Highlights for this week…
Calling all Halton Heroes!
First dose COVID-19 vaccination appointments for 5-11 year olds can now be booked through Halton Region’s online booking system for children five to 11 years of age (or turning five in 2021). Second doses can be booked at a date closer to the recommended eight week interval. Appointments are dependent on paediatric vaccine supply and will be added to the Region’s booking system as supply is confirmed. Please keep checking Halton’s website and booking form as more appointments are added.
Appointments are available at the Region’s new paediatric child-friendly clinics (similar to a doctor’s office) and their four existing community clinics, featuring the Halton Heroes. Appointments are also available at select pharmacies and primary care providers & paediatric offices in Halton. Parents can decide which setting is best for their child, based on age and other personal factors. Information to assist with the decision is available on halton.ca/COVIDvaccines4kids.
- Read Halton Region’s November 22 media release to learn more.
- Find resources and information for parents and children from the Halton Heroes! Get colouring pages, word search, maze, videos and more!
Reminders from the Office
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.
Parents will receive a copy of the Confirmation of Daily COVID-19 Student Screening form before the winter break to verify the Ontario COVID-19 School Screening has been completed for each child and the child has passed the screening each day upon their return to school from January 3 – 14, 2022.
Rapid Antigen Screening Kits
During the week of Monday, December 13th to Friday, December 17th our school will be distributing Rapid Antigen Screening Kits for voluntary use over the Christmas holiday.
The rapid antigen screening kits have been provided by the Government of Ontario for every student who attends in-person learning at a publicly funded school. These kits may be used by any student, regardless of their vaccination status, however, should only be used when a child is asymptomatic (does not have any symptoms of COVID-19) and has not had any exposure to a confirmed case of COVID-19.
Please note that participation in this student rapid antigen screening is voluntary and is not a required action for return to school after the Christmas break.
We are grateful for the ongoing support of students, families and staff as we work closely with the Ministry of Education and Halton Public Health to help keep our school community safe and healthy for all.
Staff will be posting Advent Liturgies led by the students to the OLV YouTube Channel each week leading up to the Christmas break.
The virtual Christmas Concert is posted on the OLV YouTube. The link to view the Christmas Concert will be emailed to the parent community. Please take time to watch this joyous celebration! Thank you to the classroom teachers, and particularly to Ms. Peric, and Mr. Wong, for your time and dedication to engaging our parents and students in the liturgical life of the school and Parish community.
Friday, December 17 is PJS Day and also Early Dismissal at 1:55 p.m.
To celebrate the Hamilton Tiger Cats making it to the Grey Cup final we will be wearing our favourite jerseys or black & yellow on Friday, December 10th!