Ms. Sharon Hupf

Resource Teacher
Welcome to the Student Center. NDV's Mission Statement states in part that "we support a diverse group of learners." The Student Center is open daily to serve students who have identified learning disabilities. Students receive support with organization, specific content area skills, and test preparation. We encourage the development of strengths and talents while supporting academic areas of difficulty.

What's Happening in Resource

Transition from Middle School to High School

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One of the workshops that I took at the K-8 Summit this month was “Helping Students with Learning Differences have a Smooth Transition from Middle School to High School.”  The following skill sets and tools were identified by high school teachers as being important for students to have as they enter high school.

Skill sets for high school

Of these, the six most important are good study habits, self-discipline, a willingness to engage, self-advocacy, asking for help, and time management.  A willingness to engage, self-advocacy, and asking for help all indicate the need for the student to see the teacher when he/she does not understand the material, has a bad grade on a test, and/or needs assistance with concepts being taught.  The presenter said that students with learning disabilities need to know their learning differences and how they learn best.  They need to advocate for themselves, not depend on an adult (parent or resource teacher) to do it for them.

Parent-Student Homework

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Parents.  In order to help your child with his/her organization, please sit with your child and his/her planner on the weekend.  Preview the week ahead, putting appointments, sports practices, music lessons, family outings, etc. in the planner.  There is space at the bottom of each day to put this information.  This will help your child plan when work can be done.  Thank you.

About Resource

Students meet in small groups in the Student Center five days a week instead of taking French.  An Action Plan agreed upon by our Student Success Team (SST), made up of the student, his/her parents, teachers, the resource teacher, and the NDV administration institutes services.  See the vice-principal's webpage for more information about the SST Program.

In addition to the standard quarterly report card, students receive a Supplemental Report Card and a Response to Intervention form describing his/her interventions and the progress made using each intervention.

Organization is going to be one of our primary focuses this year.  As parents/guardians you can help by sitting with your child on the weekend and putting all extra-curricular activities, medical appointments, family commitments, etc. on the student's planner.  Each Monday, we will look at the week ahead to determine the best was to complete assignments and prepare for tests.

BYOD Agreement

If your interventions allow you to use your personal laptop/tablet, you should complete a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Agreement.  The Agreement should be given to the Resource Teacher.

BYOD Agreement