How to Access Supports

Referrals can come from four sources including students, staff, parents and the community.

Referral Process

Students

Parent/Community

  • Please contact Jill Tessman, Lead Student and Family Advocate, at 763-600-5029 or jtessm@district16.org. Jill will determine which advocate will be available to work with the family.
  • Parents can also contact their school or building to request services

Staff

  • Each school has a pit crew of staff that make referrals. The purpose of having designated staff is to streamline the process, have coordinated communication and maximize the resources for families.
  • Once it is determined by the pit crew that a referral will be made to the Student and Family Advocate, the referral form is completed and sent to the main referral site (jtessm@district16.org)
  • The referring person will hear back within 24 hours about who will be the assigned Advocate