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Youth Services Center

Ridge Connection Family Resource and Youth Services Center (FRYSC): 485-6883
Jamie Baxter, Coordinator: 485-6884

Welcome to the PRP Youth Services Center (YSC)! You are in good hands here in Panther Land. One office you need to become familiar with is the PRP Student Service Center, located in the office next to the cafeteria. In the Student Service Center, you will find student-friendly programs and resources to help make your high school years successful and memorable. We have an open-door policy with all students at PRP, so take the time to stop by and you'll see why we call it your home away from home. The Ridge Connection FRYSC supports students in several ways to help them overcome barriers to learning. The following are some examples:

  • Attendance and truancy issues
  • Lack of school supplies
  • Immunizations/Physicals
  • Need for eye glasses, exams
  • Teen pregnancy
  • Personal hygiene
  • Dental care
  • Lack of health insurance
  • Mental-health counseling
  • Group counseling
  • Lack of basic needs
  • Family or domestic violence
  • Parent/Child relationships
  • Alcohol and/or drug prevention and/or treatment
  • Free and reduced-price meal applications

Title V Program

 

The Title V Program at PRP assists a large number of students by offering support and encouragement. Students may have a history of high absenteeism, suspensions, or poor grades. Students are encouraged to participate in Title V activities, such as field trips, scheduled speakers, and other beneficial programs. In addition, the home/school coordinator works individually with students to help them reach their academic potential.

Attendance and Truancy Prevention

 

When students accumulate a large number of absences and/or tardies, you can expect that someone knows! The names of those students are given to the appropriate person so that someone can follow up with them and their parents and work to solve the problem. In addition to tracking attendance, you can apply for fee waivers through this office. Please see below for a quick overview of PRP's attendance and truancy policy.

  • A student is considered truant after three unexcused absences.
  • An excused absence is defined as an illness, death in the family, or family emergency. A note explaining the absence must be brought in by the student upon his or her return to school. A parent/guardian or doctor must sign the note. This note should be turned in to the main office or the student's first-period teacher.
  • In addition, when a student is absent from school, his or her parent/guardian should call 485-8311 to notify the school.