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School Update – Week of October 18, 2021

“Give thanks to the Lord for He is good: His love endures forever!” ~Psalm 136.1

Fall Donation Fundraiser

Please see the letter below, sent home on Friday, October 8th for our Fall Donation Fundraiser.  Students will be able to dress in costume on October 29th, partake in virtual BINGO and classroom-based fun Halloween activities!  Student prize information will be shared this week.

Sharing of food/treats is not permitted at school for Halloween.

Halloween Costumes

We are all looking forward to celebrating Hallowe’en by dressing up in our costumes on Friday, October 29th.  Within our Catholic School community at St. Brigid we want to ensure that we demonstrate inclusion and respect for all. When choosing costumes we ask that everyone reflect critically and be mindful of cultural appropriation so that we maintain a welcoming and safe environment for everyone. Please consider the following questions when choosing Halloween costumes:

Is my costume making fun or offensive towards a group of people, their culture or religion?   

Does my costume reinforce jokes and stereotypes about certain groups, cultures or religions?

Am I altering my skin colour, facial/body features to make it darker or like a particular race, ethnicity or cultural group?

Am I dressing up as a culture or borrowing a religion that is not my own or is not part of my background?

Do I understand and respect the history or tradition of the culture that I am borrowing my costume from? 

A reminder that costumes worn are not to include face masks, as students will be expected to continue to wear their non-medical masks.

Christ the King Information Nights

Advanced Placement Parent Information Night will take place on Thursday, October 21st This is a virtual event. To access this event please visit https://secondary.hcdsb.org/ctk

Parent Information Night will take place on Thursday, October 28th This is a virtual event. To access this event please visit https://secondary.hcdsb.org/ctk

Students Leaving for Lunch

Students who are leaving school property for lunch are expected to continue to follow public health guidelines including masking and distancing when in the community. Students are asked to leave school property promptly and return on time by checking in at the main office. Students should not be congregating in the public park adjacent to the school property when signed out over the lunch hour. Your assistance in keeping our school community healthy by adhering to public health guidelines is greatly appreciated.

Morning Entrance

The school bell for our morning rings at 9 a.m. to signal the start of the school day.  If your child will be later than 9 a.m. please ensure they enter through the front doors of the school and check in with the office staff upon arrival.

Bus Student Seating

Please be reminded that students have been assigned seats on both their morning and afternoon bus routes.  Students have been told their seats at the beginning of the school year and reminded throughout the year if changes occur.

We would ask that you go onto the following link for HSTS to check for your child’s seat on each bus and remind them of their seat numbers.  The seat they sit on in the morning will not necessarily be the same seat at the end of the day.  

It is very important that students sit in their assigned seats.  If there is a COVID-19 situation whereby the bus is involved, we use the seating charts to do contact tracing and determine those affected, therefore ensuring your child knows their seat is critical. 

Hot Lunch Programs

Stay tuned for more information to come via email regarding lunch programs starting soon!

Daily COVID Screening

Parents/guardians/students must complete the Ontario School Screening Tool each morning prior to or upon arrival for each student.  Students will no longer be required to show/provide their classroom teacher confirmation of screening daily.

Screening Tool: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/school-screening/

Students only attend school if a “✅” is  obtained.   Students with COVID-like symptoms or who receive an “X” indicating “Do not go to school” must remain home and isolate as instructed.

Butt, GenevieveSchool Update – Week of October 18, 2021