Monday Morning Minutes January 25th, 2021

Monday Morning Minutes January 25th, 2021
Posted on 01/25/2021

Dear ALC Parents and Guardians,

Welcome to this week’s Monday Morning Message.  

This Wednesday is ALC Pizza Night at Jojo's

ALC pizza night is back at Jojo's on Wednesday, Jan 27.  All-day long, just mention ALC when you order.

Update on Remote Learning and our Return to In-Person Learning

As announced last Wednesday, OCDSB staff and students are continuing with remote learning again this week. The current province-wide shut-down is challenging for everyone. It is also our best hope for ensuring that students and staff can return to school safely and as quickly as possible.  Please stay home and follow the public health guidelines.  It is important that we continue to monitor ourselves and our children for symptoms of COVID-19, even while school is remote.  If you or your child has COVID-19 symptoms, or has been exposed to someone with COVID-19, please have them tested. There are many appointments available at the testing and assessment centers. If anyone in the home has symptoms of COVID-19, everyone must stay home while waiting for COVID-19 test results. Visit the OPH testing page for additional information on where to get tested in Ottawa. See also the COVID-19 screening tool for school and child care

When we do return to in-person learning, the following new health and safety measures will be put in place in all Ontario elementary and secondary schools:

  • students in Grades 1 to 12 must wear masks or face coverings:

    • in schools, including in hallways and during classes

    • on school transportation

    • outdoors during recess, where a distance of 2m cannot be maintained. 

Free Access to French Online Homework Help K-12 

FSL Students (Core and Immersion) can get access to Voilà Live’s Virtual Immersion Campus. Every evening from Monday to Thursday students have access to live Ontario certified teachers online to practice their French and get homework help in French, English and Math. The Virtual Immersion Campus will be open Monday to Thursday from 5:00 pm. to 8:00 pm. for homework help and French practice. 

For Parent/Student registration: 

1. Visit http://voilalearning.com/en/free-online-tutoring/ 

2. Click on ‘My school board is registered.

3. Complete the form and use the code: OCDSB0.

4. You will receive a link to download the platform the next day. Learn more here.

Upcoming ALC Spirit Day

Our last ALC Spirit Day for the month of January will take place this Friday.  January 29th is ALC Animal Day.  Students are welcome to bring their family pet or favorite animal stuffie to their first google meet of the day and/or wear animal-themed accessories or clothing.

Kinder Info Night Tonight @ 7 pm

Will your child be 4 years old by December 31, 2021? If so, we’re ready to help your child explore and discover as they begin Kindergarten in September of 2021. Tonight at 7 p.m. we will be holding a virtual parent information session, where you will learn about our Kindergarten program and hear some useful tips to ease your concerns and help your child prepare for their learning adventure.  Please help us spread the word to friends and neighbours with young children. Registration is now open for Kindergarten 2021. It’s easy to register. Visit the OCDSB Registration page to register online anytime.

Our information night will be livestreamed. Please go to the ALC website www.alornecassidyes.ocdsb.ca to watch live on Youtube tonight at 7:00 p.m. A recording will be available after the event.

Grade 4 Middle French Immersion Registration

Registration will be opening shortly for all Grade 3 Regular English students who would like to enter the Middle French Immersion in Grade 4.  Parents and guardians who are interested in learning about the Middle French Immersion program at ALC are invited to join us for our MFI Information session on Wednesday, February 10th at 6 pm.  Stay tuned for more details in next week’s MMM.

Important Dates and Upcoming Events:

Mon, Jan 25 - ALC Kindergarten virtual Information Evening, 7 pm

Tues, Jan 26 - Friday schedule

Weds, Jan 27 - Virtual ALC School Council meeting, 7 pm

Fri, Jan 29 - Spirit Day = ALC Animal Day

Weds, Feb 10 - Virtual MFI Info Session, 6 pm

Thurs, Feb 11 - Term 1 Report Cards available to parents via the Report Card Portal

Fri, Feb 12 - PA Day - no classes for students

Mon, Feb 14 - Family Day, school closed

Kind regards,

Elizabeth Rainer and Sandra Hutt

ALC Principal and Vice Principal


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