Programs & Parent Information
At The High School
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McKinney- Vento Act link to: McKinney - Vento Act NY
The McKinney-Vento Act is a federal law that ensures the right of students to go to school even when they are homeless or don’t have a permanent address.
he Act aims to reduce barriers that have prevented many homeless youth from enrolling, attending, and succeeding in school, including:
* documentation requirements, such as birth certificates and medical record
All homeless young people—including “unaccompanied youth” not in the physical custody of a parent or guardian—who are: living in emergency shelters or transitional living programs; staying temporarily with friends or relatives due to inadequate housing; or staying in motels, campgrounds, cars, or other temporary housing.
Through the McKinney-Vento Homeless Services Program, Solvay Union Free Schools provides assistance for families experiencing homelessness. These services are designed to provide support to the family; address barriers that homeless children and families face in enrolling, attending, and succeeding in school; and ultimately to ensure that each student receives equal access to the same free and appropriate public education available to all children. Some of the services that may be available to assist homeless families include transportation assistance, Free or Reduced School Lunch Program participation, early childhood programs, and other social service resources or referrals. Families who are eligible for these services are living in a vehicle, shelter, hotel, abandoned building, or other temporary residence, often with more han one family residing in the same residence at one time. Children who are in the care of the state and are living in a foster home may also qualify for these services.
Throughout the year a variety of items are kept for students in need. Items such as hygiene products, back sacks, back packs, shoes, boots, hats, scarfs, coats, clothing and school supplies are provided to students on an as needed basis. These items can be obtained by the school social worker.
Free and Reduced Breakfast & Lunch
Solvay High School offers daily breakfast and lunch to students. You may qualify for free or reduced rates,
the application can be found at this link; free & reduced food application