Immaculate Conception School
Learning at Home with NLESD
With so much uncertainty we appreciate that this situation may be difficult for families. The Newfoundland and Labrador English School District (NLESD) understands that you are concerned about your child’s education. We would like to reassure you that we are here to support you. At this point in time, we encourage you to focus on health and well-being.
Children and young adults are naturally curious learners and there are opportunities at home to engage their learning. We will continue to share a variety of educational ideas to support well-being, literacy, numeracy and our students' individual passions for learning, while they are away from school.
We encourage our families to begin by following the link to WELL-BEING to find a variety of websites, with both online and offline activities, that you may find helpful at this time. This website will continue to develop . Please click the image below to access this website.
Resources for talking to your kids about COVID-19:
Resources regarding illness or COVID-19 specific anxiety (including managing parent anxiety):
Virus Anxiety has some info for parents (scroll to bottom) on how to help inform children and how to manage their own anxiety: https://www.virusanxiety.com/take-care
World Health Organization has some recommendations for child caregivers: https://www.who.int/docs/default-source/coronaviruse/mental-health-considerations.pdf?sfvrsn=6d3578af_8
Teachers Pay Teachers has some free mental health resources including breathing strategies and hygiene tips: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/SEL-Home-Learning-Packet-supports-Social-Emotional-Learning-5326481?fbclid=IwAR37rRF6LXHq3ZUaoYmHjjt22HI2QimnsnD9YlLYowamwx5r1hc6CGIkjb4
Health and Community Services lists many helplines families may need: https://www.health.gov.nl.ca/health/findhealthservices/helplines.html
Whole Child Counselling has everything from Autism social stories about COVID-19 to visual schedule templates to help create structure for kids to tips for managing COVID-19 anxiety. Incredibly comprehensive list: https://www.wholechildcounseling.com/post/coronavirus-resources-for-kids-parents-counselors-and-educators?fbclid=IwAR2wbXCFeGAqw7XxGcUiePDy_Oz2ozAWnDDaEPB0OaxCdSZB3-1PTr3d1iQ
Our Guidance Counselor, April Miller, is available via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to address any parent needs or concerns at this time. We thank her for offering up these resources and support during this challenging time.
Grade 4 School Development Survey
Students in Grades 3 and 4 have been asked to complete this survey to help our school in creating goals for learning and student well-being. Students in Grade 3 have completed this survey. Students in Grade 4 are asked to complete the survey. Please click the image below to open the link to the survey.