Weekly Update: April 26-30
Enjoy the Here-and-Now
Your past is now behind you, and it has taught you many things.
You also have your future, and you wonder what it will bring.
All these things to think about can cause your head to spin,
So remember this key to happiness, enjoy the moment that you are in!
Take pleasure in the here-and-now, don’t always run.
The road you take to reach your goal should be part of the fun!
We would like to thank our parents, students and staff for a great week of virtual learning. We recognize that this may be difficult for some families but please know that we appreciate all the effort in making this a positive learning experience for our students.
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 School Messenger 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.
Remote Learning Tips
The following links and documents provide some guidelines for parents and students to help ensure safe and effective live online learning:
- Learning at Home – Live Online Learning Tips for Parents
- Learning at Home – Live Online Learning Tips Students
- Use of Technology and Digital Citizenship – Policy No. I-43 and Procedure No. VI-62
Having Tech Issues? Contact our HCDSB Help Desk for Remote Learners
Accessing your Child’s Online Platform
Catholic Education Week
This year we celebrate Catholic Education during the week of May 2-7. This year’s theme “Nurturing Hope” reminds us that Catholic Education is a calling for all people involved; regardless of our position or responsibility, a calling we have since baptism. We look forward to many activities taking place during Catholic Education Week to remind us of our Faith Filled learning.
St. Benedict Parish News
Children’s Liturgy Links
April 25th – http://bit.ly/38Nj6DT
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