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Weekly Update – April 13th – 17th

HAPPY EASTER!

Easter Prayer
God our Father, by raising Christ your Son you conquered the power of death and opened for us the way to eternal life. Let our celebration today raise us up and renew our lives by the Spirit that is within us. Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen
Helping to Feed Children in Halton:

Please see the attached letter update from Halton Food for Thought. They have partnered with other organizations to help provide food for children in our region. They are accepting donations as well if you are interested in supporting this great cause. Please see below.

Update on Distance Learning:

Last week we moved to teacher-led distance learning for all our students. We know this presented some excited feelings for students and staff to reconnect, but also brought about some frustration with the new learning involved. As we adapt, please know our goal is to maintain the guidelines set out by the ministry and work with you/your children so that they can successfully achieve the learning in the new format. We understand this will take some time and thank you for your patience. Please click HERE for additional reminders to help everyone with their understanding of distance learning.

  • Support for accessing the different online platforms can accessed by clicking HERE.
  • Please click HERE for access to the Board’s Digital Learning Resources, posted on our homepage.
Class Placements for 2020-2021 School Year:

Please carefully read the file below if you feel parental input is necessary for the 2020-2021 school year. Thank you. Input for Class Placements – 2020-2021

Having Trouble Logging in Multiple Children on D2L?

In households where multiple children need to log into D2L on one device, there are options that will allow two or more students to be logged in to their class portals at the same time. This will help reduce the number of sign-ins needed and make accessing D2L classes easier and faster for students. 
For detailed instructions, visit the HCDSB Learn at Home website.

Refunds for Hot Lunch Programs:
Due to the current the circumstances related to COVID-19 and uncertainty around a return to school, the school board has cancelled all hot lunch programs for the remainder of the year. The board is currently working with us to confirm the process for refunding those who pre-purchased on our cash online system. Parent who paid with cheques will be issued a refund when schools reopen. If you submitted orders with Kidssentials, please click here for more information.
Mental Health & Well-being:

The measures in place to slow the spread of COVID – 19 has changed the way of life for everyone. We recognize this is not easy and this isolation may be impacting the overall well-being of someone in your family or yourself. Please know that you can contact us if you require any support. However, you may also reach out to the Halton Region (311 by phone) for assistance. Need help talking to your children about COVID-19, searching to support your health or need to obtain food? Please click here.

Access to Oakville Public Library Resources (cloudLibrary):
Accessing cloudLibrary through the Oakville Public Library
The resource cloudLibrary offers a growing collection of eBooks and audiobooks for kids, teens, and adults. They are available to listen or read on your computer, smartphone, or tablets.
This will allow you to access the service by logging in with your Oakville Public Library card.
If you do not have an Oakville Public Library card, parents can register for one by e-mailing OPLReference@oakville.ca with the subject line “Card Registration”.
Please click HERE for more information!
Math Challenge:
As we mentioned last week, we will post weekly challenges in our updates, with live links to post answers! The links below for our new questions will be updated tomorrow!
Primary Challenge (Gr. 1-3) / Junior Challenge (Gr. 4-6) / Intermediate Challenge (Gr. 7-8)
Congratulations to last week’s challenge winners!
Primary – Andres I. (Gr. 2); Junior – Alicia B. (Gr. 4); Intermediate – Laura P. (Gr. 7).

We hope you are all keeping well – Happy Easter!

Mr. Simon and Mr. Chininea

Elementary PrincipalWeekly Update – April 13th – 17th