Information for Existing Staff
There are a lot of things happening for BRSD staff right now. We're doing things differently than we ever expected. Many of us are working from home, providing service in ways we never thought we would. Others are experiencing temporary layoffs or reductions in hours.
It's more important than ever to take good care of ourselves. We hope the information on this page can help you do that, and also help ensure the students you support stay well, too.
BRSD School Staff Work-from-Home Guidelines - March 30
Seven Suggestions for Working Successfully from Home
These Working Alone Guidelines were initially developed to support BRSD staff when they are working outside of 'regular' school or office hours. With the current reality of many people working remotely, it is possible that there could be only one person at a school or office at any time. These guidelines can be applied: Working Alone Guidelines
Protocol for Handling Paper and Packaging
Each week, the Mental Health Capacity Building team from BRSD will be sharing an update with ideas on how to maintain your wellbeing.
Connecting - Wellness Tips for May 4 to 8
Kindness - Wellness Tips for April 27 to May 1
Mindfulness - Wellness Tips for April 20 to 24
The Mental Health Capacity Building team has modified a number of the classroom wellness activities they do with students, so they can be used by teachers, in an online format. These activities are intended to help students feel calm and supported as well as connected.
To Help Students Focus
Special Star (Grade 3 and below)
Mira's Game (Grade 3 and below)
Intention Setting (Grades 5 to 12)
Mindful Breathing (Grades 7 to 9)
Two Truths and a Life (Grade 6+)
Building Connections and Relationships
Friendly Wishes for Difficult People (teens)
Empathy and Compassion
Empathy Video Reflection (Grades 6 - 9)
Compliment Challenge (Grades 5 - 9)
If you're wondering what kind of support is available for individuals and families right now, here is a link to the Federal Government and Provincial Government websites, where there are number of programs listed:
Government of Canada: support for Canadians