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Kindergarten Parent Orientation for New Students – September 2020

Welcome to St. Matthew!
We are so excited to meet all of you and your children in September! Unfortunately, due to the school closures and other public health measures, we are unable to reschedule our orientation at the school. Please see below to view and read more about what to expect as your daughter/son enters the kindergarten program. We thank our amazing kindergarten staff for their ongoing contributions in preparation for September.
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St. Matthew School Kindergarten Brochure:
Please see the link below to read more information about our school kindergarten program.
St.Matthew Kindergarten Parent Brochure
Kindergarten Questionnaires:
If you have not had an opportunity to complete a questionnaire (link below), please ensure you do so as soon as possible. This will provide us with pertinent information so we can prepare for your child’s transition into school.

HCDSB Kindergarten Questionnaire
If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact us by email (information listed below).
Special Education and Meeting the Needs of Students:
At St. Matthew Catholic School, we strive to ensure all students gain the full benefit from their school experience.  In some circumstances, students require supports beyond what their family, friends and classroom teacher can provide in the school setting.  Students who have behavioural, communicational, intellectual, physical or multiple exceptionalities may have educational needs that require the support of a Special Education Resource Teacher and other Support Workers.  At St. Matthew, the Special Education Department is available to assist parents in navigating the appropriate supports within the school setting for all students with an exceptionality.
If your child has required Speech Therapy or other support from outside agencies, prior to registering for school, please let the Special Education Department at St. Matthew know.  If you suspect your child requires speech and language therapy, please contact ErinOak Kids by June 30th to arrange initial assessments. 
Sharing information about your child with an exceptionality with their classroom teachers and school staff is important in ensuring your child benefits from their school experience.  Please contact the Special Education Department should you have any documentation and we will provide the necessary form(s) to provide your consent for our review.
The staff at St. Matthew are looking forward to meeting all the new faces beginning the Year 1 or 2 program in September!
YMCA – Before and After School Care:
Our school has a before and after hours daycare, provided by the YMCA. Alicia Macdonald is the current YMCA site supervisor and can answer all your questions regarding potential registration. It is essential that you contact her as soon as possible to secure a spot for your child(ren). Please see below for her contact information:
aliciamc@oakville.ymca.ca
Phone: 905-510-1714.
Uniform Information:

We look forward to meeting all of you in the near future! We hope you are keeping well. Please feel free to reach out with any questions!

Mr. V. Chininea (Principal, chinineav@hcdsb.org)/ Mr. M. Simon (Vice Principal, simonm@hcdsb.org)/ Mrs. S. Trudell (Secretary, trudells@hcdsb.org)

Elementary PrincipalKindergarten Parent Orientation for New Students – September 2020