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Weekly Update for September 20

Daily School Screening Thank you for your continued diligence in completing the COVID-19 school screening for each child every day. As of Monday, September 20, you DO NOT need to send us the daily results. Please note that even when you don’t need to send us the results, you still need to complete the screening

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Weekly Update for September 13

Welcome Back – and Thank You! We had a great first week back at OLP, and we appreciate all of the preparation and practice you did with your children at home to help them get ready. We are so proud of how quickly everyone adjusted to our routines and procedures. We couldn’t do it without

Smile Cookies to Support Oakville Students!

From September 13 – 19, all Smile Cookie purchases made at Tim Hortons locations in Oakville will directly support Food4Kids Halton! Food4Kids Halton currently supports more than 850 children in Halton by providing nutritious foods to ensure that children have access to healthy foods over the weekend and during the summer months. Smile Cookie purchases can be made

Class Lists Available Friday, September 3rd

We are currently finalizing elementary class placements and making adjustments based on new registrations that have come in over the summer. Final placements will be available on Friday, September 3rd after 3:00 p.m.   Parents and guardians will be able to access the class placement for each child, using your child’s Office 365 email and password. You will

September 1 and 2 PD Day Agenda for Staff

In accordance with Ministry of Education policy, the agenda for what our staff will be learning on September 1 and 2 is posted here for our school community’s reference.

Welcome – or Welcome Back! – OLP!

We hope that you had a wonderful summer with time to relax and recharge and that your children are looking forward to starting the school year. We have been busy getting the school ready to receive everyone next week and practicing our revised procedures to help keep everyone safe and happy while we are learning

Return to School Plan

Returning to School for the 2021-2022 Year

The Return to School Plan 2021-2022 is now available for review on the HCDSB website: https://www.hcdsb.org/return-to-school/ The Return to School Plan 2021-2022 provides the protocols, guidelines and expectations that will be in place to help prevent and respond to cases of COVID-19 in our schools and workplaces throughout the year.  This plan was developed in consultation with Halton

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Webinar: Preparing for a Safe & Healthy Return to School

Preparing for a Safe and Healthy Return to School: A Webinar with Dr. Hamidah Meghani, Commissioner & Medical Officer of Health for Halton Region Join us for a live webinar with Dr. Meghani as she shares important information with our HCDSB community on how to protect against COVID-19, and ensure a safe and healthy return

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Weekly Update for June 28

Drop Off Reminders Our drop off days for technology, textbooks, and any other resources belonging to the school will be Monday, June 28 and Tuesday, June 29 between 9 am and 3 pm. Drop off will take place at the main doors of the school. If you were unable to pick up your child’s personal belongings

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Weekly Update for June 21

Happy Father’s Day! We wish all fathers, grandfathers, uncles, and caregivers in our school community a very Happy Father’s Day this Sunday! Pop Up Vaccination Clinic This Weekend There will be a pop up vaccination clinic at St. Thomas Aquinas June 19 and 20 for people age 12+ to receive their first dose of the

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Weekly Update for June 14

Registering for the HCDSB Virtual School for the 2021-2022 School Year – DEADLINE MIDNIGHT TONIGHT 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

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Catholic Parent Involvement Committee (CPIC) to Host Speaker Series

The Catholic Parent Involvement Committee (CPIC) at HCDSB is pleased to be hosting a speaker series throughout the month of June. CPIC is a group of parents, trustees and Board staff who actively support parent engagement and involvement throughout the Halton Catholic District School Board.  CPIC provides an opportunity for Catholic School Council members to network,

Grade 8 Graduation Update

We are looking forward to celebrating our Grade 8 Graduates on Thursday, June 24 with a drive-through and virtual ceremony! For more information, please see the attached letter. To book your preferred time slot for the drive-through ceremony, please use the link here by 4 pm on Friday, June 18: OLP Grade 8 Graduation Drive-Through

Monitoring Survey

How Are We Doing? HCDSB Seeking Input on Year 5 of the Strategic Plan

In September, 2016, the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) launched a new multi-year plan. Each year, the Director of Education reports back to the Board of Trustees on the specific steps undertaken across our school system that align with the goals established in our strategic plan.  Focus on Our Students: Strategic Plan 2016-2021 provides direction that guides the decisions and actions that

Responding with Faith, Hope and Love in the Face of Violence and Hatred

A statement from the Director of Education, Pat Daly, on our commitment to responding to racism and discrimination with Faith, Hope and Love. On Sunday, a family was intentionally struck by a driver in his motor vehicle as they were walking along their neighbourhood in London, Ontario. They were targeted because of their Islamic faith.

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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

Register Your Child in the HCDSB Virtual Elementary 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

OLP Weekly Update

Weekly Update for May 31

Catholic School Council Meeting Monday Our next Catholic School Council Meeting will be on Monday, May 31 at 6:30 pm, and it will be conducted virtually. If you would like to attend the meeting please email Mrs. Dore-Anderson at dorer@hcdsb.org. COVID-19 Youth Vaccination Program Begins Monday Beginning Monday, May 31st, youth aged 12 years of

COVID-19 Youth Vaccination Program.

COVID-19 Youth Vaccination Program

Beginning Monday, May 31st, youth aged 12 years of age and over who live or attend school in Halton will be 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

We Are All Wonderfully Made

HCDSB Celebrates Pride Month

June is designated as Pride Month in Canada, and throughout the month, our HCDSB schools will be raising awareness around Pride Month and nurturing our call to build safe and inclusive learning environments where every student and every member of the community is welcomed, valued, and respected.  This June, and each day of every month, our Catholic schools are committed to nurturing safe, welcoming and

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Weekly Update for May 24

No school Monday There will be no school for students on Monday, May 24 for the Victoria Day holiday. We will look forward to seeing the students back in their online classes on Tuesday, May 25. Please continue to keep yourselves and our community safe by following the public health guidelines about hand hygiene, masking,

COVID-19 Testing for Schools

Fifth Round of Voluntary, Targeted COVID-19 Testing

For the past few months, HCDSB has offered voluntary COVID-19 testing at school sites for asymptomatic staff and students.  During this round of testing, all staff and families are able to attend any of the testing site locations (i.e. you will not have to attend the site designated for your family of schools).  Who Can Be Tested? Testing is voluntary, and consent will be required

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Join us for a Special Education Assistive Technology Showcase Evening!

HCDSB is excited to host an information evening about the benefits of Special Education Assistive Technology in our schools.  Special Education Assistive Technology Showcase Evening Details The information evening will be held virtually on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. on the Board’s YouTube Channel. The information evening is open to all parents, students, and

OLP Grade 8 Grad Gear!

Our OLP Class of 2021 Grad gear is ready! Items are available to purchase until Thursday, May 27. Payment can be made directly to the company when you place the order at the website below. Items will be delivered to the school and we will contact you when they are ready to be picked up.

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Weekly Update for May 17

Extension of Stay-at-Home Order On May 13, the Government of Ontario announced the extension of the stay-at-home order until June 2. At this time, students will continue learning online, and we thank you for all of your efforts to make this work for your family. Please continue to keep yourselves and our community safe by

School Climate Survey

As part of our ongoing efforts to create and maintain safe, inclusive and accepting schools, the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) undertakes a School Climate Survey to gather input from parents, students in Grades 4-12 and staff in each of our HCDSB schools. The survey is required by the Ministry of Education as part of the Safe

OLP Weekly Update

Weekly Update for May 10

Thank you! Thank you for participating in our school and board events celebrating Catholic Education and Mental Health Weeks. We know how hard you have been working to support your children’s learning, particulalry while we are online, and we hope that being able to spend this time with them helped you to share in their

Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) to Host Speaker Series

The Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) at HCDSB is pleased to be hosting a speaker series to discuss inclusivity and diversity, and how to better support children with additional needs. SEAC’s mandate is to make recommendations to the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) in matters affecting the establishment and development of Special Education programs and services

OLP Weekly Update

Weekly Update for May 3

Catholic Education Week – Nurturing Hope This year’s Catholic Education Week theme – Nurturing Hope – is particuarly apt for our current circumstances. Educators will be celebrating with their classes this week, and we invite you to share in some of the school, board, and province-wide activities with us: view the special message about Catholic

We All Belong in Our Catholic School

At Our Lady of Peace we strive daily to create a caring community for our students, their families, and our staff where everyone is treated with dignity, kindness, and respect. We celebrate with one another in times of joy and mourn together in times of sorrow. We support members of our community when they are

COVID-19 Testing for Schools

Fourth Round of Voluntary, Targeted COVID-19 Testing

For the past several weeks, HCDSB has offered voluntary COVID-19 testing at school sites for asymptomatic staff and students.  During this round of testing, all staff and families are able to attend any of the testing site locations (i.e. you will not have to attend the site designated for your family of schools).  Who Can Be Tested? Testing is voluntary, and consent will be required

OLP Weekly Update

Weekly Update for April 26

Thank you! Thank you for your support and patience during our transition to online learning this week. We couldn’t keep the learning happening without you! Thank you too for your generous support for our Lenten Initiatives. We will be donating $154 on behalf of OLP to each of these four organizations: Halton Down Syndrome Association,

OLP’s Got Talent: Virtual Edition!

OLP’s Got Talent: Virtual Edition! We would like to extend an invitation to any and all students interested in sharing their talents in our SECOND Virtual Talent Show! We cannot wait to be amazed your talents! Here is what you need to know: Auditions may be submitted by ALL students that wish to participate (this includes

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Weekly Update for April 19

Transition to Online Learning Please note that no instruction – either synchronous or asynchronous – will take place for our students on Monday, April 19 to allow students, staff, and families time to transition from face-to-face to online learning. Online learning will begin on Tuesday, April 20, and educators will be in touch about how

OLP Technology Requests for Online Learning

Any family that is requesting technology support on behalf of their child is asked to please complete the form here: OLP Technology Request April 2021 by 4 pm on Friday, April 16. Please complete this form even if you have emailed Mrs. Dore-Anderson directly to request technology as this will help us to keep track of all requests

Provincial Announcement: All Schools Moving to Remote Learning After Spring Break

On April 12, 2021, the Premier of Ontario announced that all Ontario elementary and secondary schools will be moving to remote learning following the Spring Break. Read the News Release here.  According to the Ministry memo received, the decision to move to remote learning has been made to reduce mobility, and support as many households as

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Spring Break Update

Keeping Our Community Safe Over the Spring Break In light of the recently announced province-wide stay at home order, it is more important than ever that we continue to follow health advice over the Spring Break to do our part to keep schools open for in-person student learning. At this critical point in the pandemic,

COVID-19 Testing for Schools

Voluntary, Targeted COVID-19 Testing for Schools

The Ontario Government is requiring school boards to offer voluntary, targeted COVID-19 testing sites for asymptomatic staff and students.  Who Can Be Tested? Testing is voluntary, and consent is required from parents or guardians.   Targeted testing is offered only for individuals who are asymptomatic (i.e. not experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms).  Voluntary COVID-19 testing is available to: All students and their families All school staff and their household members All Child Care

OLP Spring Break!

Get together with the family and join our OLP community for a week filled with fun activities! #OLPSPRINGBREAK See below for details on each day’s FREE activity and our Friday dinner deal with local partner Mario’s: MONDAY April 12th 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.  HCDSB Family Paint Night: Indigenous Art “Geese Returning to Nest” –          HCDSB families, students

OLP Weekly Update

Weekly Update for April 5

Easter Celebrations The school will be closed on Good Friday (April 2) and Easter Monday (April 5). We will look forward to welcoming students back to the building on Tuesday, April 6. We encourage you to use the resources on the Diocese of Hamilton website to pray as a family during Holy Week: https://hamiltondiocese.com/holyweek2021/ We

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Weekly Update for March 29

Keeping Our School Community Safe We have been looking forward to welcoming our classes back into the school this week and next. (Families will have received an email from the school confirming the return to school dates set by public health). Everyone in our school community should continue to follow masking, hand hygiene, and distancing

Fostering Mental Health & Well-Being: Parent Information Sessions

The Special Education Services department at HCDSB is pleased to be hosting a series of parent information sessions to help families adjust and respond to the new norms faced during a global pandemic and how to cope with the mental health and well-being of their children in times of uncertainty and change. For the health and safety

OLP Weekly Update

Weekly Update for March 22

Keeping Our School Community Safe The announcements this week about confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our school were timely reminders to everyone in our school community to continue to follow masking, hand hygiene, and distancing protocols. We appreciate all of your support in modeling these practices for your children and reminding them to follow them

Lenten Donations

During this time of Lent, Our Lady of Peace is continuing our tradition of supporting others and bringing awareness to worthy causes in our community.  To help us follow our safety guidelines this year, we are asking families to help children make a single donation through SchoolCashOnline. The donation will be divided evenly amongst the

OLP Weekly Update

Weekly Update for March 15

Keeping Our School Community Safe The announcement this week about a confirmed case of COVID-19 in our school was a timely reminder to everyone in our school community to continue to follow masking, hand hygiene, and distancing protocols. We appreciate all of your support in modeling these practices for your children and reminding them to

OLP Purdys Chocolatier Fundraiser

Thank you for your generous support of our Catholic School Council fundraiser with Purdys Chocolatier! Orders can still be placed until March 17, and they will be sent home with your child from the school on April 1 just in time for Easter. The school will receive a portion of the proceeds to support school

Final Change to Learning Environment Request Form Now OPEN

The final Change to Learning Environment Request Form is now OPEN. Request to Change Learning Environment  If you wish to change your child’s learning environment by switching from remote learning to in-class instruction, or vice versa, you are asked to complete an online request form. Important notes before you complete the online form:  You are asked to submit a separate form for each child.  You will need your child’s Ontario Education Number (OEN) to submit this request.

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Weekly Update for March 8

Voluntary, Targeted COVID-19 Testing Offered on Saturday at Holy Trinity Students and staff who are asymptomatic and would like to be tested for COVID-19 are invited to be tested between 9 am and 3 pm on Saturday, March 6. For more information, please see our school website here: https://elem.hcdsb.org/ourladyofpeace/2021/03/voluntary-targeted-covid-19-testing-for-schools/ The registration code is in the

Halton Food for Thought Providing Healthy Snack Bags to all Students in Halton

Halton Food For Thought (HFFT), in partnership with Food for Life Halton, is providing Healthy Student Snack Bags to all students in Halton.  Weekly Healthy Student Snack Bags  Healthy Student Snack Bags contain a minimum of 3 nutritious snacks per student per school day. The snack bags contain both perishable and non-perishable food items – i.e., fresh fruit, granola

COVID-19 Testing for Schools

Voluntary, Targeted COVID-19 Testing for Schools

The Ontario Government is requiring school boards to offer voluntary, targeted COVID-19 testing sites for asymptomatic staff and students.  Who Can Be Tested? Testing is voluntary, and consent will be required from parents or guardians.   This voluntary testing is offered only for HCDSB students and staff who are asymptomatic (i.e. not experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms).  At this time, this testing is not being offered to family members, but if this option

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