How Blake’s Student Services support system works
Our Student Services has a two-part system: formally and informal. Each division has the formal procedures listed below, but of equal importance is an informal system, which has at its core highly attentive adults who are attuned to each Blake student. In such a system an adult may check in with a child, in much the same why a parent might, when they wonder about a child’s behavior. These systems work together to support the academic, social and emotional well-being of the children entrusted to us.
All three school divisions have Student Support Teams (SST), a group of adults whose job it is to meet regularly to identify students who come to their attention via teachers and/or parents. The SSTs’ primary goal is to insure that the needs of individual students are addressed in a timely way. These teams are an excellent example of the kind of individual attention and care that is available to students at Blake.
A word about student confidentiality and privileged information: Please be assured the Student Services Department shares confidential information on a need-to-know basis and only when it benefits the student. While we always seek to partner with parents around students’ needs, there may be occasions when we speak to a student or his/her teachers and do not report back to a parent. Please feel free to contact the Student Services director with any questions about this practice.