Fall Update from Director

Dear WCDSB Community,

We hope that you continue to be well and that you have had a healthy and enjoyable fall season. We are pleased that, for the most part, our schools continue to be safe and healthy places for learning to prosper. We have not been without our challenges this fall, but with a few exceptions, our COVID-19 case counts have remained quite low and we are so grateful to both our staff and our families for working hard to follow all the necessary guidelines and precautions.

This letter once again brings a few very important updates of which we would like you to be aware as they are important to your understanding as to how things are unfolding and precautions we wish to continue to enforce, so that we may continue on a safe, healthy and positive path as a community.

Read the full letter here

Fall Letter Update from Director Loretta Notten

Dear WCDSB Community,

We hope that you continue to be well and that you are enjoying some of the beauty that the fall season affords us. We are pleased that, for the moment, cases seem to be slowing provincially and in the region, and in general, currently we are seeing fewer cases in our schools.
This letter brings a few important updates of which we would like you to be aware as they are important to your understanding as to how things are unfolding and precautions we wish to continue to enforce, so that we may continue on a safe, healthy and positive path as a community.

Read the full letter here

Thanksgiving Greetings

Dear WCDSB Community, 

 As we journey into the Thanksgiving Weekend, I am very reflective of the fact that this month and this season is characterized by gratitude.   In these sometimes very challenging times, it is so very easy to feel daunted or get discouraged.  So, it is important that we take the time to pause and take note of the many blessings in our lives.  We truly are just so blessed to live in a country and community that provides us easy access to the supports we need to navigate this pandemic, and that for the most part we are here for one another – supporting one another and journeying through this time together, guided by the love of Christ.  

 This letter brings a few important updates of which we would like you to be aware and it also affords me an opportunity to share my thanks to each of you.  First of all – to our staff.  This is – for many of you – your third year working in a pandemic reality.  Your many efforts, your care, compassion, resilience, commitment and passion for your chosen vocation have not gone unnoticed and are deeply appreciated.  You are making a difference in students’ lives, regardless of your role.  To our parents and community members – thank you for your trust and for walking with us, on a journey of accompaniment as we all strive to do our best to serve our young people.  And to our students – we applaud your grit and your spirit as you work through some challenging times, while you strive to be your best selves. 

Click Here to read our brief updates.

 

Sincerely 

 Loretta Notten
Director of Education 

Student Vaccine Message from WCDSB, WRDSB & Region of Waterloo Public Health

Dear Parent / Legal Guardian / Student,

As the 2021-22 school year begins, we remain committed to the health, well-being and safety of students, educators, school staff and the broader community. Keeping our schools open this year is our collective priority.

Vaccines are safe, effective and the best way to protect yourself, your child, and your family from COVID-19. Vaccines help to stop the spread so we can safely and gradually resume more activities.

COVID-19 immunization for students is not mandatory. However, understanding the student immunization status and coverage within classes and schools will better enable public health units to respond if there is an outbreak.

Read the full letter here

Terry Fox School Run

Dear Families:  

On Wednesday September 29th, 2021, St. Gregory CES (Catholic Elementary Schools) will be participating in the annual Terry Fox School Run/Walk. Our alternative rain date is set for Thursday October 1st, 2020).  

 Due to the coronavirus, we are asking our students to ask their close friends and family to help support their participation in the Terry Fox school run/walk by making an online donation. It is fast, easy and donors get an immediate receipt by email. 

 

  1. Go to www.terryfox.org  
  2. Click “Terry Fox School Run”   
  3. Click “Donate to a Student/School”  
  4. Enter the name of your school and follow the prompts to donate. 

 All money raised will be forwarded to The Terry Fox Foundation and 82 cents of every dollar raised goes directly to cancer research! If you decide not to fundraise, you can simply bring in a Toonie ($2) for Terry to participate in the run. Each class will have a container where students can drop their $2.

Full Details and Instructions are Here

Thanksgiving Food Drive

Dear St. Gregory, the Great Families, 

 St. Gregory, the Great CES (Catholic Elementary Schools) will be participating in the Thanksgiving Food Drive from Monday September 20th to Thursday October 7th. All Hawk families and staff are encouraged to donate non-perishable food items to support this important event.

Get All the Info Here

Have your voice Heard! Student Census is coming

Dear Parents,

This fall Waterloo Catholic District School Board will be conducting a Student Census. While the Ministry of Education requires all school districts to conduct this census, we are committed to collecting quality, relevant student demographic data, so we can meet the needs of all our students. You can learn more about the census at: wcdsb.ca

Read More Here

 

Welcome Back Hawks

Dear WCDSB Community,

The last days of summer are winding down and we know that everyone’s thoughts have turned to the return to school. We cannot wait to welcome all our staff and students back! We hope you have had a safe, restful and enjoyable summer. This letter brings a few important updates about our return and provides a link to a much more detailed overview of our Operational Guidelines.

Read all the details below.

Welcome Back Letter August 2021

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