Did you know that many schools have Settlement Workers in Schools (SWIS Workers) to help newcomer children, youth, and parents?
Their services are free and confidential, and they’re an important bridge between newcomers and school staff.
They often speak the languages of the school’s newcomers or are connected to colleagues who do.
Settlement Workers in Schools provide school orientation and connect newcomers to local after-school programs, employment workshops, language training, and more.
Ask a newcomer family if they need your help connecting to their child’s school’s settlement worker, and reach out to their school or your local settlement agency to receive the SWIS worker’s contact information.
Help newcomer students start their year off right!