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Weekly Update – Sept 28-Oct 2, 2020

“Even though it was difficult, there was not another thing in the world I would rather have been doing” ~ Terry Fox

Orange T-shirt Day

On September 30th Canadians wear an orange shirt to demonstrate the commitment to reconciliation and opening and continuing the dialogue about residential schooling. The slogan for Orange Shirt Day is “Every Child Matters”.

Curriculum Night Oct 1st

This year, we will be hosting a synchronous virtual curriculum night on Thursday, October 1st. There will be two sessions that families can attend: 6:30 pm and 7:00 pm. Each teacher will have a “live” presentation on their D2L (Brightspace) site. In order for parents to attend, the link for the session can be found on your child’s activity feed. Once you join the session, please make sure to turn off your video and mute your microphone.

A school questionnaire for any curriculum questions that families may have, has been sent out to families. Please make sure to fill out the questionnaire and submit it by Tuesday, September 29th.

Request Change of Learning Environment

A reminder that if you wish to change your child’s learning environment by switching from remote learning to in-class instruction, or vice versa, you are asked to complete an online request form. All forms were emailed to families and will remain open until 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, October 1, 2020

Terry Fox

Our Terry Fox day will be on Friday, October 2nd.  Terry Fox is a Canadian athlete, humanitarian and cancer research activist, who has inspired many to continue on with his vision – a world without cancer.  Families who wish to donate a toonie or more to the Terry Fox Foundation, are able to do so on Cash Online. 

Masks Ettiquette

Masks are required for ALL on school property for pick-up and drop-offs. Thank you the parents and guardians who continue to follow our mask expectations and model to our students the importance of social distancing. By working together, we create a safe environment for our staff, students and our community. 

School Forms

Please make sure that all school forms have been returned to the office no later than Monday, September 28th

Possible COVID-19 symptoms

Having trouble figuring out what to do if your child has possible symptoms of COVID-19 at home or at school? Here’s an up-to-date Q & A sheet that will clear up the confusion, from @haltonregion

St. Joseph Tips

A known story of hope and resilience, in Canadian history, is that of Terry Fox. A truly epic story of a fearless, self-less 21 year old trying to change the world. If Terry’s story doesn’t help you believe in the power of youth and the next generation, nothing will.

Here are some videos about the Marathon of Hope –

Snyder, SoniaWeekly Update – Sept 28-Oct 2, 2020