Yearly Archives: 2022

St Luke School Hat and Mitten Drive

St. Luke School Hat and Mitten Drive

Once again the families of St. Luke School are invited to share in this festive season by donating hats, mittens and scarves to our Giving Tree.  The donations will be hung on our Giving Tree in the school front foyer and will be donated to those in need in our local community.  

We will also be accepting gently used clean coats and boots.  Thank you so much for your generosity during this season of giving!

Mitten Tree

 

 

 

Today is Report Card Day!

Today is Progress Report Day

Your child will be bringing home their progress reports at the end of the day today.  Please take a moment to review it with your child and look for the next steps to help set goals for the remainder of the term.  Setting clear goals and talking with your children about how to achieve them is so important.

Report Card Letter Kindergarten 20222023

Report Card Letter Grade 1 to 8 20222023

Reminder: Thursday evening is our Student/Parent/Teacher conference night.

Please be sure you have booked a conference or reached out to your child’s teacher.

Important Update on CUPE Job Action

Good evening Lightning Families!

Earlier this evening, the Ontario government and education workers represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees – Ontario – (CUPE) reached a tentative contract agreement.  As a result, all WCDSB sites and programs will be operating tomorrow on their regular schedules.

Please return ALL Chromebooks to the school tomorrow morning.  We will work to get them back into circulation so that all students can benefit from them.

Thank you all for your patience and understanding as we continue to work hard for your children and our students.  See you all tomorrow!

Updates from Public Health and the Chief Medical Officer

On Monday, November 14, 2022, Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health (CMOH), Dr. Kieran Moore, shared information with Ontarians concerning the rise of cases of influenza, Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)  and COVID-19 across the province.

Dr. Moore has strongly recommended that Ontarians use the protective strategies available to them, including wearing masks indoors.

There is no provincial mask mandate.

Even prior to the onset of COVID-19 in March 2020, it has been the practice of Waterloo Region’s Catholic schools to follow the guidance of the Chief Medical Officer — as well as that of our own Region of Waterloo Public Health officials — when it comes to dealing with communicable diseases in schools.

While masking is not mandated, our schools are now and will remain, mask-friendly spaces, and we encourage students and staff to wear masks indoors during the rise in cases we are currently experiencing.

The decision to wear a mask remains a personal choice. However, as Dr. Moore notes, it is a way to support partners in our healthcare system as they respond to an increase in pressures caused by the current increase in respiratory illnesses in our communities.

As we move into the winter months, please keep in mind:

  •  Parents, students, and staff are reminded to stay home if feeling unwell and only return when symptoms are improving for at least 24 hours (48 hours if you are experiencing nausea, vomiting, or have diarrhea). Those recovering from illness or with symptoms should continue to mask for ten days from onset of symptoms. Please review the daily Ontario School Screening Tool for common symptoms and specific guidance when responding to your individual circumstances. https://www.ontario.ca/school-screening/
  • Students and staff are encouraged to wear a mask when indoors – particularly when in close contact with others — to reduce the opportunity to spread respiratory illness. The decision to mask remains a personal choice, and all individuals will be afforded the same respect in our classrooms and workspaces.
  • Staff will continue to have access to personal protective equipment at school.
  • Masks continue to be available to all students upon request.
  • Students and staff are asked to continue practicing good hand hygiene (e.g., hand washing, sanitizing) and be sure to cover their mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing (e.g., cough/sneeze into your elbow).
  • Dr. Moore has also suggested that Ontarians consider getting their flu shot and COVID vaccine/booster.

Thank you for your support and cooperation in keeping our schools and communities safe and healthy.

SK Parents/Guardians interested in French Immersion

FRENCH IMMERSION

Parents and Guardians with students in SK: It’s time to consider whether the French Immersion program is of interest to your family.  French Immersion is an optional program that starts in Grade 1.  Registration is done through a lottery which opens January 9th and closes February 5th.  Please see the attached flyer for more information.  You are also invited to attend any of the 6 Parent Information sessions being held across the region from November 29th to January 10th.

 

Flyer for Newswire – Parent Info – final

School will RE-OPEN on Tuesday, November 8, 2022

WCDSB Schools to Re-open on Tuesday, November 8, 2022

As a result of this morning’s announcement by the Premier that the Ontario government will rescind Bill 28 and will return to collective bargaining with the Canadian Public Sector Employees Union – Ontario — (CUPE), education workers represented by CUPE have agreed to pause their job action and return to schools effective tomorrow – Tuesday, November 8, 2022.

This means all WCDSB schools (including St. Louis) will be open on November 8 for a regular day of classes.

All school transportation will be running as regularly scheduled.

All WCDSB extended day programs will be running on their regular schedules.

We thank you for your patience and understanding as we transitioned into remote learning.

We pray that both sides will quickly reach a fair and just collective agreement that serves the interests of all.

Important UPDATE on CUPE Strike

Dear Parents & Guardians:

According to the Minister of Education, last minute contract talks between the government and CUPE have broken down.

Barring any major unforeseen developments, that means CUPE will be taking strike action beginning tomorrow.

As a result, all WCDSB elementary and secondary schools will be closed, including our before and after school programs.

All programs at all St. Louis sites will be closed as well. The St. Louis graduation ceremonies scheduled for the evening of Friday, November 4, 2022 will proceed as planned.

As noted previously, our elementary and secondary schools will migrate to remote learning. Devices are being deployed to students who require them, so students can continue to access learning.

Students will be able to login to their respective learning management system. Visit https://www.wcdsb.ca/students/ for instructions on how to login to D2L and Google Classroom. Instructions are available in multiple languages.

Friday, November 4th will be an asynchronous instruction day and students will be able to access materials by 9:30 AM.

Please feel free to contact your school if you have any questions or concerns.

We will post updated information as it becomes available on our WCDSB Labour Updates page at: https://www.wcdsb.ca/about-us/labour-updates/

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