Code of Conduct

Section XXIII: Transition timeline for a student’s return to school after long-term suspension

To ensure a student’s optimal transition back to a regular school program, the following structures and procedures should be in place.

Closure and orientation to receiving school

Program coordinator, social worker or school guidance counselor meets with student for an exit summary review to allow for student’s self-reflection and review of progress.

Transition meeting is arranged by the coordinator, social worker or counselor with the student, parent and principal or designee at the receiving school to discuss goals for transition and strategies to avoid circumstances that led to long-term exclusion from school.

During this meeting a review of the student’s new daily schedule and availability of building supports occurs. The team reviews expectations and provides and opportunity to clarify all supports and plans to ensure a successful transition. 

Student return

Student is met by a designated person in the school office to facilitate a successful start.

If the student was not present for the transition meeting, a meeting prior to attending any classes is arranged when practicable. 

Where applicable, level 1, level 2, and level 3 interventions are established with responsible school personnel. This can include the development of check-in/check-out plan, a safety plan, stay-away agreement, etc. 

Student progress

Level 1, 2 and 3 interventions are reviewed with the student by the social worker, school counselor or other identified individual.

Modifications to interventions and strategies can be made any time, but school personnel and the student should meet together after the first two weeks to have a formal progress meeting. 

Student progress

Successfulness of transition is monitored for the first four weeks upon a student’s return and can be extended based on individual needs.