Phone: 803-253-7092 (office) 803-253-5713 (fax)
Degrees and Certifications:
Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW)
Yolanda L. McCray, LMSW
Who is your School Social Worker?
Yolanda L. McCray, Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW), is the school social worker. What Ms. McCray enjoys most about social work is that she supports families, inspires students, advocates for change and makes a positive impact in her community. She is a former community advocate for Palmetto Health. As a community advocate she facilitated Teen Talk sessions in nine middle and high schools in the Midlands. For the past seven years, Ms. McCray has volunteered with the Richland County Sheriff’s Department Youth Arbitration Program. Ms. McCray loves working in her community and serving others. Her favorite quote is, “Do or Do not, There is no try”- Yoda.
Average Daily Attendance (ADA) Goal
Our goal is to ensure that students are attending school at least 96% of the time which includes being out of school for medical reasons and out of school suspension (OSS). Students should be in school every day… all day and on time. Poor school attendance is a strong predictor of school drop-out. However, when students are present in school, they have a better likelihood of making better grades and becoming successful adults. Parent/Guardian involvement is key to improved student attendance and achievement.
Parents can become actively involved in their child’s success by connecting with us. We encourage all parents to attend parent meetings, open houses, curriculum nights, special events and parent/teacher conference nights to create and maintain a relationship with their child's teachers, administrator and other school staff. Also, we encourage parents to check the parent portal on regular basis. In the parent portal you can access information about attendance, behavior, grades and send teachers an e-mail directly from the parent portal. Click the link to access the parent portal https://powerschool.richlandone.org/public/. Please contact Mrs. Paula Wrighten at email@example.com for Parent Portal questions.
Showing up for school has a huge impact on a student's academic success starting in kindergarten and continuing through high school. Even as children grow older and more independent, families play a key role inmaking usre students get to school safely every day and understood why attendance is so important for success in school and on the job. Good attendance is not just important in school, it is also a life skill that will help your child graduate from college and maintain stable employment in the future. Please see this link fo rmore information. http://www.attendanceworks.org/
In Richland One, we encourage students to report bullying if they experience or witness it on campus, on the bus, or at school events. Please visit www.richlandone.org/bullying for more information and/or to make a report.
Reports are kept confidential. If you are reporting this incident as a bystander, we will protect your identity. If you are a victim, we want to help you and protect your identity. Working as a TEAM keeps intimidation, harassment, and bullying out of Richland One!
School social workers provide a variety of services and support to students/families. We can assist in obtaining and coordinating community resources (i.e. food, clothing, furniture, housing, counseling, employment and more). SC 2-1-1 and Aunt Bertha are two valuable community resources to find assistance in the community. Please contact Ms. McCray, School Social Worker (803-929-3804) if you need additional assistance with community resources.
- South Carolina 2-1-1 is your one-stop resource for finding assistance in your local community. Please visit the website www.sc211.org or call 2-1-1 any time--24 hours a day, 365 days a year--to link to vital services in your community. You can also reach 2-1-1 toll free at 1-866-892-9211. This service is free and is available in multiple languages. – Source United Way
| Connecting People and Programs
- Search for free or reduced cost services like medical care, food, job training, and more. Please visit the website www.auntbertha.com. – Source Aunt Bertha