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Weekly Update: September 28, 2020

Halloween 2020

We have an exciting update! This year students will be invited to wear either a costume or black and orange to school on Friday October 30, 2020. We know that this year things might be different in our community for Halloween and we would like to provide an opportunity for those interested to wear costumes at school. A gentle reminder that costume masks will not be permitted as students are still required to wear their non medical masks that day. More information about our Halloween Fun day will be coming.

Changes to the Learning Environment

All HCDSB families received an email on September 24, 2020 from Mr. Daly regarding the “Change to Learning Environment – REQUEST FORM’ .  In this email you will find information that pertains to families that are interested making a change from their current form of learning. As indicated in previous correspondence, the opportunity to switch between learning environments will be offered at three points throughout this year: after Thanksgiving, after Christmas, and after March Break. 

NOTE: Please do not complete this form unless you want to change your child’s current learning environment – i.e. your child is currently attending in-class instruction and you want to switch to remote (online) learning in a virtual classroom.

CLICK HERE to access the online form to request a change to your child’s learning environment.

The online form will remain open until 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, October 1, 2020.

Safety Reminders- Mask Etiquette

Once again we would like to thank our students, staff and community for doing their part in keeping our community safe.  We appreciate everyone following the safety protocols set out by Halton Public Health and HCDSB. A gentle reminder to all family members that are on school property to wear a mask.

Orange Shirt Day- September 30

In honour of the Halton Catholic District School Board’s commitment to Truth and Reconciliation, Orange Shirt Day will be observed on September 30, 2020.  Orange shirt day is an annual event, serving as a visual reminder of our shared past as Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada.  It provides us all with an opportunity for dialogue between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in shaping our shared future.

A Prayer for Orange Shirt Day

Loving God, our Creator, help us to be living signs of Your healing love. Open our hearts to welcome, to include and to stand up for the dignity of each other, as we go forward together with our Indigenous sisters and brothers. Strengthen us in our walk together along a path of solidarity with them; and help us to celebrate the beautiful gifts of Canada’s Indigenous cultures. May we go forward in hope, as the children of One Creator and loving members of the family of God. We ask this in the Name of Jesus, our Lord. Amen. (Source: St. Clair CDSB)

Please join us in wearing Orange shirts on September 30th, 2020!

Parish Update:

We are well underway with registration for make up First Communion with over 200 children registered for the revised dates using our online system. 

To parents of children currently in Grade 2 and Grade 7 (2020-2021):  

This is a sacramental year for your child. Children in Grade 2 can receive First Communion and children in Grade 7 can receive Confirmation. Please note the parish is working on the registration system and plan for these sacraments, and will communicate details regarding the plan as soon as possible. Unfortunately the parish team is currently focused on managing the make up dates for those who missed First Communion last year. We must sort that out before we can move ahead with sacraments for this school year. We appreciate your patience and will have information for you in the coming weeks. Please contact the parish with any further questions.

Gojmerac, AnnieWeekly Update: September 28, 2020