Livingstone Range School Division

Resources for Parents During COVID-19 School Closure

As parents, students, and families adjust to new conditions and learning environments because of COVID-19, we want everyone to stay well physically, emotionally, and intellectually.

Our professionals have curated these resources to help families. Use good judgment when accessing websites and online tools. Livingstone Range School Division is not responsible for third-party information.

Virtual Parent Support Group

Are you a parent of a student in Grade 1-7? Are you struggling with our new reality of school closure and social isolation?

Join our phone-in Parent Support Group, and find a safe space to talk about worries and difficulties coping with the new normal. A Family School Liaison Counsellor and Mental Health Therapist will facilitate the sessions.

Technology to access phone-in via Skype is required for these meetings, which run from 1 to 2:30pm on:

  • Monday, May 4
  • Monday, May 11
  • Monday, May 25
  • Monday, June 1

There is no fee for this support group. To register, email duncanm@lrsd.ab.ca.

Counsellors' Corner

Our Family School Liaison Counsellors share video messages to help us stay mentally and emotionally well during the COVID-19 pandemic.

AHS Virtual Workshops to Manage Stress

Join Transform Your Stress: The Resilience Advantage — Strategies for Managing Stress in Challenging Times, a free online workshop facilitated by Alberta Health Services.

Click here for full details.

How to Talk to Your Child

These articles and resources may help you in talking to your child about COVID-19.

Structure & Learning From Home

Learning from home in this way is new for all of us. Discover resources to help establish routines, understand expectations, and use technology.

Managing Boredom

Being physically and mentally active will help mitigate boredom and loneliness during social distancing and school closure. Check out these online resources to help.

Promoting Good Mental Health

Find resources for talking, calming anxiety, healthy habits, and mindfulness. Remember: self-care isn't selfish.

Mental Health Supports & Helplines

Access mental health supports and services online, by phone, or by text.

Emergency & Financial Support Resources

Find supports for financial assistance, food banks, shelter, emergency preparedness, and more.

Practical and Emotional Preparedness for a Pandemic

Government of Alberta Emergency Financial Assistance


Emergency Social Services (especially when in need of shelter or need to leave home)
1-866-644-5135

Alberta 211

  • Financial assistance, counseling, support with isolation, food, shelter etc. (multi-lingual)
  • CALL – 211     TEXT - 211
  • LIVE CHAT - https://www.ab.211.ca/

Claresholm Family & Community Support Services (FCSS) - 403-625-4417

  • Prepare and deliver food/hygiene hampers to people’s doorsteps, all while following the AHS guidelines
  • Click HERE for poster

Wild Rose Community Connections (High River)

  • Will deliver meds/groceries in the area
  • Email Sby5189highriver@highriver.com to order – include what you need, name and phone number, email before 4pm Monday to Friday and order will be deliver 12-2 the following day.

High River Food Bank – 403-652-2195

Claresholm Food Bank - 403-625-2092 | 221-45 Avenue West

Fort Macleod Family & Community Support Services (FCSS) - 403-553-4425

Fort Macleod Food Bank - 403-327-8084

Crowsnest Pass Food Bank - 403-564-5110

Pincher Creek Food Bank - 403-632-6716

Nanton Ministerial Food Bank - 403-926-7621

Resources for FNMI Families

Piikani and Kainai families can find local resources here.

For on-reserve Piikani families, the number for Emergency Essential Packages is 403-965-3092.

For Blackfoot Confederacy members livings off-reserve in Calgary or Lethbridge, food hampers are available. Email arnoldj@blackfootconfederacy.ca and include your name, nation, contact information, physical living address, and number of people in household.