Monthly Archives: September 2022

Bussing Notices for today September 7, 2022

Due to a software malfunction, STSWR and our bus operators will not be able to post late notices on websites for transportation routes that are not running on schedule.  Further, late notices cannot be sent to parents via e-mail or text message as normal.


We apologize for this late notice and the issues it will create for your schedules.

Saint Families – We Need Your Help!

We are looking to create a Scarecrow as part of the Wellesley Fall Fair.

We must submit photos on Friday and the judging will be Saturday, September 10.

We need “items” and people who may be interested in helping to create.

The theme is community, and the focus is on quilting.

We are asked to think about anything that helps connect and bring people together.

Please note that the Scarecrow will remain outside for the week as part of the Scarecrow path.

When: Thursday, September 8, 3:20-4 pm

Where: In the Peace Garden at the school

Wishlist of items:

  • Creative minds!!
  • Straw or something to stuff
  • Straw hat
  • Large safety pins
  • Old Shirt and pants
  • Twine
  • Suspenders
  • Corn Husks for hair
  • Pumpkin or burlap bag for face

Please let Mrs. MacDonald ( know if you have any of the above items for us to borrow.


Saints Family Memo #1 September 6-9 2022

Week at a Glance:

  • Monday, September 6 – Labour Day- No School for All
  • Tuesday, September 7- Welcome back Grade 1-8!! New JK & New SK have scheduled visits
  • Wednesday, September 8 – All SK attend
  • Thursday, September 9- All SK attend and half of the JK attendSpirit Wear Day – wear blue, yellow or Saint spirit wear. Expectation Assembly for Junior & Intermediate Students
  • Friday, September 10- All SK attend and the other half of the JK attend

Families should have received a phone call or email to let them know who their new teacher is. If you missed the call, do not fret, many staff will be outside at 8:45 to help you. We want to welcome each and every one of you to St Clement. We are so proud of our amazing school and we cannot wait to see you all.

On the first day of school– you are welcome to bring your child to school and ensure that they connect with their classroom teacher outside. Students will look for their teacher on the blacktop. Teachers will be holding up signs with their names on them. We will have several staff members on hand to help all of the children find their teachers. Just before the 8:50 a.m. bell, students will line up with their teacher, physically distanced. Classes will be led into the school by the teachers, one class at a time. We will review line-up areas, exits/entrances, flow through the building, COVID protocols, and general expectations on the first day. 

Parents, after the first day of school we are requesting that parents do not go onto the blacktop area. For the safety of all and to avoid congestion, please do not linger on school property. A reminder that parents are not able to park on school property. 

All staff and students must self-screen every day before attending school. All staff and students who are experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID-19 as identified in the screening tool, must not attend school and should follow the guidance provided in the screening tool, which may include seeking appropriate medical attention as required, and/or getting tested for COVID-19. All STUDENTS must self-screen every day before attending school. SCHOOL SCREENING LINK  

Our main Safety Protocol strategies include: 

  • Physical Distancing 
  • Hand Washing/Sanitizing (We have hand sanitizer in all classrooms and throughout the school. You may choose to send a travel-size bottle of unscented sanitizer with your child.) – 
  • Staff will review safety protocols with students. There will be enhanced cleaning/sanitizing in the school throughout the day. 
  • Students will wipe down Chromebooks before and after use. 

Recess: We will continue to separate students on the yard by “zones” – Kindergarten, Primary, Junior, and Intermediate. Students will have designated line-up spots and will be expected to physically distance themselves while walking in lines to enter and exit the building. 

Agendas for Grades 1-8 are available for all. We ask that you pay $5 on Cash Online to recover a portion of the costs. Please review with your child and sign where indicated. Kindergarten students will be using the communication of the learning system.

Allergy Alert & Medical Information: Please do not send your student to school with peanuts or any scented product (including perfume, hairspray, lotion, or sanitizer). We are trying to keep all of our staff and students safe. If you are new to our school or if your child has a new medical condition, please email Mrs. Simpson with this information

Lunch Program: Our lunch program will be starting up again this year! We will maintain the Wednesday hot lunch program and we are adding weekly Friday pizza slices. Plans are still being discussed so please stay tuned for more details. Updates will be communicated via NewsWire. 

Catholic School Advisory Council Please stay tuned for more information about our first meeting, which will be remote. Please complete the form on School Cash Online if you are interested in joining our Catholic School Advisory Council this year. Our first meeting has been rescheduled to October 4, as the original date will conflict with the Wellesley Fair.

General Back to Communication School Checklist:

Please Send to School:

  • Reusable Water Bottle (labeled with name)
  • Clean indoor shoes (labeled with name)
  • For students in Kindergarten and Primary grades, please have a change of clothes labeled in a bag in case of accidents
  • Smile & Positive attitude

Thought for the Week:  This is going to be an amazing year of learning, growing, and loving together!!

Please mark your calendar

Important Dates:

  • Tuesday, September 13th: Wellesley Fall Fair
  • Wednesday, September 14th: Opening Assembly 
  • TBD: Bus Patrol Safety Training
  • Monday, September 20th: Family BBQ & Open House (5 – 6:30 pm) 
  • Terry Fox TBD
  • Wednesday, September 28th: Purple Shirt for Rowan’s Law Day
  • Friday, September 30th: Orange Shirt Day – Every Child Matters
  • Friday, September 30th: Tree Trekking Excursion
  • Tuesday, October 4 CSAC Meeting


Message from new director Mr Tyrone Dowling

Dear Waterloo Catholic Families,
We are excited to be welcoming you and your family back for the start of the 2022-23 school year. We offer a special welcome to all families joining us for the first time this year. We hope that all of you had a great summer and are looking forward to the new opportunities this year will bring.
If you need information about registering for school, please CLICK HERE .

We look forward to joining with you this year in the name of Catholic education to support the academic success and faith formation of all of our students. We are thankful for the opportunity to work together with you to provide the very best educational opportunity possible for your child and family.
I am writing to you today to provide important information to assist with your planning as we approach our first day of school next Tuesday, September 6, 2022.
COVID Health and Safety Protocols
On August 5, the Ministry of Education released the Health and Safety protocols for the start of the school year. Most protocols and guidelines remain unchanged to those that were in place at the end of June. We continue to work with our local public health officials to ensure we are aligned with the most up-to-date guidance and hope to minimize any potential disruptions to learning throughout this school year.
The following is a summary of what you can expect in September:
Ventilation – Over the past several years, significant upgrades have been made in school ventilation systems to support a healthy learning environment. Our custodial and maintenance staff have been working throughout the summer to ensure our schools are safe, clean and that the ventilation systems have been inspected and properly maintained to welcome staff and students back. UV or combination UV/HEPA filtration units will continue to be present in all classrooms and learning spaces throughout this school year.
Daily Screening – Staff and students are asked to continue to screen each morning before school using the COVID-19 school screening ( resource, and stay home when feeling unwell or exhibiting symptoms. We ask that screening become part of your personal daily routines. The daily screening requirements and related guidance may change throughout the year and notification of any changes will be communicated to our community.
Masking – Continuing with the protocols in place in June – and based on the advice of the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health – masks will remain optional for students, staff and visitors in schools, and on student transportation. We continue to support a mask-friendly environment in our schools and workplaces and recognize there are times when staff or students may need to wear masks in alignment with provincial or federal guidance or may choose to wear masks if there is a high incidence of illness in our community. Masks will continue to be available upon request to staff and students in the 2022-23 school year.
Rapid Antigen Tests – Rapid Antigen Test kits will continue to be available to staff and students in schools as needed.
For more information about school start-up routines, please watch for updates from your school this week.
Thank you for your ongoing support of Catholic Education. We look forward with anticipation to the new opportunities this year will bring.
I wish you all the best as we begin this school year in the coming week.
Tyrone Dowling
Director of Education

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