A Message from our SEB Staff: April 14th

Hello to all our SEB students and families. Our staff continue to miss you and are hoping each and everyone of you remain healthy and safe. We hope you had some time to connect over Easter and celebrate together, even if it was virtually.

As we enter into week two of our distance learning, we want to reinforce that your family’s wellness is our first priority. Our teaching staff, early childhood educators, and support staff continue to collaborate to provide educational opportunities for your children. Please reach out to your child’s teacher with any concerns or questions.

The link below will lead you to some very timely resources regarding the Umbrella Project which SEB has been participating in. With all this extra ‘rain’ currently, focusing on our coping skills is vital. Please see Dr. Jen Forristal’s message:

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WCDSB is also seeking feedback regarding our distance learning. Your participation in this quick ‘Thought Exchange’ survey would be appreciated.

WCDSBLearn@Home – How Are We Doing…?

Thank-you for joining this important conversation! We are interested in learning about how WCDSBLearn@Home is going.

The tool we are using is called ThoughtExchange. Your participation is voluntary, and your feedback will be very important for helping us make sure that we are providing the needed supports for students, staff, parents and community members.

To make sure that the conversation is about the topics most meaningful to you, we have set up separate conversations for different groups. This is why you are asked if you are a student, parent, staff member, administrator, or community member.

Here is the link: https://my.thoughtexchange.com/763676673

Once you have shared your thoughts, you will have the opportunity to read the thoughts of others and assign *STARS* based on how much you agree (5 Stars) or disagree (1 Star).  This helps us determine the ideas that are most important to the group.

We encourage all participants to read and consider 20-30 thoughts.

You can return to the exchange as often as you like to *STAR* thoughts.

PLEASE NOTE:  If you would like to join more than one conversation – choose a new group by opening the invitation link in a new tab in your web browser.

The Survey will remain open until Tuesday April 21, 2020.

If you have any difficulty with the survey, questions can be sent to: wcdsbresearch@wcdsb.ca

Parents/guardians who consent, are also welcome to share this link with their child(ren) to participate in the thought exchange.

For younger children (Grades K-8), please support them in participating as their feedback will be very important during this process.

Thank you in advance for your participation in helping us make WCDSBLearn@Home a success!

We are all in this together. Our SEB staff are keeping all in our thoughts and prayers.