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Weekly Update Sept. 27

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Thank you to all the families who donated for our Terry Fox Fundraiser. We raised over $750!! Let’s keep finding ways to make a difference in our community!

Thanksgiving Food Drive

Let’s take care of each other! If you know a family who would benefit from a little extra food right now, please let us know! Maybe it’s your family, a neighbour, a friend. Please email or give our office a call. All other food will be donated to the food bank.

Over the next 2 weeks, your child’s teacher will have an area to collect dry/canned food in their classroom. Our last day for food collection will be Thursday, October 7th. The class that collects the most food will win a PIZZA PARTY!

St. Benedict Virtual Curriculum Night

Tuesday, September 28th starting at 6:30pm

Rowan’s Law Day – September 29, 2021

On Wednesday, September 29, 2021, our school will be recognizing Rowan’s Law Day to raise awareness about concussion safety, and to share Rowan Stringer’s story.

In May 2013, 17-year-old Rowan died as the result of head injuries sustained in a game of rugby. In March 2018, the Ontario government passed Rowan’s Law, designed to protect athletes and to educate about the dangers of head injuries.

The health and safety of our students is our top priority, and on September 29th, we hope to increase awareness about the dangers of concussions. Together, we can help our students prevent, recognize and respond to concussions.

National Day of Truth & Reconciliation: September 30

Staff and students are asked to wear ORANGE Shirts to remember and honour Indigenous children who were taken from their communities and families to residential schools. The Orange Shirt Day has particular significance as it is also the first observance of a National Day of Truth and Reconciliation.

On September 30th we will honour those who survived residential schools, remember those who did not, and recognize the ongoing effects o intergenerational trauma. Wearing an orange shirt is a visual reminder of our share past and provides an opportunity for dialogue between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples. It is an opportunity for school and communities to come together in the spirit of reconciliation and hope for generations to come.

Bishop Reding High School AP Grade 8 Parent INFO night: Oct. 26th

Halton Public Health Re: Students in Grades 7-12

Dear Parents/Guardians of Halton Students in Grades 7-12,
Halton Region Public Health is reaching out to share some important information about
upcoming immunization clinics and how to keep up-to-date with school-based vaccines. Schoolbased vaccines are non-COVID vaccines that are usually provided to students in the school
setting during their grade 7 year. Due to pandemic-related disruptions, students may have
missed the opportunity to receive these vaccines over the past two school years.
These vaccines will not be provided in the school setting this fall. Instead, Halton Region Public
Health will be offering the school-based vaccines by appointment only to eligible students in
grades 7-12 (born 2004-2009) at community clinics in each municipality. Additionally, there will
be appointments available for eligible former students born in 2002 and 2003 to catch-up on
vaccines they may have missed. The school-based vaccines include:

• Hepatitis B (ENGERIX®-B) – recommended vaccine
• Human Papillomavirus (GARDASIL®9) – recommended vaccine
• Meningococcal ACYW-135 (NIMENRIX®) – ISPA required vaccine, see below

For more information about these vaccines, please see the School-based Immunizations Fact
Sheet located on Halton’s Grade 7 School-based Immunizations web page:

Please note: COVID-19 vaccines are separate from the School-Based Immunization Program.

Immunization appointments for school-based vaccines will be made available in several blocks
of time. The first block of appointments to be released will be for Monday, September 20, 2021
through Friday, October 8, 2021, with additional blocks of time expected to be released after the
Thanksgiving weekend. Clinics will be located at the following community venues:

• Gellert Community Centre (Halton Hills)
• First Ontario Arts Centre (Milton)
• Peter Gilgan YMCA (Oakville)
• Gary Allan Learning Centre Burlington

To book an appointment, or learn more about clinic eligibility, locations, or schedules, visit
Halton’s Grade 7 School-based Immunizations web page or call 311. Please bring any
immunization records you may have for your child to the appointment, where Public Health staff
will fully assess their vaccination history and obtain consent.

Your child(ren) may also be able to receive these vaccines through your primary health care
provider at a later date. Please note, while these community clinics are available, your primary
care provider will not be able to give your child(ren) these vaccines. Please contact your primary
health care provider for more information, and remember to update your child’s immunization
record online after they receive any vaccine(s).
Please note, the COVID-19 vaccine(s) DO NOT
need to be reported.

Family INFO & Consent Forms- DUE BY TUESDAY

Parents are asked to complete the form, which may be accessed (click) HERE. The form should take you no longer than 10 minutes to complete. We ask that these forms be completed by Tuesday, September 28th.

If you already submitted a consent form, no further action is required. If you need your child’s OEN – please call the school.

Important Notes Before Completing the Form:

  • If you have more than one child enrolled in an HCDSB school, please complete a separate form for each child.
  • Only one parent/guardian is required to complete a form for each child.
  • You will need your child’s Ontario Education Number (OEN) to submit this form. The OEN can be found on a recent report card.
  • Please ensure you are submitting your child’s preferred name or the name you provided at registration.
  • The form can be completed using a computer, smart phone, or tablet.

Information Access and Protection of Privacy
The Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) is committed to protecting the right to privacy for students, staff, and families. Personal information is collected under the authority of the Education Act and in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA). For more information, visit our HCDSB website.

Upcoming Events

Family Info & Consent Forms DUE (complete online)
Sep 28 all day
Virtual Curriculum Night
Sep 28 @ 6:30 pm
Rowan’s Law Day: Concussion Safety
Sep 29 all day
Orange Shirt Day: National Day for Truth & Reconciliation
Sep 30 all day
Last day for Food Drive Items- Thank you!
Oct 7 all day
P.A. Day- No School for Students
Oct 8 all day
World Mental Health Day
Oct 10 all day
Thanksgiving Holiday Monday- School Closed
Oct 11 all day
CPIC Meeting
Oct 18 @ 7:00 pm
Grade 8 AP Information Night @ Bishop Reding Catholic Secondary School
Oct 26 @ 6:30 pm
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