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Crisis in the Middle East + Resources

October 12, 2023

This weekend, we have been following the tragic reports of the crisis unfolding in the Middle East. Children, youth and adults may experience a range of emotions when they hear about or see images and videos from these deeply upsetting events. We imagine this news to also be particularly challenging for our Jewish, Palestinian and Israeli students, staff and families and our thoughts are with them.

I wanted to reach out to share available supports, should you find them of use.

Adults play a key role in helping children make sense of the world and feel safe. Having conversations can help. The resources we are sharing have been designed to help families with strategies for having conversations with children and teens about the troubling events they hear about online, in conversation with classmates, through social media and even traditional media outlets.

If you're concerned about how your child is doing, our school counsellors are always available to support anyone coping with deep emotions. Additionally, there is help in our community.

Mental Health and Wellness Resources

Counselling Support and Information

Individuals will be impacted differently based on their lived experiences, and we know that some students and staff may need extra support in the days and weeks ahead. We will continue to support and prioritize the mental health and well-being of students, their families, teachers and staff.


Sean Nosek
Superintendent of Schools / CEO