Preparing for a Safe and Healthy Return to School
Our staff is working very hard to limit the risks of transmission of COVID-19. We continue to have extensive training on infection control measures such as hand hygiene, respiratory etiquette, social distancing and the use of medical and non-medical face masks.
We are developing plans to ensure that all of our students will have a smooth and positive transition to their new classrooms. We miss all of our students and are very much looking forward to being together again!
On Wednesday, August 25th, at 7:00 pm, Dr. Meghani, Halton’s Chief Medical Officer for the Halton Region conducted a live webinar for all parents on health and safety in school for the 2021-2022 school year. For more information, watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtQx8vwyGVA
We are happy to say that we will be permitted to once again host extra-curricular activities and healthy food programs in the school this year. We will start off slowly and hope to begin these programs in October.
Protocols will look quite similar to last year. Most of the time, your child will remain in a single cohort. All students in Grades JK-8 will be required to wear masks in school except when they are eating. Students can request mask breaks if required, and they will not need to wear masks when they are having class outside or during recess breaks. For more information about our health and safety protocols, please see our Return to School Plan.
Medical Conditions – Parent/Guardian Packages:
If your child has a serious medical condition, an updated medical package form was given to you in June. If your child is new to our school or has a NEW medical condition, please contact Mrs. Kotulak at firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain the new forms. The health care forms MUST be completed and returned to the school during the week of August 30, 2021, prior to the first day of school.
Thank you in advance for your cooperation regarding the safe provision of medication and the information pertaining to your child. Their safety, and the safety of all other students, is our first priority.
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 not require your child’s OEN number.
As a follow-up, in the case of technical issues, we will be sending out an email to families after 4:00 PM to indicate their children’s class placements. If you are unable to get into Office 365 for any reason, please wait for this follow-up email.
As per Director Daly’s email, due to the timing and complexity of the process this year, we will not be able to accommodate any requests for changes to class placements.
Transportation information for bus students is available at www.haltonbus.ca. To access this information, you will need your child’s Ontario Education Number (OEN). Please note that Courtesy Seats are on hold for now and if that changes, it will be communicated to families.
If your child is eligible for the bus, but will not be riding, please use the opt-out form to let us know. You can opt back in at any time!
Staggered Entry for Students in Grade 1-8
We will be easing into the new school year by welcoming students back to school in smaller groups, on September 7 and 8.
The following schedule will apply for all elementary schools:
|Tuesday, September 7th||Only students in Grades 1 – 8 with surnames beginning with the letters A-K will come to school.|
|Wednesday, September 8th||Only students in Grades 1 – 8 with surnames beginning with the letters L-Z will come to school|
|Thursday, September 9th||ALL students in Grades 1 – 8 attending in-person instruction will come to school.|
Daily Confirmation of Covid-19 Screening
The Ministry of Education has directed all schools to implement daily confirmation of COVID self-screening for all elementary students attending school in person. This will be in place for the first two weeks of the school year, unless otherwise directed by the Ministry of Education.
- Parents and guardians are asked to complete the COVID-19 School Screening Tool for each child every day before leaving home for school: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/school-screening/
- Confirmation of the daily screening must be provided to the classroom teacher in one of the following formats:
- Email results to classroom teacher;
- Show “pass” confirmation on a personal device;
- Show printed copy of the screening tool indicating the current date and a “pass”; OR
- Complete Confirmation of Daily COVID-19 Student Screening Log, which your child(ren) bring back and forth to school each day. (This will be in your child’s agenda after the first day of school)
Designated Entry and Exit Doors by Class
To minimized crowding, we will be using all of our available entrance and exit doors. We will have signs posted with the Door numbers for students as they get used to this system. Next week, our teachers will be stationed at the yellow gates on the North (side with 6 portables) and South (Kindergarten side) sides of our parking lot, and at each entrance to assist students. When your child arrives at school, you may escort them to the yellow gates where they will be met by a staff member. You must then return to your car to avoid congregating. Students must arrive between 8:45-9:00 AM on their designated day next week.
|Teachers’ Names||Class Room||Entry/Exit Doors||NOTES|
|Mrs Saputo||103||11||Kindergarten yard|
|Mrs Penwarden-Ross and Mrs Eramo||101||13||Kindergarten yard|
|Mrs Harrison and Mrs Calamanici||102||13||Kindergarten yard|
|Mrs Deamone and Mrs Greco||117||10||Backyard South Side|
|Mrs Skilton||116||10||Backyard South Side|
|Mrs Twardawa||106||8||Backyard South Side|
|Mrs Mascarenhas||105||8||Backyard South Side|
|Mrs. Farronato||104||8||Backyard South Side|
|Mrs. Zeffiro||111||6||Backyard North Side|
|Mr Scott||110||6||Backyard North Side|
|Mrs Cuggy-Murphy||109||6||Backyard North Side|
|Mrs. Fiesser||108||6||Backyard North Side|
|Mrs Galluzzo||205||9||Backyard South Side|
|Mrs Densmore||207||9||Backyard South Side|
|Mrs Tilley||206||9||Backyard South Side|
|Mrs. Conlontino||208||5||Backyard North Side|
|Mrs. Kerr||209||5||Backyard North Side|
|Mr Giorgio||210||5||Backyard North Side|
|Mrs. Clark||211||5||Backyard North Side|
|Mrs Ambrozy||212||5||Backyard North Side|
|Mrs Yan||214||4||North Side KissN’Ride|
|Mrs Thompson||201||4||North Side KissN’Ride|
|Mr Maillet||202||4||North Side KissN’Ride|
|Mr Tallevi||204||9||Backyard South Side|
|Mrs Boyko||213||4||North Side KissN’Ride|
|Mr. Spence||Portable 1|
|Mrs. Urciuoli||Portable 2|
|Mr. Smith||Portable 3|
|Mrs. Wilkinson||Portable 4|
|Mrs. Medeiros||Portable 5|
|Mr. Ribeiro||Portable 6|
injuries incur medical, dental, or other expenses that are not covered by provincial health care or employer group plans. Parents/Guardians are responsible for these expenses.
Student accident insurance can provide you with financial peace of mind against the possible expenses that can be incurred if a child is injured at school.
The Board makes available an Accident and Life Insurance Program for students exclusively through Studied Insured for the convenience of parents/guardians. Participation is voluntary, and the costs for the program are paid by the parent or guardian. The program offers a variety of plans and benefits, which can be tailored to suit your needs. The insurance agreement is between the parent and the insurance company.
Families wishing to purchases student Accident Insurance can apply online at https://www.studyinsuredstudentaccident.com/
More information can be found in the flyer below: