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School Update – Week of December 13 – 17, 2021

Christmas Spirit Week

This coming week, we will be having our Christmas spirit week.  Please see below for theme days students are able to participate in. Please see School Cash Online, starting on Monday, December 13th, for the ability to provide a donation that will go to support Holy Cross HELPS. Thank you for your support.

Monday, December 13th:Christmas Sock Day

Tuesday, December 14th:Christmas Accessory Day

Wednesday, December 15th:Polar Express Day

Thursday, December 16th:Christmas Sweater Day

Friday, December 17th:Christmas P.J. Day

Photo Retakes

Photo retakes have been scheduled for December 13th. Due to Edge Imaging’s closure over the Christmas holidays, photo proofs from retake day will not be available until the new year. 

Rapid Antigen Test Kits for In-Person Learners

During the week of Monday, December 13th to Friday, December 17th your child will be taking home a Rapid Antigen Screening Kit for voluntary use over the Christmas holiday.   

The rapid antigen screening kits have been provided by the Government of Ontario for every student who attends in-person learning at a publicly funded school.  These kits may be used by any student, regardless of their vaccination status, however, should only be used when a child is asymptomatic (does not have any symptoms of COVID-19) and has not had any exposure to a confirmed case of COVID-19.  

Please note, your child’s participation in this rapid antigen screening is voluntary and is not a required action for return to school after the Christmas break.  

Thank you for your ongoing support as we work closely with the Ministry of Education and Halton Public Health to help keep our community safe and healthy for all. 

Early Release – December 17th

Please note that students will be released at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, December 17th.  All buses will leave at this time as well.

Record of Screening Upon January Return

As indicated by Ministry of Education, students will need to confirm their COVID-19 screening for the first two weeks back to school, after the Christmas holidays.

Next week, all students will be sent home with a hard copy of the form below that will go back and forth between home and school.  Alternatively, students with a smart phone are able to show the ‘green check mark’ to their teacher upon arrival.

Hot Lunch Programs

Please note, you can continue to place orders for the coming weeks. See the attached letter for further information regarding ordering:

LBSCO Program Intro Letter – St. Brigid CS, Georgetown 21-22.pdf 

Gluten-free options are available to order online as well.

Please note that if you know you will be away to cancel your order through Lunch Box ahead of time.  The sorting and delivery of pizza is a large undertaking for our office staff and delivering pizza to the door is an added challenge during the lunch hour.  We appreciate your understanding.

If you have any questions, please contact the office. 

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. 

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:

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.

Holy Cross Parish

Please visit the Holy Cross website for more information on the children’s liturgy offered online during the weekend.

The weekend mass schedule is:

Saturday 5 p.m.

Sunday 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 12:00 p.m.

Butt, GenevieveSchool Update – Week of December 13 – 17, 2021