May 6, 2021 Weekly Principal’s Memo

Good evening Everyone,

Please take note of the following important information…

  • Friday, May 7
    • “Ready Set Learn” Registration Deadline for Kindergarten 2021/2022 students only
  • Sunday, May 9
    • Mother’s Day
  • Monday, May 10 – Friday, May 14
    • “Joy of the Family” Week in CISVA Schools
      • Please check your email tomorrow for a link providing activities that you may choose to participate in.
    • Last week of Gr. 4-7 Girls Soccer with modified training activities within educational cohorts (please refer to Girls Soccer memo for schedule)
    • Last week of Gr. 5-7 Boys Badminton with modified training activities within educational cohorts (please refer to Boys Badminton memo for schedule)
  • Monday, May 10
    • PJ or Comfortable Clothes Day for National Children’s Book Day
      • Students are also welcome to bring their favourite book with them. There will be no lucky prize draw on this day.
    • Spring Raffle Tickets are sent home (Draw to take place on May 31st)
      • Please note that due to the Covid-19 pandemic there will be no picnic this year. We thank those families in advance who will participate in this raffle. Please see the letter from the Picnic Committee that will be sent home with the tickets for further details.
  • Wednesday, May 12
    • Ready Set Learn (Virtual)
      • Package pick up at the PREP office entrance/Church basement between 9:30am-11:30am for the Kindergarten 2021/22 students that have pre-registered.
    • Hot Lunch (Pizza)
  • Friday, May 14
    • Favourite Hat Day
      • As part of spirit building for our spring raffle, students are welcome to come to school in their favourite hat or ball cap on this date. Please note that Spring Uniform is still in effect and students are welcome to bring in a loonie if they wish to be included in the lucky prize draw.
  • Friday, May 21
    • Half Day Pro-D – Staggered Dismissal
      • Kindergarten & Grade 1: 11:50am
      • Grade 2 & 3: 11:55am
      • Grade 4 & 5: 12:00pm
      • Grade 6 & 7:  12:05pm
    • No TAC on this date
  • Monday, May 24
    • Victoria Day (No School)

Other Information

*It appears that we’ve corrected the trend with the current Covid-19 cases at our school and things have been a lot more positive this week. I truly believe this is a result of more families adhering to the most recent guidelines issued by our health authorities and I am extremely grateful for this.

*In order to provide a safe learning environment for your children, we kindly remind you that indoor play dates and activities outside of your normal bubble are not advisable as stated numerous times by our Provincial Health Officer. We thank you in advance for your due diligence in this area.

*A kind reminder to all of our families (particularly on days of good weather) that our students should be picked up and brought to the cars as soon as possible in an effort to ensure minimal social gathering and proper social distancing at pick-up times. A very special thank you to all the parents and grandparents who are wearing masks during the pick-up times. Your cooperation is much appreciated.

*As of Wednesday, March 31, the School was advised by the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Education, and our Superintendent’s Office that masks for Students in Grades 4-12 are expected to be worn indoors at school. Kindergarten – Grade 3 Students are encouraged to wear masks but are not expected at this point in time. Please understand that these are ministerial orders and compliance is an expectation. If your child has a medical reason to not wear their masks, please send a note in to your child’s teacher.

*Our sincere gratitude continues to go out to our families at Holy Cross School for continuing to follow the protocols laid out in our 2020 Health & Safety Plan. We continue to advise families of our school community to err on the side of caution when deciding to send your children to school. Please pay particular attention to the updated “Daily Health Check” posted on the school website.  We strongly recommend that you keep your child at home if they are sick.   If anyone in your family is presenting symptoms of the virus, it is important to get tested and that family members stay home until they are cleared to return.  As stated in numerous past memos, it is better to err on the side of caution.

*Kindly note that Holy Cross School must adhere to strict guidelines from Fraser Health and the Provincial Health Authority in regards to any COVID-19 related issues (re. notifications for exposures, isolations, clearance to return to school, privacy matters, etc…).

*I continue to extend my sincerest gratitude to the Staff of Holy Cross School for doing their utmost in managing Covid issues on a daily basis.

Wishing all of the mothers in our community a wonderful Mother’s Day weekend,

Mr. Dino Alberti