Junior HighNovember 3, 2021
Welcome to the Elmwood Middle Years Program. At Elmwood we take great pride in the programming we offer to our students before, during and after the school day. Elmwood is guided by the whole child philosophy. Making sure our students are healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged. We look forward to helping your daughters and sons reach their full potential both inside and out of the classroom. We thank you for trusting their learning to us.
Grades 7 and 8 are important years in your child’s educational journey. They are becoming teenagers and looking for independence and opportunities to express themselves. At Elmwood we work hard to foster this growing independence through a variety of experiences and opportunities. We also know that it is vital to have strong connections between school and home to ensure positive growth for all our students.
Elmwood has a code of conduct that focuses on acting respectfully and taking responsibility. We employ a Restorative Actions philosophy when dealing with students. The goal is to build a peaceful school environment where everyone feels safe. Expectations of accountability are a part of the learning process and this helps students grow as individuals.
We encourage you to contact the school with any concerns or questions that may arise.
- Middle Years Vice-Principal
Here is some information about what occurs in the Elmwood Middle Years program:
- Classrooms are open at 8:45 am and at 1:10 pm
- The school day is divided into 5 classes:
- Period 1: 9:00 – 10:04
- Period 2: 10:04 – 11:08
- Period 3: 11:13 – 12:17
- Lunch: 12:17 – 1:17 (Students are expected to choose a location for lunch by 12:30 and remain there until 1:17. Options include – classroom, cafeteria, outside of the school)
- Period 4: 1:17 – 2:21
- Period 5: 2:26 – 3:30
The following courses are compulsory for all students in Grade 7 and 8.
Flexible Learning Program
Grade 7 and 8: Elmwood’s Flex program provides a stimulating, activity based educational environment designed for the responsible student. The Flex program encourages student responsibility and accountability for their learning. Students are actively involved in their learning. The Flex program is the secondary level extension of the Elementary Alternative Learning Program.
Special Education Programs
Integrated Special Education Program (I.S.E.P.) – Students in this program work in the regular classroom with adaptations to the content and/or delivery of the curriculum. Teachers, Educational Assistants and the SERT teacher collaborate to develop effective programming for each student. The program is reviewed regularly with parents/guardians, teachers and the student to ensure each student is successful in meting their IEP goals (be it academic, social, emotional, or behavior).
Life Skills Program – The Winnipeg School Division’s (WSD) Life Skills Program offers students the skills, functional academics, family life education, work experience, recreational interests and social skills. Students enrolled in this program must meet specific criteria established by the WSD.
Learning Assistance Centre (L.A.C.) – This is a Winnipeg School Division (WSD) class designed for students who require a low enrollment setting to address social/emotional concerns. Self management skills are taught along with regular academic programs. With the support of a Teacher and an Educational Assistant, the students learn the skills necessary for success in the regular classroom. The goal of this program is to re-integrate the students in regular programs whenever possible. Students enrolled in the program must meet specific criteria established by the WSD and require an IEP.
Middle Years Low Enrollment Program – This classroom is designed for students who require extra support for their academic programming. Adaptations to the student programs are made to meet the curricular outcomes in all of the core subjects. A Teacher and Educational Assistants support the students so they can acquire confidence and the skills needed to succeed.
Whenever a student is absent from school, parents/guardians are asked to contact the school office by telephone. In cases of longer absences a note indicating the date, length of the absence and the reason for the absence. Verified absences are recorded and reported to classroom teachers.
Call back System – When the office has not been notified of an absence a staff member will contact the parent/guardian at home or work to notify them of their child’s absence. The call back system occurs during the first period of the morning and afternoon.
Late Arrivals – Students arriving late must complete a late slip. Failure to do so will result in the student being marked absent and a phone call being made to the parent/guardian.
Extra Curricular Activities
• Inter School Sports
Student Support Services
• Guidance Counselor
• Resource Department
• English as an Additional Language
• School Wide Hallway Supervision
• Community Support Worker
• School Social Worker
• School Psychologist
• Reading Clinician
• Speech / Language Clinician
• Student Teachers
All parents are invited to attend.
Frequently Asked Questions
The use of unauthorized cameras/video recording devices is prohibited.
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