Student Services

   
Dr. Randy Jennings
Director of Student Services
Supervisor of Guidance and Health Services


Susan Young
Administrative Secretary

The office of Student Services is responsible for Guidance and Counseling, Home Instruction, Homeless Education, Student Records, Health and Medical, Student Assistance Programs, and English Language Learning.


 Additional Topics of Interest:
*Please address any questions regarding the following topics to Randy Jennings, Director of Student Services or Darryl Helems, Supervisor of Guidance and Health.


Procedures for Requesting a Sign Language Interpreter:

The following procedure is used to request a sign language interpreter as an accommodation for a Salem City Schools sponsored event. Please note that a sign language interpreter may be requested by faculty, staff, students, families, and members of the public.  This is to ensure that programs, services, and activities are accessible to individuals with disabilities. 

Please contact the school administrator and provide date and time of event, location of event, type of event, and duration of event. Please provide your name, e-mail, and other contact information.  Upon receipt of this information, sign language services will be scheduled and confirmed. Sign language services are provided at no charge. Please provide at least a 1-week notice to ensure availability and allow for adequate preparation. 

School Counseling & Guidance:
School counseling programs support the Standards of Learning by providing guidance to students in their academic, career, and personal and social development. To find out more information, please click on the above link. To learn more about local School Guidance Counselors and Parent Information, please click on the following link: Guidance and Counseling

Home Instruction:
In Virginia, parents must ensure that a child attends school in compiance with the state compulsory attendance law as specified in section 22.1-254 of the Code of Virginia when the child has reached his 5th birthday on or before September 30 of any school year and has not passed his 18th birthday. Home instruction or home schooling is one one alternative to school attendance. To find out more information, please click on the above link. To learn more about local Home Instruction, please click on the following link: Home Instruction 

 Homeless Education:
There are a variety of programs and resources available to assist families in partnering with local public schools to support and improve teaching and learning. Project HOPE is just one of these programs. To find out more information, please click on the above link. To learn more about local Homeless Education, please click on the following link: Homeless Education 

Student Records:
Salem City Schools adheres to  the Library of Virginia retention schedule for student records. Under the Code of Virginia section 42.1-85, the Library of Virginia (LVA) has the authroity to issue regulations governing the retention and disposition of state and local public records. To find out more information, please click on the above link.