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Weekly Update Apr. 4th to Apr. 9th

Lord God,
You loved this world so much that you gave your one and only Son, that we might be called your children too. Lord, help us to live in the gladness and grace of Easter Sunday, every day. Let us have hearts of thankfulness for your sacrifice. Let us have eyes that look upon your grace and rejoice in our salvation. Help us to walk in your mighty grace and tell the good news to the world. Amen.

World Autism Day

World Autism Awareness Day was celebrated on Friday, April 2nd.  As a result, we are inviting all staff and students to wear BLUE on Tuesday, April 6th in recognition of people with autism and those who love and support them. Help us spread kindness and autism awareness by participating in this civvies day. 

St. Matthew Parish

Please click on the following link for Parish information and the Parish YouTube channel.  https://www.saintmatthew.ca/   

https://www.youtube.com/saintmatthewparishoakville

Dates to Remember:

Monday, April 5th — Easter Monday (No School)

Tuesday, April 6th is World Autism Day — Civvies Day (Wear Blue)

Saturday, May 2ndGrade 7 Confirmation

Updates to the COVID-19 School Screening Tool

The COVID-19 School Screening Tool https://covid-19.ontario.ca/school-screening/ has been changed and will now require students and staff with any new or worsening symptoms of COVID-19, even those with only one (1) symptom, must stay home until:

  •  they receive a negative COVID-19 test result.; OR
  •  they receive an alternative diagnosis by a health care professional.; OR 
  •  it has been 10 days since their symptom onset, and they are feeling better

The new single-symptom screening criteria in the COVID-19 daily screening tool has now been applied and is in effect as of Friday, February 19th, 2021.

Masks

Students in Grades K – 8 are required to wear non-medical or cloth masks indoors in school, including hallways and during classes, as well as on school vehicles.  Students will be required to wear masks outdoors during recesses where multiple classes are outside together.  Students will continue to remain in their class cohorts while outside at recess and to maintain physical distancing from each other.  As students will be wearing masks outside at recess, they will be asked to bring additional masks to school if their mask gets wet, damaged, or soiled at recess.  For students who do not have an extra mask, they can approach staff for an extra mask when needed.  Staff will provide daily opportunities for mask breaks (i.e., DPA activities outdoors with one cohort at a time and students can maintain physical distancing) with considerations made for appropriate mask storage and hand hygiene.

Self-Screening Tool

All staff and students are required to complete the daily screening prior to attending school.  https://covid-19.ontario.ca/school-screening/

Congregating

A gentle reminder to parents and students not to congregate before and after school.  Students are reminded to return directly home after school. 

Parent Reminders

A 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!

Stay Healthy and Safe!

Mr. N. Laratta

Upcoming Events:

Apr
4
Sun
Easter Sunday
Apr 4 all day
Apr
5
Mon
Easter Monday
Apr 5 all day
Apr
6
Tue
World Autism Day — Civvies Day — Wear Blue
Apr 6 all day
Apr
12
Mon
April/Spring Break
Apr 12 @ 8:00 am – Apr 16 @ 11:45 pm
Apr
19
Mon
Transition to Remote Learning — No Synchronous or Asynchronous Instruction
Apr 19 all day
Tech Pick-up
Apr 19 @ 11:00 am – 2:30 pm
Apr
20
Tue
Remote Learning
Apr 20 @ 8:45 am – 3:15 pm
Apr
21
Wed
Remote Learning
Apr 21 @ 8:45 am – 3:15 pm
Apr
22
Thu
Remote Learning
Apr 22 @ 8:45 am – 3:15 pm
Apr
23
Fri
PA Day — No School for Students
Apr 23 all day
Apr
26
Mon
Remote Learning
Apr 26 @ 8:45 am – 3:15 pm
Apr
27
Tue
Remote Learning
Apr 27 @ 8:45 am – 3:15 pm
Apr
28
Wed
Remote Learning
Apr 28 @ 8:45 am – 3:15 pm
Apr
29
Thu
Remote Learning
Apr 29 @ 8:45 am – 3:15 pm
Kindergarten Orientation Night
Apr 29 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Laratta, NickWeekly Update Apr. 4th to Apr. 9th