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Weekly Update #5

“Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.” ~Eckhart Tolle

Thank you to our students and staff for the conversations for “Orange Shirt Day” & for your reflections and discussions – “EVERY Child Matters”

To Mrs. Bazinet, Mrs. Nwosu, Mrs. Tyndall, and Mrs. Watts for their help and support with the Used Uniform Drive.

To our staff for all that they do to continue to support our students.

Thank you to our parents for ensuring that children have all the belongings that they will need for the day prior to coming to school (lunches, water bottles, snacks & clothing)!

World Teachers’ Day – October 5, 2021

The Theme of World Teachers’ Day 2021 is “Teachers at the heart of education recovery”. The United Nations (UNESCO) presented this theme for teachers’ day in respect of their determined and diligent efforts in the crucial stages of the Covid-19 pandemic.

~Thank you LC Staff~


On Friday October 8 staff will be participating in Faith Day. Our hope is to renew our spirits and rehumanize our communities after a long season of virtual and remote learning.  There is no school for students on Friday October 8, 2021.

Thanksgiving Day:

Monday, October 11th is the Thanksgiving Holiday. There is no school on Thanksgiving Day.

We wish all our families a blessed Thanksgiving long weekend. We will have our virtual Thanksgiving Liturgy on Thursday October 7, 2021. Thank you to our grade 8 students who will be leading our Thanksgiving liturgy.

Catholic School Council Meeting #1

Please note the change in date for our first Catholic School Council meeting.  It will be held virtually on Wednesday, October 6th at 6:30 pm via Microsoft Teams – the link has been emailed.  All are welcome.  Please email if you would like to attend.

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.

If a child experiences symptoms at school:

Please be advised, under the Direction of 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. 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)

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.

Parent Consent Forms:

Thank you to all our families who have successfully completed the electronic consent forms. Please note, we still have families who have not completed the electronic consent form. If you have more than one child, the browser needs to be refreshed before completing each form. Please look for a note in your child’s agenda if their consent form is outstanding.

Complete the Family Information/Consent Electronic Form

Parents are asked to complete the form, which may be accessed HERE. 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.

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 our HCDSB website.


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

Orange Shirt Day
Sep 30 all day
Rowan’s Law Day
Sep 30 all day
Catholic School Council Meeting #1
Oct 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Professional Activity Day – No School
Oct 8 all day
Thanksgiving Day
Oct 11 all day
Picture Day Kindergarten to Grade 3
Oct 14 all day
Virtual Curriculum Night
Oct 14 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Picture Day Grades 4-8
Oct 15 all day
Grade 8 Parent Information Night – Advanced Placement -BISHOP REDING 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Oct 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Hallowe’en Dance-a-thon! Wear Orange and Black!
Oct 27 all day
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