Bulldog Bulletin – Week of February 15, 2021

 

Lent

 

This Wednesday marks the beginning of our Lenten Journey 2021.  We will observe and celebrate Lent in a way that is meaningful and safe. Ashes will not be distributed this year.  We will come together virtually and reflect on the meaning of the season and begin the 40-day journey as a faith community. There is a special video from Bishop Crosby that will be shared with our students. The school will focus on the three pillars of Lent: Prayer, Fasting and Almsgiving. We will look for ways to demonstrate our faith during Lent and rejoice when Easter arrives. Please see the link here from the Diocese for more information regarding Ash Wednesday and how to participate in Ash Wednesday at Home.

 

 

COVID-19 School Screening Self-Assessment

 

Parents – please continue to complete the mandatory School Screening Self-Assessment for your child each day before they come to school. Here is the link to the assessment tool: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/school-screening/

 

Transition Dates – Changing Learning Modalities

 

Parents – the final opportunity to change your child’s learning modality – from St. Kateri to St. Isidore (virtual school) or vice versa takes place by completing a survey that is open Feb. 16-18 and can be found here: https://wcdsb.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3h2IhSPle2B0afr

 

The survey will only be completed by parents wishing for a change.  The actual date students will transition – to St. Kateri from St. Isidore OR from St. Isidore to St. Kateri – is March 8th.

 

Term 1 Report Cards – Distribution Date: Friday, February 19th

 

Parents – Term 1 Report Cards will either be sent home with students on Friday, February 19th.  For students whose home school is St. Kateri, but are attending St. Isidore, report cards will be mailed to your home address.  Parents and students are asked to complete the comment section at the bottom of page 3/4 of the report card and return it to school by February 26th using the report card envelope.

 

March Break 2021

Please be sure to mark your calendars as this year’s March Break has been postponed until the week of April 12-16 due to health and safety precautions.

 

Reminders for Students and Parents on ‘Snow Days’ AKA ‘Adapted Learning Days Caused by Inclement Weather’

Classroom Teachers (and ECEs in Kindergarten), Primary Planning Time Teachers (K-3) and French Teachers (Gr. 4-8) will post a moderate and reduced amount of work on their Google Classrooms by 9:30 a.m.  Teachers will observe our usual bell times and be available until the morning lunch bell (11:10 a.m.).  Students are expected to engage in asynchronous learning during the day – working on learning tasks provided by their teachers.

Looking Ahead…

 

February 17 – Ash Wednesday

February 19 – Term 1 Report Cards Go Home

April 2 – Good Friday (schools are closed)

April 4 – Happy Easter!

April 5 – Easter Monday (schools are closed)

April 12-16 – Spring Break

May 24 – Victoria Day (schools are closed)

May 25 – Virtual Welcome to Kindergarten Night

June 4 – PA Day (no school for students)

June 28 – Term 2 Report Cards Go Home

June 29 – Last Day of the 2020-2021 School Year