Week in Review

Week in Review
Posted on 01/04/2021

Happy Friday everyone!

We hope the students are enjoying their PD day!

Please remember to continue the daily confirmation of self-screening for in-person staff and students. This will save our office staff many unnecessary phone calls each morning as it complicates our Safe Arrival phone calls home. Parents of students in Kindergarten up to and including Grade 3 will be asked to complete a daily confirmation assessment online. Students from Grade 4 to Grade 6 will confirm with their homeroom teacher during attendance that they have completed the assessment at home with a parent  Daily screening  Each student received a mask that was provided by the Ministry of Education this week. Students will receive one more mask next week.

Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs)

RATs were sent home with all students yesterday. If your child was not at school, no need to worry. Your child’s homeroom teacher has it stored safely in the classroom upon their return. Please read yesterday’s email carefully as it provides information as to when and how to use them. We do not have extras and we hope to hear more news on our next shipment.

Staffing Shortages - Possibility of Class or School Closures 

Similar to other sectors in our community, schools may be impacted by staffing shortages. We will make every effort to keep classes and schools open, but if we cannot operate safely, a class or school may have to pivot to remote learning until we can arrange for appropriate coverage. If this happens, we will make every effort to advise parents the night before. We encourage parents to have contingency plans in place and to monitor your email for updates.

School Bus Cancellations

To those families whose child(ren) take the bus to school, please remember to check the OSTA website each morning to see if your bus is running. If a bus is cancelled for the day, this would also mean that the bus is cancelled in the afternoon as well so you will need to pick up your child(ren) from school at the end of the day.

Borrowed Technology

We still have a large number of outstanding chrome books that have not been returned to school. If you have one at home, please return it to school on Monday. On Wednesday, we will be sending home reminder letters to families that have an outstanding chrome book. Staff and students need them in the classroom!

Kindergarten Information Night

We will be holding a virtual parent information session on January 27, 2022 from 6pm to 7pm. You will know more about our Kindergarten program, meet the Principal and Vice Principal and get useful tips to help your child prepare for Kindergarten. If you have specific questions that you would like answered during the session please fill out the parent questionnaire.

Google Meet joining info

Video call link: MHE Kindergarten Information session

Upcoming Dates:

January 17-24               Kindergarten Registration Period

January 27                    Kindergarten Information evening (virtual at 6:00pm)

Jan.31-Feb.11               Elementary Student Transfer Application Period

Feb.7-Feb.11                 Middle French Immersion Registration Period

 

Pete and Nivin

 

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