As we continually get news and weekly Monday updates about our COVID numbers in our province and health regions (http://cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/covid-19-update-jan-11-1.5865413), we are now especially asking families who may have been exposed to the virus over the holidays or who are connected to others, with the increase in community cases, to be extra cautious about sending students back to school, even though they may not yet have symptoms. We are asking families to please continue to inform and contact the school for guidance and to continue in taking an abundance of caution for risks. OUR OLS FAMILIES have been EXECPTIONAL at keeping kids home when ill and following all Public Health guidelines (www.bccdc.ca) and notices on the Vancouver Coastal Health website (www.vch.ca). Please continue to do the daily screening checklist for all students as all staff also do the same. Thank you for all caring about each other and again thank you for all your efforts at reducing COVID exposure risks! May God continue to Bless you and keep you safe!
Also, we are looking for any interested parent who would be able to do the midday wipe downs of common areas as our last person is no longer available. If any parent wishes to do their hours M-F 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. daily, we will also compensate them for their extra time above their hours. Please contact the office if you or someone you know is available.
OLD DROP-OFF – NO MORE DROP OFF TENT!
Please follow the original Pickup and drop-off procedures as we are no longer using our white tent.
Again, please be patient and cautious when leaving and please stay at your cars or the coned areas while wearing your masks.
Thank you to our very generous volunteers who work rain, wind or shine weekly to keep our students safe in the drop-off and pickup areas!
AFTER SCHOOL CLUB – CHANGES
Due to the drop in numbers requesting daily after school care we will no longer be offering After School Club on Thursday’s or Friday’s after school. We will continue to offer After School Club on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The cost of the program will remain the same. Please email the school if you need any more information.
HOT LUNCH DATES
|Friday, January 15th (Gr. 7 Fundraiser)||Hamburger|
|Thursday, January 21st||Pizza|
|Friday, January 29th (Gr. 7 Fundraiser)||Burek Stuffed Pastry|
|Thursday, February 4th||Wrap|
Please note, as the weather is starting to get cold and rainy, we are asking parents to ensure students have proper jackets and shoes. As well, please do NOT send students who have gym in the morning only with a PE strip! Also, students may have to be outside throughout the day for recess or movement between the buildings (gym and Church). Please send jackets with hoods for your children to school daily, as well as ensuring proper uniform. Thank you.
Please visit our Parish Website: www.olos.ca for the live Masses and updates. In this incredibly difficult time for many of us, our Parish, Father Richard, Father Testamar, and our Religious Sisters, do a wonderful job of providing us with hope and remind us that we are not alone; Jesus is with us. Masses as a family are a wonderful way to keep connected as a family and watch and pray together virtually.
Please see OLS’s Newsletter-Reminders-2020-2021 for additional school information.