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How to Support Student Development at Hull School
Each student’s development is dependent on a team effort and parents/guardians are very important members of this team. The following are ways parents/guardians can support their student’s growth at Hull School:
- Maintain positive and open communication with the teaching team through:
- the school communication agenda;
- conversations with the classroom staff and/or the school transition counsellor;
- participation in IPP meetings.
- Every day check student’s backpack and school communication agenda for:
- field trip forms, newsletters, homework and other important information;
- completed art projects and school work to be acknowledged and praised.
- Ask your student about their school activities when they return home.
- Read to or with your child every day.
Frequently Asked Questions | Hull School
Once students are enrolled at Hull School, do they continue to attend Hull School for the rest of their school years?
Generally this is not the case. Every student has particular needs and unique goals they are aiming towards. When it appears that a student is ready to transition to a community school or another supported program, parents/guardians are consulted and contribute to the decision.
If my child is in a class with students in different grades, what grade level will the teacher use?
Because we have students with varying level of cognitive abilities and grade levels, our teachers individualize the way students need to learn and/or show their learning. General instruction is done in groups, and individual teaching also occurs, depending on the student’s needs. Assessments will also be done if needed, so that the team may better support each student in specific areas of learning, such as literacy or math for example. Basic classroom and school skills are practiced so that when students move on, they will experience success in school.
When students are attending Hull School, do parents/caregivers have access to all the other Hull programs?
No. Some programs require referrals from Calgary Region Child & Family Services or other agencies. For example, Hull therapeutic campus based care programs (also known as cottages) require placements through Calgary Child & Family Services.
There are many programs which are available to the community at large. For more information on these programs, parents/caregiver can check the Hull Services website or speak with the school transition counsellor assigned to their student.
At Hull, we care, honor and support individual and family cultural beliefs and values. We are interested in everything that influences who you are.
What does this mean?
Culture—your language, customs, beliefs, art, spirituality, ethnicity, even age—can influence the way you live. We at Hull School want to ensure that any needs you have regarding your culture will be taken seriously and fulfilled to the best of our ability.
For example, you may wish to have the support of someone who understands your cultural background. This could be a visit from a spiritual leader or having someone explain things about the program in your birth language.
Everyone involved with Hull programs can access the Indigenous Resource staff who are willing to work with you at your request. These staff are familiar with many issues experienced by Indigenous people and families. They offer education and experiential support such as sweat lodges, smudging ceremonies and other traditional healing services. They can help you access an Elder or let you know when traditional ceremonies are taking place so that you can attend. The staff are available to help you gain a greater understanding of your culture and/or help you through difficulties, confusion, stress or other issues you may be dealing with.
Ask your classroom staff to assist you in connecting with Hull Services Indigenous Resource department or with the CBE Indigenous Resources.
- The Ability Hub
Sinneave Foundation is a registered charity. They work to assist families who have children on the Autism Spectrum with transition to adulthood planning, navigating systems, skill development, education and various learning groups. They partner with many different agencies in Calgary and area. FSCD can support with the costs of some programs.
- The Alex Youth Health Centre
Provides a safe and supportive space for youth to address their needs with the help of a caring and trust-inspiring team of professionals.
- Calgary Region Child & Family Services
For child protection issues or emergency parent support.
Emergency line: 403-297-2995.
- The Children's Link Society
Provides resources, information, parent-to-parent connections, and hope to families and professionals who care for and work with children and youth with special needs.
- Community Parent Education Program—CPEP
CPEP is a Hull Services program that facilitates parenting courses as well as children’s social skills and problem-solving groups. FREE courses run in various locations throughout the year.
Call 403-251-8018 for more information.
- Family Supports for Children with Disabilities (FSCD)
Funding for respite care, counselling, and other interventions to help strengthen families who have children with special needs.We highly recommend all families try to access FSCD for support. Call 403-310-0000 and ask to be connected to a local FSCD office. Or Type FSCD into your internet browser.
A Calgary-based homelessness prevention program for families. HomeBridge is a program of the Children's Cottage Society and is supported by the Calgary Homeless Foundation as part of its Homelessness Prevention and Diversion Initiative. Since 1986, the Children’s Cottage Society has been dedicated to preventing harm and neglect to children and building strong families through support services, respite programs and crisis nurseries. We are a recognized leader in providing effective programs and services to help ensure Safe Children in Healthy Families. The grounding principle of the HomeBridge program is that preventing family homelessness is possible when help is available early on.
For more information or to contact a Housing Coach, call us at 403-242-8575 ext. 230
Alberta’s province-wide online directory. The site contains general info about community, health, social, and government services across the province.
- Respite Care Connection (RCC)
Provides families a break from parenting and at the same time allows the children to participate in positive community-based activities. RCC offers fee-for-service respite for families caring for 6 to 17 year old children and youth with behavior and social challenges (ADHD, FASD, Autism, ODD, etc.). Families can use FSCD to help cover respite costs.
e-Learning for Kids
This is an e-resource for parents, educators and students. There are some good games for children on this site.
Resources in Alberta for Children & Youth
Calgary Region Child & Family Services
For child protection concerns (if you or someone you know are being hurt or neglected).
Children’s Legal and Educational Resource Center (CLERC)
CLERC provides legal information and education throughout Alberta, Canada. Anyone seeking child and youth civil law information in Alberta can contact CLERC.