Local Mental Health Supports

HELP LINE FOR PARENTS/GUARDIANS In our continued effort to support families during these difficult times, the HSD Student Services Department has launched a HELP Line for parents/guardians. The Student Services HELP Line provides support for stress management, coping skills, and advice on how to talk with your children about COVID-19. Our clinicians can also provide parents/guardians with guidance on how to support their children during the suspension of classes. Contact the Student Services HELP line at 204-320-2314 or email  help.studentservices@hsd.ca .… Read More

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Chromebooks – Learning at Home

Chromebook filtering and monitoring continues even while working at home.  Please keep this in mind as you are working online and during your video chats.  A few tips for when you are video ‘conferencing’:
*be aware of your background, making sure it is appropriate
*find a quiet place that is free from distractions for yourself and those that are connecting with you
*follow the same behaviour online as you would in a physical class.

If you are having Chromebook issues while you are at home, please visit https://bit.ly/HSD-ChromebookSupport for more details.

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School is open until 4pm today (Monday, March 23) for students to pick up work packages, supplies, and Chromebooks.

Good Morning Parents/Guardians and GVS Students, We would like all of our school community to know that students have one last opportunity to pick up work packages, binders, learning materials and Chromebooks for grade 7 & 8 students.   Please note that students can pick-up these materials until 4:00 pm today (Monday March 23rd) A huge THANK YOU goes out to our entire school community for coming in on Friday and for being cooperative and patient as we disbursed all of the… Read More

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Procedures for Work Package Pickup, Report Card Pickup, and Online Assignments

Wednesday March 19, 2020 Good Morning Parents/Guardians and GVS Students; I would like to take this opportunity to remind our GVS school community to continue to check your emails on a daily basis.   Moving forward, Hanover School Division will continue to provide parents and students with all of the latest updates regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact it has on our educational system. Please take note of the following things that are specific to GVS and our students: Our… Read More

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Help Managing During COVID-19 – for students and parents

Here are things you can do to support yourself and your family:
*Avoid too much news. While information is important, but overload can add to feelings of fear.
*Take time to care for your own health. Get sleep, eat a healthy diet, get rest, get exercise and do activities that help you lower stress. Get others in your family to do these things too.
*Try to carry on as normal of a life as possible. Normal routines can help us all with feelings of security.
*Share your feelings with others and encourage your family members to talk about their feelings.
*Be positive and work on keeping positive, hopeful thinking.
*Know that all of these conditions are trying to keep you safe and that the closing of schools and other large gathering places is made to keep people safe.
*Answer questions when asked in a simple way. Giving too much detail can be overwhelming.
*Have a sense of structure in your day, rather than constant free time. Structure time for reading and working on homework and be careful of too much screen time.
*Be a role model. If your family sees you are coping well, sees you displaying resilience, sees you are hopeful, then they will more likely react in a positive way.

I hope this is helpful. If you have any specific questions or concerns, please send me an email or give me a call during school hours and I will help as best I can.

Best wishes and stay well,

Cam Gerbrandt
School Counsellor

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