This letter is to inform you that there will be a therapy dog in our school assisting one of our students in the classroom. The therapy dog will/may, at times, be a part of your child’s class.
This therapy dog is a trained companion for our student and is able to assist in many of the routine activities. The right to have a therapy dog is protected under Human Rights legislation and follows Unit 5 Board Policy.
Teachers in the school will be given instruction on how their students should behave around the therapy dog. The students will be informed that while the therapy dog is wearing their vest/identification at the school, they are a working therapy dog and should not be treated as a pet.
This is a wonderful opportunity for our students to see how a therapy animal can positively affect the learning environment. Thank you for your understanding and support.