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School Update March 13

March Break is here, and as you have all heard, it will be a LONG break. Here are a few important updates that we are aware of so far:

March Break/School Closure – Next week is our March Break (Monday, March 16th through to Friday, March 20th) and now the following two weeks, all schools will be closed as per the Ministerial Order from the Minister of Education. As this is a Ministry directive, there is no expectation for teachers to provide “work” for students for the two-week closure. Instead, the Ministry of Education will be providing ONLINE resources for students and parents to access. Once the Ministry shares this information, the Board will share the link and website with everyone. Our Board will continue to post updates on their website at: bit.ly/COVID-19Updates-HCDSB. Please check websites and future email communication from the HCDSB for more information.

First Reconciliation – Our Grade 2 First Reconciliation has been rescheduled to Saturday, April 18th at 10:30am at the Church. The March 28th date and time has been CANCELLED. We will send out reminders when we return in April, but please make the changes to your own calendars! First Communion still remains the same on Sunday, April 26th at 11:00am during the Mass.

Trips between March 23rd and April 3rd – Any scheduled class trips over this two-week period are being investigated for the possibility of rebooking. Please stay tuned for more information from your classroom teachers on information when we return in April.  

Grade 2 Masses: Sat. Mar. 28th/Sun. Mar. 29th – Please note that the Mar. 28th/Sun. Mar. 29th Weekend Masses for Gr. 2s for their Communion pin and Scapular have been CANCELLED to receive these items.

Pizza and Quiznos Sub Days – We will miss two scheduled Pizza Days and Quiznos Sub orders during the extended school closure. As in the past, we will be working with our providers to ensure that you receive your orders when we return. Communication will come out when we return in April as to the make-up days for these orders.

Check our calendar online at our school website https://elem.hcdsb.org/stmichael for more upcoming dates! I will be updating the calendar with changes as they come.

We will return to school on Monday, April 6th.

Your partner in Catholic Education,

B. Melanson

Principal

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