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

Cyber Safety

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


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)

Mindful Eating (Grade 3+)

5 Senses and Mindfulness Walk

5 Senses

Intention Setting (Grades 5 to 12)

Mindful Breathing (Grades 7 to 9)

For Fun

Melting Ice Game

Two Truths and a Life (Grade 6+)

Building Connections and Relationships

Pits and Peaks

Friendly Wishes for Difficult People (teens)

Five Whys

Empathy and Compassion

Empathy Video Reflection (Grades 6 - 9)

The Big Picture


What is Gratitude

Appreciation Chain


Compliment Challenge (Grades 5 - 9)

Inner Critic (Junior High)