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Learning ServicesJennifer Turner, R. Psych.
Phone: 1 250-342-9243 (4674).
Situated in the midst of a rich mountain landscape, surrounded by numerous provincial and national parks, Rocky Mountain School District strives to "Care deeply, act wisely and find joy in every day." In our Quest for Quality, we are committed to developing responsible learners, competent professionalism, integrity and respect. Through collaboration and communication and with a commitment to quality results, we take an enthusiastic, innovative and entrepreneurial approach to education.
To best meet the educational goals that we have for our students, referrals regarding a student experiencing learning difficulties are provided to a school based team. The School-based team often consists of the classroom teacher, the learning services teacher, the school principal, school and district based support staff. The needs of the student are best met through a collaborative approach where students and parents have the right to be, and should be, involved in the decision-making process and education of their children. School Based Teams will endeavour to: identify appropriate programs and learning environments, generate strategies and support systems, develop individualized student plans, implement the plan to support student learning, monitor and evaluate the student learning, communicate student progress, celebrate student success, and make referrals where necessary.
School District 6 (Rocky Mountain) provides the following support services for students with diverse learning needs:
1. School Based
Learning Services Teachers
Aboriginal Education Support Workers
Youth Care Workers
2. District Based
Community LINK Workers
District Elementary Counsellors
Hearing Resource Teacher
Vision Resource Teacher / Orientation and Mobility Instructor
Speech Language Pathologist
Occupational and Physical Therapy
3. Provincially Based
British Columbia's Ministry of Education funds a number of unique programs to help meet the educational needs of low-incidence students in BC school districts. Provincial Outreach Programs (POPs) provide services for low incidence students in partnership with BC public school districts.
4. Community Partnerships
School District 6 (Rocky Mountain) strives to have strong community partnerships to support wraparound services where necessary;
Ministry of Children and Families
Canadian Mental Health Association Kootenays Branch
East Kootenay Addiction Services Society
Interior Health Public Health
Family Resource Centre