kids Survey in the District have always been very positive when compared to statewide averages, results since the last administration of the survey indicate notable improvements in  overall school climate. 
The data shows positive trends in many areas and it is important to understand that no community is without issues and problems that need to be recognized and addressed.  It is our goal to completely eliminate all forms of  harassment, whether based on race, national origin, religion, disability, gender or other factors. Safety, health and cyberbullying issues will require attention and action as well. We strongly value and adhere to a continuous cycle of improvement and have already begun to plan actions to address the areas of need. We will share information with the Climate Committees at both sites.  Feedback will be sought from stakeholders at all levels.
As you look over the data please keep in mind that some students may not have answered all questions. Respondents may also have answered questions referencing their experiences outside of the school setting. We would also ask that as you look at the information, pay particular attention to the trends from year to year.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Robin Spindler, Director of Student Services, at or 854-1215.