Aside from the masks and some new health and safety routines, it really does seem like we are back to normal. Students are beginning to get used to the “new normal” at school. We are so happy to see students once again.

Thank you…

Ms. Piellusch, administrative assistant, who has worked hard this week in preparing school start up. We greatly appreciate all that she has done. While you won’t be able to see her face to face you will hear her smile through the phone should you need to call the Main office. Thank you, Ms. Piellusch!

Special thanks for our custodian team, Ms. McGivern and Mr. Barker. The school is looking fantastic and squeaky clean! COVID and renovations increased the workload for our custodians exponentially; so much to clean and so much additional furniture to remove from classrooms. It is no small feat to keep a rapidly growing community moving forward. We are truly grateful for Ms. McGivern and Mr. Barker for all they do to support the St. Clement community on a daily basis.

Thank you to all of the St. Clement staff who have put a tremendous amount of energy and care into providing the safest learning environment for every student this year. There are so many changes to consider, and regulations to follow, and to be honest…we don’t really like them all. But we know these are the things we need to do to keep everyone safe, and that is the most important factor to consider as we move forward this year.

I also want to THANK YOU to the many parents of our community – your support and patience is appreciated. Thanks for all of the positive feedback. Your smiles and trust in our efforts, make all of the challenges easier to navigate.

Thank you to the students what an absolutely wonderful group of children.  I have witnessed numerous examples of students who are have gone out of their way to be kind and including others in everything they are doing.  This all happens because as parents you have set the example.  It is certainly a special community.

It has been a wonderful week as we have welcomed back our family! The main goal for our face to face learners so far has been to provide a safe environment and rebuild our amazing sense of community and connection. Together, we will accomplish amazing things!

School Open House/ Renovation Celebration

As you have seen on the Twitter pictures, the school renovations are amazing and the feedback from students is very positive as well! I wanted to ‘celebrate’ the school re-opening, however, COVID health and safety regulations have prevented us from this. Just as everything has a new normal, so will be the meet the teacher/open house night. We are going to do a virtual meet with parents/students! Parents will have the opportunity to meet their child’s teacher and virtually tour the classroom. Your classroom teacher will be communicating further information about this night.

 

Yard boundaries

Please see the attached aerial map for a visual of where students will be assembling during recesses in order to maintain physical distancing and cohort bubbles. In keeping with Ministry of Health regulations, we are providing opportunities for our students to socialize on the yard within their assigned boundary with same grade friends in the yard zones. This map has been posted in your child’s classroom and is reviewed with staff members. Your child’s safety is important to us, and so is their ability to socialize on the yard while maintaining proper physical distancing measures.

Recess Cohorts

Important Chromebook Information

Chromebook Return

If your child has returned for in-school learning, please return your borrowed Chromebook and charger cables as soon as possible.

Have your child bring the device to the Library/ Learning Commons.

Your speedy response on this matter is appreciated.

Chromebook Pick-Up

Students attending St. Isidore Remote-Learning, who indicated that they required a Chromebook on the survey will be contacted to set up a pick-up time slot.

 

Extended Day Care

Please remember to fill out your child(ren)’s COVID-19 screening sheet everyday for them to come to extended day program.  COVID SELF  ASSESSMENT As well, please sign-in as a Visitor and use hand sanitation upon entering the building. https://covid-19.ontario.ca/self-assessment/

 

All things considered, we had a great week! Your kids are awesome and we have missed them so much. I know that there are still lots of questions, but we are working together to make this year the best we can. We are looking out for your child’s safety and well being with each and every step of planning. We are working hard to make things right and am so thankful for your patience.

Enjoy your weekend and thanks, as always, for your kind, understanding support.