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What is a Full-Service Community School District?

Wednesday, April 22, 2020,

We are Minnesota’s first Full-Service Community School District. Being a community school means we work to unite our community by providing access to resources to students, families and residents. Consider us your partner in eliminating barriers to learning and raising healthy and happy children. Learning starts when we meet your child’s needs.

Our integrated focus on academics, health and social services, youth and community development and community engagement leads to improved student learning, stronger families, and healthier communities. We are a proud partner with our families.

With the current “Stay at Home” order from Governor Walz, we’ve made some adjustments to how services are offered as outlined below.

Here are the top five resources available to you and your children:

1. Eat high-quality, nutritious food. BCCS provides lunch and dinner with supplemental food support from community partner, The Sheridan Story. 
Families can arrive at specific bus stops between 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. to receive meals from the school district and The Sheridan Story. Meals will be delivered Monday-Friday through at least Friday, May 1. Families can identify the meal distribution stop closest to their home by viewing the list of bus stops and times. View this Google map for site locations and times.

Visit www.bccs286.org/MealDistribution for more information about other food and meal community resources. 

2. Participate in online, telehealth services through our Health Resource Center.

Youth of BCCS and community members ages birth to 19 have access to free and low-cost medical, dental, vision, and mental health services. During the current “Stay at Home” order, mental health, sexual health and medical support are all available through telehealth online visits. Emergency dental services are available through community partnerships. More

3. Support your child’s mental health.

Mental health concerns among young people are very common and normal. Through partnerships with mental health clinics, we are able to offer mental health services through telehealth online meetings. Call the Resource Support Line (763-200-1201) to connect with a social worker who will connect you to other resources. More

4. Receive information and support from Family Resource Rooms

In partnership with Community Action Partnership of Suburban Hennepin, the Family Resource Rooms in Earle Brown Elementary STEAM and Brooklyn Center Middle and High School STEAM offer students, families, and community members access to a wide variety of resources

Resources include information and support from various community agencies addressing the basic needs for food, clothing, energy assistance, shelter, health care, crisis support and more. Call the Resource Support Line (763-200-1201) to connect with a social worker who will help you. 

5. Sign your child up for high-quality virtual programming 

STEP 21 at Earle Brown Elementary and LEAP 21 at Brooklyn Center Middle and High School offer a variety of alternative learning techniques and experiences to enhance the academic environment. These programs provide academic and enrichment opportunities to accelerate student learning in addition to the support students receive from their teachers. 

This list is just the start. We have more than 100 partnerships with local organizations and nonprofits to help provide services and resources to our community.