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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 .

Visit website at: https://learningathome.nlesd.ca/

COVID-19 Student-Friendly Resources

Students, Parents/Guardians, and Staff may find some of these links useful during this time:

Coronavirus student guide: Virus explainer and news updates – PBS

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/extra/daily-videos/coronavirus-student-guide-virus-explainer-and-news-updates/

Managing Coronavirus Anxiety in Kids

Brainpop – Coronavirus

https://www.brainpop.com/health/diseasesinjuriesandconditions/coronavirus/

And associated lesson

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/extra/daily-videos/coronavirus-student-guide-virus-explainer-and-news-updates/

Just for Kids: A new comic exploring the new coronavirus

https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2020/02/28/809580453/just-for-kids-a-comic-exploring-the-new-coronavirus

Kids Health: Coronavirus: What Kids Can Do:

https://kidshealth.org/en/kids/coronavirus-kids.html

Kid’s Help Phone – We’re here for you during COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus)

https://kidshelpphone.ca/get-info/were-here-for-you-during-covid-19-novel-coronavirus/

Resources for Educators and Parents

Gov NL Coronavirus Page

https://www.health.gov.nl.ca/health/publichealth/cdc/coronavirus/

Gov NL Information sheet for schools and daycares

https://www.health.gov.nl.ca/health/publichealth/cdc/coronavirus/Coronavirus_Information_for_Schools_and_Daycares.pdf

Canadian Psychological Association

https://cpa.ca/docs/File/Publications/FactSheets/PsychologyWorksFactSheet-COVID-19.pdf

ChildMind.org

https://childmind.org/article/talking-to-kids-about-the-coronavirus/

National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)

Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus) – A Parent Resource

https://www.nasponline.org/resources-and-publications/resources-and-podcasts/school-climate-safety-and-crisis/health-crisis-resources/talking-to-children-about-covid-19-(coronavirus)-a-parent-resource

World Health Organization: Coronavirus

https://www.who.int/health-topics/coronavirus

https://www.who.int/redirect-pages/mega-menu/health-topics/popular/coronavirus-disease-(covid-19)

Help Your Family De-Stress During Coronavirus Uncertainty – Common Sense Media

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/blog/help-your-family-de-stress-during-coronavirus-uncertainty?j=7697108&sfmc_sub=170833419&l=2048712_HTML&u=143305953&mid=6409703&jb=118&utm_source=media_nl_20200313_b&utm_medium=email