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Student and Family Support

The Counseling Department at Licton Springs is integral in promoting a safe and caring school environment and supporting the social, emotional, and academic needs of students as well as helping connect families to resources and outside agencies.

  • Mental Health & SEL Supports
    • Sound Mental Health makes on site visits and still has a few openings available, contact emgartner@seattleschools.org if interested in a referral.
    • Lunch bunch social skills groups are underway and will rotate out each six weeks 
    • Our partnership with UW’s school psychology program has begun and includes on-site support
    • SPU graduate school counselor intern, Christie Pak, is on campus once a week for small group and individual counseling support
    • Mental Health supports around King County
    • We use Second Step, RULER, and elements of Character Strong in Advisory, classroom SEL lessons, and ASB leadership
  • Right Now Needs Fund: Gift cards for food, clothing, gas, school supplies, reimbursement for bills, rental and utility assistance and more.
  • Internet Support: Low cost internet for Seattle residents.  Let us know if you are in need of a hotspot (meaning no internet access at home).  We can also use our Right Now Needs Fund to help you pay your internet bill if you are having trouble covering this.
  • Weekly Food Program: Ballard Food Bank provides food bags we distribute to students every Friday, which usually include snacks, meals, and some produce.  Please let me know if you’re interested (along with any dietary or cultural restrictions), and I will add you and your family to the list. 
  • Fresh Bucks Food vouchers that provide $40 a month for fresh produce at local farmers markets or Safeway stores
  • Eviction Prevention help from King County Boys and Girls Club. Contact your local King County Boys and Girls Club location for more information
  • Attention Middle School Parents: Free Orca Cards! All SPS Middle Schoolers are eligible for a fully-subsidized ORCA card regardless of income
  • Attention 4th Grade Families: Work with Rainier Scholars! Rainier Scholars is an amazing 12-year program that provides high support and structure for students starting in 4th grade through the beginning years of college
    • Applicants must: identify as a student of color, currently be enrolled in 4th grade, and attend a school in the Seattle, Renton, and Highline districts.
    •  Parent Info Session Calendar
    • Admissions and Application