School Social Work Services

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  • School social workers serve as the link between students, families, and the school. They work with parents, guardians, teachers, and other school officials to eliminate barriers children may have to learning and attempt to ensure that students reach their academic and personal potential. They also assist students in dealing with stress or emotional problems. School social workers address problems such as misbehavior, truancy, and economic hardship and advise teachers on how to cope with difficult students while providing parents with resources.

    For more information or questions about how we can help, feel free to call or e-mail one of our school social workers listed below.

    Kate Obermeier (314) 213-0714 or kobermeier@fergflor.org

    Kate works with all of the district's Pre-K - 2nd grade buildings.

    Debbie Bodden (314) 541-0810  or dbodden@fergflor.org

    Debbie works with all of the district's 3rd - 5th grade buildings and 6th grade centers.

    Lynda Partee (314) 210-3792 or lpartee@fergflor.org

    Lynda works with all of the district's middle and high schools.

    Timothy Merritt (314) 778-1572 or tmerritt@fergflor.org

    Tim works with students attending at the Restoration Center.

    Bree Moore (314) 778-1581 or brmoore@fergflor.org

    Bree works with students attending the Restoration Center.

    Whitney Johnson (314) 562-4190 or whjohnson@fergflor.org

    Whitney works with families that are enrolled in the district under the McKinney-Vento Act.

  • COVID-19 INFORMATION

    Parents, if you have not already done so, please take a moment to complete our COVID-19 NEEDS ASSESSMENT PARENT SURVEY to help us plan for summer and next year.

    The District Social Work Team has put together a manual of COVID-19 updates and resources. Click here to access the FFSD COVID-19 RESOURCE MANUAL.

    To request services from the District Social Work Team, please complete this COVID-19 Social Work Assistance Request Form, and one of our team members will follow up with you as soon as possible.

    UPCOMING FOOD DISTRIBUTIONS 

    In addition to the specific events listed below, Spanish Lake Center for Youth on the Rise (12079 Bellefontaine Rd) is serving food on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (or until all meals are given out), and Operation Food Search is serving food on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM at the following library branches:

    • Bridgeton Trails (3455 McKelvey Rd)
    • Florissant Valley (195 New Florissant Rd) - This location also distributes diapers on Fridays.
    • Indian Trails (8400 Delport Dr)
    • Jamestown Bluffs (4153 N Highway 67)
    • Lewis and Clark (9909 Lewis-Clark Blvd) - This location also distributes diapers on Fridays.
    • Natural Bridge (7606 Natural Bridge) - This location also distributes diapers on Fridays.
    • Prairie Commons (915 Utz Ln)
    • Rock Road (10267 St. Charles Rock Rd)
    • Weber Road (4444 Weber Rd) - This location also distributes diapers on Fridays.

    Operation Food Search locations will also provide fresh produce on Wednesdays through June 24th while supplies last.

    Thursday, May 28th

    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM - Disaster Mobile Market at All Nations Resource Center (6815 Page Blvd)
    • 3:00 - 5:00 PM - Disaster Mobile Market at Refuge and Restoration (11801 West Florissant)

    Saturday, May 30th

    • 9:00 AM - Mobile Market at Hope Church at St. Louis Mills (5555 St. Louis Mills Blvd, Entrance 1) - also have free dog food, cat food, cat litter, and bird seed
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM - Disaster Mobile Market at City of Pine Lawn (6100 Natural Bridge Rd)
    • 12:00 PM - Urban League Drive Thru Food and Toiletries Distribution at Old Jamestown Mall (175 Jamestown Mall)

    Monday, June 1st

    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM - Disaster Mobile Market at Fee Fee Baptist Church (11330 St. Charles Rock Rd)

    Tuesday, June 2nd

    • 4:00 - 7:00 PM - Disaster Mobile Market at Trinity Church (3515 Shackleford)

    Saturday, June 6th

    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM - Disaster Mobile Market at City of Pine Lawn (6100 Natural Bridge Rd)

    Tuesday, June 9th

    • 4:00 - 7:00 PM - Disaster Mobile Market at Trinity Church (3515 Shackleford)

    Wednesday, June 10th

    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM - Disaster Mobile Market at Refuge and Restoration (11801 West Florissant)
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM - Mobile Market at Stonebridge Townhomes (1456 Stonebury Ct)

    Saturday, June 13th

    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM - Disaster Mobile Market at City of Pine Lawn (6100 Natural Bridge Rd)

    Monday, June 15th

    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM - Disaster Mobile Market at Fee Fee Baptist Church (11330 St. Charles Rock Rd)

    Tuesday, June 16th

    • 4:00 - 7:00 PM - Disaster Mobile Market at Trinity Church (3515 Shackleford)

    Wednesday, June 17th

    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM - Disaster Mobile Market at Spanish Lakes (11840 Bellefontaine Rd)

    Saturday, June 20th

    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM - Disaster Mobile Market at City of Pine Lawn (6100 Natural Bridge Rd)

    Tuesday, June 23rd

    • 4:00 - 7:00 PM - Disaster Mobile Market at Trinity Church (3515 Shackleford)

    Wednesday, June 24th

    • 3:00 - 6:00 PM - Disaster Mobile Market at Refuge and Restoration (11801 West Florissant)

    Thursday, June 25th

    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM - Food Fair at City of Pine Lawn (6100 Natural Bridge Rd)

    Saturday, June 27th

    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM - Disaster Mobile Market at City of Pine Lawn (6100 Natural Bridge Rd)

    Monday, June 29th

    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM - Disaster Mobile Market at Fee Fee Baptist Church (11330 St. Charles Rock Rd)

    Tuesday, June 30th

    • 4:00 - 7:00 PM - Disaster Mobile Market at Trinity Church (3515 Shackleford)

    EMPLOYMENT

    Missouri has launched a virtual workshop (Monday-Friday between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM) to help workers who have been laid off as a result of COVID-19. Create an account and register for an appointment through the Missouri Job Center. A staff member will call you to talk about unemployment, temporary financial assistance, online job search workshops, and other resources.

    OTHER INFORMATION

    The United States Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service has approved two retailers--Amazon and Walmart--for online purchasing with use of an EBT card.

    Local utilities are committed to continuing to provide service during the coronavirus pandemic. They will NOT be shutting off any services during this time. See below for specific utility websites and contact information.