News from the Support Staff

September 2015

Your Support Team

What We Do...

Grade One - Reading Recovery Program

Various Grade Levels - Leveled Literacy Intervention Program

Withdrawal and In classroom support

Small group ESL group

Various Grade Levels- Newcomer Groups (Primary and Junior)

Resource Support to teachers

Individual Education Plan (IEP)- Heads Up!

The first draft of IEPs will be due on October 9, 2015. Your support teacher will assist you in writing the IEPs for your students. The IEPs will be sent home to parents to review on October 19th, 2015.

A parental IEP input form will go home with students on Monday, September 14, 2015. Please remind parents to return this input form as soon as possible so their input can be incorporated into the IEP as needed.

Link to IEP documents: Board Services- Student Services- IEP Documents

Are you concerned about a Student? Contact your Support Staff Teacher...

ISRC Process:

Our ISRCs are held on every second Monday of the month.

When you are concerned about a student, please contact your Support Staff member as soon as possible. Together, we will brainstorm some effective strategies and locate resources to assist the student's needs.

If, after implementing strategies, you are looking for further support or intervention, a student can be brought up to our ISRC (In School Review Committee). At this committee meeting, you and your support teacher will present your student to our PSSP staff in order to develop further effective strategies and contact appropriate support services where needed (SLP, OT, PT, BTA). Every child who is receiving ISSP support needs to be brought forward to the committee.

ISRC Referral Package: If your student is being brought forward, you will receive a yellow ISRC folder in your mailbox with a referral inside. Please complete the referral and return to your support teacher for input by the due date noted.

For reference, the referral can be found in the shared drive- ISRC referral package.

What is the Grade One Reading Recovery Program?

Reading Recovery is an early intervention program that helps the lowest achieving grade one children to develop reading and writing skills in order to reach average levels in the classroom. It is a one-on-one intervention program, with daily 30 minutes of instruction by a trained Reading Recovery Teacher. Early intervention holds the potential for preventing later difficulties for grade one at risk children.

Lesson Outline:

1- Familiar Reading- building fluency

2- Running Record- of new book from the previous day

3- Word Work on the magnetic board (taking words apart)

4- Oral Conversation

5- Writing

6- New Story

School Happenings this Term...

Welcoming new families

Transition Meetings

Supporting with the Kindergarten Team with transitions

Development of IEPs

Collaborating with teachers

We Welcome the World reports about new students

Grade One Assessments for Reading Recovery

Grade Level Assessments for Leveled Literacy Intervention (LLI)

Meeting with ISELP students

OUR Amazing PSSP Staff

Special Education SERT- Dianne Beresford

School Psychologist- Mary Anne McDowell

Social Worker- Julie Bauer

Speech and Language Pathologist- Robin Eisenberg

Special Needs Itinerant- Alexander Sussman

ASD Itinerant- to be announced

Behavioural Itinerant- Stacey Carney