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Weekly Update for June 7

Continuation of Online Learning

  • Like many of you, we heard the news about the continuation of online learning for the rest of the school year with mixed emotions. While we miss seeing everyone in person, we are grateful that we have the option to learn together and spend time with one another online. We hope that by being cautious now we will be able to see the benefits for our whole community when we return to the school building in September.
  • If your child has been particularly affected by the news, please reach out to his or her teacher to see if we can provide additional support.
  • Please note that we will continue to adhere to our regular school hours for online learning, and our educators will work to make the next few weeks engaging and interesting for their students.
  • We will continue to take regular attendance, and thank you in advance for your support in using SchoolMessenger or leaving a message on the school’s answering machine to record absences or let us know if we need to make a correction on our end.
  • More information about picking up personal items and dropping off items borrowed from the school will be shared shortly.
  • We will also be updating our Grade 8 families about our plans for our Graduation Celebration on June 24.

We All Belong in Our Catholic School

  • Thank you for joining the liturgies and activities for our Rainbow Day celebrations on Tuesday. We will continue to explore the themes of inclusion, the inherent dignity of the human person, how we are wonderfully made in God’s image, and how we can show solidarity with members of our community who identify as 2SLBGTQ+ in age-appropriate ways that are guided by our Catholic faith throughout the month of June.
  • June is also National Indigenous History Month, and an opportunity for us to learn more about the history and diversity of First Nations, Metis, and Inuit peoples in Canada, as well as to reflect on their current challenges and successes as living and vibrant peoples. We are dedicated to deepening our learning about past and present injustices such as residential schools and furthering our commitment to truth, reconciliation and healing.

Thank You to Our 2020-2021 Catholic School Council

  • We had our final Catholic School Council meeting on Monday. During this particularly challenging year we are especially grateful for the council’s efforts in supporting and celebrating our school community, and we hope that you will join us in thanking them for their hard work!
  • Co-chairs: Patricia Boucher, Megan McCartney; Secretary: Amber Bastien; Parent Representatives: Camille Bardwell, Laura Chishom, Stephanie Dolan, Rachele Fiore, Catherine Landriault, Ashley McInnes, Kristin Muzylo, Anabella Perrone, Nitya Silveira; Committee Members: Paula Banfield, Stephanie Krutzmann; School Staff Representatives: Jane Chandler, Regan Dore-Anderson, Lynn Kozak

COVID-19 Youth Vaccination Program Continues

  • Youth aged 12 years of age and over who live or attend school in Halton are able to book their COVID-19 vaccination through Halton Region’s online booking system
  • Halton Region Public Health will offer first doses to all youth aged 12 to 17 years of age in June, and second doses by the end of August.
  • Appointments for the Youth Vaccination Program will be available at Halton COVID-19 vaccination community clinic locations administering the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. 
  • NOTE: Youth must have had their 12th birthday by the date of the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine.
  • For more information, please see the announcement on our school website here: https://elem.hcdsb.org/ourladyofpeace/2021/05/covid-19-youth-vaccination-program/

Registering for the HCDSB Virtual School for the 2021-2022 School Year

  • In light of the current public health situation in Ontario due to COVID-19, the Halton Catholic District School Board will continue to offer a virtual school setting for Kindergarten to Grade 8, together with those awarded placements in our optional virtual programing for French Immersion (Grade 1 to 8) and Extended French Grade 5 to Grade 8 for 2021-2022 school year. 
  • We are asking parents and guardians who wish to have their child(ren) enrolled in the virtual school to please complete the form to that effect by June 11 even if you had completed the earlier survey in March.
  • For more information, please see our school website here: https://elem.hcdsb.org/ourladyofpeace/2021/06/register-your-child-in-the-hcdsb-virtual-elementary-school-for-the-2021-2022-school-year/

Courtesy Bus Seats on Hold for 2021-2022

  • Halton Student Transportation Services will not be offering courtesy seats for the 2021-2022 school year. If public health determines that this option can be made available safely, we will update you on the application and acceptance process.
  • For more information, please see the HSTS website here: https://www.haltonbus.ca/

Upcoming Events

Jun
11
Fri
Deadline to Register Your Child in the HCDSB Virtual School for 2021-2022
Jun 11 all day
Jun
14
Mon
HCDSB Pride Awareness Day
Jun 14 all day
HCDSB Pride Awareness Day

We will celebrate our learning over the past few weeks by marking today as a day to reaffirm our commitment to honour the dignity and worth of each member of our community by nurturing safe, welcoming and inclusive schools where all students can feel a true sense of belonging.

 

 

Jun
17
Thu
Pick Up Student Belongings
Jun 17 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Pick Up Student Belongings

Families may pick up student belongings and drop off any non essential materials borrowed from the school.

For more information about the procedure, please see the attached letter.

Pick-Up-and-Drop-Off-Plan-June-2021-1

When you come to the school, please:

  • Complete the COVID-19 school screening at https://covid-19.ontario.ca/school-screening/ to ensure that you are able to come to the school site. Please note that you will be asked to confirm that you have completed the screening when you arrive, and you will not be allowed to pick up your child’s belongings without having completed it.
  • Follow all public health guidelines about masking and distancing, particularly while in line.
  • Avoid congregating by going immediately to the designated school entrance and leaving school property as soon as you have picked up or dropped off your child’s belongings.

 

Jun
18
Fri
Pick Up Student Belongings
Jun 18 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Pick Up Student Belongings

Families may pick up student belongings and drop off any non essential materials borrowed from the school.

For more information about the procedure, please see the attached letter.

Pick-Up-and-Drop-Off-Plan-June-2021-1

When you come to the school, please:

  • Complete the COVID-19 school screening at https://covid-19.ontario.ca/school-screening/ to ensure that you are able to come to the school site. Please note that you will be asked to confirm that you have completed the screening when you arrive, and you will not be allowed to pick up your child’s belongings without having completed it.
  • Follow all public health guidelines about masking and distancing, particularly while in line.
  • Avoid congregating by going immediately to the designated school entrance and leaving school property as soon as you have picked up or dropped off your child’s belongings.

 

Jun
21
Mon
National Indigenous People’s Day
Jun 21 all day
Jun
22
Tue
Closing School Liturgy
Jun 22 @ 10:45 am – 11:15 am
Closing School Liturgy

Families can access the Teams link to the liturgy through their child’s learning platform.

Jun
23
Wed
Report Cards Home
Jun 23 all day
Report Cards Home

November – Gr 1-8 Progress Reports; Kindergarten Communication of Learning – Initial Observations

February – Gr 1-8 Term 1 Report Card; Kindergarten Communication of Learning

June – Gr 1-8 Term 2 Report Card; Kindergarten Communication of Learning

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