Social Worker Newsletter

Samantha Kluesner, School Social Worker ; 2021

Boletin del trabajador social

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Hello Bluejay Families!

Below you can find a wide array of community resources for food, clothing, mental/behavioral health resources, and other miscellaneous areas. During this holiday time, I have listed a few places where you can receive Thanksgiving Meals and other holiday assistance. If you are needing additional assistance for the holidays or winter clothing, please let me know!

As always, if you and your family are in need of any support at this time, please feel free to check out these resources or connect with me personally. I am happy to help in any way! :)

Holiday Assistance

Holiday Assistance

Check out these resources for Thanksgiving Meals and Holiday Gift Assistance.

Consulte estos recursos para recibir comidas de Acción de Gracias y asistencia con los obsequios navideños.

Resources for Parents/Caregivers / Recursos Para Padres/Cuidadores

Support Groups

Please Pass the Love is offering support groups for Parents as well as High School Students. Check them out here!

Por favor, pase el amor que ofrece grupos de apoyo para padres y estudiantes de secundaria. ¡Échales un vistazo aquí!

Emergency Rental Assistance Program

Emergency Rental Assistance Program / Programa de asistencia de emergencia para alquiler

Food Assistance / Asistencia alimentaria

Below are some food pantries available throughout Polk County. Please let me know if you have any questions!

A NEW clothing Pantry!

TAKE in Ankeny is a great resource that helps families who may need additional clothing.

The link below will assist you in applying to receive food assistance through the Family Investment Program (FIP)

El enlace a continuación lo ayudará a solicitar recibir asistencia alimentaria a través del Programa de Inversión Familiar (FIP)

Child Care Assistance / Asistencia de cuidado infantil

Other Assistance (vision, dental, etc.) / Otra asistencia

If your child is in need of a vision or dental exam, please reach out to me and I can get you connected with a resource.

Bilingual- Translation Resources / recursos bilingües - de traducción

Please Pass the Love – Bilingual Support Group: This has been a tough school year for teens, that's why we are offering a FREE bilingual virtual support group for teens! This will take place every Thursday from 5-6pm via Zoom. Hosted by Please Pass The Love, led by Carol King, LMFT. Register at

Mental or Behavioral Health Support / apoyo de salud mental o conductual


Is your child needing additional mental health support? BFCSD has partnered with Orchard Place to provide School-Based Therapy for our middle and high school students. This is an awesome resourse to help further support our students! If you are interested in getting your child referred to our school-based therapist, please let me know!

Anderson and Morris students can currently receive counseling support from myself or one of of our school counselors. We are more than happy to meet with your child in a 1:1 setting or provide group counseling for specific skills. In addition, I can help connect you with outside resources if you are interested in your child receiving therapy.

Don't hesitate to reach out for support!

Emergency Mental Health Resources

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It is the policy of the Bondurant-Farrar Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy please contact the district’s Equity Coordinator - Chad Carlson, Director of Administrative Services, 300 Garfield St. SW, Bondurant, IA 50035, 515-967-7819, or Director of the Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison Street, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661-7204, Telephone (312) 730-1576, Facsimile: (312) 730-1576, Email:

Es política del Distrito Escolar de la Comunidad Bondurant-Farrar no discriminar por motivos de raza, color, nacionalidad, sexo, discapacidad, religión, credo, edad (para empleo), estado civil (para programas), orientación sexual, identidad de género y estatus socioeconómico (para programas) en sus programas educativos y sus prácticas laborales. Existe un procedimiento de quejas para procesar las quejas de discriminación. Si tiene preguntas o una queja relacionada con esta política, comuníquese con el Coordinador de Equidad del distrito: Chad Carlson, Director de Servicios Administrativos, 300 Garfield St. SW, Bondurant, IA 50035, 515-967-7819, o Director de la Oficina de Derechos Civiles del Departamento de Educación de EE. UU., Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison Street, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661-7204, Teléfono (312) 730-1576, Fax: (312) 730-1576, Correo electrónico :