Each school has a Diverse Learning coordinating teacher. These teachers are assigned to support students who may have different needs. Through a referral process, students with diverse learning needs are identified and support is put in place to assist them. Parents/guardians who would like support for their child’s diverse learning needs are encouraged to contact their school principal.
Human Sexuality Curriculum
The information on the teaching of human sexuality in grades 4-6 and grades 7-9 is available in the following handbooks. They are provided to assist you in talking with your child about sexuality issues and with information regarding the human sexuality curriculum.
My Child’s Learning: A Parent Resource
This resource is available to help parents/legal guardians better understand what their children are learning at school, how they might be assessed and what resources are available to help them learn. Developed in consultation with the Alberta School Councils’ Association, the Fédération des parents francophones de l’Alberta and with parents across the province, this resource provides information in plain language for every subject and grade level.
Parents/legal guardians looking for a short summary of their children’s grade can access the “At a Glance” documents featured on the home page of the resource. The “Customize Your Printout” option allows parents to select the information they wish to print and places the information in a printable document. This feature is especially helpful for parents of high school students because it allows parents/legal guardians to customize a document according to their teen’s timetable and to use when talking to teachers about what their child is learning at school.
School Resource Officers
The Calgary Police Service, in partnership with the Calgary Board of Education and the Calgary Catholic School District, have 21 School Resource Officers (SROs) who work in junior and senior high schools. They help create a safe and healthy learning environment for our youth. As mentors and role models to the students, they are available to help teens with everyday problems they may face, such as peer pressure, drugs, bullying, youth gangs and property crimes. Sometimes just talking with an officer can help resolve a situation before it becomes a serious problem.
Suicide is the second leading cause of death among Canadian youth. It is important to identify risk factors that may be contributing and recognize the warning signs of suicide ideation. Suicide prevention strategies should target the risk factors. If you are concerned about your child’s safety, please contact the Distress Centre at 403-266-4357.
In response to the Government of Canada radon guideline changes and a cross-Canada radon survey indicating radon was more prevalent throughout Canada then initially understood, the Calgary Catholic School District (CCSD) initiated a study in late 2014 on radon levels within its schools. The study is helping us ensure radon levels in CCSD buildings remain safe for staff and students. Review this FAQ document for more information.
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