District Services

All district services are accessed through the School Based Team utilizing the Student Services Referral form. In some cases, classroom teachers and learning support teachers can contact the district specialists directly. When individualized support is required the parent must be contacted and additional paperwork including, but not limited to consent may be required. Relevant forms can be found at the Student Services- Staff Resources link

Hearing and Vision Services

The district has both a Teacher of the Visually Impaired, and a Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.  These teachers provide direct support for students who have been diagnosed with a vision impairment or hearing differences, as well as providing consultation and support for the classroom and learning services teachers at the school.

They also support the student with accessing services through provincial programs, and facilitate the loan of specialized equipment and learning resources.

Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy Services

Our physical therapist and occupational therapist support schools by providing screening, assessment, program planning, equipment selection/adaptation and consultation for school teams.  They will help design routines and structures for students who require support with daily physical therapy work or self-regulation.

They also work alongside school teams and families to facilitate referrals to outside therapists where a student requires more intensive interventions.

Occupational Therapy

The occupational therapist (OT) provided collaborative consultation with school-based teams to support students’ self-regulation and motor skills. The OT works with teachers to create classroom environments that support students in their daily activities. Individual assessment is used to deepen understanding of the students challenges after classroom based strategies have been initiated.

District Support Teachers (Low Incidence, Reading)

The school district has District Inclusion Support Teachers to support school teams to ensure positive, inclusive opportunities for all.

English Language Learning

The goal of ELL instruction is to help ELLs develop the language skills necessary to meet expectations in curriculum areas.  The ELL teacher’s role in this respect are:

    • Assess students to determine language proficiency (speaking, listening, reading, writing).
    • Teach academic and social English vocabulary and language skills.
    • Provide ELL strategies and resources for teachers, students, and parents.
    • Support classroom teachers as they create adaptations and modifications for their ELLs.

ELL Home Support Worker

The Home Support Worker helps to facilitate communication and relationships between the school and the ELL families.  The SW also connects ELL families with community services as needed.

District Inclusion Support Teachers

The district currently has two Inclusion Support Teachers who work with school teams to ensure positive, inclusive opportunities for all. Services provided may include:

    • Program planning for students with Low Incidence Designations and complex needs.
    • Functional Curriculum Suggestions and Resources
    • Strategies for Successful Inclusion
    • Training and Education
    • Positive Behaviour Supports

Reading Intervention Support Teacher

Accessed through SBT, the Reading Intervention Support Teacher can provide training, resource recommendation and direct support in the areas of Reading Intervention and Remediation.

Student Services Technology

The Student Services technology department consists of a Lead Teacher, a hardware technician and a Software and Resource Program Worker. Services include:

    • Assistive Technology (AT) Needs Assessment and Recommendation
    • AT Loans and Maintenance
    • Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Loans and Maintenance
    • AT and AAC Training and Implementation Support
    • Student Services Curriculum Support and Resources Development
    • District wide accessibility tool support
    • BYOD advice regarding accessibility tools
    • Visual Supports ​creation

Technology loans may be considered through the completion of a Student Services Tech Department Request Form​​