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School Update – Week of September 28th

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St Brigid Weekly Update – Week of September 28, 2020

Dear Parents,

We would like to thank our St. Brigid community for attending the virtual curriculum night on Wednesday, September 30th.  We appreciate your support and guidance in working with the teachers to help in providing a great year for your child!  If you were unable to attend, please connect with your child’s classroom teacher for details.

Your continued support is appreciated during drop-off and pick-up using the Kiss n’ Ride area.  Please ensure you stay in your vehicle when using Kiss n’ Ride to ensure safety for all.  As well, wearing a mask during drop-off and pick-up when socially distancing is not possible is greatly appreciated in order to keep all of our students and staff safe and healthy.

As you know, from the email sent last evening from HCDSB, the Ontario government released changes to the COVID-19 School Screening Tool used to monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 in children.

The updated screening tool offers a more comprehensive checklist of the type and number of symptoms needed for a child to stay home for a period of time and seek medical advice. Please note that the COVID-19 School Screening Tool is not to be used as a clinical assessment or intended to take the place of medical advice; a diagnosis or treatment.

The online COVID-19 Screening Tool will be updated soon to include these new revisions.

In the meantime, you are asked to keep screening your children for COVID-19 each day using the updated guidelines in the link below:

October 1st Update – COVID-19 Screening Tool for Children

As always, the health and safety of our students, staff and families is our highest priority, and we will continue to take direction from the Ministry of Education and Halton Region Public Health to ensure all protocols are in place and followed in each of our schools.

This week, we celebrated Orange Shirt Day to remind us to come together in truth and reconciliation and to continue the open conversation about being inclusive, while reminding ourselves that #EveryChildMatters.  By wearing purple shirts, we brought forth awareness about concussions and continue to educate ourselves on safety and awareness in order to keep everyone safe.

A friendly reminder to send back the consent and verification form package sent home.

Our opening liturgy takes place on Monday at 9:30 am through a virtual platform hosted by Father Dave Walters at Holy Cross Church.  We look forward to continuing to celebrate our Catholic faith through the virtual connection with Holy Cross.  We will provide the link to families on Monday morning, for those who may wish to participate from home as well.

Information & Reminders for the upcoming week:

  • Monday, October 5th
    • Virtual in-school liturgy
    • Virtual divisional assemblies
    • World Teachers Day – Thank you to all our wonderful staff for everything they do each day to make St. Brigid a great place to be!

Enjoy the week!

Mrs. Lanois                      Mrs. Butt

Principal                            Vice-Principal

Butt, GenevieveSchool Update – Week of September 28th