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Thank you for a wonderful first full week with our entire school community of learners in the building! The students have been exceptionally kind, thoughtful and eager to learn. A sincere thank you to our families and community partners for supporting our leaners and making our start a great one! May our school days be blessed as we continue to grow and learn in faith and love.

Terry Fox Walk/Run

Our school will once again be honouring our Canadian Hero Terry Fox and his Marathon of Hope.  On Friday, September 24, students will be invited to wear red and white for our non-uniform Terry Fox Spirit Day. Each student/class will be encouraged to complete the walk and donate on our school page:   www.terryfox.ca/HolyRosaryBurlington   Thank you for your support!

Holy Rosary Parish Update

Thank you to Monsignor Martin, Mrs. Edmondstone, the Holy Rosary Parish Pastoral Team and HR Community for their spiritual leadership and prayers for us as we returned to school. 

  • We look forward to our Grade 3 students celebrating the Sacrament of First Holy Communion on one of the following days: Sept. 25, Sept. 26 and Oct. 2 at 1:30pm Parents/caregivers were expected to register online or contact the Parish office.
  • Our Grade 8 students will be celebrating the Sacrament of Confirmation on one of the following days: Sept. 27, 28 or 29 at 7:00 pm at Holy Rosary Church. Any questions can be forwarded to the Parish Office.
  • Thank you to Monsignor Martin, Mrs. Edmondstone and Mrs. Sparks for our retreat and practice opportunities in preparation for these sacramental celebrations.
  • Don’t forget to visit the Holy Rosary Parish website for updates and to support the Knights of Columbus Catch the Ace initiative.

Daily Self Screening

All staff and students must self-screen every day before attending school. The province will continue to provide a screening tool for use by all school boards and may update this throughout the school year. All staff and students who are experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID-19 as identified in the screening tool, must not attend school and should follow the guidance provided in the screening tool, which may include seeking appropriate medical attention as required, and/or getting tested for COVID-19. Effective Monday, September 20, 2021 proof of daily screening no longer has to be provided to the classroom teacher. However, daily screen IS still a requirement.

If a child experiences symptoms at school:

Please be advised, under the Direction of Halton Region Public Health, if your child and/or an individual living in your household has acknowledged that they are experiencing at least one (1) COVID-19 symptom:

  • Fever and/or chills
    Temperature of 37.8 degrees Celsius/100 degrees Fahrenheit or higher
  • Cough or barking cough (croup)
    Continuous, more than usual, making a whistling noise when breathing (not related to asthma, post-infectious reactive airways, or other known causes or conditions you already have)
  • Shortness of breath
    Out of breath, unable to breathe deeply (not related to asthma or other known causes or conditions you already have)
  • Decrease or loss of taste or smell
    Not related to seasonal allergies, neurological disorders, or other known causes or conditions you already have
  • Nausea, vomiting, and/or diarrhea
    Not related to irritable bowel syndrome, anxiety, menstrual cramps, or other known causes or conditions you already have

What should you do next?

  • Seek medical advice for your child, and have your child tested for COVID-19 as appropriate or advised by your health care provider.
  • Your child must stay home and not leave except to get tested or for a medical emergency.
  • Siblings or other people in the home who are fully vaccinated do not need to isolate and can leave the home.
  • Siblings or other people in the home who are not fully vaccinated must stay home until your child:  
  • tests negative for COVID-19; OR
  • are cleared by your local public health unit; OR
  • are diagnosed with another illness

When can your child(ren) return to school?

If your child gets tested for COVID-19 and tests NEGATIVE:

Your child can return to school/childcare when ALL the following apply:

  • they do not have a fever (without using medication)
  • it has been at least 24 hours since the symptoms started improving (or 48 hours if they have had nausea/vomiting/diarrhea)
  • they were not in close physical contact with someone who currently has COVID-19

If your child gets tested for COVID-19 and tests POSITIVE:

  • Your child can return to school/childcare only when cleared by Halton Region Public Health


If your child does not get tested for COVID-19:

Your child must isolate for 10 days. They may be able to return earlier if ALL the following apply:

  • a doctor diagnosed them with another illness
  • they do not have a fever (without using medication)
  • it has been at least 24 hours since their symptoms started improving (or 48 hours if they had nausea/vomiting/diarrhea)

If you do not seek medical advice:

Your child must isolate for 10 days. They may be able to return earlier if ALL the following apply:

  • they do not have a fever (without using medication)
  • it has been at least 24 hours since their symptoms started improving (or 48 hours if they had nausea/vomiting/diarrhea)

Parent Consent Forms – DUE ASAP

A friendly reminder that this year we will be collecting this information electronically, and are asking parents/guardians to complete the form online.

Parents are asked to complete the form, which may be accessed HERE.­   The form should take you no longer than 10 minutes to complete.

Please be advised we are now kindly requesting that parents complete the electronic consent form for each child, to allow all information to be uploaded correctly.  Thank you to those who have already completed the form.

Important Information before Completing the Form:

  • If you have more than one child enrolled in an HCDSB school, please complete a separate form for each child.
  • Only one parent/guardian is required to complete a form for each child.
  • You will need your child’s Ontario Education Number (OEN) to submit this form. The OEN can be found on a recent report card.
  • Please ensure you are submitting your child’s preferred name or the name you provided at registration.
  • The form can be completed using a computer, smart phone, or tablet.

Information Access and Protection of Privacy
The Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) is committed to protecting the right to privacy for students, staff, and families. Personal information is collected under the authority of the Education Act and in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA). For more information, visit the HCDSB Website.

Technical Issues
If you experience a problem submitting a form, please use a different browser or different device. If you have tried a different browser and device and are still experiencing issues, please send an email to records@hcdsb.org

SAVE the DATE: Celebration of Learning – Our Curriculum Night

We kindly request that you save the following date for our Celebration of Learning/Curriculum Night, which will be held on Thursday, September 30th from 6:30-7:30 pm.

Please note, this event will be held virtually as directed by Public Health. Parents will have an opportunity to view a presentation from their child’s teacher, followed by a Q & A format.

Family Paint Night in Recognition of Orange Shirt Day

HCDSB families, students and staff are invited to participate in a virtual family paint night in recognition of Orange Shirt Day.

The online session will be hosted by Indigenous Artist, Moses Lunham, who will provide step-by-step instructions on how to create the painting at home. No prior artistic experience is necessary to get involved. However, those interested in participating can prepare for the art session by collecting art supplies.

Save the Date: Wednesday, September 22, 2021   6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

A link to the live event will be available on the scheduled time and day of the presentation on the Grandmother’s Voice YouTube Channel.

For more information, visit the HCDSB website.

At Holy Rosary CES, will be recognizing and honouring Orange Shirt Day on September 30th, the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

Returning School Resources to School

With our return to school you may have found some textbooks, library books, or technology that belong to the school. Please return anything that belongs to Holy Rosary CE School, as other students will benefit from the resources. Thank you.

School-based Immunization Program Gr. 7-12 – 2021-2022

The Ministry of Health has provided a school-based immunization program for students (Gr. 7-12) that is delivered by the local health departments. Due to pandemic-related disruptions, students have missed the opportunity to receive these vaccines over the past two school years.

Halton Region Public Health will be offering the school-based vaccines by appointment to eligible students in Grades 7-12 (born in 2004-2009) at community clinics throughout Halton. There will also be appointments available for students born in 2002-2003 to catch-up on vaccines that they may have missed.

The following vaccines will be offered at community clinics:

  •       Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)
  •       Meningococcal Disease
  •       Hepatitis B

Please note: COVID-19 vaccines are separate from the School-Based Immunization Program.

Book an Appointment

To book an appointment, or learn more about clinic eligibility, locations, and schedules, visit Halton’s Grade 7 School-based Immunizations web page or call 311. 

Please bring any immunization records you may have for your child to the appointment, where Public Health staff will fully assess their vaccination history and obtain consent.

Important Letter to Parents from Bishop Crosby – HPV Vaccination
Attached to your correspondence is a letter to parents from His Excellency Douglas Crosby, Bishop of the Hamilton Diocese, in regard to the HPV vaccination.

Please take a moment to read Bishop Crosby’s letter and carefully review all of the information available to assist you in your determination as to whether or not you wish your child to participate in the voluntary HPV vaccination program.

Additional Information

For more information about the school-based immunization program, you may contact the Halton Regional Health Department by calling 311, or visit their website at: www.halton.ca/immunize

Have a wonderful weekend.

Blessings,

The Holy Rosary CES Staff

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