Parent/Student Resources


INFORMATION FOR NEW DRIVERS & PARENTS 

COMMUNITY GUIDANCE CENTER WEBSITE

VACCINATION RESOURCES 
Any information guide for parents regarding vaccinations is attached at the bottom of this page

CHIP COVERS UNINSURED KIDS AND TEENS UP TO AGE 19 IN PENNSYLVANIA 
To learn more about the CHIP program open the CHIP attachment at the bottom of this page

PARENT SUPPORT NETWORK
The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids provides a system of care for parents who have teens or young adults struggling with drugs and/or alcohol.  Please open the attachment at the bottom of this page to learn more.

INFORMATION REGARDING HOMELESS STUDENTS 
To learn more about policy, rules and regulations regarding homeless students please open the following link http://www.education.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/homeless_education/7491 

WHAT EVERY PARENT SHOULD KNOW ABOUT BULLYING 
This resource for a parents in a great guide to understanding what constitutes bullying and what actions you can take to report cases of suspected bullying and helping your child overcome bullying.  To view the information open the attachment at the bottom of this page "What Every Parent Should Know About Bullying

ENDEAVOR PROGRAM
The Endeavor Program is a site based program for children and adolescents age 6-21 with an autism spectrum disorder and behavioral and/or communication needs.  for more information open the Endeavor Program attachment at the bottom of this page 

SPECIAL KIDS NETWORK
Special Kids Network helps children and youth with special health care needs and their families receive the services and support they require in order to thrive in the community and develop to their full potential. To learn more open the Special Kids Network attachment at the bottom of this page

WHAT IS 2-1-1
To learn about the resources available through the 2-1-1- call system open the 2-1-1- attachment at the bottom of this page

SUICIDE PREVENTION
Homer-Center High School distributes Yellow Ribbon Cards to all students at the grade level meetings held the second day of school. See Life Line Card attached below 
Suicide prevention Resource Center: Suicide Prevention Basics at http://www.sprc.org/basics
Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide: For Parents at http://www.sptsusa.org/parents/
 
HOMER-CENTER ANTI-BULLYING POLICY & INFORMATION
A summary of the Homer-Center School District bullying policy (attached below) is posted in all high school classrooms. Additionally, a deeper explanation of the policy is published annually in the student handbook that is sent home to parents the first day of school each year.  The handbook can also be accessed by clicking student handbook from the sidebar. 
Link for information regarding cyber bullying at https://www.wiredsafety.org/ 

HOMER-CENTER STUDENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
The Student Assistance Program (SAP Team) is comprised of staff members who have been trained to assist students and parents in identifying resources that can help remove barriers for students that impede academic and personal success. Information regarding the SAP team and  a referral form can be found by opening the attachment at the bottom of the page or by clicking the link  https://sites.google.com/a/homercenter.org/highschool/sap

PAUSE FOR YOU POST: POSTING REFERENCE GUIDE  
Homer-Center High School & Jostens have partnered to educate students on posting information to social media sites
Often students post items on social media sites, send text messages, or emails before they consider the potential results of their posts or messages. 
The short reference guide Students Guide to Publishing attached below provides students with things to consider before posting or sending messages.

INDIANA COUNTY HUMAN SERVICES
Website that provides the services, events and other relevant information provided by the Indiana County Department of Human Services at http://www.humanservices-countyofindiana.org/

JOIN THE HOMER CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Students or parents needing access to the internet or other valuable resources off campus are encouraged to join.
For a borrowers agreement and other information regarding library membership open attachment below: Borrower Agreement 

DRIVER EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES 
Homer-Center does not offer Driver Education.
Students searching for opportunities in Driver Education should contact IU 28 or Canton's Driving School
 
PENN DOT SAFETY MESSAGE
With the new school year in full swing, PennDOT is reminding young drivers and parents/caregivers alike of the state’s laws regarding child passenger safety. Drivers or passengers under 18 years of age must buckle up. Children under 8 years old must be properly restrained. This is a primary law, which means that police will pull you over, write you a ticket and if convicted, you’ll have to pay a fine. To learn about recommendations on child safety seats as well as the state’s law for wearing seat belts over age 18, visit www.JustDrivePA.com.
 
SAPPHIRE COMMUNITY PORTAL
Parents and students can track academic and attendance progress using the Sapphire Community Portal Sidebar Link
If you need your user name, password and PIN number information please contact Erin Collins in the high school guidance office at 724-479-8026.
  
TEEN VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
There are numerous opportunities for our students to volunteer in the Homer-Center community and within Indiana County.
Students wishing to learn more about volunteer opportunities should see their guidance counselors for more information and to discuss options
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