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JANUARY 2022 MONTHLY NEWSLETTER Happy New Year! Welcome back!

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Dear Parents,

Welcome back! As we have prepared our classrooms for the return of students this Monday January 10th at 8:45am. Our staff have been working hard this week at making classrooms more spaced, as well as going over the enhanced safety protocols and the continuation of learning procedures in case of closures.

We again are asking all students to complete a DAILY self-assessment for covid symptoms

PRIOR TO ENTERING THE SCHOOL.

  1. Our enhanced safety protocols include:
    • Being fully vaccinated if possible, doing a daily health check and staying home when sick
    • Using available space to spread out and to respect other’s personal space
    • Wearing masks in accordance with the Provincial Health Order on Face Coverings
    • Washing hands regularly
    • Cleaning and disinfecting surfaces at least once a day
    • staggered recess and lunch times.

As per Dr. Bonnie Henry’s announcement today, https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/bc-covid-update-1.6307474

As mentioned, schools will be adapting to the rapid changes in Omicron infections weekly. We will be following all provincial protocols. Please follow the CDC guidelines for positive tests. http://www.bccdc.ca/Health-Info-Site/Documents/Tested-positive-COVID19.pdf

*Again, let us continue to work together to ensure safety for all.

JANUARY 10, 2022 – GRADE 7 FUNDRAISER BOTTEL DRIVE

The Bags for the recycling will be collected in the lot at drop -off before 9:30am on Monday January 10th 

*Please label the bags (masking tape with your child’s grade only), no names necessary! The grade who collects the most recyclables will win a class pizza lunch!

Thank you for your continued support
Grade 7 Fundraising Committee

JANUARY 10, 2022 – Welcome back MASS!

Virtual Mass at 9 a.m. on Monday, January 10th.  Our Mass will be led by our Leadership Council.

JANUARY 19, 2022 – NOTRE DAME OPEN HOUSE, TOUR & PLACEMENT EXAM FOR GRADE 8

Notre Dame Regional High School will be having a virtual Open House on Monday, January 10th and in-person tours, if permitted by health guidelines, on Thursday, January 13th. The Placement Exam will take place on Wednesday, January 19th.

JANUARY 23, 2022 – FAMILY MASS – 11:30 a.m.

The Family Mass will be on Sunday, January 23rd at 11:30 a.m.  We invite all families from OLS to celebrate the Family Mass with our OLS School Choir.  The OLS Family Mass is a great way for our families to attend and participate in the required Sunday liturgy.

HOT LUNCHES

Thursday, January 13th Cheese Pizza
Friday, January 14th (Gr. 7 Fundraiser) White Spot Legendary Burger
Friday, January 21st (Gr. 7 Fundraiser) Ragazzi Pizza
Thursday, January 27th Chicken Strips
Friday, January 28th (Gr. 7 Fundraiser) McDonald’s Hamburger

 

EXTREME WEATHER AND SNOW WEATHER PROCEDURES

If you are unsure of what to do on a snow day, please follow the Extreme Weather and Snow Weather Procedures which is located in the download section on the school website (www.ourladyofsorrows.ca). Please do not call the school as the phones will be busy. Our Website will be updated by 7:15 a.m. as it is difficult to predict the exact times when snow may fall. Thank you for your diligence.

 

COVID UPDATE- TRAVEL ADVISORY!!- URGENT!

As many families are contemplating traveling to the US or internationally in the coming months, we wish to advise ALL families that all kids under 12, whether traveling with vaccinated, or unvaccinated adults, must stay away from school upon return for 14 days! These are Federal Government Regulations and any family who does not follow the Federal Travel Advisories and Restrictions may be reported and fined. Please notify the office via e-mail if your child will be not attending school for 14 days post travel. Please see the links below:

 

https://travel.gc.ca/travel-covid/travel-restrictions/exemptions#unvaccinated

We wish to thank our parents for continuing to follow 5 basic steps for COVID SAFETY and keeping each other safe!

  • Not attending school if ill (cough, colds, fever).
  • Washing hands frequently.
  • Wearing a mask indoors.
  • Respecting everyone’s personal space and practicing safe distancing.
  • Continuing to support each other by being kind and respecting each other’s needs for safety!