February 13, 2022
Message from our New Superintendent: Paul Corrigan
Dear Elk Island Catholic School Community,
Earlier this week, Premier Jason Kenney announced that many of the COVID-related restrictions that have been in place across Alberta are being lifted. A number of these changes directly impact schools and I would like to share that information with you.
Mask laws are changing: Starting Monday, February 14, students will not be required to wear a mask at school or on the bus. We will continue to provide masks and test kits sent from the Provincial government for EICS families. Students who choose to continue wearing masks will be fully supported in this family decision. Adults are still required to wear masks in all public places, including schools, both during and after regular school hours. Visitors will no longer be required to present their proof of vaccination.
Please continue to follow the AHS Daily Checklist: The importance of daily screening will remain essential to keeping our students and staff safe. Here is a link to the updated Daily Checklist. https://open.alberta.ca/dataset/56c020ed-1782-4c6c-bfdd-5af36754471f/resource/58957831-a4ab-45ff-9a8e-3c6af7c1622e/download/covid-19-information-alberta-health-daily-checklist-2022-02.pdf
Parents are expected to keep students home if they are not well, and isolation requirements for people testing positive have not changed. Our continued goal is to minimize the possibility of moving classes, grades, or schools online.
Continued Enhanced Cleaning and Sanitization: EICS will continue to provide enhanced cleaning and sanitization of our schools and facilities to assist in a safe school environment.
The EICS 2022 School Plan which is located here on the website https://www.eics.ab.ca/about-us/media-room/post/updated-school-plan-2022
will continue to be updated as we receive information from the province, and your school may be communicating school-specific information to you in your regular communication.
In closing, I want to extend my great appreciation to our EICS families and school community for your ongoing support and patience as we navigate and change course. Our commitment remains to ensure that we do everything possible to create a safe and faith-filled educational experience for all of our students.
Paul Corrigan, Superintendent
Elk Island Catholic Schools
AHS Checklist is still in effect ... please follow
THANK YOU FOR FOLLOWING AHS & EICS's Covid Protocols!
If your child is ill or is in close contact, please follow the AHS Daily Checklist guidelines.
If you are not sure what to do, you can call 811.
PLEASE CLICK THE LINK below for EICS Planhttps://www.eics.ab.ca/download/378195
Please click the blue box below ... this will take you to AHS Daily Check List
Kindergarten Programs for NEXT YEAR
1 .NEW Kindergarten FULL DAY EVERY DAY 8:30 am - 3:15 pm ... FEE $425 month
will run if there is community interest.
2. Kindergarten is full days 8:30 am to 3:15 pm
Monday, Wednesday, and designated Fridays
3. Kindergarten full days 8:30am - 3:15 pm
Tuesday, Thursday, and designated Fridays
4. Kindergarten Pathways (5-year-old students with specialized assessments)
... criteria or entrance https://www.eics.ab.ca/programs/pathways-program
5. Pre K - PUF Pathways (3 & 4-year Early Intervention with specialized assessments)
... criteria for entrance https://www.eics.ab.ca/programs/kindergarten/early-intervention
Kindergarten Information for 2021 - 2022 School Year
Bend the Rules on Friday February 18, 2022
All students are invited to Bend the Rules on Friday February 18, 2021
Each rule bent will cost the student $1.00. Students may choose from the following:
Wear a hat
All money collected will be donated to our Chalice Child --> Quanderly, who lives in Haiti. Extra dollars will be put towards Lurana House
Please Note: please make your donations through your child’s account on PowerSchool.
Thank you for your support!
Madonna Catholic School Staff
14 - 18 Random Acts of Kindness Week.
16 -Swimming Lessons AM 3G and 4P
16 - School Council Mtg 7pm ... Virtual
17- Swimming Lessons AM 1F , 1N ,
17 - Swimming Lessons PM 2/3 H , 2 S
18 - Bend the Rules Day
21 - NO SCHOOL FAMILY DAY
23 - PINK SHIRT DAY .... WEAR PINK
23 -Swimming Lessons AM 3G and 4P
24- Swimming Lessons AM 1F , 1N ,
24 - Swimming Lessons PM 2/3 H , 2 S
1- Shrove Tuesday
2 - Ash Wednesday Mass
2- EARLY Dismissal SCHOOL IS OVER AT 2:15
2 -Swimming Lessons AM 3G and 4P
3- Swimming Lessons AM 1F , 1N ,
3- Swimming Lessons PM 2/3 H , 2 S
4 - NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS
March 12 @ 5 pm First Reconciliation Mass at OLPH Parish for Madonna students that are registered. Call the Parish if you want your child (Gr2, Gr3 or Gr4) ... to have their first reconciliation and first communion. This is a Madonna School Event.
SPRING BREAK MARCH 25 - APRIL 1 ....STUDENTS COME BACK ON APRIL 4
The Tournament of Books
The winning book of first week was ....... The Salmon Twins written and illustrated by Caroll Simpson
The second-week winner was ..... Its a MITIG written by Bridget George
The third-week winner was Shi-shi-etko written by Nicola I.Campbell
The fourth-week winner is ... Awasis and the World-Famous Bannock written by Dallas Hunt
LET US GET SUPER EXCITED ABOUT BOOKS!
School Council Mtg
Wednesday, Feb. 16th, 7pm
Please ALL parents are invited and are very welcome to attend. Just click the link below.
Elk Island Catholic Schools SURVEY .... It will be emailed to you.
As part of the Elk Island Catholic School Assurance process, we would like to invite you to participate in a survey being sent to you through an email.
Results from this survey will be used to inform planning at the school and divisional level for the 2022/2023 school year.
This survey is provided to all grade 4-12 students, all staff, and all parents in our division.
Thank you for your participation.