NEW NNDSB ONLINE LEARNING RESOURCES
The NEW Near North Passport to Learning webpage offers a variety of resources and tools that cover a range of grades and subjects that may be helpful for students and parents during this time. Resources will continue to be updated and expanded on an ongoing basis.
When students or staff login to our board website using their NNDSB username and password, they have access to digital tools that enable productivity, communication, collaboration, and creativity. Furthermore, they may access hundreds of educational resources, including online subscriptions, encyclopedias, research archives and more.
It’s important to note that these online resources are not mandatory or graded and are meant for families to use as optional resources to support independent learning while students are at home. We know these are challenging times for students and families and we are committed to working with the Ministry of Education to support you during this unprecedented interruption to student learning.
Hey Panthers, Great News!
Your Panther team is here to help you. Sometime next week, you will begin hearing from your teachers as we navigate through this new process for teaching and learning.
What does that mean for you?
ROUTINE is back!
So, what will your new ‘normal’ look like?
Here is an example of what the month of April can look like for you at home and learning.
- Wake up at a decent time – no, after 12 noon is not considered a decent time. Sleep is incredibly important to maintaining good physical and mental health; aim for 8-11 hours a night.
- Try and get at least 30 – 60 minutes of exercise every day. Go for a walk or run, watch a YouTube video for some cardio or yoga, or do some dry land training.
- When you begin hearing from your teachers, be prepared to do about 2-3 hours of school work a day. Remember this will be an adjustment for everyone; so be patient with yourself and with your school team.
- Eat as healthy as possible; fruits, vegetables, protein and stay away from processed foods (try to limit grabbing the energy drink with a side of potato chips)
- Try to drink 4 – 8 glasses of water a day…challenge yourself to see if you can drink more each day.
- Watch a documentary or read something that you are interested in for 1-2 hours
- Yes, you need to continue to connect from a distance with your friends. 2-4 hours on whatever social media platform or virtual application you use.
- Yes, you need to socialize with your family as well a few hours a day.
- Do one or more chores a day for about ½ hour or so
- Do something nice or kind for someone each day
- Do something nice or kind for yourself each day; self-care is important for your mental health!
- If you are experiencing some anxiety, sadness or fear, you can text “CONNECT” to the Kids Help Phone at 686868 or try downloading the Mind Shift app (it’s free!)
- Please check your emails and Edsby on a DAILY basis
- Go to bed at a decent time – No, 3 am is not considered a decent time.