Due to the COVID19 Pandemic, Counselling Services at Hugh Boyd are utilizing some Health and Safety policies and procedures. These guidelines are temporary and designed to support mental wellness of students and families while maintaining physical distancing. The following information may be adjusted throughout the academic year.
At this time, students and families DO have access to the counselling area and individual counsellor offices. They can also email their counsellor to schedule an appointment, if they prefer.
Allan Lee - firstname.lastname@example.org
Grade 8 and Combined Studies students
Geordy Reid - email@example.com
Grades 9-12, last names A-L
Talia Babecoff-Kimhi - firstname.lastname@example.org
Grades 9-12, last names M-Z
REGULAR STUDENT COUNSELLING SERVICES
Grade 8 and 9 Students:
- To arrange a meeting with a counsellor, students will need to email or make an online appointment here. They are available over Zoom, Phone, or In-person.
- If a counsellor wishes to see a student, they will call their class and arrange a meeting.
Grade 10 - 12 Students:
- As senior students will only be present in the building for their class, they will need to schedule an appointment with a counsellor online here or via email to their appropriate counsellor as designated by last name.
EXTERNAL SUPPORTS AND SERVICED:
- External supports (i.e; AST, CAP, Combined, Speech, ASW, etc.) will schedule their appointments online to utilize Room 203, adjacent to the upstairs elevator entrance.
- Students will communicate with external providers to arrange these meetings and communicate their own guidelines.
Students and families will continue to utilize the online counselling referral request here. This is for requesting that a counsellor see a student that is not themselves. For any student wishing to make their own appointment, they can do so here.
COURSE CHANGE REQUESTS
Unless under special circumstances, course change requests will be closed by Friday, September 18th, 2020. Grade 12s requiring a meeting to discuss a possible change to meet graduation or Post-Secondary requirements should book an appointment with their counsellor here.
Schedules are based on course selections that students requested in the spring of 2020. For a variety of reasons, some of these selected courses may not be running or have limited seats. As such, alternate course(s) may appear on schedules in order meet graduation requirements.
In order to safely open schools, we must adhere to firm class sizes that support physical distancing and purposeful scheduling to maintain cohort groupings. Reflecting this need, we have moved from a linear to a quarter system, making course change requests extremely challenging, if not impossible, to accommodate this year.
Our main priority will be to ensure students have complete schedules and that courses taken leads to graduation. We will ONLY be reviewing and adjusting schedules with ERRORS, such as duplicate courses, changes necessary as a result of summer school completion, graduation requirements, post-secondary admissions, or addressing unscheduled/missing blocks.
Requests must be made through the online course request form that will be provided on the Boyd website. You will be required to indicate why you are requesting a change, so please ensure that any submissions made respects our current course change policy.
We anticipate many questions and concerns, as well as frustration and anxiety. We understand and counsellors are available online or via email to help you navigate these issues. To schedule an appointment with a counsellor, additional instructions will be provided on the school website.
Course Change requests can be made through the online form here. Please refer to the information provided on this form.
Career, scholarship, Post-secondary and apprenticeship information is available in the Career Centre. Services which are provided to students and parents include access to:
• Go to Hugh Boyd’s Career Centre Facebook page: search “Ms Jones Career Centre News” http://www.facebook.com/pages/ms-jones-career-centre-news/118346451579144
• Interactive career and post-secondary computer exploration programs (Career Cruising), education planner
• Calendar admission guides and pamphlets on post-secondary institutions in B.C. and other Canadian provinces
• Post-secondary entrance exam testing information and application forms (LPI, TOEFL,PSAT, SAT, ACT)
• Scholarship information and applications
• Applying for a job (resume information/ interview skills)
• Future job trends
• Post-secondary financial aid
• Career Programs – apprenticeship website: www.sd38.careerprograms.ca
The career information advisor and counsellors work together in providing up to date information to students, teaching staff, and parents. Students may access this service through their counsellor or the career information advisor.
SCHOOL LIAISON PROGRAM
Hugh Boyd participates in the school police liaison program in conjunction with the Richmond R.C.M.P. Detachment. The purpose of this program is to enhance the working relationship between the police force, school and community.