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Foster Youth Services

The Elk Grove Unified School District’s Foster Youth Services (FYS) Program strives to address the unique educational needs of youth in foster care by working collaboratively with youth, caregivers, schools, placement agencies, and other service providers. FYS aims to support student achievement by providing access, stability, and guidance through a variety of services:
Enrollment Support Services
FYS staff complete educational passports to assist with immediate enrollment and timely transfer of school records for current and prior EGUSD students. Student transcripts are reviewed to ensure full and partial credits are awarded and eligibility for graduation exemptions are determined.
Educational Case Management
FYS Individual Case Managers (ICMs) work with students and their support team to provide individual and group interventions based on the students’ Educational Success Plan. Services include:
  • Assessing student needs and establishing targeted goals based on individual needs
  • Connecting youth and families to school and community resources
  • Facilitating communication and collaboration with caregivers, school staff, social workers/probation officers, and other service providers
  • Strategizing interventions for school-related concerns
  • Participating in collaborative team meetings

Academic Enhancement
FYS provides weekly individualized tutoring to EGUSD students in foster care. Priority is given to youth performing below grade level and youth unable to access other tutoring programs.
Independent Living Program
To support the transition into adulthood, FYS helps prepare students in foster care between the ages of 16 to 19 for independent living by teaching self-sufficiency skills, providing employment readiness skills, as well as developing school completion plans and post-secondary support. Students may participate in:
  • Independent living skills classes
  • College tours
  • Individual case management
  • Job shadow days
Professional Development
FYS staff and community partners are available to provide training for school site staff, caregivers, service providers, and others on topics related to the educational needs of students in foster care, including related laws and trauma-informed practices.

Foster Youth Education Rights

Foster Youth Education Rights Poster

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Foster Youth Services Administration
Maya Webb, MSW – Program Administrator
Main Phone: (916) 686-7568 (Press 7)
Main Fax: (916) 682-3059
Mailing Address:
Foster Youth Services
Elk Grove Unified School District
6300 Ehrhardt Avenue, T1 & T2
Sacramento, CA 95823

Individual Case Managers
Lead Social Worker: Florence Oneto
Grades TK-6: Cindy Briggs
Grades TK-6: Kathleen Dixon
Grades TK-6: Denise Henderson
Grades TK-6: Elizabeth Morales
Grades TK-6: Mai Vang
Grades 7-8: Akira Bailey
Grades 7-8: Torrey Thomas
Grades 9-12: Jessica Larsen
Grades 9-12: Marisol Newman
Grades 9-12: Amanda Wilson
Teaching Associate
Christina Deary
Laura Hancock
Amani Heilman
Anne Ledet
Li Ping Lin
Andrea Moitoso
Jannie Thomas
Jamie Vang
Program Assistants
Elementary (West of 99) – Cathy Otterson
Elementary (East of 99) – Kim Karnes
Grades 7-10 Secondary (East of 99) – Anita Araiza
Grades 11-12 Secondary (West of 99) – Deborah Yokoi 
Academic Intervention Teachers 
Grades TK-6: Crystal Au
Grades TK-6: Rita Miller
Grades 7-12: Dara Klein-Newlin