As you know, all Ontario schools, including those in the Peel District School Board, are closed until May 4, 2020, to help limit the spread of COVID-19. Yesterday, Minister of Education Stephen Lecce shared a Letter to families regarding the extended school closures.
This is a stressful time for everyone, and it's normal to feel anxious and worried. To help support student mental health at home, School Mental Health Ontario has shared resources online and The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) has shared information on how to talk to children and adolescents about COVID-19. Mental health resources for adults are also available on the CAMH website.
Children and teens can also reach out to counsellors at Kids Help Phone who are available 24/7 via phone, text or online chat. Kidshelpphone.ca also has a number of online resources you can access. You can access their services by calling 1-800-668-6868 or by texting CONNECT to 686868.
It continues to be our goal to keep you as informed and up-to-date as possible. Please visit our online FAQ for Peel board COVID-19-related information.