Seeing each smiling face, lifted everyone’s spirits.

Grandma Pat

During hybrid learning, families sometimes found it challenging to navigate school schedule changes. At CIS of Federal Way-Highline, School Outreach Coordinator Pat Perkins addressed this by doing front step/porch visits.

During these safe home visits, Pat met with Illahee Middle School students and parents to discuss class schedule changes and asychronous days. She also delivered a bag of goodies donated by community partners at Brooklake Church, including hygiene products, socks, fun toys, a gift card for Starbucks, and snacks.

Pat’s case-managed students refer to her as “Grandma Pat,” and her visits helped them maintain their resiliency during a season of rapid changes. Pat said, “Seeing each smiling face, lifted everyone’s spirits.”

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