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Weekly Update #4

“Every single minute matters, every single child matters, every single childhood matters.”

~ Kailash Satyarthi

Opening Liturgy:

The new school year offers us an opportunity to reflect upon our personal, professional, and spiritual growth and to set new goals.  Thank you to Father Vivek for joining our liturgy today.  Special thank you to our Grade 3 staff – Mrs. Hamilton, Mrs. Bernal, Mrs. Dann, and Mrs. Orr, and students who did an amazing job leading our liturgy and to Mr. Dunn and Mrs. DeRosa for the beautiful musical accompaniment. 

Orange Shirt Day:

In honour of the Halton Catholic District School Board’s commitment to Truth and Reconciliation, Orange Shirt Day will be observed on September 30, 2021.  Orange shirt day is an annual event that started in 2013 to recognize the legacy of Residential school system for First Nations, Metis and Inuit families and communities. It is a show of support and understanding of the history of the school system that impacts many First Nations, Metis and Inuit people today. Please wear an Orange Shirt or Orange clothing in Support of our Commitment to Truth and Reconciliation on Thursday, September 30, 2021.

If a child experiences symptoms at school:

e 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. After the 10 days, they can return to school only when 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).

Complete the Family Information/Consent Electronic Form!

Parents are asked to complete the form, which may be accessed New Submission (hcdsb.org)The form should take you no longer than 10 minutes to complete.

Important Notes 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.
  • 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 our HCDSB website.

Rowan’s Law Day – September 29, 2021

On Wednesday, September 29, 2021, our school will be recognizing Rowan’s Law Day to raise awareness about concussion safety, and to share Rowan Stringer’s story.

In May 2013, 17-year-old Rowan died as the result of head injuries sustained in a game of rugby. In March 2018, the Ontario government passed Rowan’s Law, designed to protect athletes and to educate about the dangers of head injuries.

The health and safety of our students is our top priority, and on September 29th, we hope to increase awareness about the dangers of concussions. Together, we can help our students prevent, recognize and respond to concussions.

DOGS NOT ALLOWED ON SCHOOL PROPERTY:

Though we love our four-legged friends, some of our children have severe allergies and are frightened by an encounter with a dog. Our school board prohibits dogs on school property for the protection of your children as well as for the protection of your pet.

Please be advised that from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm our students may be out and about with YMCA and after-school activities in the yard, so we ask your cooperation in not walking your dog through the property during these hours.

Code of Conduct:

This week we had the opportunity to meet “virtually” with our Primary, Junior, and Intermediate students to discuss our Student Code of Conduct, School Expectations, and to review health and safety protocols.  We are so proud of our students.  Our conversations emphasized the importance of everyone’s role and responsibility at Lumen Christi to ensure that we are all treated with dignity, kindness, and respect.  We are committed to providing an equitable and inclusive environment for our students and staff. We recognize that all people are created equal, in the image of God, each with unique characteristics deserving of dignity.

In accordance with the Church’s teachings, Lumen Christi school commits to provide, in all its operations, an inclusive educational environment that supports and enables diversity within our Catholic learning community.

Additional information regarding equity and inclusive education policies can be found on the board website.  www.hcdsb.org

Information about Lumen Christi Student Code of Conduct can be found on our website.

Catholic School Council2021-2022

We would like to acknowledge and thank our 2021-2022 Catholic School Council Members. Thank you for volunteering your time to serve our community as members of our Catholic School Council:

Samantha Tascione
Irene Duarte-Wong
Michelle Bazinet
Olabanji Olotu
Jamie-lynn watts
Mike Serafin
Blynda DaCosta
Sabrina Ricci
Adaeze  Nwosu
Jackie O’Connor

Our first Catholic School Council Meeting will take place on Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. virtually through Microsoft Teams. If you would like to attend a meeting, please email melchionnaA@hcdsb.org for an invite link.

Medical Perils:

Please ensure you have returned the necessary forms for any medical perils (anaphylaxis, asthma, diabetes, etc.) to the office along with any medication needed so we can update our files. 

Save the Date: Lumen Christi Virtual Open House

In the past, the Lumen Christi community has enjoyed hosting a Community Building Event and has enjoyed hosting an Open House on Curriculum Night where students can take their parents on a tour of their classrooms and share their learning routines. It saddens us that we cannot have parents and guardians in the school to show you all the wonderful things happening in our classrooms.

This year, we will host a “Virtual Open House”. Presentations will be shared on Thursday, October 14, 2021 from 6:30 -7:30 p.m. More information will be shared in the upcoming weeks. Our classroom teachers have been busy creating presentations to showcase their classrooms and share their learning routines and programming information with you.

The evening will begin with a prayer and welcome by Mr. Jurus and Mrs. Melchionna.

We look forward to sharing this information with you.

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.

If you have any questions, please contact Sherry Saevil, Indigenous Education Advisor at: saevils@hcdsb.org

Used Uniform Sale:

Next week we will be collecting clean and gently used uniform pieces. We will collect donated uniform items from September 13th through to September 24th.  The uniform sale will take place on September 29th after school from 3 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. Uniform pieces will be sold for $5.00 each.  Proceeds from the sale will support Catholic School Council school initiatives.

There will be a drop off box available at the front of the school during school hours.

School Agendas:

School Agenda can be purchased for Grades 1-6 online through school cash online.  The cost of the agenda is $8.50. Thank you for your support with this.

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Upcoming Events and Activities at Lumen Christi

Sep
23
Thu
Milton Hydro Presentations – Virtual
Sep 23 all day
Sep
30
Thu
Orange Shirt Day
Sep 30 all day
Rowan’s Law Day
Sep 30 all day
Oct
6
Wed
Catholic School Council Meeting #1
Oct 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Oct
8
Fri
Professional Activity Day – No School
Oct 8 all day
Oct
11
Mon
Thanksgiving Day
Oct 11 all day
Oct
14
Thu
Picture Day Kindergarten to Grade 3
Oct 14 all day
Virtual Curriculum Night
Oct 14 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Oct
15
Fri
Picture Day Grades 4-8
Oct 15 all day
Oct
26
Tue
Grade 8 Parent Information Night – Advanced Placement -BISHOP REDING 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Oct 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

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