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Weekly Update May 22nd

Good day families,

As was communicated earlier this week the Premier of Ontario and the Minister of Education announced that all schools will remain closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year.  Read the Ministry’s press release here.The news that schools will remain closed until the end of June has raised a number of questions regarding access to schools to pick up personal belongings, end of year celebrations, report card distribution, etc. We will be sharing more information shortly as it becomes available.

Grade 6, 7 and 8 Literacy and Numeracy Summer Programs

The HCDSB is pleased to be offering Literacy & Numeracy Summer Programs for Grades 6, 7, 8 students from July 6th – 17th, 2020 (Session 1) and July 20th – July 31st, 2020 (Session 2). Please note that due to the current Covid-19 situation, the health and well-being of our students continues to remain our highest priority. All Session 1 and Session 2 classes will be offered in a distance learning (e-learning) format this summer. Summer Program teachers will be committed to providing an engaging educational experiences and interactive lessons in a virtual format to review the past school year in preparation for next year. For program details, please review the following information sheet: Literacy and Math Distance Learning Summer Programs and refer to the email sent out from HCDSB for more details.

Register Now!
New this year ~ online registration is available for Session 1 and 2. You may register your child for one or both sessions by filling out the following online form: Summer Distance Learning Registration is due Friday, June 26th, 2020.

Digital Citizenship

During this period of Distance Learning, there is an expectation that students continue to abide by Board and school Codes of Conduct.  To ensure the safety and well-being of all students, we would like to remind our students and families of the policies around the acceptable use of personal electronic devices.  Catholic School Codes of Conduct continue to be important in our Distance Learning Environment. As students continue to work in virtual classrooms, it’s important to remind children about the norms and expectations for online communication. They may be used to texting or chatting with friends on social media, but how they interact in the online school setting will be different. Thank you for your continued partnership during this time.

Moving? Please Let Us Know!

Please let us know if you are moving or won’t be returning in September 2020. We are planning for next year’s class sizes and the information is very helpful for the planning process. Email Mr. Cacciola – cacciolaa@hcdsb.org or Mrs. Kennific – kennificT@hcdsb.org

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Yours in Catholic Education,

Mr. Cacciola & Mrs. Spotswood 

Elementary PrincipalWeekly Update May 22nd