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Weekly Update: January 18 – 22

Dear Parents and Guardians:

We continue to send warm wishes to families as we navigate through this period of provincial lockdown. We are so proud of all our students for putting forth their best effort! We congratulate staff for providing authentic learning experiences for students. We thank parents and students for your patience during times of technical difficulty. Please continue to reach out to teachers if you are having troubles.

At present, we are due to return to in-class learning on January 25th. You will be notified of any changes to this announcement from the government as they arrive.

Teacher Absences

There may be times when your child’s teacher must be absent due to illness or other reasons. When this happens, we do our best to ensure a supply teacher is assigned to cover the class for the day.  Unfortunately, due to ongoing demands across our school district, supply teachers are not always available to cover every absence on any given day.

When a supply teacher is assigned, they will take attendance in the morning, and again after lunch, as per our usual practice. Your child will work on the asynchronous activities that have been posted in D2L, and the supply teacher will be available to answer questions and support students through these activities.

If a supply teacher is not available, your child will work on the asynchronous activities posted in D2L.

Regardless of whether a supply teacher has been assigned to cover the classroom teacher’s absence, your child’s Core French/Social Studies/Arts class will proceed and the FSL/PTM/Arts teacher will be online to provide synchronous instruction, as scheduled.

We will communicate with parents and guardians when a classroom teacher is absent, and let you know if a supply teacher has been assigned.  

Thank you for your ongoing flexibility, support and understanding during this period of remote learning.

Student Absences

Please ensure that student absences are reported through School Messenger to avoid emails from Safe Arrivals. Remind children to be on time for classes so that

Online Etiquette

We wish to remind students and parents that it is important that students complete assessment pieces independently so the teacher has a true picture of students’ strengths and next steps.

Upcoming Events

Feb
24
Wed
Report Cards
Feb 24 all day
Report Cards will be released to parents digitally. Please have student OEN ready to access reports.
Feb
26
Fri
Anti_ Bullying Day – Wear Pink
Feb 26 all day
Mar
12
Fri
World Down Syndrome Day – Wear Mismatched Socks
Mar 12 all day
Mar
17
Wed
Wear Green for St. Patrick’s Day
Mar 17 all day
Apr
2
Fri
Good Friday
Apr 2 all day

Your Partners in Catholic Education,

G. Giacalone, E. Scannell, D. Owens

Owens, DonnaWeekly Update: January 18 – 22