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Weekly Update November 20-27

The Province’s COVID-19 Response Framework has five levels. Halton Region is in the Red level (Control). 

It is strongly recommended that residents in the red control zone limit trips outside of their home:

  • Stay home, except for essential purposes such as going to work or school, buying essentials such as groceries, and attending medical appointments.
  • Maintain a physical distance of two metres (six feet) from those outside their household. Those that live alone may join one designated household.
  • Avoid all social gatherings such as play dates, birthday parties, and dinner parties with friends or family.
  • We are asking that students keep their masks on as they leave the school grounds at the end of the day and go directly home.
  • Adults who come onto school property are also asked to model wearing a mask.
  •  Please reinforce the above with your children this weekend.  Thank you for you assistance in making everyone safe.

A Tribute to Megan Teepell

Every year, on November 25, Megan’s birthday, her classmates remember Megan with fondness, respect, but most of all friendship.  This year will be no different.  On November 25, Megan’s memory will be marked with the school wearing her favourite colour, purple; our morning announcements will be dedicated to her and her love for her friends; and her class will be enhancing Megan’s memorial garden with solar lights and a purple angel.  Please keep Megan and her family in your thoughts and your prayers.

Progress Report / Kindergarten Communication of Learning / Conferences

The Elementary Progress Report for grades 1 – 8 students, and the Kindergarten Communication of Learning: Initial Observations will be issued on November 24, 2020. The reports will be sent home to parents / guardians via email using our School Messenger service.

Parents / guardians will be able to schedule an interview with your child’s teachers during the evening of Thursday, November 26, 2020 and during the day on Friday, November 27, 2020 which is a designated Professional Development Day. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, all interviews will be offered virtually via Microsoft Teams or through a phone call.

Inclement Weather Reminders

As winter weather is fast approaching, parents are reminded to visit our board website for important information and reminders regarding our Inclement Weather procedures and the Inclement Weather Transportation Zones map: http://bit.ly/HCDSBInclementWeather

Pets on School Property

Pets bring a lot of joy to their owners; however, they can sometimes react unexpectedly to strangers and loud noises, or the sudden movement of children. To safeguard the well-being of our students and your pets: please do not bring your pets on school property.

Coyotes on Property

Today, November 20, the staff at our school observed a few coyote sightings.  Students were not allowed outside during lunch time for their safety, however, under the supervision of their teacher, they did go outside for DPA and well monitored activities. 

Cars on School Property

When students arrive or are dismissed at school, we as adults know that they may not always make the best decisions.  We must ensure that we are being safe to protect them.  Considering this, I am requesting that the adults who are driving cars, are not driving through the round-a-bout at the front of the school.  Students tend to run and not always pay attention to their surroundings, so this is an area that is off limits to cars and motorized vehicles.  We appreciate your attention to this.

Advent Activities

An email was sent home today with information regarding our first Advent Community Action item.  There will be more, please watch and wait for the Spirit Committee and your Catholic School Council to make some more announcements. 

Comuzzi, Mary-CatherineWeekly Update November 20-27