Flint Community Schools State, Federal and Local Programs Title Office

Flint Community Schools Logo

FCS Offers Additional Support Services for it's Scholars and Families

FCS (Flint Community Schools) is proud to share our support services for our scholars and their families. Understanding the diverse needs of our school community, we are committed to providing comprehensive assistance beyond the classroom.

Our enhanced support services are designed to address our scholars' educational, emotional, and social well-being and offer invaluable resources to their families. We believe in nurturing a supportive and inclusive environment where every scholar has the opportunity to thrive and succeed.

Join us in embracing these additional services, tailored to enrich the lives of our FCS family.

Health Services at Every FCS School

Flint Community Schools Wellness Programs

School health services and programs are designed to support and enhance the scholar’s academic success by focusing on the health of the whole child. Research over the years has shown that healthy children learn better. A whole health approach includes the physical, behavioral, spiritual, and socioeconomic wellbeing as defined by individuals, families, and communities. We provide:

  • Assessments and evaluations when there are health problems or concerns

  • Confidential selective health guidance, counseling, and recommendations

  • Individualized plans that reduce or eliminate health-related barriers to learning, while reinforcing a safe and healthy environment

  • Guidance for first aid and emergency procedures

  • A channel of communications connecting home, school, healthcare providers, and community agencies

  • In-service education on CPR, first aid, and medication dispensing for school personnel.

  • Staff guidance on compliance with established health laws for the prevention and control of health problems, accidents, injuries, and for maintaining a healthy school environment.

  • District leadership to the Sex Education Advisory Committee

  • Assistance to health services staff in interpreting state, local and district policies and procedures

  • Communication of pertinent health information to staff and district families regularly and as needed

  • Monitoring of trends and evaluating the appropriateness of current processes in order to keep our scholars healthy, safe, and ready to learn

(MTSS) Multi-Tiered System of  Support

Introduction and Purpose

Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) is a framework for enhancing the implementation of evidence-based practices to achieve important outcomes for every student. The MTSS framework builds on a public health approach that focuses on organizing the efforts of adults within systems to be more effective.

MTSS is designed to help schools identify struggling students early and intervene quickly. It focuses on the “whole child.” That means it supports academic growth, but many other areas, too. These include behavior, social and emotional needs, and absenteeism (not attending school).

The following information will provide staff, teachers, principals, parents, and community members an overview of how Flint Community Schools utilizes Multi‐Tiered Systems of Support throughout the school district.

As a response to the Flint Water Crisis and its impact on children and our community, the Flint Community Schools will engage in a system‐wide approach to support the development of the whole child, whole school, and whole community. This support will occur through relationships and accountability, impacting scholars' academic success, behavior, and attendance. Our district will represent an educational family of learners prepared to live, work, and contribute to the community and beyond. This Guidebook focuses on specific staff roles listed below and practiced frameworks, including Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS), Restorative School Communities, Trauma Sensitive Supports for Students, and Capturing Kids’ Hearts. The purpose of this MTSS program is to positively impact the areas of academics, attendance, and behavior through targeted interventions, based on data‐driven needs. The anticipated results will enhance generational student progress about the goals listed previously.

Behavior Specialists

Flint Community Schools Behavior Specialist

The Behavior Specialist at Flint Community Schools, employed by Edustaff, plays a pivotal role in enhancing Title I students' educational and personal development. They are instrumental in bridging the gap between home and school environments, ensuring a cohesive approach to addressing various challenges these students face. This role involves conducting insightful home visits to gather essential information on school/home relations, health, personal or family concerns, and responding to specific requests from principals and teachers regarding attendance, achievement, and other Title I-related issues.

The specialist's responsibilities extend to fostering collaborative relationships with teachers, family members, and support staff within and outside the school. They coordinate crucial meetings with principals, teachers, parents, and students, focusing on behavioral issues of Title I students. A key aspect of their role is stimulating self-growth in Title I children and their parents, enhancing the overall learning experience.

Community engagement is a significant part of their job. The Behavior Specialist utilizes community resources effectively, referring children and parents to appropriate agencies and maintaining comprehensive records. They are committed to continuous professional development, regularly participating in staff development sessions.

Their role also emphasizes building solid relationships with Title I parents and the community, representing Flint Community Schools and Edustaff professionally. They interact positively and cooperatively with all stakeholders, including co-workers, administration, students, and the community. Additionally, they handle special projects and other related duties as required, showcasing their versatility and commitment to the well-being of Title I students.

Family Engagement Facilitators

Flint Community Schools Family Engagement

Empowering Families

Our mission is to cultivate a welcoming, inclusive, collaborative environment that encourages family participation in various school activities and decision-making processes. We aim to empower parents and guardians with the resources, skills, and confidence they need to play an integral role in their children's education and overall well-being.

Through open communication, mutual respect, and shared responsibility, we strive to bridge gaps, enrich learning experiences, and foster a community where every voice is heard and valued. Together, we are committed to building a brighter future for our students, ensuring they have the support, encouragement, and opportunities to achieve their full potential.

Flint Community Schools' Family Engagement is about connecting, collaborating, and creating a community where families are active partners in education, leading to empowered students and stronger families.

Parent Involvement

Parents are an essential part of education.  They are their child's first teacher.  Title I assists parents in becoming more involved in their child's teaching as well as better prepared to support their child's education at home.  There are many ways for parents to become more engaged.  Title I supports parents through training, workshops, and informational meetings. 

Program Coordination

To the extent feasible and appropriate, schools that receive Title I must “coordinate and integrate parent involvement programs and activities with other Federal, State, and local programs, including public preschool programs, and conduct other activities, such as parent resource centers, that encourage and support parents in more fully participating in the education of their children.”

Parents and Family Engagement

Currently, Title I, Part A defines parent involvement as the participation of parents in regular, two-way, and meaningful communications with school staff that involves the student, address learning, and engage the family in school activities.

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) refers to this as Parent and Family Engagement starting in 2017-18.

Parent involvement helps to promote academic success! The more involved you are, the more likely your child will give their best effort and be successful. We encourage you to make ordinary moments extraordinary by connecting with your children during their daily routines of life. Parents reinforce the message that education is essential.

​Connecting with children can be done without additional resources of time or money. It only takes a minute to make eye contact, ask questions on the drive to school, get groceries, make dinner, do laundry, run to the bank, or read a bedtime story. You are your child’s first teacher.

​Please don't hesitate to contact us if we can help you in any way. Scholars learn that school is important when families, schools, and communities work together in partnership.

K-3rd Grade - Student Success Technician (SST) Program

Flint Community Schools Student Success Techs

Our Mission

The SST program is integral to Flint Community Schools' mission of fostering an inclusive and effective educational setting. We focus on the holistic development of our students, addressing not just their academic needs but also their behavioral and social-emotional growth. Join us in our journey to create a brighter future for every student at Flint Community Schools.

At Flint Community Schools, in collaboration with Edustaff, our Student Success Technicians (SSTs) are at the forefront of enhancing classroom effectiveness and catering to the diverse needs of all our scholars. Our SSTs are dedicated professionals committed to implementing Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) interventions specifically designed to elevate student behavior, academic performance, and attendance within our school settings.

Our SSTs Specialize in:

1. Behavior Management Support: Our SSTs work hand-in-hand with classroom teachers to manage student behaviors effectively, ensuring a learning environment that is conducive and supportive for all students.

2. Reading Intervention Assistance: They provide targeted reading intervention assistance, working under classroom teachers' guidance to support students who require additional academic aid.

3. Documentation and Reporting: SSTs are skilled in preparing a range of documentation, including reports and memos, which is essential for providing written support and conveying important information to stakeholders.

4. Comprehensive Multi-Tiered Student Support: By employing a multi-tiered approach, our SSTs offer extensive support to students across various areas within the school, addressing diverse educational needs.

5. Positive Behavior Interventions: Our team utilizes effective positive behavior intervention strategies to guide student behavior and foster solid and supportive relationships with them.

6. Restorative Practices: SSTs actively participate in the school's restorative community. They use affirmative language to set clear expectations and provide the appropriate support to help students meet these standards.

7. Professional Representation: Our SSTs uphold the highest standards of professionalism, representing both Flint Community Schools and Edustaff in the best possible manner.

8. Positive Collaborations: They are committed to engaging positively and cooperatively with colleagues, administration, students, parents, and the community, enhancing the overall school environment.

9. Versatile Role Fulfillment: SSTs are adaptable and ready to take on additional duties and special projects, showing their deep commitment to their roles and the success of our students.