The Janeway Hospital School offers normalcy during a difficult time:
Where else in the district would you be allowed to attend school in your pajamas, have a teacher teach at your bedside, or have the opportunity to attend an all grade classroom? For over 50 years, the Janeway Hospital School has served the educational needs of school aged children, K-12, in just this way.
Situated on the Fourth Floor of the Janeway Children's Health and Rehabilitation Centre, the Janeway Hospital School offers every school aged child the opportunity to continue schooling with the help of experienced teachers. Through regular and on-going contact with the child's home school, students keep pace with classmates in their home community and at the same time experience a familiar daily routine and a safe haven from stressful medical procedures. Admission to the school is through the Janeway Admission procedure; the length of the school day is dependant on the child's treatment schedule and medical condition.
How can the home school help?
One of the concerns of children admitted to hospital is that they will fall behind their classmates academically, or even lose their school year. The home school can help by forwarding information and instructional materials to the hospital teacher in a timely manner, by e-mail, fax or telephone. Students may then complete school tests and assignments in hospital which are returned to the home school for credit. Provision is also made for High School Students to complete public exams at the Janeway when necessary.
How can parents help?
Parents and guardians may assist by sharing information about the child's educational history and needs. They may also assist by bringing and assignments, workbooks or textbooks for any planned admissions.