Dear HRM Families,
Thank you for your continued support as we continue to navigate through the first official week of school.
Thank you to all staff for their preparation and work during the school start-up.
Thank you to Ms. Babin and Ms. Baggetta for all their work in the office and to assist with the start-up of the new school year.
Thank you to Mr. T and the custodial team for all their hard work over the summer months and for the past two weeks to help staff in getting classes prepared. We also would like to thank the HCDSB facilities department for all their work in renovating our beautiful school.
Kindly remember that no parents/guardians are allowed on school property before, during, or after school (8:50-3:50). Also remember that no pets are allowed on school property and on all schoolyards. Moreover, no parents/guardians are allowed inside the school, only essential visitors are allowed, please contact Ms. Murad or Mrs. Owens if you have any questions or concerns. We ask that if your child is late or leaving early, please inform your child’s teacher and the office. Parents and guardians are asked to drop off their child at the main entrance and the student will independently enter the office to receive their late slip. When leaving early, parents and guardians are to wait outside the main doors for students to exit and meet them there.
Daily Self-Assessment of COVID-19 Symptoms: Please continue to confirm your child’s daily screening.
Curriculum Night: We hope you to see you at our virtual Curriculum Night on Thursday September 23, at 6:30pm. We will have two sessions that night after the principal’s address. TEAMs invites will be sent during the week of September 20th.
Students’ masks: All students received a mask from the school this week. Students are to wear masks while on school property. Please take some time to review proper hygiene practices with your child. Staff have been asked to review them with students as well. Also please ensure that your child has a place to put their mask. We continue to have our HRM mask holders that will be on sale soon. Students are not to put their masks on the ground or keep in their hands when they are outside.
Medical Perils: Please ensure you have returned the necessary forms for any medical perils (anaphylaxis, asthma, diabetes, etc.) to the office, attention of Mrs. Owens, along with any medication needed so we can update our files. Friendly reminder that medical peril students must carry their EpiPen or Puffer on them at all times (waivers must be completed for exclusions).
Lost & Found: Due to the restrictions this year we will no longer have the Lost & Found box. Please ensure that you clearly label your child’s belongings and clothing along with grade so we can ensure we return any found items directly to students.
Lunch Time: All students are to remain in school during the lunch hour unless they are going home. Like last year, this helps in maintaining cohorts. Please ensure that your child has their lunch and water bottle for the day as no drop offs are permitted.
Promoting Well-Being: Public safety is an important priority for the Town of Milton.
As students make their way back to in-person learning for the 2021-22 school year, the Town of Milton is launching its annual back to school traffic safety campaign, aiming to help drivers and pedestrians navigate school zones safely.
The community is reminded to follow school zone rules and traffic regulations, including:
- When nearing a school crossing, pay attention to pedestrians, signs and flashing lights at some locations
- Wait until both pedestrians and crossing guards are completely off the road before proceeding
- Obey the “No Parking” and “No Stopping” signs
- Obey school zone speed limits
- Do not park or leave your vehicle unattended in the kiss and ride area
- Use designated drop off zones, not busy streets or intersections
Halton Regional Police Service is once again getting ready to launch Project Safe Start. This campaign will focus on education, awareness and high-visibility enforcement of traffic laws throughout Halton region, including Milton. Working closely with Halton Regional Police Service, Milton’s Municipal Law Enforcement Unit will actively enforce the regulations around parking and traffic activity within local school zones.
For more information about traffic safety, municipal by-laws and the Highway Traffic Act, visit the Town’s website. The community is encouraged to follow the Town of Milton on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for back to school traffic safety reminders all month long.
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Wishing you a great weekend – the Staff of Holy Rosary-Milton CES