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School Update – Week of May 10 – 14, 2021

St Brigid Weekly Update – Week of May 10 – 14, 2021

Dear Parents,

Thank you for your continued support and patience as we continue with virtual learning.  It was wonderful to experience the variety of activities that students, staff and families participated in this week for Catholic Education Week.  We continue to work together to nurture hope, kindness and love, while being committed to student achievement and well-bring as we serve to provide excellence in Catholic education.

Dress Loud Day

May is Speech & Language Awareness Month and we’ll be celebrating Dress Loud Day… ALL month long!  Calling all VOICE Members and families! You can participate in Dress Loud Day… from the comfort of your own home! Pick any day in May to wear your most wild, colourful and LOUD outfit around your house (and if you’re brave your neighbourhood!) to support VOICE and the deaf and hard of hearing community. Don’t forget to snap a picture of your fun outfits to post on social media and tag us at @voice4deafkids @StJoesActon #HCDSBdressloud.

Digital Citizens

As Digital Citizens, students are required to demonstrate digital citizenship through the appropriate use of technology as outlined in our code of conduct. We are committed to working with you to ensure a safe and productive learning environment for all members of our school community.

Students should review the following:

  • Treat other students and school staff with dignity and respect.
  • Represent only themselves online. Students should never pretend to be someone else or allow someone else to pretend to be them.
  • Complete all work assigned to the best of their ability while adhering to rules around plagiarism.
  • Always protect their password(s) and schoolwork so others cannot take advantage.
  • Use appropriate and encouraging language when posting opinions, critiquing others and chatting on school platforms.
  • Immediately contact the teacher if they are having issues with class platforms (e.g., password no longer working, difficulty submitting work, concern about cyber-bullying, etc).
  • Notify their teacher should they feel their work has been compromised, copied or used without their permission.
  • Be aware that inappropriate behaviour online could result in disciplinary action as per our Progressive Discipline policy
  • Follow the Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectations while engaging in distance learning

School Climate Survey

In an ongoing effort to promote safe, inclusive, and accepting schools, HCDSB will be administering an online School Climate Survey for students beginning the week of May 10th, 2021 for students in Grades 4 – 12.

About the School Climate Student Survey

The School Climate Student Survey asks students for their opinion on key areas that research has shown to be important in understanding school climate, and that have an impact on student outcomes – with a focus on safety, inclusion, and relationships. 

Some important notes about the survey:

  • The survey is voluntary, and will take place during the school day.
  • Students may choose not to respond to a question, to skip any question they don’t want to answer, or to stop taking the survey at any time, without any negative consequences. 
  • The survey is anonymous and confidential. Student names will not be collected, and their responses will be securely stored by HCDSB Research and Development Services staff.
  • Results of this survey will be reported at the school-level and individual respondents will not be identified. 
  • This survey has been developed and tested by HCDSB’s Research and Development Services staff, in collaboration with other HCDSB staff members.

Free Family Paint Nights

HCDSB Indigenous Education Advisory has organized three free on-line paint nights with Indigenous artist Moses Lunham.  Two nights have already passed, with one more to come. This is a great way to come together in community to be creative and learn more about Indigenous art.  All information for paint nights, pictures and supplies needed will be posted on the HCDSB webpage.

Each session will have a different theme based on the natural cycle of the environment.  All sessions will be on the HCDSB YouTube Channel to start 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Wednesday, June 9th, 2021 – Strawberry Being the First Fruit of the Season

Moses Lunham will provide step-by-step instructions, encouragement and has agreed to leave the live video up for a period of one week between each session. 

COVID-19 Updates

Please continue to reference the Halton Public Health website for updates and items related to COVID within Halton region.  As well, our HCDSB website and Twitter provides updates when they arise.

Happy Mother’s Day 

Wishing you a very happy, blessed and loving day this Sunday!

Enjoy the week!

Mrs. Lanois             Mrs. Butt

Principal                  Vice-Principal

Butt, GenevieveSchool Update – Week of May 10 – 14, 2021