Student & Family Mental Health & Well-Being Resources

Good Morning Samuel Hearne MS Community,

We hope that you and your families/loved ones are doing well, staying safe and healthy.

This week has certainly been one unlike most during this unprecedented time, where our return from March Break has looked and felt much different from our regular routine. It is in this time that we must highlight the strength of our School Community during a situation which is impacting us all in very different ways. The change in routines and feelings of separation from peers, educators and other important caregivers may cause distress. The resilience of our Students, Families and Staff is to be recognized during these challenging times.

At this time, we know from the Government of Ontario that schools will not re-open on Monday, April 6, 2020. When we have more information on new timelines, we will share this with our School Community as soon as possible. Further, as a reminder, please see our School Website Blog Post from Wednesday, March 25, 2020 and the most recent letter from TDSB Director of Education (Dr. John Malloy) for detailed information about resources designed to support Students and Families during school closures.

With this all in mind, it is important that we continue to consider and prioritize the Mental Health and Well-Being of our entire School Community, inclusive of our Students, Families and Staff. At Samuel Hearne MS and at the TDSB, we care about the range of emotions and questions Students of all ages may be experiencing in this uncertain and unprecedented time of the COVID-19 pandemic and school closures.calendar-replace

Both school-based Staff and TDSB Professional Support Services share responsibilities for supporting Student well-being. While at home, there are a variety of Mental Health and Well-Being Resources for Students and Families available on the TDSB website. We remind our School Community that these supports continue to be available for Students and Families, and should you have any questions or concerns please contact Principal Joe Romano directly via email at Joseph.Romano@tdsb.on.ca. Further, please see our School Website Blog Post from Wednesday, March 25, 2020 which includes a variety of additional resources designed to support our Mental Heath and Well-Being, as well as continued Student learning.

Moving forward, we will continue to communicate any updates and pertinent information as it is shared to keep our School Community informed in a timely manner.
Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Principal Joe Romano directly via email at Joseph.Romano@tdsb.on.ca.

Thank You!

Take Care,
Mr. J. Romano, Principal & Ms. N. Blackwood-Fuller, Vice Principal