Weekly Update: October 12-16
“Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
We would like to wish you and your family and wonderful Thanksgiving weekend. We hope you are able to spend some quality time with family. Thanks for another great week at school. Thank you for following our new COVID protocol on the school property. Together, we will continue to keep one another safe.
We will continue to remind staff, students and parents of our new protocols. The school and school board have adopted some changes to the school environment to protect our students and our staff from COVID-19.
- When dropping off your child(ren), please use the Kiss N Ride lane.
- When picking up your child, please remind your child of the meeting point you used last week. Keep your meeting point the same to ensure a consistent routine for pick-up.
- Review with your child, proper hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette, on a regular basis. Handwashing with soap and water for a minimum of 20 seconds, scrubbing their hands with sanitizer, and sneezing or coughing into the elbow of their shirt is very important in stopping the spread of COVID-19. Please review the videos which were sent out last week.
- Masks and containers should be sent in with your child. Containers should be paper, ziplock or plastic so your child can place it during lunch and snack times when their mask will not be on. Continue to practice putting on and taking off their mask safely.
- Parents will not have access to the school during the day. Therefore, students will be required to bring their lunch bag with a lunch and snacks with them each morning.
- Please send your child to school with a re-usable water bottle so they can use our water filling stations. Water Fountains are closed for use.
Thank you to all parents/guardians for performing daily screening of their child(ren) for COVID-19 symptoms before leaving for school. We appreciate you helping our school in preventing the spread of COVID-19. Please note: This screening tool has been updated once again as of October 1st, as the Ministry of Health determine various changes in symptoms of COVID-19
What happens if my child feels unwell at school?
It is important for your son or daughter to let their teacher know if they are feeling unwell at school. Students who complain of, or show, signs/symptoms of being unwell during the school day will be taken to our school’s designated ‘isolation room’ where they will be cared for and supervised until the parent/guardian can pick them up. Immediate pick up must be arranged by parents/guardians. It is very important that you have alternate arrangements in place, in the instance that you are not able to pick up your child(ren) personally, or in a timely manner.
To ensure the health and safety of students and staff, please do not send your child to school if they are feeling unwell before coming to school.
Save the Date – Curriculum Night Update
We have rescheduled the Curriculum Night for Thursday, October 22nd from 6-7 pm. Sessions will be about a half hour in length. This will be a TEAMS event in which your child’s teacher will send you an invite to the meeting. Given the new date, a new Form will be emailed to you to indicate your preference in time.
Parish News – St. Benedict Parish
Parents of students up to grade 3!!
Saint Benedict Parish usually offers a children’s liturgy program at the Sunday Masses, however due to the coronavirus situation, we have been unable to so. Nonetheless we are offering a virtual children’s liturgy program. You can either access it by going to the parish website (www.stbenedictparish.ca) or by clicking the link: https://bit.ly/2GfeNWE. It is a wonderful way to allow your child to read the current Sunday readings and there are a number of various activities. Please check it out!
Students switching from one platform to the other
Any students who are switching from Face to Face to Virtual or vice versa, please note that the first day for the switch is Monday, October 19th.
Thank you to the Grade 3 students and teachers who led us during our Thanksgiving liturgy last week. Its always wonderful when we can pray together as a school community.
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Wishing you a great weekend – the Staff of Our Lady of Fatima CES