Students face many transitions during their school years. One of the most significant is the transition from elementary to secondary school (high school). Many school boards as well as individual schools, hold transition events to help students with the transition to high school. Below are flyers for a number of events planned this year. If there is not one listed for your area, ask at the school about events your school board may be holding this spring. There is also a number of articles about planning for life after high school in the High School section of this website.
Toronto – March 28, 2018 Navigating the School System – Preparing for High School
Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital is holding a workshop for families of students who will be going to High School in September 2018. The workshop will feature presentations by Alison Morse, Easter Seals Ontario, and Cynthia Zwicker-Reston, Toronto District School Board. The workshop will outline the student supports available at high school, as well as things to consider in selecting courses. There will be tips for parents and for students to support effective transitions from elementary to secondary. The workshop will also talking about the importance of planning ahead for life after high school.
Register online for the workshop at the following link: www.goo.gl/ouC5Z9 by March 26th, 2018. Contact Melissa Ngo at firstname.lastname@example.org or check the flyer for more details, including child care. Flyer:
Durham – March 29, 2018 at 7:00pm – Hello High School! Preparing a transition to high school for Grade 7s and 8s.
Learning Disabilities Association of Durham Region, hosted by Trent University, 55 Thornton Road South, Oshawa, Room 105.
The Learning Disabilities Association of Durham Region is holding an information night for families of students with Learning Disabilities. For more details, contact:
email: email@example.com or call 905-430-9230. See also the Save the Date flyer:
Families are also encouraged to participate in presentations at your secondary school . We work in collaboration to ensure you have access to the information needed to support of a positive transition from elementary to secondary for your child with special education needs.
You can also check out the parent and student tips in these articles:
- High School Options for Students who had Modifications at Elementary School
- High School Certificates
- What you Need to Graduate from High School
- The Student Success Strategy
- Student Tips for Successful Transitions
- Starting High School – Tips for Parents