Student and Family Support Services

November 2022

Thank you for taking your time to read our Student and Family Support Services Newsletter. Our department newsletter includes information about Social Emotional Learning, Attendance, College and Career Readiness, Information for military families, Resources, and much more. Our department focuses on a multi-tiered systems of support to help our students be successful. We look forward to provide monthly updates.

Meet Ms. Greenwood our District Military Family Support Specialist and McKinney -Vento/Foster Care Liaison

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Ms. Sylvia Greenwood provides support to military students and families who are transitioning due to deployment, relocation or separation. Please contact Sylvia Greenwood with any questions at 210-945-5362.

Ms. Greenwood also serves as the district McKinney Vento /Foster Care liaison and provides support to students who are experiencing homelessness or in a foster care placement. She is able to assist students with supportive services such as clothing, shoes, and transportation services.

Federal Impact Aid Survey

Parents we are conducting our Federal Impact Aid survey. The survey is designed to help local school districts collect funding to help support our school district. The date of the survey is October 28, 2022 if your child was in enrolled by that date please compete the survey by November 10th. Please keep an eye out for the survey campuses started distributing surveys on November 1st. If you have any questions, please contact Sylvia Greenwood at 210-945-5362.
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Attendance Matters

School Attendance - Every Learner, Every Day

Automatic Attendance Calls Coming Soon!

Parents and students at this time our automatic attendance calls are not scheduled. We hope to have this system start soon. You can login into your Skyward parent portal to manage your child's attendance.

If your Child is Absent

Please do not forget to submit doctor's notes or parent notes when your child is absent. You can also submit notes via campus attendance emails.
Visit our District Attendance Website

Campus Attendance Office Emails are available to submit Doctor or parent notes.

Social Emotional Learning Curriculum in Judson ISD

Elementary students are provided guidance lessons from Second Step https://youtu.be/F7UilPvVgLM.
  • Social Emotional Learning content area this month addresses Self-Awareness, Self-Management & Relationship Skills
  • Character trait is Gratitude

Secondary students are provided guidance lessons from 7 Mindsets https://7mindsets.com/digital-sel-curriculum/

  • Social Emotional Learning content area this month addresses Self-Awareness & Self-Management.
  • Character trait is Courage.

JISD Mental Wellness Resources

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Safe and Supportive Schools

STOPit is our anonymous reporting application. School safety is important in Judson ISD. STOPit is a preventative tool to help our students report any bullying or other activities that they feel is unsafe. Watch this short video to find out more information. Our goal in Judson ISD is to keep our students safe and provide a positive culture.
Why STOPit Solutions

College and Career Readiness

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JISD Seniors congratulations on taking the first step to a strong future and ‘Save Your Seat' to be an AlamoPROMISE Scholar receiving tuition-free college at the Alamo Colleges District. Once you ‘Save Your Seat’ by submitting the following information, an Alamo Colleges Enrollment Coach will help you get ready for college! For program details and important dates, visit alamo.edu/promise.


IMPORTANT ‘SAVE YOUR SEAT’ INFORMATION FOR NEW ALAMO PROMISE SCHOLARS


  • The Save Your Seat form is only open to eligible current academic year graduating seniors at participating schools.
  • Students must submit the Save Your Seat form, Apply Texas Application, and Financial Aid Application by the Priority Guarantee Date of February 28, 2023 to guarantee consideration to become an AlamoPROMISE Scholar.
  • Save Your Seat forms submitted after the Priority Guarantee Date will be considered for AlamoPROMISE on a rolling-review, space-available basis.
  • The Save Your Seat form closes on May 1, 2023.
  • Only one form is needed to 'Save Your Seat' at any of the five colleges of the Alamo Colleges District: San Antonio College, St. Philip's College, Palo Alto College, Northwest Vista College, and Northeast Lakeview College.
  • Submitting the Save Your Seat form indicates student interest in becoming an AlamoPROMISE Scholar and is non-binding.

FASFA Graduation Requirement

Seniors completing your FASFA/TASFA application is a graduation requirement. Please login into SchooLinks and submit your FASFA documentation. If you have any questions please see your college, career, or professional school counselor.

Upcoming FASFA/TASFA Nights in Judson ISD

Judson High School - November 15th from 5:00-6:30

Veterans Memorial High School- November 1st and December 1st from 5:30-7:00

Wagner High School-November 29th and December 13th from 5:00-7:00


What to bring: ▪ 2021 Tax Return ▪ 2021 W2s if both parents worked in 2021 ▪ FAFSA ONLY - FSA IDs for student and one parent: https://studentaid.gov/fsa-id/create-account/launch

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SchooLinks -Judson ISD College and Career Readiness Platform

Students in grades 7th-12th should be completing onboarding in our College and Career Readiness platform called SchooLinks. Counselors should be conducting guidance lessons to help access SchooLinks and complete onboarding. Parents are encouraged to login to explore with their child.

Students can access SchooLinks from their JISD classlink portal. 8th grade students are encouraged to login with parents to start the onboarding process to start exploring.


Students should complete interest inventories, explore colleges, and Explore careers. Prior to making course selections.

SchooLinks Parent Login Information

Students and Parents

Please Login to SchooLinks for College and Career Information

Visit http://app.schoolinks.com/claimstudent

as mentioned in the claim instructions sent by your student or their counselor.

You have two options for login:

Option 1:

This is your first time on SchooLinks Click on Create a Guardian Account box.

From here, enter the claim code and your relationship with the student.


Click Add, and then proceed to enter your information to create the account. You can use Google or LinkedIn Single Sign-on, or create an account using a Phone or Email and Password. Proceed to Claiming your Student


Option 2:

You’ve already created an account and need to log in Click on Log in to your Guardian Account option if you haven't already. From Guardian & Members tab, you can use Single Sign-on or sign in using a Phone/Email & Password. Proceed to Claiming your Student


Claiming your Student

Once you're logged in or an account has been created, click on Account Settings in

the upper right corner. Click on My Students. Enter the Claim Code and your

relationship with the student. Then click Add. It will now show that you’ve claimed your

student! You can repeat the claim process to add another student or return to the

dashboard if you are done claiming students for now. On the dashboard you can also add

additional students from the My Students drop-down.

High School Students and Parents Save the Date JISD College Fair November 16, 2022

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Future Ready Youth Summit for Wagner High School Students

Congratulations to our Wagner High School Junior and Seniors who were selected to participate in the Future Ready Youth Summit on November 3rd and 4th. They will spend two days at Northeast Lakeview College hearing about career and degree exploration, study skills, time management, financial literacy, and much more.

JISD Parent Resources and Upcoming Events

Please Join us for the next JISD Parent Table Talk on November 29th

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Upcoming Food Bank at Metzger Middle School

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Food Bank at Metzger Middle School on Wednesday, November 16 starting at 9:00 AM.

Registration is required and can be completed by going to www.freshtrak.com.

Operation Turkey

Judson ISD families,


Operation Turkey's goal for 2022 is delivering 55,000 meals to the homeless and less fortunate on Thanksgiving Day! There are no qualifications to request and receive a meal. Operation Turkey and it's volunteers are simply here to fulfill a need for anyone that would otherwise go without a meal on a day that should be filled with THANKS and GIVING.

We need your help to educate people, housing communities, and entities that provide assistance to those in need, that we are now accepting meal requests until 11:59pm on Friday, November 18th. To request a meal or multiple meals, please do one of the following:

1. Click this link: Request A Meal and fill out the form to request meals.
2. Visit www.operationturkey.com and click on the bright red button that says Request A Meal.
3. Email us at meals@operationturkey.com for any questions you have or to request a meal.

Please note that if you are not within our delivery area, we will contact you ASAP and do our best to provide you with information about services available in your area. The current list of cities we provide meals in, are available on our website under locations, or you can CLICK HERE to be redirected to it. Anyone requesting a meal, can expect delivery between the hours of 10am and 2pm on Thanksgiving Day.

Additional Resources and Assistance

If you are experiencing difficulty in providing basic necessities for your family and need additional assistance, please contact the following:


Elizabeth Truitt District Social Worker via email etruitt@judsonisd.org

Valerie Martinez District At-Risk Counselor via email vmartinez170@judsonisd.org

Amber Palmer School Age Parenting Program Social Worker via email apalmer@judsonisd.org or by phone 210-662-5004.

Reynae Herrera Social Emotional Learning Coordinator/Mental Health Liaison via email rherrera447@judsonisd.org or by phone (210) 945-5364.

Sylvia Greenwood- Military Student and Family Specialist/McKinney Vento/Foster Care Liaison via email sgreenwood@judsonisd.org or by phone 210-945-5362.



If you have attendance questions or need any other assistance please contact Monica Garcia Executive Director of Student and Family Support Services via email mgarcia083@judsonisd.org or by phone (210) 945-5215

Student and Family Support Services Department

Monica Garcia Executive Director of Student and Family Support Services