The epiphany, or showing, of Jesus, teaches us that Jesus’ coming into the world was important to the whole world and that the Good News of Jesus Christ is meant for everyone! The word epiphany comes from the Greek Epiphania, meaning “revelation.”
At Epiphany we recall the visit of the Magi to the newborn Jesus: “And behold, the star that they had seen at its rising preceded them, until it came and stopped over the place where the child was. They were overjoyed at seeing the star, and on entering the house they saw the child with Mary his mother. They prostrated themselves and did him homage. Then they opened their treasures and offered him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.” (Matthew 2:9–12)
Ontario Catholic Graduate Expectations
This year, we are focusing on The Ontario Catholic Graduate Expectations as a school community. Each month a student form each class will be chosen who represents the OCGE of the month. One award per class will be given for the student who demonstrates these traits.
For January, we will focus on the OCGE of being a Self-Directed, Responsible, Lifelong Learner. A self-directed, responsible, lifelong learner develops and demonstrates their God-given potential.
- Demonstrates a confident and positive sense of self respect for the dignity and welfare of others
- Demonstrates flexibility and adaptability
- Takes initiative and demonstrates Christian leadership
Thank you for all your support and patience as we prepare to move to remote learning tomorrow. We want to acknowledge and thank our staff for their commitment over the past two days to get their online learning platforms ready to welcome students tomorrow. 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 students are engaged in their learning and continue to stay connected to their teacher and classmates.
As you are aware from communication from Halton Catholic District School Board, all schools will move to teacher-led remote learning on January 5, 2022 until at least January 17, 2022.
- Beginning Wednesday, January 5th and ending on Friday, January 14th, all students will learn remotely from home.
- At this time, schools are scheduled to reopen for in-person learning on Monday, January 17th, subject to public health trends and operational considerations.
Remote learning will be provided for all students in accordance with PPM 164: Requirements for Remote Learning, which provides specific expectations around synchronous learning. Learn more: https://learnathome.hcdsb.org/return-to-school-2/remote-learning/
The following links and documents provide some guidelines for parents and students to help ensure safe and effective live online learning:
- Learning at Home – Live Online Learning Tips for Parents
- Learning at Home – Live Online Learning Tips Students
- Use of Technology and Digital Citizenship – Policy No. I-43 and Procedure No. VI-62
Access to Your Child’s Learning Platform:
Faith & Well-Being Resources
We recognize that this period of remote learning will create additional burdens on our families and staff.
Here are a list of supports for families to access during this difficult time:
- School Mental Health Ontario: www.smho-smso.ca.
- Kids Help Phone at 1 (800) 668-6868 or visit KidsHelpPhone.ca for 24/7 support.
- Faith & Well-Being Resources: https://learnathome.hcdsb.org/faith-well-being/
- Twitter: @HCDSB @StBrigidHCDSB
- Instagram: @HaltonCatholicDSB
- Facebook: Halton Catholic District School Board
Hot Lunch Programs
All hot lunch programs will be suspended for the time being while students are learning remotely.
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.