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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.
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
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.
encourage you to contact the school with any concerns or questions that may
is some information about what occurs in the Elmwood Middle Years program:
are open at 8:45 am and at 1:10 pm
school day is divided into 5 classes:
1: 9:00 – 10:04
2: 10:04 – 11:08
3: 11:13 – 12:17
12:17 – 1:17 (Students are expected to
choose a location for lunch by 12:30
and remain there until 1:17.
include – classroom, cafeteria, outside of the school)
4: 1:17 – 2:21
5: 2:26 – 3:30
following courses are compulsory for all students in Grade 7 and 8.
Physical Education and Health
Industrial Arts/Home Economics
Electronics (Grade 8)
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.
7 - All
grade 7 students will have the opportunity to participate in a band orientation
week in September. This will include a
demonstration of all the musical instruments and an introduction to music
making and theory. At the conclusion of
this orientation week students will have the opportunity to enroll in the band
8 – Grade
8 students choose to participate in the band program when completing their
grade 8 applications.
* The Elmwood band
program functions on a pull out basis.
Non band students remain with their classroom teacher for resource and
Drama – Grade 7 and 8 students will have the
opportunity to participate in the school’s production, talent show and coffee
Dance – Students in grade 7 and 8 have the
opportunity to participate in the middle years dance program. The middle years dance program runs Tuesday
and Thursday during the noon hour.
Education Centre (S.E.C.) – This program offers modified academic
programming for a small group of grade 7 – 8 students. In this program, emphasis is placed on
developing the basic academic skills and social skills needed for independent
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
-Cross Country (Sept/Oct)
-Indoor Track and Field (November-April)
-Wrestling (November –March)
-Volleyball (Late September-November)
-Basketball (Late November – March)
-Outdoor Track and Field (May/June)
Student Support Services
English as an Additional Language
School Wide Hallway Supervision
Community Support Worker
School Social Worker
Speech / Language Clinician
Noon hour clubs
Breakfast Club (7:45 am – 8:30 am in the
Lunches are available on an emergency basis in
School Resource Officer
Homework Club (through Frontier College)
Safe Arrival and Departure Program
New Comers After School Leadership Program
Parent Council – The Elmwood Parent Council
consists of parents of students from grades 7-12. Monthly meetings are held to discuss issues,
concerns, ideas and plans for Elmwood High School. All parents are invited to attend.
will I know where to go on the first day?
-Class lists will be
posted outside of the main office and the guidance office prior to the start of
2. Will I
have my own locker?
- Yes. A locker and combination lock will be
assigned to each student.
**Students are reminded
to not bring valuables with them to school**
3. Can I
eat lunch at school?
-Yes. The school cafeteria is open between 12:17
and 1:17 pm. Students may eat their own
lunch in the cafeteria or purchase items to eat.
When remaining at
school students are required to be in a designated supervised area from
12:30-1:10 pm. The privilege to remain
at school can be lost if students are not in a designated supervised area.
there a dress code?
-Students are expected
to dress appropriately with the guidelines that school is a place of business
and to help ensure a safe and respectful school environment.
often are report cards issued and what information is provided?
-Report cards for
Middle Years students are issued three times per year. Student led conferences will take place in
April. Subjects are reported in
percentages on a computerized report card.
A comment is added from each teacher reflecting classroom behavior. Successes, challenges and next steps are also
6. Will I
be assigned homework?
-Homework assigned will
vary from subject to subject.
Assignments will be started in class and can often be finished by hard
work in class. Students may also have
special projects or studying for tests to do at home.
phones available to students?
-YES. Students can make emergency calls from the
main office. There are two pay phones in
the school that students can use.
Students are asked to refrain from using cell phones during class time.
8. Use of
smart phones and other electronic devices.
-The use of smartphones
for non-educational purposes is not permitted during class time. Smartphones and other electronic devices and
their use is solely at the discretion of the teacher.
The use of unauthorized
cameras/video recording devices is prohibited.
blue or black ink pens
red ink pens
package coloured pencils
package of markers
30 cm ruler
large 2” binders
packages of loose leaf paper
packages of dividers
package of reinforcements
memory stick (for computers)
package of highlighters
pair of scissors
Phys. Ed – shorts and/or sweatpants, t-shirt, runners and socks