Nurse

Description of Services
The CLSC provides us with a nurse (part-time). She meets with students who have been referred to her by an administrator or by someone from Student Support and Guidance. She also meets with students who make appointments with her. As well, she coordinates the vaccinations that take place at school and can be a guest speaker in classes when teachers request expertise in certain areas involving health.

Student Profile
The nurse meets with students who have a variety of medical concerns or questions. The many issues she addresses include birth control, sexually transmitted infections and eating disorders. Students under the age of 14 require parental consent.

Objective of Service
To provide on-going health support to students who are in need.

 

Doctor

Description of Services
The CLSC provides us with a doctor. He is here once every two weeks on a needs basis. He meets with students who have been referred to him by the nurse.

Student Profile
The doctor generally meets with students who have concerns linked to sexually transmitted infections and eating disorders. Students under the age of 14 require parental consent. 

Objective of Service
To provide on-going health support to students who require a doctor.

 

Social Worker

Description of Services
The CLSC provides us with a social worker (part-time). She meets with students who have been referred to her by an administrator or by someone from Student Support and Guidance. She also takes self-referrals. She can work with families if need be.

Student Profile
The social worker meets with students who have a variety of problems such as family issues, emotional problems, severe behaviour issues, suicidal thoughts or who show signs of depression, etc. Students under the age of 14 require parental consent. 

Objective of Service
To provide on-going support to students who need psychosocial follow-up. In some cases, the social worker may refer a student to other services both within and outside the school.

 

Student Services

Description of Services
The Student Services department fulfills many important roles in the Heritage Regional High School milieu. Student Services personnel work collaboratively with students, parents, staff members, school board professionals and outside service agencies to provide students with academic, social and behavioural support in an effort to maximize individual student achievement and personal success at Heritage Regional High School.

Student Profile
This department deals with students with specific learning difficulties requiring special accommodations, adaptations or modifications. These include students with dyslexia, dyscalculia, dyspraxia, expressive and receptive language disorders and other challenges. In addition to available resource time, students identified as requiring such support may be entitled to particular measures for assignments and evaluations, such as extended time, access to a reader or a scribe or quiet space.

Objective of Service
To develop and implement strategies to assist students who may benefit from specific support measures as described in their Individualized Educational Plan (IEP).

 

Support Services and Guidance (SS&G)

Description of Services
Support Services and Guidance personnel work collaboratively with students, parents, staff members, school board professionals and outside service agencies, to provide support in identifying social and emotional difficulties that affect school attendance or performance.  SS&G is also a liaison with the necessary support services required. Parents who wish to refer a student must go through an administrator so that they are aware of the situation. Students themselves can make an appointment with the counsellors before first period, between classes, or during the lunch hour.

Student Profile
Students who struggle with personal issues may choose to go to SS&G, or may be directed to do so by an administrator. Issues addressed within this department include anxiety, depression, self-harm, suicidal ideation, family difficulties, bereavement, substance abuse, social conflicts, or difficulties related to integration in the school.

Objective of Service                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          To provide a supportive space for the development and implementation of coping strategies that target stress, as well as how to manage school workload and expectations. Counsellors will liaison with community services and put in place treatment plans as needed.

 

Academic Advising                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Academic advising is a service offered to our senior students, to aid with the information and requirements involved in CEGEP selections, programs, and applications. Advisors prepare the senior students for CEGEP or vocational program applications and organise career fairs. Additionally they are involved in course placement and changes, and summer school recommendations.  Students themselves can also make an appointment with the counsellors before first period, between classes or during the lunch hour.

 

Planning Room

Description of Services
The Planning Room is an area in the school where students work with the special education technician and a designated teacher providing either academic or behavioural support, or do supervised individual work as necessary. Visits to the Planning Room may be isolated, for a particular incident or task, or on-going, depending on the intervention or support required.  Students may be sent to the Planning Room by a teacher or an administrator for a variety of reasons ranging from academic, to behavioural.  Some students may even report to the Planning Room if they have a valid and documented reason not to attend class for a given period of time.   

Student Profile
All students from secondary 1 to secondary 5 can be referred to the Planning Room for academic or behavioural support or because they have a valid and documented reason not to attend class for a certain amount of time.

Objective of Service
All students from secondary 1 to secondary 5 can be referred to the Planning Room for academic or behavioural support or because they have a valid and documented reason not to attend class for a certain amount of time.

 

Alternate Suspension Program (ASP)

Description of Services
The Alternate Suspension Program provides an alternate, in-school supervised accommodation with behavioural support for students frequently absent from class. 

Student Profile
The ASP serves students who are regularly suspended out of school or who require a structured, in-school environment outside of the classroom, for instance as they deal with important mental or physical health issues.

Objective of Service
To promote attendance to school for students while providing behavioural support fostering academic perseverance.