Our Family Liaison
- Family Liaison
Our Holmes middle school Family liaison, Alemtsehay Oncho, serves as a link between our families and our schools. She facilitates family-school communication, which empowers families to become more active partners in their children’s education. She represents a variety of cultures, languages, and races. She will welcome and orient families who are new to the school and community, and help them understand the school's culture, policies, procedures, and practices and help you to connect to resources in the community, for example: basic needs, clothing, food, Holy day gifts and different workshop and training. She also assists a family in transitioning to a new school.
If you have questions or would like more information, please contact:
Parent Resource Center (PRC) Informational Flyers
Learn about the resources available in the Parent Resource Center (PRC)
- Parent Resource Center Overview
- Parent Resource Center Library
- Parent Resource Center Fall Offerings
- Closed-Captioning for Preferred Languages for Youtube.
Holmes Family Resources
Parent Resource Center
Family Resource Center
The PRC offers many services for families experiencing traumatic/stressful events, and for families of special needs students.
FCPS Office of Special Services
The Office of Special Education Instruction directs and supports the development, implementation, operation, and evaluation of Pre-K–12 educational programs, curricula, and services that meet the unique needs of students with disabilities.
ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
ESOL services prepare students to be college and career ready by developing proficiency in the English language. ESOL services help students achieve academic success, develop critical thinking skills, and solve problems.
School Psychology Services
School psychologists are mental health specialists with knowledge of child development, the psychology of learning, behavior management and intervention, monitoring the progress of students, and program evaluation.
- Our school psychologist is Diane Woolheater. She can be reached at @email.
Social Work and Support Services
School social workers focus on family and community factors that influence learning. They provide intensive services for students facing issues that pose risks to their academic success such as parent divorce and separation, grief, poverty, truancy, chronic illness, mental health problems, conduct problems, child abuse, etc.
Contact your school social workers if you need help finding affordable lunch for your children, food, holiday meals, clothing, school supplies, and eye glasses. They can also help your children maintain stability at school, should your family lose your stable housing. A federal law protects your children’s right to attend their same school even if your family loses stable housing.
- Our school social worker is Jeanmarie O’Sullivan. She can be reached at [email protected]
Free and Reduced Lunch
Community Building Use
The Office of Transportation Services is responsible for providing the safe and efficient transportation of all eligible students to and from schools and school activities each day. Transportation Services includes buses, kindergarten transportation, walking and bicycling, kiss and ride, and driving to school