Family School Liaisons

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FAMILY SCHOOL LIAISONS

Kevin Kalbfleisch, BSW
Services Lakeville
kevin.kalbfleisch@oxfordschools.org 
(248) 969-1850 ex. 1568

Kelly Pizzo, MSW
Services Clear Lake and Leonard
kelly.pizzo@oxfordschools.org
(248) 969-5200 ex.5081

Bridget Schultz, LLMSW 
Services DA and OES 
bridget.schultz@oxfordschools.org 
(248) 969-5050 ex. 4024

Our district provides a Multi-Tier System of Support (MTSS) throughout all of our schools and believes we have a responsibility to educate the whole child. Just as we provide high-quality instruction, support services and interventions to students academically, we find it is necessary to give the same when it comes to social emotional health and well-being. 


Social-emotional skills are seen as a prerequisite for learning and go hand in hand with academics. Oxford Community Schools Family School Liaisons (FSL) help support the growing social and emotional needs of our students while working in conjunction with the family and community to cultivate educational success.



WHAT DO FAMILY SCHOOL LIAISONS DO?

The FSL's proactively assist students who are having social, emotional, or behavioral difficulties which impact their learning. The FSL's provide a link between home, school, and community.




WHAT TYPES OF ISSUES CAN FSL'S ADDRESS?

Academic Achievement  Anger Management Anxiety 
Coping Skills  Conflict Resolution Building Wide Behavior Support 
 Emotional Regulation  Family Changes  Grief and Loss
 Problem Solving  Peer Conflict/ Relationships   Self-Control
 Self-Esteem Social Skills
 Truancy












WHAT DO FSL'S PROVIDE?

Individual Support offered to students through one on one meetings with the FSL. 

Small Group Support offered to students in many different group formats and topics, varying depending on age and gender. 

Whole Class Support given to different classrooms on an as needed basis through observations, data , and identified needs.

Building Wide Support
 offered through PBIS and building level initiatives. 

Parent Support  
given through the form of referrals to community agencies based on specific needs. There will be targeted parent information nights throughout the year. 



FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: Who can receive FSL services?
A: Typically, the FSL works with students who are having difficulties that are impacting their education and learning. Students are usually referred by teachers, staff, or parents. There is also a form where students and parents are able to refer themselves.  

Q: Is permission needed?
A: Yes, a parent or legal guardian must sign a permission slip in order for a child to meet with the FSL on a *regular basis. If the FSL meets with your child a note will be sent home that day. 

Q: When do FSL's see students?
A: During the school day. Once the permission slip is signed and returned, the FSL will collaborate with the teacher to find a good time. The frequency and duration will be based on the need of the student.

*Regular indicates that a student will be in a planned short term intervention. 

Services provided by the FSL will be short term, solution focused, and goal oriented. Outside referrals will be made to those that need more intense services at a parent's request.