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Weekly Update September 14th – 18th

UPDATED ENTRANCE AND DISMISSAL ROUTINES:
With the start of our first week back with all students, we will start with new routines as of this Monday. Please see the following link for detailed information: UPDATED ENTRANCE & DISMISSAL ROUTINES
Minimized Allergen Environment (NUT FREE):
Many students in our school have life-threatening allergies (anaphylaxis) and we do everything we can here at the school to keep them safe. One of the strategies we use to help keep our students safe is to remind parents, guardians and caregivers to kindly ensure that you send your child to school with peanut-free/nut-free food products to school.  This includes look-a-like products to peanut butter.  These products claim to be so close in smell, taste and texture to peanut butter, that it is nearly impossible for students and staff to distinguish between a look-a-like product and authentic peanut butter.  We appreciate your cooperation in keeping the look-a-like products at home and preventing a mix-up of the two products, where the results could be life-threatening. For this same reason, we cannot accept treats for birthdays or celebrations (for all students) and monitor this very closely. Please take a moment to discuss this with your children, reminding them of the importance of not sharing food items and letting staff know if they have any concerns.
Oakville Crossing Guards – Begin Mon, Sept 14th  
Crossing Guards in the Town of Oakville will begin the school year at their designated locations on Monday, September 14th
As the school year begins, parents and guardians are encouraged to remind their children to exercise caution when walking/riding to and from school, and walking near school zones, crosswalks and school buses. Thank you for contributing to the safety of our community!
Bus Transportation & Kiss & Ride:
Bus transportation will begin this Monday, September 13th. It was mandated that seating plans be created, based on families and cohorts (where possible) and must remain in tact. We ask that you please discuss this with your children.
*A reminder to everyone, that our Kiss & Ride operates in the same lane as our buses. If a bus is unloading, please wait until all students have been dropped off and the bus is proceeding out.
Safe Arrival Program:
It is essential that all absences are reported to the office in a timely manner. Please enter/report all student absences moving forward using School Messenger (details below), which is our only reporting system. As per board procedures, Halton Regional Police must be called after many attempts have been made to determine student whereabouts, to ensure their safety. Please continue to follow our established procedures around student safe arrival. Keeping our students safe and knowing where they are when not present is paramount. If you have questions, please feel free to contact the school. Continued thanks to Mrs. Talbot & Mrs. Dunn for their commitment to ensuring the safety of our students each day.
Signing Up/Logging Into School Messenger – Please ensure you use the same email address as we have in our system when signing up/ logging in. 
1.) using the convenient SchoolMessenger® mobile app
2.) by logging into the SchoolMessenger®  website
3.) by calling into an interactive toll-free phone line (1-844-445-4505)
St. Dominic Catholic School Council 2020-2021
We welcome new and returning parents to join our Catholic School Council. Catholic School Councils are called to help serve the community, acting as an advisory board for our school administration. If you are interested in joining our Catholic School Council this year, please click below for more information and to complete your nomination form.
Catholic School Council Election Package 2020
Student Insurance
Are you interested in purchasing student insurance for your child(ren)? If so, please click here to read more and and to view your options.

Weekly Updates – please see our homepage – “News” tab to access weekly updates from previous weeks.

Have a terrific week!

Your Partners in Catholic Education,

P. Durand and V. Chininea

Mar
11
Wed
Author Susan Aguilo Visits Grades 1-6
Mar 11 all day
Mar
16
Mon
March Break
Mar 16 @ 12:00 am – Mar 20 @ 12:00 am
Mar
24
Tue
School Screening See/ Hear
Mar 24 all day
Apr
5
Sun
Palm Sunday
Apr 5 all day
Apr
8
Wed
Salad Day!
Apr 8 all day
School Mass
Apr 8 all day
Father Ranjan visits Grade 8
Apr 8 @ 10:00 am
Apr
9
Thu
Holy Thursday
Apr 9 all day
Rock Your Socks/Light It Up Blue Day
Apr 9 @ 3:03 pm – 4:03 pm

As we did not have the opportunity to celebrate physically as a school community, we are asking everyone to “virtually” come together and Rock Your Socks and Light It Up with Blue by wearing crazy socks and your best blue on Thursday April 9th! Please post your pics on twitter and remember to tag us @domihcdsb. You can also share your pictures with your teachers and classmates in your online classroom.

Apr
10
Fri
Good Friday- No School
Apr 10 all day
Elementary PrincipalWeekly Update September 14th – 18th