What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family. – Mother Teresa
Dear Parents and Guardians:
We would like to thank you for your ongoing support in completing the daily self-assessment with your child every morning and following any recommendations. Please be reminded that if students are demonstrating symptoms of Covid-19 the following must be met before their return to school:
- If the student is assessed by their health care provider and cleared to return to school, he/she can return to school if it has been at least 24 hours since their symptoms started improving. Medical notes are generally not required for return to school.
- If the student or staff member is recommended for COVID-19 testing by their Health Care Provider, and the tests come back negative*, he/she may return to school if it has been at least 24 hours since their symptoms started improving, provided:
- There is no known high-risk exposure
- The student or staff member is not advised by Halton Region Public Health or health care provider to self-isolate
- If a symptomatic student or staff member was recommended for testing by their Health Care Provider but has refused testing he/she must self-isolate for 14 days and be symptom-free for at least 24 hours before returning to school.
Please ensure your child has a reusable water bottle at school as the water fountains are not accessible this year. Students are also encouraged to dress in layers as the temperature varies throughout the day. It is advisable that students have hats and mittens for cool mornings.
Catholic School Council:
The Catholic School Council will meet virtually on Monday, Oct 19th at 6:30 PM. Please contact administration if you would like to be sent an invitation to attend.
Curriculum Night October 22:
On Thursday, October 22nd, we will host our virtual St. Anthony of Padua Curriculum Night. The first session will take place at 6:30 PM, followed by the second session at 7:15 PM. Your child’s homeroom teacher will be sharing a link to a TEAMs invite that they will place in the announcement section of their D2L page. The link will be present several days before the 22nd, so please ensure you have access to the D2L page and can see the link.
In the meantime, we ask that you download Microsoft Teams and create an account. This will ensure that we won’t have any issues connecting on Curriculum Night.
Rethink Pink Day October 23
On October 23, students are encouraged to wear pink and donate a toonie to support Rethink Breast Cancer. The mission of this organization is
•Putting young women’s issues on the breast cancer agenda in a bold, upbeat way
•Motivating young women to focus on breast health through risk reduction and early detection
•Finding and forging new platforms to reach young people and creating high-impact, fear-free messaging
•Filling gaps in support for young women with breast cancer
HALLOWEEN COSTUME Day October 30
As Catholics, we believe in the saving goodness of Jesus, in the Salvation of Souls, and in the triumph of good over evil. On Halloween, students are invited to dress up in costumes if they wish to do so, although we do stress that masks, accessories and weapons not be brought to school. Please ensure that costumes reflect our Catholic values, follow the school dress code, and are respectful of human life. Please avoid your child’s disappointment at school, as these items will be taken and returned at the end of the day. Thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation.
Health Tip of the Week:
Tonight we will be holding a virtual Curriculum Night. There will be synchronous presentations by teachers at 6:30 and 7:15 PM. Invite links will be sent to parents by teachers. An introductory presentation by administration will be emailed to parents on that day.
Students are allowed to wear costumes to school. Please ensure costumes demonstrate respect, inclusion and empathy to all individuals. Students are asked to leave props at home.
Today we honour all veterans who have served our country and those who lost their lives for our freedom.
Your Partners in Catholic Education,
G. Giacalone, E. Scannell, D. Owens