Resources for Parents

Your child is the most important person in your life, and we get that. Being a parent and becoming responsible for this whole other human life, well, it can be a little overwhelming at times.

Everything we do revolves around the wellbeing and education of our students. Western Québec is proud to provide quality English language education.  We believe that our programs will make our students capable of succeeding in all corners of this country. We provide a supportive, open and safe learning environment, which helps them reach their full potential.

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Parents Québec

An initiative of the English Parents Committee Association and the Fédération des comités de parents du Québec Parents.Quebec is intended for parents of school-aged children who want to provide support to their children’s educational success.

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Drug Awareness and Prevention

Our school board has two DART (Drug Awareness Resource Team) technicians who support schools year round. Your child might have referred to them as the drug ladies. They provide drug awareness, prevention and intervention in our elementary and secondary schools. They may support referrals and liaise with outside services to help link students and parents with the appropriate programs available.

The Law

Information/Awareness and Tips

Rehabilitation Centres

Vaping

Quitting

In February 2019, our partner Connexions Resource Centre has organized the Cannabis Talk session for parents. Articles and videos are on their website.

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Technology Support (Office 365, Chromebooks, etc.)

We understand that all the latest technological advancements can feel a bit overwhelming to parents. Deep down, we all know our children already are, or will become infinitely better with new technologies than we ever will. In addition to supporting the use of these technologies in the classroom, we have prepared a set of resources (below) to help you better support (or catch up with) your child.

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Distance Learning – Tutorials for Parents >

Click or tap the link above to access:

  • Microsoft Office 365 – Online tutorials and support for parents & guardians
  • Teams, Sway, PowerPoint Live and FlipGrid – Tutorials for parents & guardians
  • Help your students [or children] get started with Microsoft Teams for Education
  • Chromebook Students – A collection of resources to help you make the most of your Chromebook

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Helping Parents to Keep Children Safe Online – WQSB Presentation >

Click or tap the link above to learn:

  • What is our school board doing to keep students and staff safe online
  • What parents can do to ensure their childrens’ safety online
  • Responsibilities and best practices when it comes to privacy

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Information on Sexuality Education

During school year 2018-2019, the Government of Québec has prepared a set of new sexuality education directives which have been implemented in our schools. We have sent letters out to parents in this regard:

There is a ton more information on the matter on this section of the Ministère de l’Éducation website.

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Other Matters

Whether it’s about school calendars, bus transportation, special needs or almost anything in between, we can help you find answers on our website using the dropdown menus below.

If you cannot find information that you believe should be made available on this page, please make your recommendation by email to François Raymond (fraymond@wqsb.qc.ca).

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