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ECSS Guidance Services

ECSS Guidance Services. Grade Nine Transition Day Tuesday, September 6, 2011. What academic support is provided?. Academic Development Course selections Diploma requirements Record keeping and updating Continuing Education Post-secondary planning Post-secondary networking

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ECSS Guidance Services

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  1. ECSS Guidance Services Grade Nine Transition Day Tuesday, September 6, 2011

  2. What academic support is provided? • Academic Development • Course selections • Diploma requirements • Record keeping and updating • Continuing Education • Post-secondary planning • Post-secondary networking • Student Advocacy • Student Success Team • Peer Tutoring • Enrichment Opportunities

  3. How do we help you plan ahead? • Career Development • Career Studies Course in Grade Ten • Post-secondary planning • Pathways Events • Destinations awareness • Networking with post-secondary partners • Financing your education • Scholarship Opportunities • SAT or ACT information session

  4. What personal supports are provided? • Interpersonal Development • Community Partners • Restorative Interventions • Peer Mediation • Referrals to Specialized Counsellors • Anger Management • Healthy Relationships • Domestic Assault and Sexual Abuse • Mental Health Issues • Stress Management • Medical Consultations, Nurses

  5. How to Book an Appointment • Before school • During lunch • After school • See Ms. Genova in the Guidance office • Show your appointment slip to the teacher at the beginning of the period • Bring your slip to the appointment

  6. Community Involvement • Do’s and Don’ts are clearly described in your agenda and copies are also available in the Guidance office • We update a list of organizations in our community who welcome student help • Pick one up in the Guidance office • In-school opportunities are also available

  7. Student Ambassadors • What do they do? • How do I apply to become an Ambassador? • You may obtain an application today during the lunch hour from the Student Ambassadors table in the cafeteria, or you may pick one up at any time in the Guidance office. • We will require several grade 9 Ambassadors in time for our Subject Awards Assembly in October.

  8. ECSS Website • The Guidance Link • Valuable Resources • Community Partners • Scholarship Planning • Course Calendar • Community Involvement Information • Pathways to Opportunity Event • Follow us on Twitter at ECSS_Guidance

  9. Community Partners • Pierre Berton Resource Centre • Al Palladini Community Centre • Settlement Services of York Region • York Region Transit • York Region Police – Street Beat • DASA York Central Hospital • Canadian Mental Health Association • Family Life Resource Centre • York Region Red Cross • Vaughan Community Health Centre

  10. Guest Speakers Today @ 1:20 pm in Room 116 • York Region Police • Our local Street Beat constable • Safety awareness specific to our community • Internet safety • Domestic Assault and Sexual Abuse • Psychologist from DASA • Healthy Relationships • Communication Awareness

  11. Pathways to OpportunityThursday November 10, 2011 All Destinations will be represented here at ECSS from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm • Apprenticeships and Trades • College • Community Living • Travel • University • Volunteering • Workforce

  12. Planning for Future Scholarship Opportunities? • View last year’s Graduation Awards chart at the Emily Carr Website Guidance link • View last year’s Nomination Form at the Guidance link • Keep track of your in-school and community co-instructional activities each year – a helpful tracking form is available in the Guidance office • Join us on October 4, 2011 or October 12, 2011 from 10:50-11:50 in room 116 for a Scholarships and Awards Preparation Workshop

  13. The Bottom Line • Learning and Student Achievement • If anything is interfering with your ability to learn or achieve to the best of your ability, please book an appointment with your counsellor so that we may guide you to the next step.

  14. Confidentiality and Safety • We do not compromise on either of these. • As long as we believe you are physically and emotionally safe, what you say in the Guidance office, stays in the Guidance office.

  15. Take Our Kids to Work • Wednesday, November 2, 2011 • A Nationally recognized experiential work opportunity for all Grade 9 students. • Detailed information will be prepared by our Coop Department and distributed to you by your homeroom teacher at a later date. • Start thinking about where you might spend the day!

  16. The Guidance Department Staff • Counsellors • A to Di Ms. Gallucci • Dj to La Mr. Bray, semester 1 Ms. Milani, semester 2 • Lb to Q Ms. Ventrice • R to Z Ms. Finelli • Career Studies Teachers • Mr. Rybak, Ms. Finelli, Mr. Bray and Mr. Loberto • Guidance office manager • Mrs. Genova

  17. Excellence with Character, Success with Support • Students, parents and staff are welcome to seek our services. • Don’t hesitate to book an appointment or call if we can help you. • Best wishes for a smooth start to a new year of learning collaboratively, attending to your literacy and numeracy performance, launching your innovative ideas, participating in co-instructional activities, and loving the full experience! The Guidance Department

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