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Letter from the Director of Education - January 20

January 20, 2021

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Dear Parents/Guardians,

Following the recent announcement from the provincial government, we are pleased to confirm that all ALCDSB students will return to their classrooms to resume in-person learning this Monday, January 25th. This change is due to our region's success in reducing case numbers and is in alignment with our coterminous school boards. 

Our partners at Tri-Board Student Transportation will resume regular service for all ALCDSB students.

Please note students enrolled in the ALCDSB Elementary Remote Learning School will see no change from their regular programming.

As we head back into the classroom, families should be aware that all public health guidelines and safety protocols – including daily screening, mask wearing, hand-washing, and physical distancing – will continue to be enforced within schools, and on school busses.

For more information on screening and how to schedule testing please use the links to the paper and online screening tools below.

https://www.kflaph.ca/en/healthy-living/resources/Infection-Prevention-and-Control/Coronavirus/school-protocols/2020-10-08_COVID19-School-Screening-Tool_8.5x11.pdf

https://covid-19.ontario.ca/school-screening/

While the provincial stay-at-home order, and state of emergency do remain in place, the Chief Medical Officer of Health has confirmed that transmission of COVID-19 in schools has been low, and schools remain a place for students to learn safely. This is especially true for the regions within our board, and I am proud of our local communities for their commitment to staying safe and staying home during the past few weeks.

Our Catholic community welcomes our staff and students back with a great sense of hope and optimism. However, it is critical to continue our adherence to all Public Health guidelines. 

Thank you again for your partnership and resilience in the face of unprecedented challenges, as we continue our mission to build faith filled learning communities where each member is loved, inspired, and successful.

 

“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble." Psalm 46:1

 

Sincerely,

David DeSantis

Director of Education



  • Discipleship

    We accept the call to be imitators of Christ by embracing the Beatitudes through authentic witness at the school, community, and global levels. Rooted in our commitment to transmit our Faith and Catholic tradition, we are inspired to build communities dedicated to the formation of young people who recognize their gifts and responsibilities to contribute to the transformation of the world into a more just and loving society for all.

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  • Scholarship

    We believe that each student, made in the image and likeness of God and being hope for the future, can be engaged in their learning and achieve at high levels with appropriate supports. We are committed to ensuring that the potential of each student is realized through the achievement of ambitious outcomes and improving in their learning to the highest possible level.

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  • Stewardship

    We embrace our responsibilities for the prudent and judicious use of the resources we have been allocated. In our context, we are committed to the development and growth of all employees, responsible and accountable practices and our call to care for all of God's creation.