Welcome to the Student Support Services Department
The Student Support Services department consists of three distinct, but related services at CIS:
- Learning Support
- School Counseling
- School Health Nursing
The learning support team is devoted to students who require specialized learning support or accommodations to successfully access the curriculum. Students eligible for learning support receive an individual learning plan developed to identify specific skills development for the upcoming year.
We provide a continuum of services to meet the needs of all students. One model of support at CIS is co-teaching. Co-teaching is an inclusive instructional model in which two teachers join together to teach a group of students. We also offer a self contained program in the primary school for students with intensive learning support needs.
Accommodation plans are developed for students to provide an equal opportunity to participate in the general education curriculum and/or demonstrate mastery of standards on an assessment. Early Intervention is provided to targeted students in the Early Years program to promote early literacy skills. Speech and language and occupational therapy services are also available.
School counselors promote educational, career, and personal/social development for all students through targeted support for students, parents, and teachers. School Counselors align standards from the International School Counselor Association standards and models of instruction with teachers through primary morning meetings, units of inquiry, classroom lessons, and advisory programs.
High school counselors plan and prepare for university as well as support social and emotional health of students.
School Health Nurse
The primary role of the school health nurse is to support student learning by implementing strategies that promote student health and safety, responding to immediate health needs of students and helping students and families to access community health resources.