Safe and Caring Schools
Embedded in all FMPSD facilities; Safe and Caring Schools includes: Tribes Learning Community, Anti-Bullying Programs, Bus Safety, Crisis Management.
English Language Learners
Dr. Clark School consistently provides services with our partnerships. Our English Language Learner program is led by Ms. Hiscock. Teachers complete accomodations and benchmarking annually to support our studnets who are born in foreign countries, or whose parents are born outside of Canada.
In collaboration with Multicultural Association Wood Buffalo (MCAWB), we provide free tutoring for our students from ECDP - Grade 6. The tutoring takes place virtually due to preventative measures. For the 2021-2022 school year, our tutor is Suellen and Natasha G.
We also have an in-school Settlement Youth Support worker with the Settlement Workers in Schools Program (SWIS), at the YMCA of Northern Alberta settlement services. Monica Rukeba is our SYS worker for 2021-2022 school year.
Early Childhood Development Program
The Early Childhood Development Program offers literacy enriched play for children who are born in 2017.
This program is available for kids who were born in 2015. To be eligible for this program, students must reside in the Dr. Clark School attendance area (Lower Townsite, Downtown, Abasand, Waterways, Grayling Terrace and Draper). Bussing is available for $41/month.
Our philosophy is to ensure that all students with special needs have opportunities to be in the regular classrooms whenever possible. Please contact individual schools for more information.
Speech and Language Programming
Speech Language Pathologists and Speech Language Educational Assistants provide individual, group and classroom-based interventions that focus on speech and language development for eligible children.
First Nations, Métis and Inuit Education
Alberta Education is committed to improving education outcomes for First Nations, Métis and Inuit (FNMI) students and to closing the gap in education achievement between FNMI and other provincial students. We work with First Nations and Métis leaders and communities to engage FNMI parents and families to support student success through collaborative partnerships with schools and by developing culturally relevant programs, resources and student supports. Please contact individual schools for more information.
Mental Health Supports
Mental health supports in schools are integrated with services provided through government (Alberta Health, Child & Family Services) and through community agencies. School counselors across the district provide both individual and group interventions that focus on identifying core problem areas and supporting classroom learning. We are so blessed to have our new guidance counsellor, Mrs. Doiron.