Weekly Update: January 11-15
Jesus came to John the Baptist while he was baptising people in the River Jordan. John tried to make him change his mind, but Jesus answered, “In this way we will do all that God requires.” So, John agreed. As soon as Jesus was baptised, he came up out of the water. Heaven was opened and he saw the spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on him. Then a voice said from heaven, “This is my own dear son with whom I am pleased.” – Matthew 3:13-17
Thank you for a great first week of online learning. We appreciate all the hard work by staff, students, and parents as we work together to navigate through our online classrooms. Although we cannot physically be together, it is great to see many smiling faces on the screen. We look forward to another great week at OLF.
During this period of remote learning, we continue to promote regular attendance, as it is important for students to remain engaged in their learning so they can stay on top of the curriculum and feel more connected to their peers while our school is closed.
As noted in PPM 164: Requirements for Remote Learning, schools are required to take daily student attendance throughout the period of remote learning.
Attendance will be taken twice daily: once in the morning and again after lunch. If your child is not able to attend or participate in remote learning on any given day, please report his or her absence, as you typically would during in-person learning through the SchoolMessenger Safe Arrival System: https://www.hcdsb.org/parents/report-your-childs-absence/.
We will be following our usual process of contacting parents and guardians when student absences are not reported.
Thank you for your continued support and partnership. Now, more than ever, ongoing communication between home and school is key to your child’s success and well-being.
Change in Learning – January
For those students who have chosen to change their learning format in January (face to face to virtual or virtual to face to face) this will be on pause until this remote learning period is complete. Please see the message sent by Director Pat Daly on January 7th below (last bullet point):
- Elementary schools will be closed for in-person learning between January 4-22, 2021.
- Beginning Monday, January 4th and ending on Friday, January 22nd, all elementary students will learn remotely from home.
- In-school instruction for elementary school students will resume on Monday, January 25, 2021.
- Students enrolled in the Virtual Elementary School will continue to follow their established schedules.
- The change in learning format between in-person and virtual instruction will be delayed until schools re-open for in-person learning on January 25, 2021.
Physical Education – At Home
Students will be expected to participate in physical education activities while learning from home. Please see the following checklist to ensure your child is in a safe environment while participating in these activities. If you have any concerns, please contact your child’s teacher directly.
Thank you for your continued support during these difficult times and we continue to pray that all of you stay safe and healthy. God Bless.
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Wishing you a great weekend – the Staff of Our Lady of Fatima CES