Online Learning Pathway Newsletter

February 4 - February 28, 2022

Principal's Message

Dear Online Learning Pathway families,

And here we are . . . half way through our school year already! February is a month of kindness and care for each other. From the excitement of Christmas, through the dark and cold of January, we emerge in February to focus on treating each other with kindness, understanding and compassion.

This month we will recognize Random Acts of Kindness Week and Pink Shirt Day by completing an activity that we will share with each other as a school community. Even the teachers will be doing the assignment and sharing their ideas!

I'm sure most of you have received information from your home base schools about registration for next year. We have not had a decision yet about online schooling for next year. At this point, you should fill out the registration package for your child's school. If you are interested in online school for next year, please email your child's home base school administration and cc me so that I can keep a list of those who are interested. I know that many of you have discovered during the pandemic that your child actually learns better online from home than in a traditional school setting.

Please read through our newsletter and take note of the days we are off this month.

From our hearts to yours, we wish you many blessings!

Renee Trottier,


Calendar Events

February 4-28

February 10-11 - Teacher's Convention. School is closed.

February 14 - Valentine's Day

February 14-17 - RAK Week (Random Acts of Kindness Week)

February 16 - Parent Teacher Interviews 5:00-8:00

February 17 - Parent Teacher Interviews 3:30-6:30 and Random Acts of Kindness Day

February 18 - Professional Development/Staff meeting. School is closed

February 21 - Family Day. School is closed

February 23 - Pink Shirt Day. Wear pink today!

Parent Teacher Interviews

Please click on the link to book an interview time with your child's teachers.

Interviews are:

February 16 - 5:00-8:00

February 17 - 3:30-6:30

Interview spots are online via Google Meet and are 10 minutes each. If you need more than 10 minutes, we ask that you book a separate time to meet so that you aren't taking time from another parent. Thank you in advance for your consideration. Mrs. Lamoureux is only available on February 16.

Random Acts of Kindness and Pink Shirt Day

During the month of February, try to focus on helping and being kind to others. If you share pictures of yourself doing random acts of kindness with Mrs. Trottier, we can make a photo collage or movie with all of your pictures.

February is Pink Shirt Day so don't forget to wear pink that day! You can usually purchase the T-shirts at London Drugs or online at

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Kindness can be the norm.

Catholic Corner

ARISE! Get Up, Get Going and Go with God!

"Arise! I have appointed you as a witness

of what you have seen!"(Acts 26:16)

Our GSACRD Faith theme is in its second year of, "Arise! Get Up, Get Going and Go with God!"

This year, we are focusing on the "Get Going!" part of our theme. How do students, staff and parents know, model and witness Jesus Christ?

Following Jesus

This month we read in the gospel of Matthew (Matthew 4:19) about Jesus and the fishermen and how the disciples followed Jesus. What we can do to be disciples and follow Jesus? This is a perfect story for a month focused on kindness and faith in humanity.

God loves us so passionately that he enters fully into the messiness of our lives, stinking nets and all. And just like it was for Peter, God will come to us in the ordinariness of our lives to bring his message of love to the world.

When we listen to an upset friend, even though we are busy, God shows that He cares deeply for us. When we help a neighbour, God shows that He is always present in our lives. When we listen with faith, the most ordinary moments of our daily lives can be a call to follow Christ’s way of self-giving love.

When we celebrate the Eucharist, we show that we believe that God comes to us through the ordinary things in life. Simple bread and wine become Christ’s Body and Blood and we become the gift of God’s presence to our world.

When our thoughts and actions show that we care for others, this is how God is present in our lives. God created us to share His message in our world so even when it’s hard to see or feel God, just remember the last time that someone smiled at you, or complimented you, maybe someone helped you with something - that is God being present in your life.

Prayer for discipleship

Father all-powerful, you watch over us and care for us as your beloved children. Help us always to care for others with the same mercy that you have shown us.

Through Christ our Lord.


(adapted from the Sunday Missal)

Mental Health and Wellness

Don't forget to check out our "Mental Health and Wellness" section on our website for wellness ideas, tips, resources and sessions that are being offered. Click on "community supports" for information about services in St. Albert and area to support you or your family.

Counselling Services

OLP students have access to counselling services through their primary registered school. School counsellors are able to provide social and emotional support to students both online or at school. Counselling referrals can be made by parents or teachers. Support is provided for individual or family concerns and referrals to outside agencies can be accessed through school counsellors.

Marks on PowerSchool

Please continue to check your child's marks on PowerSchool. You can set it up to send you an automatic email once per week, or every time a mark is entered which helps us parents remember to check our children's marks!

If you are unable to see your child's marks in PowerSchool, please email Renee Trottier.


If your child is going to be absent from school:

Please note - your child will be entered with an unexcused absence if we have not been informed that they will be absent.

Digital Citizenship

Although students may be learning at home, this is a gentle reminder that everyone must treat our digital spaces (Google Classroom/Google Meets) as a physical classroom. The same expectations of students are required: students must be respectful, attentive and engaged.

Did you change your contact information?

Remember to call your child's base school AND our Online Learning Pathway teachers if you changed your email address, phone number or physical address. If you're not getting communication from us, it's because we don't have your correct contact info.

Online Learning Pathway School

The Online Learning Pathway School is a partnership with Evergreen Catholic School Division and Greater St. Albert School Division. It is attended by students from Legal, Morinville, St. Albert, Spruce Grove, Stony Plain, Westlock, and Hinton. Students are learning from home in an online environment with a teacher directing lessons via Google Meet. Contact us if you have questions or comments.