Parent/Guardian Support

Please contact Student Services staff directly for information regarding supports available to our families.

Privacy Education for Kids
The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) is committed to helping improve digital literacy, particularly among vulnerable populations, such as young people. Their goal is to raise awareness of privacy issues and rights among children and young people; and provide guidance and information to m reduce privacy risks.  The OPC website provides links to resources related to personal information protection online, designed to provide a starting point for parents when engaging with younger kids who are beginning to explore help the online world. For older kids who are starting to create and shape their online identities, you can also find resources designed to help them understand how their online activities might affect their reputation. Click on the link below to find Tips and Tools for Parents:  
https://www.priv.gc.ca/en/about-the-opc/what-we-do/awareness-campaigns-and-events/privacy-education-for-kids/tips-and-tools-for-parents/

Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media improves the lives of kids and families by providing independent reviews, age ratings, and other information about all types of media. https://www.commonsensemedia.org/

Study Skills
Here are some links and resources to help with your child and studying for exams. Please contact the School Counsellors for an updated Tutor List.

SMORE – this is a collection of great tips and websites
https://www.smore.com/yqq9n

Study Skills Checklist
http://www.educationcorner.com/study-skills-checklist.html

10 Habits of Highly Successful Students
http://www.educationcorner.com/habits-of-successful-students.html

The Government of Alberta Parent Link Centre helps you to help your child by providing information and support for parents and caregivers on how to assist with your child’s learning, development and health.

Reduce Stigma. Receive Information. Reflect on Strategies
The Children, Youth & Families- Addiction and Mental Health (AHS) and Regional Collaborative Service Delivery (RCSD) are pleased to continue to provide the caregiver education series. These free 90 minute sessions are intended to provide parents, caregivers, teachers, and community members with basic level information regarding addiction and mental health challenges that can and do affect children and youth. Presentations are hosted in schools but are open to all adults in the community. Some sessions welcome youth to attend with their parent/caregiver; however unless specified these sessions are for an adult audience.

All current sessions can be found at our centralized registration link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/caregiversessions

Please select the session that is of interest to you. Multiple dates, times and locations are offered per topic however the content material presented is the same in each session.

To view the upcoming Fall 2017 Parent/Caregiver/Teacher evening sessions hosted by Alberta Health Services you may be interested in attending please click here for further info.


Teen's:  Living with a teen is hard.  Living without one is harder.  Join us to better support ten mental health.   
GET THE FREE GUIDE - http://www.rightbyyou.ca/en    Information, resources and tips for parents and caregivers on how to support your teen’s mental health.

Altview is a sexual minority support group and forum in Strathcona County for any youth up to age 25. For more information visit www.altview.ca or email info@altview.ca 

Family and Community Services: 780-464-4044 - provides counseling, family school liaison, parent teen conflict resolution, mediation, http://www.strathcona.ca/departments/family-and-community-services/

Alberta Health Services Addictions and Mental Health http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/addiction.asp 

PChAD - Protection of Children Abusing Drugs Act- information regarding current legislation can be found on the AADAC website: http://www.aadac.com/565_532.asp 

Strathcona County Mental Health Clinic: 780-342-4675 - Provides assessment, diagnosis and treatment to individuals experiencing mental health issues. 

Pilgrims Hospice offers a program in Sherwood Park called Expressive Arts for Grieving Children, Teens and their Families. If you know of someone who would benefit from participating in this program, check the website at www.pilgrimshospice.ca or call Cheryl Roberts at 780-413-9801. See Student Services for details. 

Parents Empowering Parents - parents helping other parents with strategies dealing with drug related issues in the family Strathcona County Hall (lower level), 2001 Sherwood Drive, Sherwood Park. For more information, check the website at http://www.pepsociety.ca

Study Tips

Please click here to view useful study tips.

Test - Taking Tips

Please click here to view useful Test Taking Tips.

Alberta Health Services Caregiver Education Sessions

The Caregiver education series are free sessions are intended to provide parents, caregivers and community members with basic information about addiction and mental health challenges that can impact children and youth.  Please click on the following link for further information: RCSD Caregiver Education Series 2016-2017.