Good morning Hawks,

Principal’s Message:

What a start to 2021! Together we accomplished two weeks of adjusting to new routines and technology to continue the learning journey for all.

A huge shout out to everyone for contributing to the success of Remote Learning!

To our wonderful Haller Students ~ Stay Engaged.  Keep logging into your class and putting forward your best efforts. Stay home, stay healthy, stay happy! We are so proud of you all and we look forward to seeing you each day online.

To our supportive Haller Families ~ Stay Positive.  We recognize it may be challenging to have kids learning at home while you may also be working, either from home OR out in the community. We appreciate your efforts too. Please remember to reach out if you have any questions or concerns

To the committed Haller Staff ~ Stay Confident. Your online classes are evolving daily and all your planning and preparation to teach synchronously online are evident in the quality of learning. Your efforts are recognized and appreciated.

 

If you experienced disruption yesterday in the Google Meets – things DID NOT work as planned! Websites and the internet DID NOT cooperate for us!  This WILL happen again!  We apologize!

So please, give the teachers patience as we troubleshoot these hiccups when they happen during remote learning.  When this happens the next time, students will know it may take a minute to get things back up and running.  And that will have to be okay.  Teachers do not control the IT behind the technology we are using.  Imagine how many households in our province, city, community are running on google and using wifi at the same time.  It will get overloaded from time to time.  Everyone ended up picking up right where the class left off, and so thank you for joining back into the meet when you were able.  #wegotthis

School News:

Contact Information:

Is your contact information up to date? It is VERY important that you keep us updated with any contact information changes you may have. If you have a new cell/phone number, if your address has changed or if you have new emergency contact information please call the office to update your contact information.

 

Learning Platforms:

Are you interested in switching modes of learning? The next transition date is February 16th. Surveys will be open from January 27th starting at 9am to January 29th at 6pm. https://stisidore.wcdsb.ca/switching-learning-environments/

 

Year 1 / Junior Kindergarten Information:

Kindergarten registration for the 2021 – 2022 school year is happening now!

Children born in 2017 are eligible for JK/Year 1 Kindergarten.

Children born in 2016 are eligible for SK/Year 2 Kindergarten

 

Upcoming Important Dates: 

Monday, January 11th– Return to school after Christmas Break & Remote Learning

January 22nd: PD Day – no school

Wednesday, February 3rd – Winter WALK to SCHOOL

Monday, February 15th – FAMILY DAY – No School 

Wednesday, February 17th – Ash Wednesday

Thursday, February 18th – Term 1 Reports go home

Wednesday, February 24th – School Wide Examination of Conscience

Monday, March 15th – March Break Begins

Friday, April 2nd – Good Friday

Monday, April 5th – Easter Monday

Monday, May 24th – Victoria Day Holiday

Friday, June 4th – PD Day – no school

Monday, June 28th – Term 2 Reports go home

Wednesday, June 30th – Last day of school

 

WCDSB Updates:

Visit www.wcdsb.ca for the most updated information.

 

Stay Safe Hawks!

The Staff at Monsignor Haller