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November 15 – 19 Update

Highlights for this week…

Scholastic Virtual Book Fair

In time for Christmas gifts and stocking stuffers, OLV will host a Scholastic Virtual Book Fair starting on Monday, November 29 to Sunday, December 5, 2021.

All orders placed online will be shipped to the school free of charge.  All orders will be individually wrapped with an invoice for either the student or parent to pick up.  

Here is the link:

Reminders from the Office

Punctuality and Attendance

Please ensure students arrive on time for school and are picked up promptly at dismissal. When students are late for school, they are missing important entrance routines and greetings that help students transition into their day, feel welcome, and safe at school. Thank you for picking up your children promptly at the end of day and for notifying the office if there is a change to the end of day routines.

If a student reaches 15 days absence, then an Attendance letter goes home to parents/guardians. Once 20 days of absences are reached, then a referral goes to the Attendance Counsellor and Social Work at the Board office. Every school day matters!

Please use School Messenger to report your child’s absence and reason for absence. Parents who do not report their child’s absence will receive an automated notification starting at 10:30 a.m. If the office cannot verify a student’s absence and all contacts have been exhausted, then Safe Arrival is triggered which will include a call to the Community Liaison Officer and a visit to your home by the police to verify a child’s safety. Thank you for working in partnership with the school to keep students engaged and safe.

Progress Reports and Parent/Teacher Virtual Interviews

Progress Reports go home on Wednesday, November 24. Parent Teacher Virtual interviews are scheduled for Thursday evening, November 25 and Friday, November 26. Teachers will be sending Teams invitations to parents/guardians with a time for the Parent/Teacher interview. Friday is a PA Day – there is no school for students.

COVID-19 Self-Assessment and Screening Tool

Parents are reminded to continue to monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 at home each day and on weekends and to complete the COVID-19 School and Child Care Screening Tool for each student before sending them to school, as per Public Health requirements to keep everyone safe and healthy.

You can help keep our school community safe by continuing to monitor for symptoms of COVID-19, and completing the COVID-19 School and Child Care Screening Tool each morning. 

National Bullying Awareness Week November 12 – 19

Bullying is a relationship problem that requires relationship solutions

– Dr. Debra Pepler

Once again HCDSB will be participating in National Bullying Awareness Week. The purpose of the week is to promote safe schools, increase awareness of what constitutes bullying, and address the impact it can have on the overall school environment. This year the theme is “Rebuild, Restore, Renew Together”. God tells us that he will Rebuild, Restore, and Renew places and people in our lives. Over the past year and half many of us have been affected by the current pandemic and other social justice issues happening around us. By participating in Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week, schools will be affecting positive change in student learning, achievement, and well-being by promoting a safer learning environment, which is essential to their success:

  • Help students, parents and school staff become more aware of what constitutes bullying and where and when it may be happening.
  • Help students know where to turn for help if they experience or know about acts of bullying.
  • Help students succeed – research shows that a healthy school environment helps to support student success.
  • Increase student and community engagement in this important issue.

At OLV, teachers, the CYC, and educators will continue to discuss with students: the definitions of bullying – verbal, physical, social, and cyber, the difference between teasing, aggression and bullying, why people bully, the role of the bystander to effect positive change, and the consequences for bullying under Safe Schools and Progressive Discipline. OLV will continue to work with the Halton Regional Police Services and our community liaison officer and community partners for regular visits to the classrooms to discuss how to build healthy peer relationships and a positive school environment where everyone feels accepted, safe, and they belong.

Morrissey, MichelleNovember 15 – 19 Update