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Weekly Update Feb. 1-5th

You are a royal soul who always advocates solutions that uphold the dignity and value of all.

~Viola Desmond

During Black History Month, Canadians celebrate the many achievements and contributions of Black Canadians who, throughout history, have done so much to make Canada the culturally diverse, compassionate and prosperous nation it is today.

Black History Month is a time to learn more about these Canadian stories and the many other important contributions of Black Canadians to the settlement, growth and development of Canada, and about the diversity of Black communities in Canada and their importance to the history of this country. Our staff and students will be spending the month involved in various classroom learning aimed at providing opportunities to better appreciate these contributions made by our Black Canadians past and present.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our Gr. 7 & 8 students who were invited to participate in our iDARE committee’s Black History Month Initiative and who have volunteered to make video announcements about notable Black Canadians throughout history. Their video creations will be shared with the students at GA during their class’ morning announcements. These videos will also be shared with the wider school community and showcased on our website. We look forward to seeing their amazing talents on display!


Guardian Angel’s Catholic School Council is pleased to announce…


PA Day – Reminder

A reminder Friday, February 5th, 2021 is an HCDSB designated  Professional Activity Day. Online learning will not take place on this day and teacher-led remote learning will recommence on Monday, February 8th.


Physical Education While Learning Online

As much as possible, and while respecting individual student needs and family circumstances, students will be learning across all areas of the curriculum, including Health and Physical Education, while online. As educators plan instruction for the next week, please review the information in the attachment about how to prepare your child and the learning environment so that he or she can participate in physical education successfully and safely while at home.Remote-HPE-Parent-Guardian-Informaiton-and-ChecklistDownload


Winter Water Safety

The safety and well-being of our students and families is always our greatest priority, and we work closely with our partners to share important information to help keep our community safe.

 As the province-wide lockdown continues and families are exploring ways to stay active outdoors, the risk of water-related incidents are increasing.

 Conservation Halton and the four municipalities in Halton have issued some important reminders and water safety tips to help keep our families safe during the winter months. 

 Some of these measures include: 

  • Keep family members and pets away from all bodies of water. 
  • Don’t follow pets or people on the ice or attempt to rescue – call 911 for assistance. 
  • Avoid recreational activities in or around waterways and check with your local municipality for alternative outdoor skating opportunities. 
  • Recreation of any kind is not permitted on stormwater management ponds. These areas can be very dangerous and should be avoided at all times. 

Please take a few minutes to share these important reminders with your children. For more information, please read the joint News Release.


A Message from Director Daly:

As you may have heard in the media, earlier this week the Ontario government provided an update on the period of school closures and teacher-led remote learning. Halton Region was NOT on the updated list of regions returning to in-person learning, and therefore HCDSB schools will remain in a period of remote learning until further notice. We look forward to the time when we can reopen our schools fully to in-person learning.


We encourage you to register early to be notified of invitations to webinars, access to a ‘launch gift’ and updates on your shopping options. 

If you have any questions about our new uniform program, you can contact the McCarthy customer service team at customerservice @mccarthyuniforms.ca.

Stephens, KellyWeekly Update Feb. 1-5th