Initial Interview with Families:

HCOS will discuss the variety of support services, the responsibilities for families and also miscellaneous information during the initial interview.

Support Services:

Trained Support Teacher will:

  • Be your child’s teacher and is responsible for your child’s educational program. S/he will also support families through prayer, encouragement, and professional Christ-centered guidance
  • Provide curriculum instructions and guidance
  • Have regular contact (emails, phone calls, home visits when possible and desired)
  • Collaborate on an Student Learning Plan (SLP) to be completed by the end of September
  • Provide assessment through weekly contact and portfolio submissions

Curriculum Budget

  • PO numbers will be given which may be used through a variety of vendors. Please see here for a list of participating vendors
  • Once curriculum for core subjects (Science, Socials, Language Arts, Math & 2nd Language when applicable) is established, curriculum budget may be used for lessons
  • PO numbers can be found in Encom
  • A maximum of $600 of the curriculum funds may be used for third party lessons such as: swimming lessons, music lessons, dance lessons, etc. or for resources that the family is keeping

Learning Commons

  • Learning resources and kits
  • Online Library

Online Subscriptions

  • Free or substantially-reduced cost
  • A few examples:
    • World Book
    • Discovery Channel Streaming Videos
    • BrainPOP
    • Adaptive Curriculum
    • RightNow media

Access to Curriculum Consultant and Curriculum Packages, Learning Camps, Co-ops, Learning Connections

Parent Responsibilities:

Documentation to be sent to HCOS office

  • Copy of birth certificate
  • Care Card Number
  • Curriculum Agreement
  • (Additional documents as required. ie: Out-of-province, SE)

Weekly contact with support teacher

  • Emails, phone calls, Skype calls, texts, or other agreed upon methods
  • Face-to-face visits when possible or desired
  • Ideally occurs once a week unless other arrangements are made

Student Learning Plan (SLP)

  • Collaborating with teacher to write a fluid SLP that may be changed and updated throughout the year

FSA Testing

  • Students registering in grades 4 and 7 are required to write the FSA tests unless they meet the requirement from the Ministry for exceptions

Miscellaneous:

  • Faith or Church Affiliation
  • Style of Support Teacher you prefer
  • Online courses
  • You will be contacted by your Support Teacher in August or early September
  • Kindergarten - student must be 5 by Dec. 31 of the school year
  • Grade 1 - student must be 6 by Dec. 31 of the school year 
  • Acceptance letter holds username and password for Encom

Revision #11
Created 1 year ago by Caitlin Village
Updated 1 month ago by Natalia Baelde