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Weekly Update: June 28 & 29, 2021

“Starting strong is good.  Finishing strong is epic.” ~ Robin Sharma

Asynchronous learning – Monday, June 28th and Tuesday, June 29th

A gentle reminder that asynchronous material will be posted for Monday, June 28th and Tuesday, June 29th for all students by classroom teachers.  Staff will be completing end of year tasks to close out the school year.  We thank our parent community for your continued support and patience as we near the end of remote learning, and our students, for their noteworthy efforts.

Curb-side Pick-up/Drop-off

Once again, we will be arranging for a “curbside pick-up/drop off” to allow families to return all borrowed tech devices/textbooks, and to retrieve any personal belongings that may have been left in the school during the school closure period.  This curbside approach will maintain public health guidelines for physical distancing and allow for the orderly return of items.

Families may come to the school anytime between

  • 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. on Monday June 28th
  • 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday June 29th

to pick up personal items and to drop off school items. Please note that all devices will need to be returned by Tuesday, June 29th unless students are enrolled in a summer learning program and they require the device for learning. 

Pick Up & Drop Off Items

The following items apply for pick up: 

  • Personal belongings in lockers, desks and cubbies that will be bagged and labelled by student last name
  • Medication, epi-pens, asthma inhalers, and documents such as the Student Plan of Care to be updated yearly.

The following items apply for drop off: 

  • Technology (devices) borrowed *including all cords and chargers, please!  
  • Classroom Textbooks 
  • Library books 

 
Next Steps 
To support social distancing, we will be using various doors and will have tables spaced out at a safe distance from each other to adhere to our Public Health guidelines.  Signage and support staff will help to direct you towards specific doors.  Please wear a mask at all times!

If you have MEDICAL equipment (epi-pens, asthma inhalers, medications) to pick upPlease report to  DOOR 1
If you have SPECIAL EDUCATION EQUIPMENT to returnPlease report to  DOOR 10
If you have BOTH Medical equipment to pick up and Special Education equipment to returnPlease report to  DOOR 1
No Medical equipment and no Special Education equipment: student last names A-IPlease report to  Kindergarten Gate
No Medical equipment and no Special Education equipment: student last names J-RPlease report to  Door 11
No Medical equipment and no Special Education equipment: student last names S-ZPlease report to  Door 9

Please connect with us should you have any questions!

A Special Thank You to our Catholic School Council

As we wrap up the 2020-2021 school year, we would like to acknowledge the Holy Cross Catholic School Council.  The CSC has had a successful year representing the voice of the parent community in the life of Holy Cross School.  Through their efforts this year, your children have benefitted socially, emotionally, academically, and spiritually. In particular, their fundraising efforts, brainstorming, suggestions, and research supported numerous initiatives and purchases to benefit every grade. Outdoor equipment enhancements, technology purchases, Virtual presentations, the Miguel Martinez Mental Health presentations for both students and parent community; the Family Kahoot! Trivia Night, the completion of our Sensory Room, and Graduation festivities were all made possible through their work. 

Thank you to your Council Co-Chairs, Karen Hill & Karen Lewis, and to all members of this extraordinary team: 

  • Sarah Egan – Secretary
  • Sarah Gibb-Micallef – Parish Rep
  • Lynda Adams – Community Rep
  • Jennifer Holiday – OAPCE Rep
  • Tiffany Bennett – Council Member
  • Camille Gagnon – Council Member
  • Jeanine Hajdukiewicz – Council Member
  • Mike Kirtz – Council Member
  • Karen Kirtz – Council Member
  • Tracy Noonan – Council Member
  • Debbie Reich – Council Member

Please know how much we appreciate your partnership and engagement in everything we do at Holy Cross and for the tremendous support you tirelessly give our staff and students.

Holy Cross Tips

Please consider obtaining your Police Check (Vulnerable Sector Screening) early, so that you will be able to volunteer next year.   We remain hopeful that trips and other special events will be permitted at some point in the next year, and it would be wonderful to have more parents able to participate!

We continue to draw on our faith and offer prayers for the safety and well-being of those who are sick, and those who are working on the frontlines to care for them.  

Anna Marie Toltl
Principal

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