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Weekly Update – January 10th – 14th, 2022.

“For this reason, let us not forget adoration, the prayer of adoration, which is not so common among us: to adore, in silence … There, like the Magi, we will have the certitude that even in the darkest nights a star continues to shine.” Pope Francis

A huge thank you to our students, staff and families for your cooperation, flexibility and patience as we transitioned once again to remote learning.  We are most grateful to our teachers and for the additional time and effort they have put into creating purposeful and engaging lessons to keep our students learning during this period.  We are grateful to our students for demonstrating resiliency and showing up to their daily classes and putting forth their best effort. We acknowledge that the move to remote learning is challenging for everyone and we pray that this will only be for a short period of time.  We are looking forward to being back in the building as a school community.

Daily Attendance

This is just a reminder that attendance will be taken each day at 9:10 a.m. and 1:05 p.m. If your child will be absent, please enter the absence in School Messenger as you normally would. If you receive an email or phone call from our Safe Arrival System and your child has logged in, please contact the teacher and the teacher will advise our office staff. If your child is absent from online learning and you receive a notification/call, simply report the absence as prompted by the safe arrival system. Thank you so much for your continued cooperation and support as we transition to remote learning.

Accessing Your Child’s Online Learning Platform

If you are having trouble accessing the log-in page to the online learning platforms using the new HCDSB website, the access points for all three learning platforms – D2L (Brightspace),  Office 365 and Google Classroom, are available on themain page of the Board’s website and also on the HCDSB Learn at Home link.

For more information about how to support your child’s learning at home, please refer to: Remote Learning

Easy and Fun Mental Health Activities for Families

School Mental Health Ontario has compiled a series of 12 mental health activities designed for parents and families to try at home. They’re connected to six areas of social-emotional learning and are available as a PDF file or graphics. You can access these activities by clicking HERE.

Durand, PaulaWeekly Update – January 10th – 14th, 2022.