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Weekly Update June 14-18th

“This is the sign of the covenant that I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for all future generations: I have set my bow in the clouds, and it shall be a sign of the covenant between me and the earth.”

– Genesis 9:12-13

Pride Awareness Day – June 14th

June is the designated Pride Month in Canada, and throughout the month, we will join other schools in our district in raising awareness, and nurturing our call to build safe and inclusive learning environments where every student and every member of the community is welcomedvalued, and respected. HCDSB has designated June 14th as Pride Awareness Day– a day to reaffirm our commitment to honour the dignity and worth of each member of our community by nurturing safe, welcoming, and inclusive schools. We will continue to celebrate our students, staff and families who all belong to our Catholic community.

Throughout the month of June, all HCDSB schools are raising awareness around Pride Month. We begin the third week of June with a system-wide Pride Awareness Day – an opportunity to pause and reflect on what we have learned about Pride and what we can do individually and together to create welcoming and inclusive schools where all students feel a true sense of belonging.

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Our first community engagement evening was a success on Friday night! Congratulations goes out to our Kahoot Trivia Night Winners:

1st Place – The Santos Boys win a $75 gift card to EddieO’s Pourhouse and Kitchen

2nd Place – The Hubahib Family wins a $50 gift card to Troy’s Diner

3rd Place – Isabelle Soriano and Family wins a $25 gift card to Make Cafe.

Thank you to our Catholic School Council for their contributions to the evening for helping to create trivia questions and picking up the prizes. A very special thank you to Theresa Gatto and Nicole Foster our Council Co-Chairs for running the event. Stay tuned for more events next year!

Picking Up Personal Belongings & Drop Off/ Returning Tech Devices

Two days have been set aside at all elementary schools for this purpose of curbside drop-off tech & textbooks on Monday, June 28th and Tuesday, June 29th by lunch time, keeping in mind it is early dismissal June 29th.

We are encouraging families to pickup/retrieve any personal belongings prior to these dates. There are only a handful of classes with belongings still to be retrieved. Please come by the school, buzz at the front doors, and tell us your child’s name and classroom teacher. Staff are available between 8-3:30 daily for pick up. Some children have medications in the school that need to be returned. Please let us know when you come.

Please note that all tech devices (including SEA equipment) will need to be returned by the end of June unless students are enrolled in a summer learning program and require the device for learning.

NOTE: Educators will provide asynchronous tasks for students on June 28th and June 29th. Special education students who are currently receiving instruction in-person will continue to do so until the last day of school – June 29th

We ask that you adhere to public health guidelines by waiting if another family is at the door picking up/dropping off their belongings, and by wearing a mask.  Thank you for your co-operation!

Term 2 Report Cards

Once again, considering health and safety protocols due to COVID-19, all student report cards will be delivered electronically.  Elementary Term 2 Report Cards will be emailed directly to parents and guardians on Wednesday, June 23, 2021.

As you know, on March 22, 2021, the Halton OECTA Elementary Association began a job action across our district. As part of the current phase of job action, permanent teachers have been directed by OECTA not to prepare or input comments on student report cards.

In light of this job sanction, for most elementary students, the report card will include grade marks, but no comments.  

Notwithstanding the above, please note the following:

  • If your child’s teacher is a Long-Term Occasional Teacher (i.e. not a permanent teacher with the Board), your child’s report card will include both grade marks and comments.  
  • If your child is in Kindergarten, one comment (sentence) will be included in each frame of the report.  
  • If your child is evaluated on an alternative report card (which does not include a grade mark), the report will include one comment (sentence) for each section of the report.  

As always, if you have any questions about your child’s learning, please contact their teacher directly.

Special Education Transition Summer Learning Program

The Special Education Transition Learning Program is available for students in Grades 4-12+, and will focus on social and communication skills development, closing gaps in skills development and learning, establishing routines prior to the return to school in September.

The program will be taught by a Special Education Teacher and may also include a Speech and Language Pathologist/CDA, Child Youth Counsellor, Educational Assistant and/or a Behaviour Analyst.

When is the Special Education When is the Special Education Summer Learning Program?

Transition Summer Learning Program?

The program will run from August 23 – 27, 2021 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM.

Due to the current COVID-19 health situation, this program will be offered in a virtual/remote format, with students learning synchronously (in real-time) with scheduled breaks throughout the day.

For additional information and registration details about the Special Education Summer Learning Programs, please contact your child’s Special Education Resource Teacher (SERT). 

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