During school closures due to COVID-19, the Near North District School Board will be accepting school registrations through an online application process.
The online registration package is available for families registering their children for school with the Near North District School Board. Children turning four (4) years of age on or before December 31st of the current year and students who are new to the Near North District School Board can access the online Registration Form. Schools will contact families to confirm receipt of the registration form.
Please visit our School Registration page for additional information.
Mental Health Supports and Resources
Understanding the importance of mental wellness for our students, and the unusual circumstances of school closures and COVID-19, the NNDSB will be extending access to our mental health services throughout the summer months of July and August. Beginning Monday, July 6, 2020, our Social Work team which is comprised of mental health regulated professionals will be providing a variety of mental health supports and services including;
- direct counselling and treatment for students and families
- student and parent drop-in/open space forums
- educational wellness webinars.
Our services can be provided by phone, email and through video connection and are confidential.
Please note that this is not a crisis service. If you are experiencing a crisis, please call HANDS crisis service at 1 -844-287-9072 or call 911. Kids Help phone at 1-800-668-6868 text CONNECT 686868.
What Services are available?
In addition to direct counselling, treatment, and support, the team is also offering online open drop-in sessions for students and parents. Drop-in sessions will be informal and respond to the needs of the group in an open space when participants can ask questions and connect. Links to access drop-in sessions will be added to the upcoming drop-in dates information below closer to the scheduled date.
Upcoming Drop-In Dates:
Please note this forum is public to all students within the NNDSB. Confidentiality is of the utmost importance; however, despite our best efforts, this format does not allow for certain information to remain confidential. If you would like to speak privately with a social worker, please email email@example.com.
We are also offering information wellness webinars that will help you and your child prepare for the transition back to school. Additional support for the transition back to school in the fall will also be available when more information is released in August.
We are offering student drop-in times every Wednesday for students who would like to check-in with our social workers. Two social workers will be on hand to answer questions or address any concerns around mental health and wellness. This is an opportunity to allow students to lead discussions in any areas they feel they have concerns.
The social work team will be holding a drop-in session geared towards parents and welcome parents to ask questions, address emerging issues, and obtain strategies for supporting students of the NNDSB.
The Social Work team is happy to announce another information session. This session will focus on the importance of sleep for mental wellness, tips for creating and maintaining a healthy sleep routine, and how to integrate sleep hygiene into day-to-day life. The session will also include a brief question and answer period.
The Social Work team is excited to be offering an information session on anxiety. This session will give an overview of anxiety in its many forms, offer psychoeducation on when to recognize warning signs of anxiety, and suggest strategies for how to cope with anxiety in this challenging time as we head into a “new normal.”
How to Access Mental Health Supports
Services can be accessed via email and phone. Send an email requesting service to firstname.lastname@example.org, and leave your contact information. You may also contact the team at 705-707-1606.
Services are available Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm and Wednesday from 11 am to 7 pm.
Emails and phone messages are checked daily, and you will be contacted within 24 hours.
Social Work staff will confirm your consent to receiving services upon initial contact. You will also be asked to provide some information on the current challenges you are experiencing to determine the service the best meets your needs. We work closely with community partners and, if required, can assist you in creating a circle of support. All discussions and information provided are confidential.