Resources for Unhoused Students
What does it mean to be unhoused?
The McKinney-Vento Act defines homeless children and youth as individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence. Learn more.
What rights do students who are unhoused have?
School districts must ensure that unhoused children and youth are able to participate fully in school activities, and that barriers to identification, enrollment, and retention in school are identified and removed.
Unhoused children and youth have the right to:
Immediate Enrollment: No matter the documentation.
Transportation: Schools should continue providing transportation support as needed to eliminate barriers to enrollment, participation and retention in school
Academic Access and Success: This includes free meals, and all other academic supports afforded to their housed peers and more.
Don Scatena, Director of Student Services
Student Services Location and Hours of Operation
Mondays - Thursdays: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Fridays: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
650 N. Delaware Street, San Mateo, CA 94401
Per California Assembly Bill 27, all families are required to complete the homeless declaration annually.
Homeless Declaration: English | Spanish
Proclamation: National Homeless Youth Awareness Month