Madonna School News

February 9, 2020

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Assurance Survey

Dear Parents, you received an email from the School Division to complete a survey. Please check your email and complete the survey.

The email was called

EICS ASSURANCE SURVEY --> it was emailed on Monday, January 27th. We do need a parent voice for our planning next year. Thank you so kindly for filling it out.

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FEBRUARY

12. 4P Pioneer Court

13. Assembly

14. PD Day NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS

17. FAMILY DAY SCHOOL CLOSED NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS & STAFF

19. 100th DAY DRESS UP LIKE YOU ARE 100 YEARS OLD

20. OPEN HOUSE 6:30 pm

20. Assembly

20. Kindergarten Number Farm

21. Kindergarten Number Farm

21. Gr. 3T & Gr. 1L Vohon Ukrainian Dance Show

21. FLEX Session 3 starts

25. Gr. 4 Field Trip. Bennett Center

25. SHROVE TUESDAY

26. ASH Wednesday. Mass 10:00 am

26. Brighter Beginnings / Pre K Technology FOP 9:00 am

27. Pink Shirt Day Assembly

28. FLEX session 3 starts

MARCH

Tournament of Books Begins

4. Early Dismissal

6. NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS

13. Bend the Rules Day

19. Jersey Day Wear your favorite teams Jersey

20. Grade 1 Building Bee Houses

25. Parent - Student - Teacher Conferences

26. Parent - Student - Teacher Conferences

March 27 - April 5 Spring Break

APRIL

6. First Day Back to School

All Parents and children are Invited to the Open House on Feb 20th. @ 6:30. Prizes will be drawn

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PARENT PORTAL AND FEES

Parents, please go into the Parent Portal, please ensure your fees are paid and up to date. Please pay any outstanding fees. Also, field trip fees have been applied for the remainder of the year to your child's account. That can be paid all at once or one trip at a time. Field trip fees must be paid prior to the trip. Thank you so much.

Novel Coronavirus

February 5, 2020

Dear Elk Island Catholic School Community,


The safety, health, and well-being of our students and staff is our top priority within Elk Island Catholic Schools (EICS). We understand that parents and guardians may have questions about the Novel Coronavirus and how this will be managed in schools.

As with all matters regarding public health, EICS is actively involved in communication with Alberta Health Services (AHS) and we take guidance and direction on health matters from them. The latest communication from AHS advises that the risk to public health in Alberta from the Novel Coronavirus remains low. For parents and guardians interested in more information about this issue, please visit the Alberta Health website located at:
https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/topics/Page16944.aspx

Here are a few highlights from our protocols and administrative procedures on dealing with influenza-related issues in our schools:

  • remind all students about normal precautions to take which include frequent handwashing, covering one’s mouth and nose when coughing, staying at home if feeling ill, and contacting a doctor or 811 Health Link if there are any questions or concerns about their health.
  • ensure EICS handwashing posters are located in every student and staff washroom.
  • adding additional washroom checks by the custodial staff at each school. Cleaning is an essential part of our prevention strategy. In EICS, we are especially conscious of high-cleaning standards during flu season and have dedicated and well-trained staff performing this important work.
  • continue to follow current processes for monitoring and reporting of unusual cases of illness and clusters of illness using our established AHS Zone Public Health contacts.

Once again, please know that health and safety are priorities across the division in EICS for everyone and that we will continue to respond responsibly and immediately to any advice we receive from AHS.


Take care, everyone.

Shawn Haggarty

Superintendent

Health and Wellness this Month supports HEART health.

Please note the letter below from Alberta Health Services to Public on Novel Coronavirus