There are several teams to support student learning, including the CARE team and IIT (Instructional Intervention Team)
The CARE Team is Conestoga’s Student Assistance Team designed to support students with a variety of concerns that can interfere with their ability to succeed in school. Such issues might include: stress, anxiety, peer relationships, family concerns, depression, substance abuse and eating disorders.
The CARE Team works confidentially in conjunction with families to identify student needs and implement strategies for confronting barriers. The CARE Team can be contacted through the assistant principal in Room 130.
Referrals to the CARE Team may be made by teachers, staff members, guidance counselors, administrators, parents, friends, or by students themselves. If you are concerned for yourself or one of your friends , please see your guidance counselor or a member of the CARE Team to make a referral.
The purpose of the Instructional Intervention Team (IIT) is to help students with academic issues. The team, comprised of teachers and guidance counselors, collects objective and descriptive data from parents or guardians, the student and his/her teachers. The Team then works with the student, family and teachers to design strategies that will improve student learning.
The IIT can help with problems like failing grades, low achievement, lack of class participation, difficulty completing assigned tasks and ineffective study or note taking skills. Once appropriate strategies are identified, there are several paths to improved learning.