Monday Morning Minutes April 19th, 2021

Monday Morning Minutes April 19th, 2021
Posted on 04/19/2021

Dear ALC Parents and Guardians,

Welcome to this week’s Monday Morning Message. As indicated in the recent emails from the Board, as well as our email to parents and guardians yesterday, all ALC staff and students will be working remotely this week.

Today is a transition day and the regular school day schedule will not be followed. The school staff will be meeting at the start of the day to plan for the transition and arrange for the distribution of technology. Teachers will use today to adjust their programming, post asynchronous activities for students, and reach out to families to discuss student needs, ensure access to passwords and provide information about class schedules. 

Families should also use this day to transition to remote learning:

You can find instructions about how to access Google Classroom and other information about remote learning here .

If your child requires access to a Chromebook, the school has a limited number available and may be able to lend one to you. Please let our Vice Principal, Mrs. Hutt, know by noon today if you need access to technology or WIFI and we will do our best to accommodate your request.  She may be reached at  We would ask that your email include your child’s first and last name, their homeroom teacher’s name and whether or not your child has an IEP that indicates access to a SEA device.

After today’s transition day, students and teachers will follow the regular school timetable (9:15 am - 3:45 pm) for start time, nutrition breaks and recess. Students will have a total of 300 minutes of learning time, some of that time will be teacher-led (synchronous) and some will be independent work on assigned tasks (asynchronous). Some subjects, such as physical education will take place asynchronously this week.

A reminder that this coming Friday, April 23rd is a PA Day.

Please expect an email from your child’s homeroom teacher later today with more specific information about your child’s class schedule. 

OCDSB Summer School

The OCDSB will be offering two non-credit programs for students currently enrolled in grades 6, 7 and 8 this summer:

Summer School “R&R” Review and Reinforcements Grades 6-8


Summer School Getting Ready for Grade 9

For more information on these programs, including registration info and course dates, please visit the Summer School 6, 7, 8 webpage


Autism Awareness Virtual Speaker Series - April 22, 7:00 p.m.

April is World Autism Awareness Month. The goal of this month is to build stronger, more inclusive communities for people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). All OCDSB families and staff are invited to join us for a Speaker Series exploring strategies and supports for people with ASD. The series will feature keynote speaker Dr. Jed Baker, Social Skills Training Project, and a panel of community agencies. Learn more and register.

Community News:

2021 Stittsville Volunteer Awards: Call for Nominations

Do you know a person, business or community group going above and beyond to make a difference in Stittsville? We want to hear about them!

The Stittsville Volunteer Awards are an opportunity to highlight and celebrate the dedication of volunteers in our community. There will be six categories of awards this year, including:

  • The Roger Griffiths Memorial Citizen of the Year
    Awarded to an individual who best exemplifies community involvement and participation.

  • Senior of the Year
    Awarded in recognition of a senior citizen who has made a significant and long-standing contribution to our community.

  • Business of the Year
    Awarded to a local business that goes above and beyond to support the community and make it a better place in which to live.

  • Volunteer Group of the Year
    Awarded to a group of citizens who are actively working together to make a difference in the Stittsville community.

  • Youth of the Year
    Awarded to a young person who exemplifies leadership, inspires their peers and has made a significant contribution to the community through volunteer service.

  • Teacher of the Year
    Awarded in recognition of an outstanding teacher in our community. This award celebrates the teacher who goes above and beyond to support students and inspire the next generation of leadership in the community. 

Nominations must be received by email at the end of day on April 30, 2021, and the awards celebration will take place online on June 3, 2021.

 Please email the completed application form to

Important Dates and Upcoming Events:

Tues, April 20 - Remote learning instruction resumes following the regular school schedule

Fri, April 23 - PA Day, no school

Tues, April 27 - Friday schedule

Weds, April 28 - virtual ALC School Council mtg, 7 pm

Thurs, April 29 - Gr 8 Grad Photos POSTPONED 


Kind regards,

Elizabeth Rainer and Sandra Hutt

ALC Principal and Vice Principal

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