We all know about the importance of trying to meet students’ needs in the areas of Academics, Interest and Mindset. But, how do we do this for students who have non-traditional schedules and don’t physically attend a building? Through Canvas, our Full Time @ Home students participate in Mindset discussions and journal responses, led by our Social Worker Lauren Hickson. Throughout the school year, Lauren posts mental health topics in Canvas, often linking to relevant videos or articles. With each new topic, students choose to participate in a discussion with other students or to respond through a private journal entry seen by Mrs. Hickson. Through the discussions, students connect with each other in meaningful ways. In addition, these activities engage students in social/emotional support that they might not have otherwise received. Lauren is able to build and cultivate relationships with these students, then personalize face-to-face conversations with the students when they come in to the ILC.