From the Washoe County School District:
The Washoe County School District is making a final call to community volunteers to participate in the fifth annual "Door to Door for Student Achievement" campaign on Saturday, Sept. 28. The Board of Trustees and Superintendent Pedro Martinez are hoping to secure last-minute registrants to boost the number of volunteers for this year's campaign, which is designed to offer resources and academic support to students who are at risk of dropping out of school.
"We want to reach out to more students than ever before during this year's campaign." Martinez said "We are hoping to connect with up to 1,000 juniors and seniors, so we need hundreds of community members to join us as we visit the homes of our students, offering them support in their lives both inside and outside the classroom. As a community, we can make a difference and help young adults remain focused on graduating from high school."
Members of the community will join with legislators, parents, and District officials to conduct home visits with students who are not enrolled in school, have stopped attending their classes, or are in danger of dropping out. During these visits, District officials determine what resources are available to help students resume their education or rededicate themselves to their studies.
During the home visits, students can immediately re-enroll in school, while District staff members begin to build a personalized plan that will enable the students to continue their education. Some students may prefer to take online courses, switch schools, or work with tutors in order to continue their education and graduate.
Volunteer registration will close Wednesday, Sept. 18 for "Door to Door for Student Achievement." Prospective volunteers may sign up for the effort by clicking here. They can also call 348-0252 for more information.
From the Washoe County School District