We’ve created this toolkit for you so you have all the resources you need in one place.
Get help registering your students
Parent Letter - We've drafted this letter for educators to send to parents explaining what Closegap is and why it's being used in the classroom! Download and print here.
Share Closegap with your co-workers and fellow educators by sending them to this link.
Can all students use Closegap?
Yes, Closegap has been designed for all students. We first started building Closegap with Tier 2 and Tier 3 students in mind and then we very quickly realized educators want to use it for all students. Some educators are enthusiastic about using it for their highest need students and others are excited to sign up their entire class - it’s really up to you!
Can parents use Closegap?
Yes! We encourage parents to create an account on Closegap and register their children. Learning how to identify and understand emotions at school is meaningful, and becomes even more meaningful when used at home. We encourage parents to talk through their child’s experience after using Closegap. This can be a powerful catalyst for connection and understanding between a parent and child.
What’s the anonymous check-in and how do I use it?
The anonymous check-in is the same as the original Closegap check-in but is not associated with a student’s name or any type of personal identifier. This way, kids who do not have signed parental consent forms can still use and benefit from Closegap. We realize it can be challenging to get forms signed by parents and back to school in a timely manner, so we created an option for when this occurs.
Do I need to get buy-in from my school administrators?
Closegap does not require school-wide or even class-wide implementation. You do not need to get buy-in from administration in order to use the platform. In fact, we designed the platform so teachers, school counselors and social workers can easily create an account, register students and begin supporting students’ emotional wellbeing quickly and without a lot of barriers in their way.
Is it really free?
Yes, Closegap is really free! We believe in access and the fact that mental and emotional health should not be a privilege. We want all students, from all sorts of socioeconomic backgrounds and all schools, within all sorts of communities to use and benefit from Closegap.
Getting Started Video
(A fun and informative video to watch with your students is coming soon!)