Student Support Services

Special Education Resource Department

The OJCS Special Education Resource Department provides the highest standard of educational supports to ensure all of our students achieve success.  Our Department is comprised of full-time teaching staff that provides individualized assistance and support to students in all areas of their studies.  Our many supports include:

  • Early Intervention Reading Program (K-3) to ensure our students become fluent readers with strong reading comprehension;
  • Special Interest Learning class for gifted learners and accelerated learning in class;
  • Individual Education Plans or Support Plans to offer individualized accommodations that help guide teachers in strategically supporting the students in their success;
  • Supporting the use of technology, such as laptops and iPads, with assistive software to help students with special needs effectively communicate their ideas and stay organized;
  • Weekly in-class remediation in Language Arts;
  • Use of the Nelson Benchmark Program (K-3) and CASI Program (4-6) to ensure that the students are meeting their literacy targets;
  • Out-of-class support with a Special Education teacher to build specific skills in Language Arts and Math;
  • Math consultant who works with the teachers weekly to offer extensions or remediation;
  • Extended Math for students who need further challenge with a math specialist;
  • Hebrew Resource to facilitate learning for ESL students, as well as students who need Hebrew language remediation;
  • School social worker to help our students maintain social and emotional wellness;
  • Screening programs for speech and language development, as well as fine motor development;
  • Access to an occupational therapist, speech pathologist and/or physiotherapist through CCAC, or hired privately to work with the student during the school day.

Supporting all of our students in their learning is our priority. Our Resource Department makes OJCS a wonderful place for every child to grow and learn.

If you have any questions or concerns about your child and their learning, please be in touch with our Director of Special Education, Sharon Reichstein, BA, BEd, Special Education, DSW, at 613-722-0020 ext.329 or s.reichstein@theojcs.ca

On-Site Social Worker

Parents wishing to utilize our in school Social Worker for their children may contact Shannon LaValley, at 613-722-2225, ext.351 or s.lavalley@theojcs.ca.

Math Coach

If you have any questions about our math program and the extended or remedial math services available, please contact our math coach Chelsea Cleveland at c.cleveland@theojcs.ca