The Melawati Student Resource Team (SRT) is comprised of English as an Additional Language (EAL) teachers, Learning Resource (LR) teachers, Counselors, an Educational Psychologist, and a Speech and Language Pathologist. Our teachers provide support to students and classroom teachers in order to ensure that each student becomes a successful learner. Our teachers provide flexible opportunities for students to access the knowledge and understandings included in the curriculum.
- English as an Additional Language (EAL)
- Counseling & Guidance
- Learning Resources
- Speech and Language
- School Psychologist
- Health Services
The English as an Additional Language (EAL) program is committed to preparing students who are non-native English speakers to function successfully in the regular classroom setting. EAL specialists support language learning through a parallel language arts curriculum that focuses on vocabulary, grammar, listening, speaking, reading and writing. Support is provided in class and as well as in small groups.
Our school counselors and educational psychologist work closely with parents, faculty and the administration to promote the social, emotional and academic success of each child. The counselors monitor every phase of a child's transition to Elementary School. Through individual and small group counseling, classroom lessons and programs like PALs (children welcoming children) and Red Hats (Grade 5 student leaders) the counseling department promotes student well-being and a positive, caring community.
The Learning Resource Team teachers support students in academic and organizational skills, which are building blocks for successful learning. Our goal is to help students learn how to advocate effectively for themselves and to function responsibly and independently. Learning Resource teachers work closely with grade level teachers to design interventions that support the range of learning needs of our students.
The Melawati Educational Psychologist provides a multitude of services for our students. These include but are not limited to:
- Leading the Melawati Child Study Team to review student needs and create and monitor student intervention plans
- When necessary and with parent consent, performs psychological assessments to inform school-based services
- Referrals to outside agencies for assessments, as needed
- Collaborates with community-based professionals to monitor and support students receiving support services such as mental health support, occupational therapy, and/or physical therapy
- Collaborates with the Learning Resource teachers, administration team, counseling team, and Speech and Language Pathologist
There is a full-time nurse consistently on duty in a well-equipped clinic to deal with emergencies, administer prescription medicine, and treat minor ailments. Services are also available on-site during sporting events and after-school activities. ISKL health services also serve as a resource for health and lifestyle-related issues for students.
Hours: 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Nurse: Bethanie Christensen