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Dear Parents/Guardians,

We trust that you had a wonderful Christmas break and a joyful New Year spending time with family.  We are so excited to welcome your child back to school, albeit virtually for now.

Remote Learning Update

As we move to remote learning, please see some important information below that has been shared on our website.

Moving to Remote Learning

Epiphany – January 6th

The Epiphany 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.” It is celebrated on January 6th.

At The 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)

Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten is an exciting milestone for your child and for your family! Our school offers a full-day, 2-year Kindergarten program, designed to engage curious early learners through different kinds of play, that help children learn how to reason and problem-solve as they interact with one another.

When Can My Child Begin Kindergarten?

To register your child to begin Junior Kindergarten (Year 1) in September, 2022, your child must be four years old by December 31, 2022. Children enrolled in Senior Kindergarten (Year 2) must be five years old by December 31, 2022.

To learn more about the registration process, please follow the link below.

Register your Child for Kindergarten

Digital Citizenship

As Digital Citizens, users recognize the rights, responsibilities and opportunities of living, learning and working in an interconnected digital world, in which they act in ways that are safe, legal and ethical.

Students are required to demonstrate digital citizenship through the appropriate use of technology as outlined in our code of conduct.

During this period of Distance Learning, there is an expectation that students continue to abide by Board and school Codes of Conduct. To ensure the safety and well-being of all students, please review these student expectations.

Students are expected to:

  • Treat other students and school staff with dignity and respect.
  • Represent only themselves online. Students should never pretend to be someone else or allow someone else pretend to be them.
  • Complete all work assigned to the best of their ability while adhering to rules around plagiarism.
  • Always protect their password(s) and schoolwork so others cannot take advantage.
  • Use appropriate and encouraging language when posting opinions, critiquing others and chatting on school platforms.
  • Immediately contact the teacher if they are having issues with class platforms (e.g., password no longer working, difficulty submitting work, concern about cyber-bulling, etc.).
  • Notify their teacher should they feel their work has been compromised, copied or used without their permission.
  • Be aware that inappropriate behaviour online could result in disciplinary action as per our Progressive Discipline policy
  • Follow the Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectations while engaging in distance learning
  • Dress appropriately for distance learning. The school dress code still applies during distance learning.
  • Have a workspace appropriate for learning. Bedrooms are not an appropriate area to work and learn.

We are committed to working with you to ensure a safe and productive learning environment for all members of our school community.

Remote Learning Attendance

Attendance will be taken twice daily: once in the morning and again after lunch. If your child is not able to attend or participate in remote learning on any given day, please report his or her absence as you typically would during in-person learning through the School Messenger Safe Arrival System:

Report Your Child’s Absence | Halton Catholic District School Board (hcdsb.org)

If your child arrives late to the synchronous session, is experiencing technical difficulties, etc., but has been marked absent and you are receiving notifications from the safe arrival system, please send an email to your child’s teacher so that your child’s attendance status can be updated.  Please do not call the school as a staff member may not be available to receive your call right away. 

D. Attardo and D. Fitzpatrick

Fitzpatrick, DavidCommunication Bulletin