Learning Services (Formerly Student Services)
Learning Services is comprised of a variety of personnel: Learning Support Teachers, Skill Development Teachers, LIF Teachers, Counsellors, Education Assistants and a Youth Worker. In addition, district and community resource personnel are sometimes engaged.
Students with formally identified learning challenges (i.e. Individualized Education Plans) will be assigned a Learning Support Teacher who will act as a case manager and make direct contact with the student and their family early in the school year. In consultation with parents, counsellors and other support personnel, case managers will work with individual students and their teachers to determine the best course of action for adaptations and/or modifications to school work and tests. IEP reviews will be conducted during the first semester.
A new model for Supporting Students:
Rather than scheduled support blocks in the Learning Centre, Learning Services personnel will be providing in-class support to targeted classes (in particular grade 9 and 10 academic courses) in an effort to reach as many students as possible; some pullout assistance may occur within these supported classes.
How can I get help with my coursework? Always see your teachers first for assistance!
The Learning Centre will be open for drop-in support during lunch and after school on most days. Days and times will be announced and posted at the start of each semester. Due to the number of students seeking out support, one-on-one instruction during drop-in times is not guaranteed. In addition to the Learning Centre, the library and multi-purpose room are open all day as areas to complete work.
Should you have any questions or concerns about supports available for your child, please make contact with your child’s counsellor.