Dear Saints families,

We know these are highly stressful times for you as you consider whether or not to send your children back to school for face to face learning. Thank you for your continued support and cooperation as we do our very best…every single day… to provide a safe and clean learning environment for all. Please know there are countless checks and balances in place to ensure cleaning protocols are followed in all areas of the school. Staff are diligently working to ensure students wash their hands, sanitize their hands, use only their own materials in class, and teaching about proper physical distancing on the yard and the building. Your continued support and consistent messaging at home is greatly appreciated!

Thank you to the many parents, guardians, and caregivers who are following the Public Health Protocol. You are doing your part to keep everyone safe during this global pandemic. Please see the newly released communication tool from Public health for Parents/Guardians/ Caregivers. This clearly outlines the expectations for students to stay home while they are unwell, and/or awaiting the results of a COVID test. We have been asked to share this information today as they continue to field an overwhelming number of phone calls.

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WHERE CAN I FIND INFORMATION ABOUT ACTIVE/CONFIRMED COVID CASES AT SCHOOL?

This link below will be updated in consultation with ROW Public Health. Please check this regularly to find information.  https://www.wcdsb.ca/covid-19-advisories/

 

CAN MY CHILD BRING THEIR OWN HAND SANITIZER FOR PERSONAL USE?

The Board has permitted staff and students to bring their own hand sanitizer if for personal use.  Any personal sanitizers should have not added perfume or scent. Also, the board is asking the we do not decant one brand of hand sanitizer into a container for another brand.  The label on any container must match the product that is inside.

 

SWITCHING TO VIRTUAL LEARNING

For those that missed the original opt-in window, the next chance to select St. Isidore (virtual learning) or switch back to Face to Face at St. Clement happens on September 24th. It is only a 4-day window and the next opportunity to switch in or out happens in November.

Details can be found at:

https://stisidore.wcdsb.ca/switching-learning-environments/