Arthur Day Middle School Student Services
The Arthur Day Student Services team is comprised of resource teachers, a LAR teacher and a counselor. The team goal is to maximize the potential of all students in an inclusive educational environment. This is accomplished by supporting teachers, students and parents through collaboration, consultation, direct service and documentation.
The Resource Team assists students, teachers, and parents in recognizing and planning for the academic, behavioural, social, and physical needs of all students. The Resource Team collaborates with the school student services team, teachers, university student interns, paraprofessionals, parents, and divisional student services to support the growth and success of all students in an inclusive environment.
The counselling programme at Arthur Day Middle School exists to assist teachers and parents in recognizing and planning for the educational, social emotional, behavioural and /or career needs of all students, collaborate with the school student services team, teachers, paraprofessionals, parents, Divisional clinical unit staff and outside community agencies to support the growth and success of all students, and work directly with students on an individual, small group or whole class basis to meet their guidance and counselling needs. We respect the confidentiality of students but adhere to the basic premise of keeping all students safe.
Learning Assistance Room (LAR) Teacher
The Learning Assistance Room (LAR) is designed to support students in a variety of different ways. Students may access the LAR for numerous reasons such as work completion, suspensions, illness, testing, a quiet work space, removal from classroom, breakfast and lunch or to receive medication as prescribed by a physician. Accountability of work is a main focus in the LAR. However, the LAR is also an area where students can come to feel safe and seek guidance if needed. Although the LAR is open to all students, the LAR may only be accessed through teacher referral.