Student Wellness and Success

Physical Health

After many conversations with WIC families, it has become quite apparent that parents take their children’s temperature in different ways. I would like to point out that Public Health requires taking the oral temperature (by mouth) for children 6 years and over. It is important to take the oral temperature when your child first wakes up in the morning and not after breakfast or after consuming a hot or cold drink. In order for the temperature reading to be accurate, please make sure that your child places the thermometer under the tongue while closing his/her mouth tightly.

Please feel free to contact me at [email protected] if you have any questions.

Best wishes,

Heidi Sleno
School Nurse
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Psychosocial Support

This year, the wellness team saw the addition of many new members, including a second counselor. We collaborate with other members of the wellness team and WIC’s faculty using an interdisciplinary approach. 

We support our student’s emotional, social and psychological needs by providing advocacy, individual counseling, and campus initiatives. Our focus remains on the holistic development of our students in all spheres while empowering them to be the best version of themselves.

Our school theme this year is Bienveillance, and we look forward to bringing this to light by way of activities for both senior and junior students, classroom workshops as well as resources for parents on how we can promote and maintain a balanced lifestyle for our families.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Anne-Marie Rhéaume
School Counselor, Junior School
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Angela Garcia-Fontaine
School Counselor, Senior School
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Student Health

Whether your child will be learning virtually or not this school year, a well-planned homework station is crucial in setting up your child for success. Here are my top 5 tips.

  • Separate your space: the learning space in your home should be separate from your personal and family spaces, away from high-traffic areas, and be free of clutter.
  • Lighting: Position your workstation near a window to avoid eye strain and increase focus. If this is not possible, a desk lamp is the next best option.
  • Destroy distractions: Take a few moments to think about possible distractions and destroy them before they become an issue. For example, if there is a sibling doing work nearby, noise-cancellation headphones may be helpful. Apps like StayFocused can help limit digital distractions by blocking time-wasting websites.
  • Set up a home for supplies that are needed every day so that your child doesn’t waste time looking for materials.
  • Use a timer to help manage breaks.

If your child needs additional strategies please feel free to visit Student Support Services

Tara Sadeh
Learning Specialist

Allyson Cooperman
Career Counselor and Academic Advisor

Andres Salazar
Recreation and Integration Technician

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