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School Update – Week of January 18, 2021

St Brigid Weekly Update – Week of January 18, 2021

Dear Parents,

Thank you for all your support and patience as we come to the end of the second week of remote learning.  We recognize that this model of learning is different, however, are so proud of our students, staff and families for navigating these challenging times and ensuring the students are engaged in their learning and connected to their teacher and classmates.

Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten Registration takes place online. Please share this information with others in the community. Please complete the online registration as soon as possible. This allows our office staff time to be prepared for part 2 of the registration process.  For all the details visit: HCDSB Kindergarten Registration  Due to the extension of the remote learning period, Part 2 of the registration process will be rescheduled after schools reopen for in-person learning.

Attendance

During this period of remote learning, we continue to promote regular attendance.  It is important for students to remain engaged in their learning so they can stay connected to the curriculum, their peers and teachers, while our school is closed. 

Attendance will be taken twice daily: once in the morning beginning at 9:00am and again after lunch beginning at 1:05pm. If your child is not able to attend or participate in remote learning on any given day, please report his or her absence, as you typically would during in-person learning through the SchoolMessenger Safe Arrival System:  https://www.hcdsb.org/parents/report-your-childs-absence/.

If your child arrives late to the morning or afternoon session or is experiencing technical difficulties, and has been marked absent and you are receiving notifications from the safe arrival system, please send an email to your child’s teacher as well as our school secretary Mrs. Woodrow so that your child’s attendance status can be updated. 

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.

Remote Learning

Currently, remote learning is to continue until January 22nd.  Our direction is taken from the Ministry of Education and we encourage you to continue to listen to these updates, as well as read the emails sent from our Director of Education, Pat Daly.  Please see our Halton Catholic District School Board website for updates.

Stay safe and enjoy the week!

Mrs. Lanois                     Mrs. Butt

Principal                          Vice-Principal

Butt, GenevieveSchool Update – Week of January 18, 2021