January 21, 2022
Dear Parents and Guardians,
The weather delayed our return to school at the beginning of the week, but otherwise our return to in-person instruction was a smooth one. It’s been great to have students back in the school again.
Thank you for continuing to advise the school when your child will be away. In instances where your child is required to isolate due to Provincial screening requirements (see You have symptoms and are concerned may have COVID-19. Now what?) or will otherwise be away for multiple days, please also advise the school of your child’s anticipated return date. This information will ensure your child’s attendance record is updated appropriately.
A reminder that our 24-hour school attendance line is 613-831-0543. Our main school line is also available during the school day. Please feel free to contact the school if you have questions. The main school line is 613-831-6643.
Online Safety, Social Media, Privacy, Cyberbullying & Image Sharing Presentation
The Holy Trinity HS, Sacred Heart HS and All Saints HS School Councils invite you to a Social Networking and Internet Safety virtual presentation with Mr. Paul Davis on January 26 at 8:00 pm. To register, please review the following information and use the link provided below.
You are invited to a Zoom Presentation with Paul Davis
Topic: Online Safety, Social Media, Privacy, Cyberbullying & Image Sharing
When: January 26, 8:00pm
Registration Link: January 26th Registration Link - Paul Davis Presentation
Advance registration is required for this presentation. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the presentation.
Please confirm the spelling of your email when registering. Check your SPAM box if you do not receive a confirmation after registering. A login and password will be included in the confirmation email.
Additional information on presenter, Pauld Davis, please visit:
Twitter: https://twitter.com/pauldavisSNS, Facebook: facebook.com/pauldavistips
CSPA Mental Health Night - Continuing the Conversation
The Ottawa Catholic School Parents’ Association is hosting a virtual evening session on January 27th. Sessions will focus on mental health and mental health supports for families.
Topics include Motivation, Mental Health Supports at the OCSB, Support for Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health, Tech Overuse & Addiction and Equity in Mental Health.
Fore more information, including how to register, please visit: January 27th Information and Registration - CSPA.
Holy Spirit Parish Synodal Process
Pope Francis has initiated a synodal journey of consultations and discernment of the whole People of God, which began in October 2021 and will culminate in October 2023 in the Assembly of the Synod of Bishops. The process includes three phases: Diocesan; Continental and Universal.
To become a more synodal, listening Church, Pope Francis invites us to reflect on two main questions given your own lived experiences.
1. How have we “journeyed together” in your experiences as a Church? Have there been times of Joy in your faith journey as a Catholic? Sorrows? Challenges?
2. What steps does the Holy Spirit invite us to take here at Holy Spirit parish, in order to grow well as we “journeying together”? In our Church as a whole? For example, what would you like to see the parish offer, either something spiritual or practical, that would make your faith life more fulfilling?
For information about the the Synod and the ways to get involved at Holy Spirit Parish please visit: Holy Spirit Parish Synod Invitation Letter
Grade 9&10 Lunch - Cafeteria Access
Beginning today grade 9&10 students can now access the cafeteria during the lunch period. Food service remains unavailable. Tables are assigned by cohort. Students continue to have the option of eating in their period 2 classroom. They also have the option of going outside. To the greatest extent possible, masks should continue to be worn regardless of which lunch location students choose.
Rapid Test Kits and 3-Layer Masks
Last week the Province announced that rapid tests were being made available to schools. Elementary schools have been prioritized and many elementary schools have already received test kits (2 per student). We have not yet received our school allocation of rapid test kits for students. We are also still awaiting the delivery of our 3-layer mask allotment. The main office does currently have a supply of 2-layer masks that are available to students.
We will provide additional information regarding the distribution of rapid test kits and 3-layer masks when they are received.
New Fernbank Catholic Elementary School
Board staff will present final recommendations at the Tuesday February 8, 2022 7 pm Board Meeting. Updated information is now available on the Board’s website: New Fernbank Catholic Elementary School (2023) Proposed Attendance Boundary Public Consultation Page
Thank you for your continued support. We hope you have a wonderful weekend.