St. Vital Newsletter
Meet the Staff
- Masks must be worn in the building with mask breaks provided at the discretion of the classroom teacher.
- Those who are ill are not to come into the building until they are symptom free.
- Students or staff who become ill during the day displaying COVID-like symptoms will be sent home.
- Proper hygiene, cleaning and sanitizing will be taught and enforced.
- Social distancing is strongly encouraged.
- Masks do not need to be worn outside at this time.
- Band, choir and physical activities may resume in accordance to the Safety Plan
The Saskatchewan Health Authority will be coming into our building to have a vaccination clinic for our students born in 2009 or later who are interested, Friday, September 17th @ 2:00pm.
We are very hopeful that everyone will do their part to help keep our students safe and healthy this year. We really enjoy having them in our building.
We love having your child at school to connect with them and support their learning. Attendance at school is a key to their success. Please ensure that you have them at school on time. For those days that your child is not going to be at school please call the office, communicate with the classroom teacher, or enter the absence in Edsby. Edsby is a tool that can be used for viewing your child's progress, communicating with the teacher, and entering your child's attendance. You can use it online or access it through a phone app. If you are having difficulties using Edsby please contact the school office for support.
If your child is late coming to school please have them enter through the main doors. They can ring the doorbell for entrance and then they will be marked as present at the office.
If you are needing to pick up your child during the day call the office or ring the doorbell when you arrive. The office will notify the classroom and your child will meet you outside.
Cell phones will not be used while on school grounds without teacher supervision. The reason for this is:
- We want to promote positive face to face interactions.
- We want to avoid potential misuse of the device that goes against St. Vital's beliefs and values.
If there is an infraction the following will happen:
1st infraction - student receives a warning and is asked to put their phone away.
2nd infraction - cell phone is given to the teacher and will be returned at the end of the day. Parent will be notified.
3rd infraction - cell phone will be handed in to the office. Student will need to make arrangements with their parent to pick it up.
Lunch and Snacks
Bus Lane Use
Orange Shirt Day
The “orange shirt” in Orange Shirt Day refers to the new shirt that Phyllis Webstad was given to her by her grandmother for her first day of school at St. Joseph’s Mission residential school in British Columbia. When Phyllis got to school, they took away her clothes, including her new shirt. It was never returned. To Phyllis, the colour orange has always reminded her of her experiences at residential school and, as she has said, “how my feelings didn’t matter, how no one cared and I felt like I was worth nothing. All of us little children were crying and no one cared.” CBC Kids
Classes will be doing various activities to learn about and honour those who went to residential schools.
September 30th is the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation. To honour this day there will be no classes. Take time to discuss and learn about the importance of recognizing this day with your family
Sports Are a Go
Cross Country Coach - Mrs. Cawood
Girls Soccer Coach - Mr. Cawood & Miss Lorenz
Boys Soccer Coach - Ms. Dale & Mrs. Nichol