Support for Students at the CBE

Our students’ success is our top priority and we understand that our students live complex lives and that many factors both in the school and outside of school can affect their ability to learn. The CBE offers a variety of services (such as Culture and Linguistic Support, Exceptional and Special Needs, and Psychological Services) to support students, their families and our school, so students can be successful learners. Visit the CBE website to learn more.​​​​

Student Services

How Can We Help?

In school we have a "How Can We Help" box. In this box students can submit forms for:

  • I need help
  • I have an idea
  • I have a concern

We will look at these weekly and do our best to address each submission. Names are not required, but it is helpful when we are trying to solve a problem. Please be respectful when making a submission. 

How Can We Help

Online Learning Supports

Student Services would like to offer some suggestions to support students who struggle with motivation and work completion while working online.  

  • Movement breaks 
  • Yoga ball and other flexible seating
  • Quite space to work, free of distractions
  • Noise cancelling headphones 
  • Listening to music while working
  • Use of timer to schedule breaks
  • Printing out a visual schedule/checklist of tasks to complete
  • Breaking work into smaller pieces
  • Modifying work load
  • Use of fidgets while listening to instruction
  • Help with time management and academic organization
  • Access to reading/voice to text tools ie: Read Write Gold

Below are some web links that may be useful:

Supporting students with online learning

Motivation for online learning 

ADDitude website

Teen mental health


DMC Supports

We have a great student services support team that students and parents can access. Here is some of what they offer:

  • Safe place for students to come when they are facing challenges, academic, emotional or whatever they would like to talk about. 
  • Supports for our exceptional learners or students on Individual Program Plans (IPPs).
  • Working with students to help them with coping strategies when they are anxious.
  • Support groups for students that have similar needs.
  • Working with our English Language Learners.
  • Liaising between school and outside communities.
  • Supporting teachers to differentiate curriculum.
  • Meeting with parents around any concerns they have in regard to their children.
  • Helping students with peer interactions.

These are a few things they do at DMC. If you have questions please give them a call. 

Dana Thompson dlthompson@cbe.ab.ca

Lise Twa alunich@cbe.ab.ca

Bullying & Relationships

Digital Citizenship & Technology Use

  • MediaSmarts.ca - Tips around cell phone use, video games, television, and more
  • CommonSenseMedia.org - Recommendations and information for parents around media, apps, and digital tools
  • NeedHelpNow.ca - Resources for stopping the spread of harmful images and texts

Mental Health

Self-Harm

LGBTQ Resources

Health and Wellness




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