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Weekly update June 14-19th

No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”

Nelson Mandela

Belonging Pick Up

Parents have received the information regarding an opportunity to pick up their child’s materials from the school, as well as bring back learning materials, Library books, borrowed technology, musical instruments and sports uniforms (basketball & hockey).

In next couple of days, you will receive an email with a list of library books/textbooks that you have borrowed before March break. On the day you are coming to school to pick up your belongings please make sure to place all the books in a plastic bag and drop them off to a designated area.

Teachers have scheduled a time on Tuesday June 23, 2020 for a parent to come to the school to pick the belongs that have been bagged and placed at the student’s door for entry to the building. We will continue to follow direction of the Health Dept. and HCDSB Guidelines. Guidelines have been communicated with parents prior to the pickup date. Please review procedures carefully.

Refunds for Items Paid for by Cash or Cheque

Please note that if your family has paid for a trip or item by cash or cheque, we are unable to reimburse at this point in time. Details to follow.

Distance Learning

Thank you, parents, for supporting and working with our teachers to educate your children throughout this school closure period. We appreciate the many positive comments and feedback that we have received from you. It is a pleasure for our staff to continue to work in partnership with you! Distance Learning will end on June 26th (last day of school).

Summer School Update

As a follow up to the email you received yesterday, we are writing to let you know that we have re-opened the registration portal and waitlist for the Grades 6-8 Literacy and Math ~ Distance Learning Summer Programs, taking place this July.

Due to high enrolment, all new student registration requests submitted after June 10th will be added to the current waitlist. New classes will open based on teacher availability, and registrations will no longer be accepted when classes are full.

Parents and guardians can access the registration portal for their child to be added to the waitlist here: Summer Distance Learning

Please note that filling out the following form does not guarantee admission into the program as spaces are limited. Parents and guardians will be contacted directly if their child is placed in a class

Graduation

We have sent out the plan for Graduation to all Grade 8 families. We will have a live streamed mass on June 24 followed by a virtual ceremony which is pre-recorded and released at the end of mass. Then we will hold a drive by Certificate and Award Certificate pick up the following day. Please continue to pray for our St. Marguerite Class of 2020 and the embark on a bright new future!!!

September 2020

The Ministry of Education has not yet released its plan for school start up in September. They have indicated that this information will be shared with all of us by the end of June.

Report Cards

All student Report Cards will be sent home to parents electronically on June 24th. More details will come from the HCDSB.

School closure information and updates are posted online at learnathome.hcdsb.org/covid-19-updates

Courtesy Seats on School Buses for 2020-2021


Families with children who take the bus to school are advised that the application process for receiving courtesy seats on school buses will be delayed for the 2020-21 school year. Due to physical distancing measures in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19, it may not be possible to grant courtesy seats or the process may be delayed for next school year.

However, parents and guardians can continue to submit a Courtesy Seat Application, and will be notified via email once a decision on this process has been made. 

Please note that there is no guarantee that a courtesy seat will be offered if you submit an application, or if your child had a courtesy seat in the past. Visit the Halton Student Transportation Services website for more information: www.haltonbus.ca 

Parents of Students with Medical Conditions

Near the end of the school year, the school usually sends home a copy of current Student Plan of Care for any students with medical conditions (anaphylaxis, asthma, heart conditions, seizure conditions, diabetes, etc.). Parents would update this and return prior to end of year.

This year, copies of the Student Plan of Care will not come home in June. The Plan of Care will continue as is. Upon return to school, the Student Plan of Care will be sent home to parents to review and update if necessary.

If your child has a change in their condition over the summer, please inform the school in the week prior to students returning. Please contact Mrs. Nizic (nizicr@hcdsb.org) in this case.

Virtual Run Club

Our running club kicked off a few weeks back. We are logging our runs, sharing scenic photos and keeping one another motivated. All students from grades 3 to 8 are welcome to sign up and we will add them our TEAMS group.

Clubs continue during Distance Learning!!!

A club activity will be on the St Marguerite Twitter Page daily by @BaxterCYC. All students are welcome to participate. If you are not on Twitter but would like to participate please email Mrs. Baxter at Baxterj@hcdsb.org . You can also message your teacher about your interest in a club and we will send you the info on how to join the club on TEAMS.

Grade 8’s are starting back up with WE Team.  Information will be posted weekly on TEAMS. All ideas for upcoming initiatives are welcome.   

  • Monday -Social Club- Get working on your talent show video. It will be so awesome to see everyone who participates
  • Tuesday -Kindness Club- Diversity, read a book, learn about another culture. The world is trying to more inclusive of all cultures. What can you do?
  • Wednesday- Move and Groove Club ! Keep moving or running for Marafun.
  • Thursday- Lego Club – Making life beautiful day. Make a beautiful lego creation.
  • Friday- Art Club. Last day to submit your talent. Draw a picture, write a poem, sing a song, dance, do trick shots. Get creative and send in your submission.

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Office AssistantWeekly update June 14-19th