Westminster Elementary School is fortunate to have a team of professionals to provide service to our families and students. Support Services are voluntary and confidential, unless a student discloses information that they have the intent to harm themselves or another person, OR that someone is harming them. Students may be seen by a member of the Care Team when it is requested by parents, staff, outside agencies or students themselves.
Fair Notice of Risk/Threat Assessment
Our School District believes in creating safe and caring environments for students and staff. Any incident where a student engages in behaviour which threatens or appears to threaten the safety of others will be investigated. Administrators can implement a Risk Assessment for behaviours that are worrisome including writing or drawings with violent themes; references to or involvement in violent activity at school; or an increased interest in activities that are deemed as dangerous to the safety of others. A Threat Assessment is implemented when a student threatens to kill or injure others, brings a weapon to school, or makes direct verbal or written violent threats to others.
Elementary Indigenous Education Teacher. Melanie Morrow
My role within the school:
- Provide cultural understanding through classroom programming
You can contact me at: Melanie.Morrow@lethsd.ab.ca
Family School Liason Counsellor- Jillian Hannigan
My role within the school:
- School Wide Initiatives and Classroom Programming
- Specialized Groups
- Individual Counselling Sessions
- Parent Resources and referrals
- Work with school team to plan and coordinate counselling consulting services in the area of prevention and intervention
You can contact me at: Jillian.Hanningan@lethsd.ab.ca
Available on school site: Monday-Friday
School Psychologist: Christie Archer
Christie Archer is a Registered School Psychologist with Lethbridge Public School District No. 51. Her primary role is supporting the various educational, emotional and behavioural needs of students ranging from Elementary to High School age, utilizing their strengths towards the ongoing development of social, functional and academic skills.
Her philosophy stems from a deep belief in collaboration that emphasizes family voice and choice. She has found this to be true throughout her career and in her current role as School Psychologist. She believes that this collaborative spirit is an essential component of any successful programming, regardless of the context. Please feel free to contact her with any question that you may have.
You can contact her by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Available on school site on Friday mornings.
School Resource Officers
Westminster is fortunate to have one School Resource Officers supporting our students.
Our School Resource Officers are Constable Mike Darby.
Role of the School Resource Officer:
- Participate within the Assisted Learning Environment Response Team (A.L.E.R.T.) while working towards the prevention of youth crime through education, intervention, mediation, conflict resolution, investigation and enforcement.
- The School Resource Program impacts elementary, junior high and senior high students within the A.L.E.R.T. partnership while promoting positive decisions among youth.