Message to the Graduating class of 2020,
Our hope is that this letter finds each of you well and safe at home. As you may have heard the Ministry of Education has extended the school closure until at least May 31st as their best way to keep our students, staff, families and community safe from COVID-19. This news …
As we navigate through the reality of self-isolation and learning (and teaching) from home, communication may sometimes be a challenge. Here are several tips to make sure that the lines of communication are kept open between parents, students, and teachers:
- Pick it up: Teachers are using different tools to make calls home, and will not always be calling from a known number. When you see Unknown Number or Private Caller, pick up to see if it may be your son’s or daughter’s teacher.
- Check your junk email: Teachers often send emails to many people at once, which may trigger your spam filter. Check to see if any teacher emails have gone there.
- Students, check your GAFE email: All students in the WCDSB have a Gmail account and email address that is of a common format; most teachers will email them to that email address. If your son or daughter doesn’t get notification for this email account to their phone, they should check there frequently for emails from teachers.
- Email teachers for an update: all of our staff email addresses can be found on the school website by going to About Us > Staff List
Please call the device support number below for issues such as connecting to the internet or hardware issues with WCDSB-owned devices.
Hours of support are 8AM to 4PM, Monday to Friday.
519-578-3677 Ext: 2316
Parents, we hope this training and resource finds you and your family well. To best support your family’s well-being through COVID-19 it’s important to direct your energy towards the things you can control and away from what you can’t. Rain is what helps us build and practice the skills that will protect us now and in the future, and we can use this time to help our children navigate uncertainty and build a bigger umbrella of coping skills.
The tips found in this training will help you and your family do what is in your control to come out of this period of difficulty stronger than you were before it began. You have been provided with a 50-minute training designed to watch or listen to at your convenience. The accompanying worksheet provides a summary of the content and a great starting point for practical action.