Mental Health and Well-Being
As students return to school we look forward to welcoming them back with warmth, calm, care and joy. The COVID-19 pandemic has been a most challenging experience for our students and families and as a result, our priority for returning to school will be to continue building caring adult-student relationships that support student well-being.
As a result, staff will be supported in fostering a trauma-informed learning environment that is focused on human rights and equity, belonging and psychological safety. In both the in-school and remote learning models, the school’s multi-disciplinary support teams will continue to provide mental health support and services to our students through face-to-face, phone or virtual connections.
Parents, caregivers and students are encouraged to explore the Mental Health Resources page on our website, for information about supports available to them.
Supporting Students With Special Education Needs
Students with Special Education Needs continue to be a priority in our planning for a return to learning. To ensure they will receive the necessary support they need, central staff are working with our schools to develop and implement strength-based plans.
Supporting Students With Health Conditions
In-person learning may not be possible for everyone. If your child is medically fragile, immune-compromised or has chronic or persistent health conditions, we recommend that you speak with your health care providers to identify which learning delivery model is best suited to your child’s health needs. It is important that your child’s healthcare provider(s) is consulted to ensure your child’s physical health needs are considered as we plan for a return to school during the COVID Pandemic.