Hey Saints!

 

We hope this communication finds everyone well! It has been a summer (and year) like no other. Our September startup will also be quite unique. We have been presented with challenges and uncertainties, yet we are working as a team to provide the best startup as possible for our awesome St. Clement students. They deserve only the best!

Minor finishes to the main entrance, fencing and the gym renovations continue to be completed outside of school hours. The school is safe and ready to receive staff and students. The grand opening/ renovation celebration that was planned for the school will be postponed until further direction from the board / ministry / public health. Please follow our Twitter feed for pictures of the beautiful new school. So excited for the students to see this special space that they will grow and learn in.

Please read this message in its entirety.

  • Attached here is the WCDSB protocol of the steps we will take in the event your child is feeling unwell at school Student Illness
  • By now you will have received communication regarding your child’s teacher. Please note that due to the uncertainty of September, the teacher your child will be report ng to in the first days/weeks may change due to enrolment and direction at the Board level.  Those changes can not happen at this point.
  • Please find our school Information Sheet 2020 2021  that includes information about school start times/recess times along with our staff list.
  • The schedule for the first week is as follows: (If your child is in a combined class they will attend on their grade’s day.)
  • Tuesday – JK Visits, Grade 1,2
  • Wednesday – SK’s, Grades 1,2,3,4
  • Thursday – SK’s, 1/2 JK, Grades 1,2,3,4,5,6
  • Friday – SK’s, 1/2 of JK, Grades 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8
  • The Ministry of Education has mandated masks for all students in grades JK to eight. This will be reinforced by all staff and parents will be contacted if this routine is not followed by students. Parents are asked to send extra labeled masks to avoid lost items in a Ziploc bag or other type of sealed/protected carrier.
  • All classrooms will also be on a web platform moving forward – Google Classroom or D2L.  Homework, important dates, information, and events will be posted on the Classroom Google/D2L websites.  This will be your tool for communication between you and your child’s teacher along with phone calls as necessary.  This will allow you to review all classroom and school information at your fingertips. Please talk with your child’s teacher and child if you have any concerns about accessing their online classroom.
  • Communication to our Virtual learners at St. Isidore School will still be communicated via Newswire as per the board directive, as these learners are still attached to St. Clements as their “home school”. In order to avoid confusion, any Newswires sent specifically for St. Isidore/Virtual learners will be clearly labeled in the title of the Newswire.
  • You will find this Map of transporation that shows the designated “kiss and drop” off areas for our students (Church street) along with the new bus arrival area for St. Clement School (Charles Street). Please encourage your son/daughter to walk to school independently where age-appropriate.

    If your child(ren) arrive by bus, staff will assist them in finding their location on the first day of school.  Busing information has been developed by Student Transportation Services including assigned seating, COVID protocols, and schedules.  Please log into STSWR for further details. Extended day students attending in the morning will also be supported.

    Medications

     

    If your child requires medication to be taken at school, please contact the office so that appropriate forms can be sent home.

     

    If your child has an Epi-Pen, we ask that they supply the school with two. One to be kept in the office and the other with the child.

     

    If your child has an inhaler/puffer please have them keep it in their backpack so it can be brought to school everyday.
    For the safety of our students, the school parking lot is closed in the mornings from 8:35 am – 9:10 am and again from 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm. We ask that you do not use our staff parking lot.  If it is absolutely necessary to drive your child to school, we ask that you park on a neighbouring street.  There is  parking available on side streets. Please ensure that you are aware of / obey all traffic signs to avoid being ticketed.

    The staff at St. Clement School greatly appreciates your support and attention to these details. Together we will unite our school providing a learning environment where all children feel accepted and safe. Please continue to review our newswire updates as we continue to keep everyone updated.   Our teaching staff is looking forward to seeing all our incredible students soon!

     

    God Bless!

     

    Your excited 2020 St. Clement Staff