In an email sent to parents today, the Lester B. Pearson School Board shared the following COVID-19 update. This update is from both the school board and the Direction de la santé publique de Montréal.

“Dear Parents,
COVID-19 has caused major upheavals for the last several months, particularly in the education sector. Over the past few weeks, we know that you and your children are making considerable efforts and have shown great resilience so that your children can continue their schooling and development in exceptional circumstances.

For the past few weeks, the five school boards, the five Centres intégrés universitaires de santé et de services sociaux (CIUSSS), the Direction régionale de santé publique de Montréal (DRSP) and the city of Montreal have been working together to support children and families and respond to their needs during the pandemic. With the arrival of
summer, we wanted to give you some important information.

First, until the end of the school year scheduled on June 23, 2020, we want to remind you that if you have any questions or concerns about your child, you can contact your school principal directly.

In addition, even during the summer, health and social services are available through the CLSC closest to you. More specifically, you will find the phone number for the psychosocial services of each CLSC if you experience personal, professional or family difficulties or if you have concerns for one of your loved ones. We have also added a list of helplines and resources, often available 24/7. In addition, the city of Montreal has made line 211 available for its citizens for information and referrals to all available community and social resources. Finally, to learn more about the coronavirus and to know the latest updates regarding health recommendations for Montrealers, you can visit the website of the Direction régionale de santé publique de Montréal.

In preparation for the start of the school year in the fall, we would like to reassure you that our top priority is the safety and well-being of each student and their family. We will continue to work together over the summer and will keep you informed on a regular basis of the next steps.

Finally, we sincerely thank you for your precious collaboration during this difficult period. We are aware that the decisions taken have had a huge impact on your daily life and your continued support remains essential.”

For complete article and a list of psychosocial services of each CLSC and helplines click here.

Also available in French here.

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