Homeless students: McKinney-Vento Act

Important resources for students & families.

Identification of Homeless Students

Homeless students are identified at Nasha Shkola Charter School in multiple ways. Families can indicate their living situation through the registration process or alert the NSCS Homeless Liason, Yelena Hardcopf,  if they experience changes in their living status.  NSCS strives to support our students by promoting school stability and connecting students and families with the resources they need for academic success.

Educational Rights of Homeless Students

The McKinney-Vento Act requires that states and school districts eliminate barriers to immediate school enrollment for students experiencing homelessness.

Homeless Students are Entitled To:

  • FREE Lunch at NSCS
  • Transportation to and from NSCS
  • Support from teachers
  • Information on available resources outside of school
  • Remain enrolled at  NSCS   despite changes in living location
  • Equal opportunities for school success

To request more information or to identify a student as homeless, please contact Nasha Shkola Homeless Liaison,Yelena Hardcopf at yelena.hardcopf@nashashkolamn.org or 763-496-5550.

MN State Contact:
Roberto Reyes
State Homeless Coordinator McKinney-Vento
Phone: 651-582-8302
Email: roberto.reyes@state.mn.us

Nasha Shkola School Campus

Nasha Shkola — Russian for Our School — is an academically rigorous K-8 charter school, providing a highly-structured learning environment for students interested in Russian language and culture.

Contact Us

    School Info

    Nasha Shkola
    2225 Zenith Avenue North
    Golden Valley, MN 55422

    Phone: 763-496-5550
    Fax: 763-424-8520

    School Hours
    Monday – Friday:
    8:30 am – 4:30 pm

    Office Hours
    Monday – Friday:
    8 am – 4 pm