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.

Check-in With Counsellor

Ms. Miller, wants to hear from you. Use this google form to check in with our school counsellor.

Check-in with School Counsellor Form


COVID-19 Resources:

Resources for talking to your kids about COVID-19:

https://www.pbs.org/parents/thrive/how-to-talk-to-your-kids-about-coronavirus

https://www.thetelegram.com/news/local/tips-for-talking-to-your-children-about-covid-19-424433/


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 (aprilmiller@nlesd.ca) 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.

School Development Survey - Parents/Guardians

Families are asked to complete this survey to help our school in creating goals for learning and student well-being. Please click on the picture below to open the link for the survey. This data is important to us. Thanks in advance for your input.