As this second week of school draws to a close, it is common for an administrative team to examine and evaluate the transitional process specifically in relation to our grade 9 students.  As a school community, we try to make the transition from grade 8 to grade 9 as seamless as possible.  Our Student Success transition team led by Kelly Whyte has done an exemplary job to ensure that our incoming grade 9 students feel welcome, safe, and confident in their abilities to be successful while at LCVI.  Of significant importance is the health, safety, and well being of our special education students as well.  It is our goal to ensure that all of our students with IEP’s have exactly what they require to be successful from our first day of school.  From ear buds to laptops to charged batteries on power wheelchairs, Christa Bradburn, our Head of Special Education, has done a phenomenal job in making sure that special education students hit the ground running.

And of course, a special “Thank You” to our teachers.  They arrived on the first day of school ready to get down to work.  They have dealt with the perennial issues associated with the opening few days at any school, and have now settled into routines and practices that will guarantee student success in our building. 

We hosted our annual Grade 9 Parent information night on Sept 16.  In the audience I noticed some familiar faces, as well as some new ones.  To those who have had students come through our school in the past: you know that we will continue to uphold our culture of excellence and success once again this year.  To those parents of students new to LCVI: rest assured that your children are in excellent hands, and will be given every support and opportunity required to guarantee success.

A great start.  Please remember that you can access our teachers directly by e-mail by simply going to the staff directory, and clicking on the specific teacher name.