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Weekly Update #17 January 17-21

We are blessed to have our Catholic faith guide our families, education and community. We wish all Religions around the world a Happy World Religion Day!

Sunday, January 16th – World Religion Day

Monday, January 17th

  • Return to in-school learning
  • All students are required to show the Proof of Screening Log to their classroom teacher

Tuesday, January 18th   

  • Pizza Day (order is closed until the New Year!)

Wednesday, January 19th   

  • Pita Pit Lunch (all orders must be submitted by Sunday at 11:59 pm)

Thursday, January 20th   

  • Lunch Lady (all orders must be submitted by Wednesday 8:00 a.m.)

Friday, January 21st

DAILY ON-SITE CONFIRMATION OF SCHOOL SCREENING

The Ministry can direct school boards and schools to perform daily on-site confirmation of self-screening for all students, staff and visitors. At this time, the Ministry is requiring school boards and schools to implement the daily on-site screening for all elementary and secondary students until further notice.  

Students are asked to show a Confirmation of Daily Screening Log to the classroom teacher.  On Monday, January 17th, 2022, each student will receive a paper copy of Proof of Screening Log.  Students are required to bring the form back and forth to school to show proof of screening.  Thank you for your cooperation in keeping all students and staff safe at school.

Daily Screening Log

St. Catherine Confirmation of Daily Covid-19 Student Screening Log

Student Name :  _____________________________________          Class :  ____________________________________                                 

Parent/Guardian Name:                                             Date :    ___________________________________________                            

Please initial each morning prior to attending school.

Verify in writing:
I/we confirm the student (above) received a “pass” on the COVID School Screening Tool.     Parent/Guardian Name (Print) Parent/Guardian Signature

Verify electronically:

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


Students may alternatively complete screening on their own device, where age appropriate, and present on arrival.

By initialing below, I/we confirm the Ontario COVID-19 School Screening has been completed for my child and my child has passed the screening.

DateParent/guardian initials
January 17th, 2022. 
January 18th, 2022. 
January 19th, 2022. 
January 20th, 2022. 
January 21st, 2022. 
January 24th, 2022. 
January 25th, 2022. 
January 26th, 2022. 
January 27th, 2022. 

Daily self-screening for all students continues until we are notified by Public Health that it is no longer necessary.   We will provide a Daily Screening Log for the month of February.

ARRIVING AT SCHOOL AFTER PASSING A SCREENING THEN NOT FEELING WELL

When a student arrives at school feeling well and then feel unwell, they should report symptoms to the educator or supervisor.  The office will be contacted and communicate with parents.  We are responsible for students while on school property, when a child communicates with parents and the educator or office is unaware, this may create an unsafe situation.  Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

DEVICE RETURN

We were very fortunate to have loaned out over 160 devices.  We ask all families who borrowed a school device to return the device and charger to school on Monday with their child. 

HCDSB JOB OPPORTUNITY

Please see the link for a job opportunity with HCDSB.

https://www.hcdsb.org/career/emergency-replacement-supply/

PROLONGED ABSENCE

When a student is absent, please visit the class D2L for posted material.

HOT LUNCHES

Pita Pit is now accepting orders for lunch.  All orders must be submitted by 11:59 pm Sunday.

Lunch Lady is also accepting orders for next week. All orders must be submitted by Wednesday at 8:00 a.m.

PIZZA DAY REFUNDS

Any student who ordered pizza and was in a class that was closed will be refunded three pizza days.

Any family that purchased pizza for their child Tuesday, January 4th and 11th will be refunded two pizza days.

Any student who ordered pizza and is moving to the virtual school will be refunded for the six remaining pizza days.

EQUITY, INCLUSION, DIVERSITY AND ANTI-RACISM

Sunday, January 16th is World Religion Day.  World Religion Day is an annual celebration of the teachings of unity found in all religions.  It was established by the National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahais of United States in 1950 as a way to encourage interfaith understanding.

MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES

We understand that transitioning back to remote instruction may be difficult for some families.  Please see below for a number of resources available to you.

  Self Care 101 for Students https://smho-smso.ca/blog/online-resources/self-care-101-for-students/

  Personal Resiliency Tips- Take Care of Yourself https://smho-smso.ca/blog/online-resources/personal-resiliency-tips-during-the-covid-19-pandemic/

  My Circle of Support Pocketbook- Student Help-Seeking Resource https://smho-smso.ca/blog/online-resources/my-circle-of-support-pocketbook-student-help-seeking-resource/

  Info Sheet: Helping Your Child Manage Digital Technology https://smho-smso.ca/blog/online-resources/info-sheet-helping-your-child-manage-digital-technology/

Foster, JudyWeekly Update #17 January 17-21