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Student Supports

‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚ÄčStudents all have different needs and there are number of staff members available at Great Lakes to help - make sure you reach out if you or someone you know is struggling and is in need of help. 

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‚ÄčName and Job
‚ÄčSchedule
‚Äč‚ÄčHow to get in touch
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Ryan Bedard‚Äč
Student Services
Guidance Counsellor‚Äč

‚Äč‚Äč‚ÄčSupporting students with pa‚Äčthway planning, postsecondary research, timetable concerns, personal issues and day-to-day support of our GLSS students.‚Äč

‚Äč‚Äč‚ÄčMonday - Friday
during
sch‚Äčool hours‚Äč

‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚ÄčAvailable by appointment or drop into Student Services - Room 1010‚Äč

Em‚Äčail: Ryan.Be‚Äčda‚Äčrd@lkdsb.net‚Äč‚Äč
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Karen L'Heureux

Student Services
Guidance Counsellor‚Äč

‚Äč‚Äč‚ÄčSupporting students with pathway planning, postsecondary research, timetable concerns, personal issues and day-to-day support of our GLSS students.‚Äč‚Äč


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Monday - Friday
during school hours‚Äč
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Available by appointment or drop into Student Services - Room 1010‚Äč

Email: Karen.Lheureux‚Äč@lkdsb.net‚Äč
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‚Äč‚Äč‚ÄčDanielle Griffiths

Student Services
Guidance Counsellor‚Äč

Supporting students with pathway planning, postsecondary research, timetable concerns, personal issues and day-to-day support of our GLSS students.‚Äč

‚ÄčMonday - Friday
during school hour‚Äč‚Äčs

‚ÄčAvailable by appointment or drop into Student Services - Room 1010

‚Äč‚ÄčEmail: Danielle.Griffiths@lkdsb.net

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‚Äč‚ÄčMrs. Kaija

Student Success Teacher

- Quiet spot to work on assignments or complete tests.

- Literacy support  for Literacy Test writers

- Organizational skills and time management skills can be discussed when getting overwhelmed with your courses‚Äč‚Äč

‚ÄčMonday - Friday

during school hours
‚Äč‚Äč‚ÄčStop by Room 1011

(with permission slip during class time)

Email: Kiri.Kaija@lkdsb.com‚Äč


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‚ÄčMs. Fournie
Resource Teacher

Instructional support, accommodations, quiet space, one-on-one support, assistive technology support.‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč

‚ÄčMonday - Friday
during school hours

‚ÄčStop by Room ‚Äč1013‚Äč
‚Äč(with permission slip during class time)

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‚ÄčBrianna Cassidy
‚ÄčIndigenous Support Worker

Supporting Indigenous students: Brianna operates the Den, which is the Indigenous studies space at GLSS. Students can access this support for a range of needs such as mental wellness check-ins; support accessing student services, resource and student success; advocating on behalf of the student; providing a quiet and safe space to complete work/access academic assistance; connecting students/families to outside supports; planning for post-secondary/life after secondary route; providing cultural opportunities.

‚ÄčMonday - Friday
during school hours‚Äč

‚ÄčStop by the Den 
Room 1142 
(with permission slip during class times)
Email: Brianna.cassidy@lkdsb.net‚Äč‚Äč

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‚ÄčBethAnn Isaac
Indigenous Graduation Coach

Supporting Indigenous students during their high school career by connecting them and their families to local Indigenous community resources, supports and cultural events. While using an empathic approach to individual needs, my goal is to mentor students toward academic success and completion of the graduation requirements. Recognizing that everyone‚Äôs path is different during and after high school, I will work to inform students about all post-secondary and career opportunities available to them.‚Äč
‚Äč‚ÄčMonday - Friday
during school hours‚Äč
‚Äč‚ÄčStop by the Den 
Room 1142 
(with permission slip during class times)
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‚ÄčEmily Powell
Social Worker

Supports students mental health/wellbeing and connects students to community resources.

‚ÄčMonday-Thursday

‚ÄčSee Student Services, a Vice Principal or Principal to ask for a referral

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Blake Butler
Settlement Worker in Schools (SWIS)

Newcomers Settlement Support. Provide Information & referrals about school system, government, community, and recreational programs. Cross cultural understanding and communication help between families and school staff.‚Äč‚Äč

In-School
‚ÄčWednesdays & Thursdays
9:00am-2:30pm

Contact by email or cell
Monday - Friday‚Äč

Library meeting room

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Ashley Cotter 
Mental Health and Addictions Nurse (MHAN)

Assist with and provide support/education/early intervention for mental health/medications, transition from hospital/treatment center back to school, system navigation, substance use support.‚Äč

‚ÄčMonday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

‚ÄčAsk Vice Principal or Student Services

Stop by room 1009 on Tuesdays

Complete self-referral at Erie St. Clair | Home and Community Care Support Services (healthcareathome.ca) 
(self-referral at bottom of page)



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‚ÄčLindsay MacKenzie

Public Health Nurse

I work as a Public Health Nurse with Lambton Public Health. I run a satellite ‚ÄėSexual Health Clinic‚Äô for GLSS students on Friday mornings. There are student request forms located with Mrs. Fraser (receptionist in Student services). All students need to do is provide their name, the date they are making the request and if their reason is time sensitive.

Examples of reasons students visit me for are to access or discuss:
-birth control
-emergency contraception (morning after pill)
-condoms and barriers
-STI testing and treatment
-pregnancy testing and choices
-sexuality and gender identity
-puberty
-healthy relationships and consent
-assist with referrals‚Äč‚Äč

‚ÄčFriday mornings
9-11:30am‚Äč

‚ÄčCommunity Support Room

(across from Student Services)‚Äč‚Äč

Request an appointment through Student Services



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‚ÄčBrian DeWagner
Student Support

The Student Support role serves GLSS students who are in difficult situations within their school or community and who don‚Äôt have the immediate means to resolve those issues. Situations can range from getting kicked out of their homes to legal trouble or even needing to find an appropriate counsellor or program. There‚Äôs a lot of complex issues in between that student don‚Äôt have to face alone. It‚Äôs a confidential connection and can be made inside or outside of the actual school, and can even include accessibility out of school hours if necessary. Brian is just a call or text away to help students manage any abrupt or ongoing crisis.‚Äč‚Äč

‚ÄčMonday a.m.
Wednesday a.m.
...and more

‚Äč‚Äč‚ÄčStudents can access Brian by admin staff or via Student Services. There is no paperwork required and no complicated process. If you need Student Support just ask and you‚Äôll be connected.‚Äč



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Contact

Great Lakes Secondary School
340 Murphy Road, Sarnia, ON, N7S 2X1
519-336-0220
Principal: Derek Stenton
Vice Principal: Marie Anger
Vice Principal: Marc Coates
Bus Zone: 2BUS STATUS

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