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School Update – June 28th, 2021

“Now learn this lesson from the fig tree: As soon as its twigs get tender and its leaves come out, you know that summer is near.” ~Matthew 24:32

St. Joseph Tips

We would like to thank all of you for a wonderful year working together for the success of all students.  We wish all of you a blessed summer holiday and look forward to seeing everyone in September.

September Startup 2021 Information

Office Hours Starting Monday, August 30

The school office will be open on Monday, August 30 at 9:00 a.m. Office staff and administration will be available all of that week. New registrations will be accepted that week as well. Please drop off epi-pens, other medications and forms during this week. Parents are also invited to review the medical plans with the administration this week, if possible.

Tuesday, September 7th, Back to School Grades 1 – 8

On your child’s report card is an OEN (Ontario Education Number).  As of September 2nd, you will be able to log onto the board’s website and access your child’s class placement by using the OEN. As registrations continue to come in, please set your children up for success by explaining that class placements are subject to change based on enrollment. At any given time, it may be necessary to re-organize classes within the school to meet Ministry of Education standards. Please be mindful that many hours of care have been put into creating balanced classes to best meet the needs of our students and we ask that you trust our staff.

  1. http://www.hcdsb.org
  2. Click on the “Schools” tab at the top of the page
  3. Click on “School Listing”
  4. Click on “Elementary Class Placement”
  5. Scroll down to St. Joseph School
  6. Enter OEN, click search
  7. Your child’s name, school year and placement will be displayed

You will be emailed instructions for entry on the first day of school. Due to Covid19 restrictions, students will enter directly into the school building upon arrival at school. Parents are asked not to enter our schoolyard. Staff will be available outside to escort the children into the building as they arrive.

Kindergarten Entry

Welcome to all our little ones as they come to join us in the big school! We are so looking forward to meeting you! Letters will be sent home in July with your interview dates and times.

Tuesday, September 7, 2021
Parent / Student Interviews for JK students
Parent / Student Interviews for SK students new to St Joseph

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Parent / Student Interviews for JK students
Parent / Student Interviews for SK students new to St. Joseph

Thursday, September 9, 2021

Staggered entry for the first half of JK students
Full entry for all SK students

Friday, September 10, 2021
Staggered entry for second half of JK students (first half do not attend)

Monday, September 13, 2021
Full entry for all JK students

School Bus Courtesy Seat Application on Hold

Each year, in accordance with HSTS Procedure HS-1-004 – Courtesy Seats, families with children who are not otherwise eligible for school bus transportation to and from school are allowed to apply for courtesy seats on school buses.

Halton Student Transportation Services (HSTS) will not be able to accommodate courtesy seats as we move into the 2021-2022 school year. However, as information becomes available from public health, this decision may be reconsidered, and we will communicate any changes.

As a result, the courtesy seat application process is on HOLD for the 2021-2022 school year. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

For more information about student transportation services in Halton, visit the HSTS website at: www.haltonbus.ca/

Volunteers

Due to Covid19, we were unable to invite volunteers into the school to support our programming and extra-curricular activities as we normally do at St. Joseph School. We are very hopeful that we will be able to welcome volunteers back into our school at some point during the 2021-2022 school year. If you are interested in volunteering at our school we ask that you obtain both a Vulnerable Sector Screening (VSS) and a Criminal Reference Check (CRC) at Halton Regional Police Services. Please consider having this done over the summer. All volunteers, both new and experienced, must have an updated police reference check. You can also apply online at: www.haltonpolice.ca

Halton Food for Thought – Support Available for Families

We would like to make you aware of the support available to all families during these uncertain times through Halton Food for Thought and their partnership with Food for Kids. Please see the information below and note the link to access the website.

The Healthy Student Snack Bag program is open to all HDSB and HCDSB students and student families. There is no registration required – families are encouraged to go to the HFFT website Halton Food For Thought for dates, times, and locations to pick up the bags.

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