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School Update – Week of September 21, 2020

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St Brigid Weekly Update – Week of September 21, 2020

Dear Parents,

We would like to thank our St. Brigid community for the continued support as we get started with this school year.  The dedication of students, parents and staff are greatly appreciated each day.  We appreciate the continued effort of parents to socially distance upon drop-off and pick-up and wear a mask where this is not possible.  Keeping everyone safe is our priority!

Please note, you will need to use the newest Self-Assessment Online Tool each morning prior to your child coming to school. 

While using the Kiss n’ Ride, parents are not permitted to exit their vehicle.  If you require exiting your vehicle, please park your car and walk your child to the designated area.  This allows for a safe arrival and exit for all students and keeps the flow of traffic moving during our busy times.  We appreciate your cooperation with this.

As we limit visitors to our school throughout the day, lunch drop offs will not be permitted during the school day.  As well, students should NOT leave the premise at lunch. If a student must leave at lunch, it needs to be with a parent so that the self-assessment can be performed upon return to school.

Parents and guardians are asked to provide their child(ren) with lunch in the morning before students enter the school building.  

The annual Orange Shirt Day on September 30th opens the door to global conversation on all aspects of Residential Schools. It is an opportunity to create meaningful discussion about the effects of Residential Schools and the legacy they have left behind.  The date was chosen because it is the time of year in which children were taken from their homes to residential schools, and because it is an opportunity to set the stage for anti-racism and anti-bullying policies for the coming school year.  It is an opportunity for First Nations, local governments, schools and communities to come together in the spirit of reconciliation and hope for generations of children to come.  We will celebrate Orange Shirt Day by wearing orange on September 30th and come together as a school community by showing our support.

In 2018, a new law called Rowan’s Law was passed in Ontario. It helps protect people who play sports, or play active games in schools, helps teachers, parents/guardians and coaches learn about preventing concussions, and helps people who get concussions to recover. Thanks to Rowan’s Law, all sports organizations and schools in Ontario have new rules in place around concussions.  We will celebrate Rowan’s Law Day by wearing purple on Friday, October 2nd.

Curriculum Night at St. Brigid School will be held on Wednesday, September 30th.   Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this event will take place virtually this year.  Families will be able to meet their child’s teacher virtually, view the classroom via a virtual tour, and explore the curriculum your child will learn this year.  There will be 3 sessions you may choose from to attend.  The times are as follows: 6:45 – 7:05 pm or 7:10 – 7:30 pm or 7:35 – 7:55 pm.

Details will be shared by your child’s classroom teacher with a link to connect virtually in the coming days.

If you would like to consider nominating yourself for our Catholic School Council please complete the nomination form sent home via School Messenger on Thursday, September 24th. We do invite some parents from our remote learning community to self-nominate. You can forward your nomination via email to the attention of the principal lanoisc@hcds.org by Thursday October 1, 2020 .  You can print/scan/photograph and send this electronically. Alternatively, you can provide a hard copy to the office by 4pm on Thursday October 1st, 2020. If you send a hard copy, please call the office to confirm drop off arrangements. We will confirm the receipt of all nominations.

Information & Reminders for the upcoming week:

Wednesday, September 30

  • Orange Shirt Day
  • Curriculum Night – virtual

Friday, September 27

  • Rowan’s Law Day – Wear purple

Enjoy the week!

Mrs. Lanois                      Mrs. Butt

Principal                            Vice-Principal

Elementary Vice-PrincipalSchool Update – Week of September 21, 2020