Monthly Archives: January 2022

Pipe burst ~ School closed today

IMPORTANT: Monsignor Haller School and the Extended Day Program will be closed today due to a pipe burst. Repairs are underway so that the school is able to welcome students on Wednesday. Students will have a synchronous learning day. Please connect with your teachers at 8:50.

We sincerely apologize for this unexpected inconvenience to families.

By |2022-01-18T07:07:42-05:00January 18th, 2022|News|Comments Off on Pipe burst ~ School closed today

Monsignor Haller Lunch Hour Supervisor supply list

Monsignor Haller CES is currently recruiting for the Lunch Hour Supervisor supply list. If you are interested in this opportunity, applicants are invited to submit a resume and covering letter to the attention of the Principal, Cathy.Kuntz@wcdsb.ca.

 

By |2022-01-17T19:21:31-05:00January 17th, 2022|News|Comments Off on Monsignor Haller Lunch Hour Supervisor supply list

All WCDSB schools and sites are CLOSED and it will be a Remote Learning Day.

  • Due to the current weather conditions ALL SCHOOL BUSES, TAXIS AND SPECIAL EDUCATION ROUTES operated by the Waterloo Catholic District School Board and Waterloo Region District School Board are cancelled.
  • All WCDSB and WRDSB schools and sites are CLOSED and it will be a Remote Learning Day.
  • Students should visit their respective virtual classrooms or WCDSB and WRDSB Learning @ Home for resources.
  • All before and after school programs and child care centres co-located in schools are CLOSED.
By |2022-01-17T06:51:00-05:00January 17th, 2022|News|Comments Off on All WCDSB schools and sites are CLOSED and it will be a Remote Learning Day.

Decision to Return to In-Person or Remain Online

We are once again returning to in-person learning on January 17, 2022.  However, there may be some students/families who are not totally comfortable with this transition.  We want to continue the learning for everyone, so at Monsignor Haller CES, and at all schools in the WCDSB, we will offer a short window of remote learning, should you wish to choose that option.

If this is the preference, please let the main office know via telephone (519-579-1230) or email ashley.neves@wcdsb.ca that you wish to remain at home and learn online.  This option is for a 2 week block, from January 17 – January 28. Your child(ren) would remain at home and connect with the regular classroom teacher at 8:50 am and 12:35 pm each day.  This check-in would be for approximately 20-30 minutes.  During this check-in your child could connect with the teacher, engage in regular classroom routines and get clarity on the work that is expected for that day.  If your child is on time, the teacher would mark your child present and they would be able to connect and complete the work.

You would have the option and opportunity to re-join the class in person on January 31, 2022 or remain online for an additional 2 week block.  Switching formats within the 2 week period will not be permitted.

Families are asked to decide if you would like to return to in-person learning or remain online Monday, January 17, 2022. If you want to return to in-person learning, there is NOTHING TO DO.

If you do NOT want your child(ren) to return to in-person learning, please contact he school via telephone or email to ashley.neves@wcdsb.ca asap. Please call us if you have any questions.

Take good care… and stay tuned as more updates become available.

By |2022-01-14T09:19:15-05:00January 14th, 2022|News|Comments Off on Decision to Return to In-Person or Remain Online

Targeted Emergency Child Care

Dear WCDSB families,


On Monday, January 3, 2022, the Province announced that elementary schools will shift to remote learning on January 5th for approximately two weeks. During this time, all before and after school programs will be closed.
In support of health care and other frontline workers whose children are in school, a limited number of spaces will be available for Emergency Child Care (ECC) in Waterloo Region. The Ministry of Education will provide funding for these spaces which will be available at no cost to eligible parents, starting January 10th, 2022.
Emergency Child Care spaces across the region are very limited due to the impacts of COVID-19 and labour force shortages of child care staff. It is anticipated that the need for ECC will exceed the available capacity. The Region of Waterloo Children’s Services will be prioritizing applications and managing a waiting list. To ensure that critical human services remain available, the Region will prioritize care for children whose parent(s)/guardian(s) are required to work outside of the home and are included in the following prioritized list of workers:
• frontline health care workers providing in person care (including hospital and acute care staff, medical first responders, pharmacists and pharmacy assistants and community health care workers),
• frontline police and fire personnel,
• long term care home employees,
• individuals working in a homeless shelter or providing services to people experiencing homelessness,
• frontline workers in congregate care settings,
• persons working in correctional institutions, and
• workers essential to frontline child care and
If all parents/guardians in the household are required to work outside of the home and one (or more) parent/guardian is part of the prioritized list of workers, you can begin the application process for Emergency Child Care by completing the online application form. Please do not contact the child care provider directly or apply through OneList.
Emergency Child Care operators follow the health and safety guidelines provided by both the Ministry of Education and our local Public Health. However, even with these strict processes in place there may be disruptions to service due to the illness of students attending or the staff providing the care. We encourage all applicants to have a back up plan in the event we have a waitlist for ECC and/or there is an unplanned disruption to service.
If you are unable to go to work because you are unable to access child care you may be eligible for financial support through the Canada Recovery Caregiver Benefit or other federal benefits.

For more information regarding ECC, please go to the Region’s Emergency Child Care webpage. You can also email ECC@regionofwaterloo.ca.

Sincerely,

Barbara Cardow
Director, Children’s Services

By |2022-01-07T10:18:55-05:00January 7th, 2022|News|Comments Off on Targeted Emergency Child Care
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