Monthly Archives: February 2022

Nutrition for Learning Support

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As we are all getting into the planning for our spring/summer gardens, BigYellowBag has offered to donate $10 to Nutrition for Learning for each bag purchased using our unique code below (this code is only valid for donations to come to our group). As an added bonus, YOU save $5 on your BigYellowBag purchase! So, if you’re in need of soil or mulch to get your lawn and garden going this year, keep Nutrition For Learning in your thoughts.

Thank you!

By |2022-02-28T15:34:46-05:00February 28th, 2022|News|Comments Off on Nutrition for Learning Support

2022-2023 Budget Survey

Hello!

Please find below the link to the 2022-23 budget survey. The survey is anonymous and should take 10 minutes or less to complete. The survey tool has the following languages available for translation: French, Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese (Simplified), Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, Ukrainian, and Vietnamese.

Four priorities have been identified: Graduation Rates, Well-Being and Mental Health, Innovation, and Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. You will be asked to rank 5 strategies associated with each priority.

The link is as follows:

https://wcdsb.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1zfzfNdBBpZJjMO

The survey will be open until April 1, 2022. The survey results will be made available after they have been presented to the Budget Advisory Committee.

The Board of Trustees values input from stakeholders and your feedback helps ensure that budgets reflect the needs of our system. Thank you very much for taking the time to respond to the survey.

By |2022-02-28T15:13:15-05:00February 28th, 2022|News|Comments Off on 2022-2023 Budget Survey

BUS 176 Delayed

Hello,

Bus 176 is delayed due to a driver absence. They are estimating that the bus will arrive to the school 10-20 minutes late.

Thank you.

By |2022-02-24T15:01:46-05:00February 24th, 2022|News|Comments Off on BUS 176 Delayed

BUS 176 DELAYED

Hello,

Bus 176 is delayed due to a driver absence. They are estimating that the bus will arrive to the school 10-20 minutes late.

Thank you.

By |2022-02-23T14:40:50-05:00February 23rd, 2022|News|Comments Off on BUS 176 DELAYED

Reminder: Pink Shirt Day tomorrow!

Now a day celebrated every year across the globe, Pink Shirt Day has humble beginnings inspired by an act of kindness in small-town Nova Scotia 15 years ago.  We will do our part to “Lift Each Other Up” this week on Wednesday, February 23rd. Students and staff are encouraged to wear any pink shirt/clothing to recognize this day and its roots to inclusion and diversity.

 

https://www.pinkshirtday.ca/ for more information!
By |2022-02-22T15:19:05-05:00February 22nd, 2022|News|Comments Off on Reminder: Pink Shirt Day tomorrow!

Student Survey Gr. 4-8

Please see the attached “Notice of Collection”.  Our Middle Years Development Instrument (MDI) Survey for students will begin at St. Luke next week for our Grade 4 to 8 students.   It is important that you read the attachment carefully, and follow the steps should you want to “opt out”.

 

WCDSB-MDI-Notice-of-Collection-2022-Parent-Notice

 

Any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the main office.

 

Have a great day!

 

By |2022-02-18T11:35:16-05:00February 18th, 2022|News|Comments Off on Student Survey Gr. 4-8

All WCDSB and WRDSB 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.

 

· St Isidore will operate as a regular, remote learning school day.

 

Benoit Bourgault

 

General Manager

 

Student Transportation Services of Waterloo Region

 

Phone 519 744 7575 Ext 222

 

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Parent Communication – Feb. 17, 2022

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Please know that the Temporary Remote Learning Option for students to connect to their classes is coming to an end on Friday, February 18th, 2022.  This option was provided at the request of the board and Ministry of Education while we navigated the high point of the Omicron surge.  We are now a month out from the peak and while the risk of covid is not fully removed, it is far similar to where we were in the fall months.  All students who did not select virtual learning for the full year at St. Isidore are now required to return to in person learning. If you still have a Chromebook on loan, please return it to school promptly so that our student population may utilize these learning devices at school. Much thanks, if you have already done so. 

The Daily Screening, and confirmation by the school remains a provincial requirement.  In our elementary schools we will stop using the paper confirmation form, however students will still be asked to confirm that they have completed the screening with you at home.  It is extremely important that no student comes to school not having completed their screening at home for the safety of all. Thank you for your time each day before the school day begins in completing the daily screening.  https://covid-19.ontario.ca/school-screening/

In addition, school bus operators in the Region continue to experience bus driver shortages which affects transportation. Student Transportation Services of Waterloo Region (STSWR) and school bus operators are working to address driver shortages through modifications to existing bus routes and aggressive recruiting efforts. In some cases buses have been cancelled on a week to week basis.  We recognize this is far from ideal.

 Bus Cancellation

 Buses will be cancelled when the following occurs:

  1. A bus route cannot be serviced up to 40 minutes past its scheduled time.
  2. There is no driver available to service the route.

 Families should subscribe to automatic notifications on STSWR’s website to be notified of late buses and cancellations:

https://www.stswr.ca/parents/subscription-service-instructions/

Operators are sending out service notifications on a priority basis to support families with their planning. As we are in the latter stages of winter, families should ensure they monitor weather conditions and make appropriate arrangements to ensure their children are not exposed to severely cold temperatures for extended periods while waiting for a late bus.

Students who cannot get to school when a bus is cancelled should check their Google classroom daily for school work / assignments.

 A new cohort of drivers have been hired, trained, and have been assigned to those routes most at risk for cancellation.  Recruitment and training will continue.

 If you or anyone you know are be interested in a rewarding career as school bus driver, please visit/share the following site:

https://www.stswr.ca/blog/2021/09/24/drive-a-school-bus/

 Please contact STSWR at 519-744-7575 if you require additional information / support.

Finally, Term 1 Report Cards will be distributed today.  If you wish to discuss your child(ren)’s progress please feel free to contact the teacher directly. We thank you for your ongoing partnership in your child(ren)’s education.

May you enjoy your Family Day holiday on Monday, February 21 spending time with your loved ones. 

Sincerely, 

Mrs. Kuntz

Principal

By |2022-02-17T12:34:17-05:00February 17th, 2022|News|Comments Off on Parent Communication – Feb. 17, 2022

Good morning and Happy Valentine’s Day!

 

Please complete the online daily screening  https://covid-19.ontario.ca/school-screening/  for your child every day before sending them to school.

 

Sign the confirmation sheet and return it with  your child to school every day. The classroom teacher will review it daily.

 

Please keep your child home if you are feeling ill for any reason.  If your child does not pass the school screener, please let the office know.

 

Thank you!
By |2022-02-14T08:22:01-05:00February 14th, 2022|News|Comments Off on Good morning and Happy Valentine’s Day!
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