Virtual Family Fun Night
Thank you to all families that participated for our first virtual Family Fun Night. What a great success as we were able to bring together the SJOA community. Congratulations to the 3 families that won the Kahoot games. Mr. Laratta will be contacting you this week to arrange your pizza delivery.
Thursday, November 26th will be a full civvies day. We are encouraging staff and students to wear their favourite hoodie or sweater.
Reminder that Friday, November 27th there will be no classes for students. Classes will resume on Monday, November 30th.
Interviews will be held on Thursday, November 26th from 3:30 pm to 8:30 pm and Friday, November 27th between 8:30 am and 2:00 pm. Emails from your child’s teacher will be sent out on Wednesday, November 25th with the Teams invite to conduct the virtual interviews. Should you prefer a phone interview, please let your child’s teacher know.
Just a gentle reminder to all parents and guardians that masks are required when entering school property (fence line, parking lot, building). When waiting near the gates at the beginning of the day or at dismissal, please ensure that masks are worn until you enter your car off school property. These safety measures are in place in accordance with Halton Public Health and SJOA/HCDSB COVID-19 return to school policy and procedure. Remember we are all in this together!
We would like to remind parents, guardians and family members that there are No Dogs Allowed on school property (fence line, sidewalks, parking lot, blacktop and grass area) unless it is a service animal wearing appropriate vest and/or harness, during drop off and pick up time. We encourage students to walk to and from school when possible and at times this means bringing the dog, however, we ask that all dogs/animals remain off school property during this time.
A reminder to families that school begins at 8:45 am. Students are asked to arrive at school between 8:30 and 8:45 am. Arriving at school on time will teach children the importance of punctuality. Insist that your children leave the house in time to arrive at school at least five or ten minutes before the bell. The time spent in the school before class begins is a transition time that allows your child to reconnect with classmates and to refocus on school.
Safe Arrival Program
It is essential that all absences are reported to the office in a timely manner. Please use the absence reporting email link, which can be found at the bottom of our homepage, to report your child’s absence. In some cases, numerous unsuccessful attempts are made when calling cell, work, home and emergency contact phone numbers. As per board procedures, Halton Regional Police must be called after many attempts have been made, to ensure student safety. Please continue to follow our established procedures around student safe arrival.
Self-Assessment Screening Tool
The Ontario government has released changes to the COVID-19 School Screening Tool used to monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 in children. Please use the October 1st Update – COVID-19 Screening Tool for Children tool before leaving for school each day.
Have a Great Week!