Our Guidance Team
*** Parents/guardians or those wanting a virtual Guidance appointment should email the Counsellor directly ***
IB COORDINATORS / Advisors
Colonel By is one of two OCDSB secondary sites that offers the International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum to its students. Our IB Coordinators manage all aspects of the IB Diploma Program (including the application and admission process for prospective grade 8 and 9 students) and can be found in the IB Office (room 133) when they aren't out of the building or teaching classes.
Student Success & the SST Room
A Student Success Teacher (SST) works with students who are struggling academically and supervises the SST Room (room 114) where students can focus on courses they are behind on. SSTs communicate constantly with Teachers and families about the evolving needs of students in exceptional circumstances or those facing academic barriers in order to find a pathway to success. The SST Room is also where students in need can access the Breakfast Program and nutritional support throughout the day.
Learning Support, IEPs & the Opportunity Room (OR)
A Learning Support Teacher (LST) maintains IEPs (Individualized Education Plans) and works with Teachers to provide accommodations to students based on their documented needs. You'll find Mr. Chapman in the Opportunity Room (room 234) where he and Ms. G, CB's dedicated Educational Assistant (EA), support learners of all ability levels.
The Co-op Coordinator coordinates community placements for students to earn credits through employment opportunities. The Co-op Coordinator spends much of his time outside of the school, visiting worksites to monitor student progress and maintain relationships with the business owners/managers that enable this excellent program. When in school, the Co-op Coordinator can be found in the Guidance Office.
Students and families are sometimes referred to our dedicated team of in-school professionals when difficult circumstances arise that make school or life in general difficult to manage. These professionals float between schools within the OCDSB and are available only through a coordinated, school-based referral process as a stop-gap measure until outside supports are implemented. If you believe access to someone below could be beneficial, please get in touch with your Guidance Counsellor.
Other Support Initiatives
Not all members of our community are able to access the necessary resources to support their families. If you feel that you or someone else attending Colonel By could benefit from support regarding finances, transportation, food security, etc. please contact the appropriate Guidance Counsellor and we'll see what we can do to help.