Monday Morning Minutes March 1st, 2021

Monday Morning Minutes March 1st, 2021
Posted on 03/01/2021
Dear ALC Parents and Guardians,

Welcome to this week’s Monday Morning Message. 

Daily COVID Student Assessment and monitoring for symptoms of COVID-19

Parents and guardians must complete the Ottawa Public Health (OPH) COVID self-assessment for every student before leaving home each day.

Ottawa Public Health link for Attestation form for return to school for a tested/ill child.

Anyone with symptoms must stay home and follow public health directives about testing.  This step is key to helping keep the virus out of the school.  Please take the time to thoroughly review the screening tool with your child each morning, and follow the directions provided by Ottawa Public Health.

Virtual After-School Literacy/Numeracy Homework Support Program

Continuing Education is offering an after-school Literacy/Numeracy homework support program for OCDSB students in Grade 7 -12 looking to achieve greater success at school. The Literacy/Numeracy Program provides students in Grades 7-12 with a supervised opportunity to complete, review, practice and receive support in a range of subject areas. There is no charge for these programs and they are on a drop-in basis. If you are interested in attending the program please fill out the registration form below.

Hours: Mondays - Thursdays, 3:45 pm - 7:30 pm

Eligibility: This program is open to students in grades 7-12 who are currently attending an OCDSB Day School during the 2020-2021 school year.

Registration form: Please fill out the online registration form.

*OCDSB students need to register using their student email account. Registrations cannot be accepted from non-OCDSB accounts. The registration form must be completed before students will be able to attend the program.

Also, TVO Mathify offers 1 to 1 support virtually in math for students in grades 6-10 by certified Ontario Teachers.  Please go to

The Jerusalema Dance Challenge

Last Friday, the grade 5/6 MFI class hosted a virtual assembly to celebrate Black History Month.  They presented a video dancing to a song entitled, Jerusalema, written by a South African DJ in the Zulu language.  This song made number 1 in many countries around the world.  Subsequently, a dance challenge began in Angola last February and went viral.  It has helped to lift spirits during the COVID-19 pandemic.  ALC students are encouraged to take the challenge with their family or friends outside and record it.  They can send their video to Mme Evans before Thursday noon.  On Friday, March 5, we will have another virtual school google meet to share the dances with the school.  Here are a few videos which might help:

Jerusalema dance tutorial

top 10 dance Jerusalema challenge 

South Carleton SS Grade 9 Course Selection

Grade 8 ALC parents and students are reminded that course selection for Gr 9 at South Carleton Secondary opens Tuesday, March 2nd.  Please refer to the email sent directly to Gr 8 families on Feb 23rd for details on how to use the online tool Xello and step-by-step detailed instructions on making and submitting course selections.

Important Dates and Upcoming Events:

Thurs, March 11 - Term 2 IEPs sent home

Sun, March 14 - Daylight Savings Time starts

Fri, April 2 - Food Friday, no school

Mon, April 5 - Easter Monday, no school

April 12-16 - Rescheduled March break


Kind regards,

Elizabeth Rainer and Sandra Hutt

ALC Principal and Vice Principal

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