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Parent Weekly Update- Week of Jan. 10th

Jesus' Baptism - Gospel Reflection January 13th - Missionary Oblates of  Mary Immaculate
On January the 9th, the Church celebrates the Feast of the Baptism of Our Lord.
This brings to an end the season of Christmas.
Let us remember how lovingly God looked upon his Son Jesus during this moment and remember that in sending his only Son on earth, we are eternally loved and never alone!

Thank you to all our amazing students, staff, and families for all your support as we switched to Teacher-led Remote Learning this week.

Thank you to Ms. Arnold, Mrs. Champoux, and Mrs. Hamill, for all of your work in preparing devices and problem solving tech issues – we appreciate all of your support.

Holy Rosary Parish News

Follow Holy Rosary Church on Social Media and keep up-to-date with all that is happening in our parish!


Accessing Your Online Learning Platform

You may access the log-in page to the online learning platforms on our HCDSB website.

The access points for all three learning platforms – D2L (Brightspace),  Office 365 and Google Classroom, are available on the HCDSB Learn at Home website here:

Reporting Students’ Absences

Although we have made the switch to Teacher-led Remote Learning, we are still mandated by the ministry to continue tracking students’ attendance. Please ensure your child is online for these 2 critical attendance times:

Morning Attendance– by 9:30pm

Afternoon Attendance– by 1:30pm

If your child is away, please promptly report the absence through the Safe Arrival Program. If your child is away for multiple days, please connect with your child’s teacher to ensure that there is a plan for missed work. We appreciate your continued support.

HCDSB Change of Learning Environment

Given the Province’s temporary move to Step 2 of the Roadmap to Reopening in order to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 Omicron variant, we have revised our plan to provide greater flexibility for families. We will now offer two (2) opportunities for families to request a change to learning environment for elementary students.

  1. The first opportunity to request a change in learning environment for elementary students is now available. The online request form will be open from Wednesday, January 5th until 11:59 p.m. on Friday, January 14th. The requested changes will come into effect on Monday, January 24, 2022, or once schools re-open for in-class instruction if the period of remote learning is extended.  


  • If schools resume in-person instruction on January 17th, families who wish to keep their children home until the switch occurs on January 24th will be able to access asynchronous resources for their children through their current class on the D2L platform during the week of January 17-21.
  • Parents/guardians requesting a change for their children to the virtual elementary school (St. Clare of Assisi Catholic Elementary Virtual School) will be asked to choose whether they want to keep their children enrolled in virtual learning until the final change in Learning Environment opportunity after Easter OR until the end of the school year. 
  1. The final opportunity to request a change in learning environment for elementary students will be released after March BreakThe requested changes will come into effect after Easter on Tuesday, April 19th.

Request to Change Learning Environment

If you wish to change your child’s learning environment by switching from in-class instruction to the virtual school, or vice versa, please complete the online request form below. Please complete this form ONLY if you would like to make a change to the learning environment that your child was in prior to the Christmas break. If you want your child to remain in the same learning format they were in before the break, no further action is required.

Important notes before you complete the online form:

  • Please submit a separate form for each child.
  • You will need your child’s Ontario Education Number (OEN) to submit this request. The OEN can be found on a recent report card.
  • This online request form applies to elementary students ONLY. Requests for changes in the learning environment at the secondary school level should be sent directly to your child’s secondary school.


This online form will remain open until 11:59 p.m. on Friday, January 14, 2022.

Please direct any technical questions regarding this form to:

Next Steps

Once the online form has closed, our staff will begin to work through the rescheduling process.

  • Parents and guardians will receive confirmation of the changes to their children’s learning environment by Wednesday, January 19th.
  • The changes to your child’s learning environment will come into effect as of Monday, January 24, 2022, or once in-school instruction resumes, if it extends beyond January 24th
  • If in-class instruction resumes on January 17th, your child’s current placement (in-class or virtual) will continue to be in place for the week of January 17-21. Asynchronous instruction will be posted for students, should parents/guardians decide to keep their children home while awaiting the switch to the virtual school.

About the HCDSB Virtual Elementary School – St. Clare of Assisi Catholic Elementary School

Family Literacy Day January 27

Promoting Well-Being

Questions and Answers- COVID-19- My child’s wellbeing:

Emergency Child Care

Emergency Child Care for school age children will be offered by the YMCA at St. Peter CES. As communicated earlier this week, emergency childcare will be offered to eligible frontline workers, including education staff who are currently providing in-person support for students with special education needs. Additional information about the Emergency Child Care, including locations and how to apply is available on the:

Halton Region website

Updated School Screening Tool

The Ministry has released the updated COVID-19 School Screening Tool, which follows the latest public health guidance. Please continue to monitor for symptoms, and use this tool to determine next steps:

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We will continue to share information and updates with parents directly through email.

Updates will also be posted on the Return to School Plan website and through the Board’s social media channels:  

Twitter: @HCDSB

Instagram: @HaltonCatholicDSB 

Facebook: Halton Catholic District School Board 

You can also review our FAQs online for more information about the return to school.


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