Happy New Year to our St. Paul CES Families!!!! We officially Welcome Back our staff and students to the virtual classroom on Wednesday, January 5th.
Please see below for some important info items as we begin 2022.
REMOTE LEARNING UPDATE:
For the St. Paul School Virtual Daily Schedule click below. Our morning virtual announcements will begin each day at 8:40am. You will find the link to these announcements on your child’s D2L or Google Classroom platform.
Remote learning will be provided for all students in accordance with PPM 164: Requirements for Remote Learning, which provides specific expectations around synchronous learning. Learn more: https://learnathome.hcdsb.org/return-to-school-2/remote-learning/.
The following links and documents provide some guidelines for parents and students to help ensure safe and effective live online learning:
- Learning at Home – Live Online Learning Tips for Parents
- Learning at Home – Live Online Learning Tips Students
- Use of Technology and Digital Citizenship – Policy No. I-43 and Procedure No. VI-62
Access to Your Child’s Learning Platform:
Technology Support for Students: Device pick up – Tuesday, January 4th
For all those who completed the online survey requesting a device – please wait for the office to contact you before you come to pick up the device.
PIZZA DAY UPDATE:
We will continue to keep the pizza day ordering window open on schoolcashonline. We will adjust the dates for pizza once we return to in-person learning.
Faith & Well-Being Resources:
We recognize that this period of remote learning will create additional burdens on our families and staff.
Here are a list of supports for families to access during this difficult time:
- School Mental Health Ontario: www.smho-smso.ca.
- Kids Help Phone at 1 (800) 668-6868 or visit KidsHelpPhone.ca for 24/7 support.
- Faith & Well-Being Resources: https://learnathome.hcdsb.org/faith-well-being/
Take 15-minutes just for you
“Working on our emotional health is just as important as taking care of our physical well-being,” says Camille Quenneville, CEO of CMHA Ontario.
Having good emotional health is a fundamental aspect of fostering resilience. Keep in mind that having good emotional health does not mean you are free from negative emotions. It’s about having the skills and resources to manage the ups and downs of day-to-day life. Here are some ways to tend to your emotional well-being:
Write out your feelings. When we put our feelings into words, we are actively constructing and making meaning of our emotions. Without words for emotions, our feelings might seem unclear to us. Naming and writing about our emotions helps to ease anxiety and decreases our anger or fear response.
Acknowledge your grief. The COVID-19 pandemic has led to everyone experiencing a wave of losses: economic, social, physical and emotional. It’s important to take the time to acknowledge and mourn these losses. For more information on this topic, check out our resource on loss and grief during the pandemic.
Do something small that brings you joy. Take a photo, bake a treat, spend some time in the garden. Whatever works for you and is a healthy way to cope.~https://ontario.cmha.ca/take-15-minutes-just-for-you/
Have a great week!
N. Costa and the St. Paul Staff