Dear Parents/ Guardians,

This morning, it has come to our attention that some students at  St. Kateri are planning a student walkout this afternoon.  The reason for the walkout is to protest the provincial government’s recent changes to education.  This walkout is occurring at many schools across the region, and across many boards.   Information and messages have been circulated on social media, email and web sites. These planned student walkouts are not Board/School sanctioned events.

The Waterloo Catholic District School Board values our students’ voices, and a vision of the learner that includes what it means to be a responsible citizen, a reflective thinker, and a discerning believer. Our school administration and office staff will follow regular attendance/ safe arrival procedures and report the missed class(es) to the parent/ guardian as soon as possible. Our school staff will not be supervising students who participate in the protest as it remains a regular school day.

We sincerely appreciate your partnership in the education of your children. Our priority is to support the learning and well-being of students while maintaining a safe environment.

Please direct any questions/ concerns to the main office.

Sincerely,

 

Dave Lynch

Principal