Monthly Archives: March 2021

St. Joseph Parish Easter Weekend Masses and liturgies

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Dear families,

Greetings! We hope that you are all well, and that all in our parish and school communities have a blessed Holy Week.  We have enjoyed being able to join the school virtually for prayer throughout lent.

This year, we are thankful that we are able to gather in person over Holy Week with precautions. All are invited to join us for Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter. We are also live-streaming Masses and liturgies on our YouTube channel: youtube.com/stastj

 Holy Thursday – April 1

Mass of the Lord’s Supper 7:00 p.m. (in person and online)

Good Friday – April 2

Online Reflection led by parish youth 11:00 a.m.

Solemn Liturgy 3:00 p.m. in person and online

Holy Saturday – April 3

Easter Vigil 8:00 p.m. in person and online

Easter Sunday – April 4

Mass 11 a.m. in person and online

In related news, our Diocese has put together a fantastic Holy Week resource for families. These prayer and conversation suggestions may be used as a supplement to in-person worship, or if you are celebrating only from home. Go to hamiltondiocese.com/holyweek2021 to check them out.

May the peace of Christ be with you always.

St Joseph Parish

Mary Forcier, Youth Minister

On behalf of Father Brian, Father Mussie, and Father Tom

Student and Grade 8 Graduation Picture Day – April 1st

Hello St. Bernadette Families,

I would like to provide you with a reminder that April 1st is our picture day.  Due to Covid protocols only individual pictures will be taken this year and life touch is not offering retakes.

Bring your smile

 

 

 

Free Asymptomatic Testing for Students and Staff – March 20th/21st

Free COVID-19 Testing for Students & Staff

Free, voluntary COVID-19 testing for all asymptomatic (those who are not experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms) students and staff is available as follows:

10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Saturday, March 20th, 2021

AND

Sunday, March 21st, 2021

Cameron Heights Collegiate

301 Charles St., E., Kitchener

No Appointment Necessary

ABOUT THE TEST

The test process is very simple and safe, and the collection site will be staffed by professionals who will be following a multitude of safety processes.

LifeLabs uses a swab similar to a Q-tip, that is inserted into the front part of the nostril and rotated for fifteen seconds (per nostril). After the sample is collected, the test results will be available within 24-48 hours on the my.thrive.health website.

If an OHIP number has been provided at the time of check-in/registration, results will also be uploaded to https://covid19results.ehealthontario.ca:4443/agree

Thank you for helping us keep the St. Bernadette community safe and healthy so that we can avoid any further disruption from the COVID-19 virus!

Picture Day- Individual Student and Grade 8 Graduation

Hello St. Bernadette Families,

On Thursday April 1st, St. Bernadette is having our Picture Day.  The school has been working with Lifetouch Photography to ensure that this yearly tradition is done safely and according to public health protocols.  This means that only individual student photos will be taken and all ordering is done online.  There will not be sibling  or whole class pictures taken this year.

Individual and Grade 8 graduation picture will be taken on the same day.

Please use the links below to read more about how to view and order your child’s photos.

St. Bernadette picture day flyer (1)

St. Bernadette Grad flyer

WCDSB Budget Survey

WCDSB would like your input for the 2021-2022 budget.

The purpose of this brief budget survey is to gain feedback from stakeholders with respect to Board priorities. While we cannot accommodate all requests, we do want to know what is important to stakeholders which will help guide our decisions. The Thought Exchange will be open until March 26th. Please click on the link below to access the survey. Your input is valued and appreciated!

The questions and links are here:

1. Understanding that the Board priorities are intended to support Graduation rates, Well-Being and Faith Formation. Please identify what you feel is the MOST important area for investment within the budget in order to achieve our priorities?

2. Understanding that the Board priorities are intended to support Graduation rates, Well-Being and Faith Formation. Where do you think the Board could obtain savings or efficiencies?

COVID REMINDER

Dear St. Bernadette Families,

I wish to provide an important reminder that Public Health requires parents to screen their children before coming to school.  If your child has any COVID symptom they and their siblings must stay home to isolate until,

  • They receive a negative COVID-19 test result.
  • They receive an alternative diagnosis by a health care professional, or
  • It has been 10 days since their symptoms began and they are feeling better.

If a family member has any COVID symptoms students must stay home until the member has had a negative test result or they have isolated for 14 days.

If a student or family member has tested positive, all family members and students must quarantine and isolate for 14 days.

 

IMPORTANT:   If your child is away from school due to any COVID concerns you must call the school to inform us that they have received a negative test or the symptomatic person in the house has tested negative for COVID, before they can return to school.

You can complete the Ontario school screen using the link below

https://covid-19.ontario.ca/school-screening/

 

Thank you, Together we will keep our students and staff safe.

 

Vic Longo- Principal

 

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