Message from Our Coordinator
Welcome from Jessica Erdman our CVSD Student and Family Engagement Coordinator
The engagement center is officially in full swing and is open to the community with new hours of operation. It is a community hub that serves the social, emotional, academic, medical, mental health and nutritional needs of students and families in our community. Engagement center services are free and available to all children, youth, parents and families who live in CVSD regardless of social, ethnic or socioeconomic status.
I welcome you to stop by during our hours of operation to explore what the Student and Family Engagement Center has to offer and to get familiar with our resources.
If you have any questions or need assistance outside of regular operation hours, please feel free to contact me at: [email protected]
or (509) 558-6557.
Student and Family Engagement Center Coordinator
Welcome Students and Families
The CVSD Student and Family Engagement Center is working to create a community hub that serves the social, emotional, academic, medical, mental health and nutritional needs of students and families in our community. The center had a Back-to-School Resource fair in August 2021 providing hundreds of backpacks and supplies to students in need. The center officially opened to our students and families on October 11, 2021.
All engagement center services are free and available to all children, youth, parents and families who live in CVSD regardless of social, ethnic or socioeconomic status.
The school district provides services through its homeless liaisons, social workers, English Language Development staff, school nurses, and many other highly-qualified staff.
The Boys and Girls Club is able to provide activities at Keystone through a partnership with CVSD in advance of opening full Club services. Registration is limited and only through invitation by neighboring schools.
Current Services Available:
- Technology Center – computer access, school registration, printing, research, homework and more
- Clothing and Food Bank - food and clothing for children and adults, diapers and wipes, coats, books and more
- Community Room - play area, seating, meeting table, internet access
- Laundry Services
- Parenting Classes
Potential Future Programs & Services:
- Access to Resources (healthcare, dental, counseling, daycare, classes, housing, etc.)
Keystone Elementary opened in 1970 at 612 S. McDonald Road and was a beloved school to thousands of neighborhood students for 33 years until the school closed in 2003. Later, it was the home for Summit School and eventually housed students while schools were under construction.
In 2019, CVSD partnered with Boys and Girls Club and have turned the former elementary into a center that houses an after-school club for kids along with the district’s social services programs. In May of 2021, we surveyed students, families and the community to see what services were needed and would be most useful.
It Takes a Village: We would like to extend a heartfelt thanks!
Modern Electric | Amerigroup, Sun City Church | Spokane Valley Partners | Boys & Girls Club
Spokane County Library District | Greater Valley Support Network | Spokane Valley Connect | Salvation Army | KREM Tools 2 Schools | Hi-5 Orthodontics | Communities in Schools | Big Brothers Big Sisters | Care Connect | Family Promise of Spokane | Assurance Wireless | CHAS Health Clinic | Frontier Behavioral Health | CV Early Learning Center | Avista | City of Spokane Valley | SNAP | WSU Food Sense | Toothsavers | Charlie Health | Lutheran Community Services | Coeur d’Alene Casino
Gifts of Hope Supporters:
CVSD Learning and Teaching Center | Crimson Hearth | Galaxy Grind Coffee | The Garden Coffee
JC Wrighting | Jennys Cafe | Kalico Kitchen | Ladder Coffee | Newson Catering | Open Eye | Sun City Church | Toothsavers | Valley Assembly of God Church | Valley Nazarene Church
Join us and help make an even better Student and Family Engagement Center!
If you would like to partner with us, provide services or donate, please let us know by contacting our Coordinator Jessica Erdman at [email protected]
or (509) 558-6557.
GROWTH • HOPE • EMPOWERMENT • HEALING