“Remember the past with gratitude. Live the present with enthusiasm. Look forward to the future with confidence.” –St. John Paul II
Dear HRM Parents and Guardians,
Thank you in advance to our wonderful 2020/2021 HRM Catholic School Council members and for all their work in supporting our amazing school and community;
Thank you for your continued support to ensure the COVID guidelines are followed;
Thank you for all of your support with our annual Terry Fox Walk and in advance for supporting our upcoming initiatives;
Agendas and HRM ear-savers are on sale for $8/$2, please purchase them online- Thank you for your support!
Daily Self-Assessment of COVID-19 Symptoms: Staff are to monitor self and students for signs/symptoms of COVID-19. All Staff and students who are experiencing new or worsening symptoms consistent with COVID- 19 must go home/stay at home and seek appropriate medical attention as required, including getting tested for COVID-19. Take the October 1st Update – COVID-19 Screening Tool for Children and follow the recommendations shared with the new changes highlighted.
Communicating with your child during the school day: Parents and Guardians are reminded that to contact your child during the school day to either contact the main office or email your child’s teacher. Please refrain from texting your child on their device, as students are expected to only use electronic devices (phones, Apple watches, Fitbit, iPads, etc..) to access curriculum.
Lock Down/ Fire Alarm: As part of our Safe School Plan, we will be practicing Lock Down, Fire Alarms, and Suspicious Packages Drills throughout the year. We explain to students the difference between the drills and the importance of following the expectations for each one. Each term we will conduct 3 Fire Alarm Drills and1 Lock Down Drill. Due to COVID restrictions we will not practice Suspicious Package Drills. Due to the COVID restrictions, changes will be made to the drills we are practicing as students are to remain in their cohorts. Please note there will be no entry to and from the school during the drills. Thank you in advance for your support in keeping our students safe.
Halloween Update: There have been a number of inquiries about Halloween Dance-a-Thon and Halloween in general. We will be sending out an email as we are working with our Catholic School Council members.
Promoting Well-Being: Building Resilience
At home: Children of all ages are now familiar with COVID-19. Their daily routines have been disrupted — school, sports activities, time with friends and vacations. Many are also aware their physician parents may be at greater risk of contracting the virus.
Here are some tips on how to reduce their anxiety:
- Talk to them about the root cause of their anxiety – it might be different than you expect.
- Assure them you will do everything possible to keep your family safe and explain the precautions you’re taking.
- Be conscious of the discussions you’re having in their presence.
- Make sure you’re as engaged as possible with them when at home.
- Help them establish a routine that includes fairly consistent wake up, schoolwork, play and family times.
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Wishing you a great weekend – the Staff of Holy Rosary-Milton CES