Monthly Archives: September 2020

School Cash Online School Forms

Dear Families;

Just a reminder that tomorrow all school start up forms are due on school cash online.

Please ensure that you have completed the school forms for each child in the family.

The following school forms need to be completed:

  • School Agenda grade 1-8 Cost is $5.25- Grade 1-8
  • Concussion parent consent -All students
  • Concussion Student consent-All Students
  • Lunch form- All students
  • Early Dismissal- All students
  • Computer Consent -ONLY grade 4’s and all new students
  • Disclosure Image and media Consent- All students
  • Outside Technology form – All Students
  • Neighborhood Walk- All Students

Parents can always check your receipt which is emailed to you or your account item history to ensure that you have all forms completed.

If you have any questions or need assistance please call the office 519-621-6680 and press 0.

 

Thank you

Have a great day!

 

Office

By |2020-09-29T13:32:13-04:00September 29th, 2020|News|Comments Off on School Cash Online School Forms

What’s Happening at CTK Week of September 25- October 2nd?

Every Child Matters

Every Child Matters:  On Wednesday, September 30th, all staff and students are reminded to wear orange to honour the Indigenous children who were sent away to residential schools in Canada and learn more about the history of those schools.  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.  The message that Phyllis wants to pass along on Orange Shirt Day — and every day — is that every child matters!

 

COVID19: Update Guidance From Public Health: We have been advised from Public Health that healthy siblings are no longer required to be sent home to self-isolate, but are being asked instead to self-monitor.  In a school setting, we have designed our environment to allow students and staff to safely self-monitor by providing adequate physical distance, hand hygiene routines, and the wearing of masks. Children experiencing symptoms where there is not a known alternative diagnosis (allergies, asthma, etc.) will still be asked to stay home and go through the options outlined previously:

  1. See a healthcare professional and return 24hrs after symptoms resolve.
  2. Get a COVID-19 test with negative results and return 24hrs after symptoms resolve.
  3. Self-Isolate for 14 Days.

Healthy individuals in your household do not need to be tested unless directed to by Waterloo Region Public Health or your health care provider. We are excited to welcome back all healthy siblings and individuals who have had symptoms resolved for 24hrs under options 1, 2 or 3!

All students are still required to complete the online COVID-19 Self Assessment each and every day before coming to school and follow the recommendations after completing it.    Staff must also complete the assessment prior to coming to work.    Thanks in advance for your continued cooperation!

 

Catholic Schools Advisory Committee:  Our first meeting will be on Tuesday, September 29th!  If you have not submitted your form but would like to join, please click on the link below and forward it to tammy.sica@wcdsb.ca

CSAC Nomination Form

 

Terry Fox School Walk:  Please consider donating to our Terry Fox school page.  Please visit : http://www.terryfox.ca/ChristtheKingCESCambridge to donate.  As of Sunday, we have raised $420.00 (this includes online donations and sponsor donation made by CTK STaff which is not included in the online total).  Help us reach our goal of $1000.00!!!!!  Our school walk will be on October 8th.

Even if I don’t finish, we need others to continue.  It’s got to keep going without me.”  Terry Fox.

 

 

 

 

By |2020-09-27T15:43:55-04:00September 27th, 2020|News|Comments Off on What’s Happening at CTK Week of September 25- October 2nd?

Virtual/Distance Learning Switch: Window Opens Today!

When we started the school year three weeks ago, we announced that the first transition point for families to switch their children from virtual learning to face to face learning (or vice versa), would be the Thanksgiving weekend.

In Elementary Schools: families/students may transition on the Tuesday after the Thanksgiving weekend — but after that, it will be only at Progress Reports in November and the first Report Card in January for transitions either to St. Isidore or back to the school. In Secondary Schools: families/students may only transfer between learning modalities at the end of the term (November and, thereafter, the end of January).

To assist in planning to accommodate the needs of families, interested families with students in elementary schools will find the transition form on the school board main webpage from Sept 24th at 9 a.m. to Sept 28th at 6 p.m. Requests must be made within this window of time at  www.wcdsb.ca

If you are keeping your child in either “at school” or “St. Isidore” learning, you don’t need to do anything else at this time.

If you want to request a change for your child, either to attend St. Isidore virtual school OR to return to Christ the King School for In-School learning, you must make that request on the link above within the hard timelines.

We are not able to accommodate students who are not registered for remote learning but who choose not to attend school after this window of time. The link to transition will be found in the “spotlight section” of the Boards homepage (www.wcdsb.ca) or by clicking on this link: Elementary Transition Form

Again, this window opens up at 9am this morning(Thursday, September 24th at 9:00am) and closes on Monday, September 28th at 6pm sharp.

For our secondary parents, that window will occur from November 4th at 9 a.m. to November 6th at 6 p.m.

Thanks so much for all you have been doing to support our community!

By |2020-09-24T10:24:55-04:00September 24th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Virtual/Distance Learning Switch: Window Opens Today!

Terry Fox Walk October 8th!

Terry-Fox-Run

Dear Families,

40 years ago, a young man set out to make the world a little better by raising funds for cancer research. He set an incredible example of leadership and his legacy continues as students of all ages take up his cause each year by following in his footsteps. This year has many challenges for us and so we need our students to lead the way more than ever now. We invite all students to use Terry’s example of leadership, strength, and determination to help lead the way to unleash their creativity and set great new examples of leadership, just like Terry did.

Christ the King will be participating in the Terry Fox Run to help raise funds for cancer research on Thursday, October 8th.  Each class will run or walk socially distant around our school.  We are asking students to ask family and friends to support their run/walk by donating whatever amount they are able to give.  Students should not be going door to door or accepting cash donations at this time!  

How to donate:

Click this link: http://www.terryfox.ca/ChristtheKingCESCambridge to our school’s fundraising page. It’s fast, easy and donors get a receipt immediately by email.   Alternately, go to terryfox.org and follow the instructions below:

  1. go to www.terrryfox.org
  2. click “Terry Fox School Run”
  3. click “Donate to a Student/School”
  4. Enter the name of your school and follow the prompts to donate

Last year we were able to raise $850.00 as a school community!  Our goal is to raise $1000.00 this year! We are very excited to be a part of this year’s Terry Fox Run.  This is our opportunity to make a difference in the lives of those suffering from cancer. We hope you will join us as our school community bands together in the fight against cancer. Thank you in advance for your support!

 

By |2020-09-27T14:02:53-04:00September 23rd, 2020|News|Comments Off on Terry Fox Walk October 8th!

School Cash Online is NOW available!!

Dear CTK Families;

School cash online has communicated that there website is now available for families to complete any school forms online.

All  NEW families to Christ the King Catholic School will need to register on school cash online using the following link: https://wcdsb.schoolcashonline.com please complete all available forms the due date has been  extended until September 30th.

We thank you for all your continued patience and support.

If you have any questions please contact the school 519-621-6680.

 

Thank you

Christ the King Catholic School

Office

By |2020-09-23T13:55:37-04:00September 23rd, 2020|News|Comments Off on School Cash Online is NOW available!!

CTK Update for Week of September 21st

 

We want to thank our amazing families and students for all of their help and support over the last two weeks!  THANK YOU for your help in making the return to learning at CTK a safe and enjoyable one so far!   Keep up the awesome work Bobcats!!

Masks and Physical Distancing:  Our students and staff are doing a fantastic job and overall have adjusted well to the use of masks and the need for physical distancing. We would ask that if possible to send an extra mask with your child in case they get soiled or wet during the day.   Staff will continue to give mask breaks to students by taking them outside as much as possible.   At recess, students may take their masks off as per the guidelines set out by Public Health.   Public Health has also stated that students and staff must maintain 1 meter apart inside the school and maintain a two-meter distance outside.  Please talk to your child and ask how they are doing with their mask breaks and how they are maintaining physical distancing while outside at recess.  Ask what kind of games they are playing outside and if they are doing their best to maintain their distance from others.  Many of our students are doing an excellent job at maintaining their 1 and 2-meter distance however, some seem to continually forget.  Please talk to your child and let them know that we are all in this together and that each of us has a responsibility to abide by all protocols during this pandemic.

 

 Meet the Staff at CTK Virtually!  This Thursday, September 24th meet your child’s teachers and other important staff at CTK and get a sneak peak into your child’s class.  All videos will be posted to your child’s Google Classroom after school.  We can’t wait to let you see what we have been doing and learning at CTK over the past couple of weeks!

 

 

Catholic Schools Advisory Council:  Our first Catholic Schools Advisory Council (CSAC) will take place on September 29th at 6:00pm.  If you are interested in joining our CSAC or would like more information, complete the Nomination Form on School Cashonline.  Alternatively, please fill out the attached form and forward it to tammy.sica@wcdsb.ca

CSAC-School-Council-Nomination-Form

 

Nut Free School Environment:  We have several students and staff attending Christ the King with a severe allergy that can cause an anaphylactic reaction. We respectfully ask that you do not send food products that contain peanuts, peanut butter or nut products, remembering to check ingredients carefully.  WOW butter and other peanut substitutes are also not permitted.  Your understanding and cooperation are most appreciated.

 

Switching Learning Environments: Currently, families have two options for how your child can receive their education:

  1. Face-to-Face Learning at Christ the King.
  2. Remote Learning through St. Isidore.   St. Isidore has its own webpage and can be found at https://stisidore.wcdsb.ca/.

For those families that missed the original opt-in window for remote learning, the next chance to select St. Isidore or switch back to Face-to Face at Christ the King happens on September 24th to September 28th ( the date the change of class will take effect is October 13th).   It is only a 4-day window and the next opportunity to switch in or out after this will only be in November.  More details can be found at https://stisidore.wcdsb.ca/switching-learning-environments/

 

Fire Drills and Lockdown:   Planning for the 2020-2021 school year, procedures for conducting total evacuation fire drills and lockdowns must be aligned with physical distancing guidance provided by Public Health officials  This year, fire drills and lockdown drills will be scheduled and classes staggered.  Students will begin practicing evacuation procedures this week and will complete a total of 3 fire drills and 1 lockdown drill this fall.

 

 

 

 

 

By |2020-09-20T17:00:46-04:00September 20th, 2020|News|Comments Off on CTK Update for Week of September 21st

My Child Was Sent Home With COVID-19 Symptoms- Now What?

Please see the attached document from Waterloo Region Public Health for information to guide you if your child is sent home from school with COVID-19 symptoms.  Thank you so much for your continued support and cooperation as we work together to keep our schools and communities safe!

COVID-19 Parent and Caregiver Information

By |2020-09-17T13:36:18-04:00September 17th, 2020|News|Comments Off on My Child Was Sent Home With COVID-19 Symptoms- Now What?

School Cash Online-School Forms

Dear CTK Families;

All school cash online forms will be extended until September 30th or until further notice. We are experiencing some technical difficulties with families unable to register there child in School Cash Online.

We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused but the issue is not your child’s information, it is with School Cash Online  NOT picking up any changes with our new system.

We hope this will soon be resolved.

If you have any questions please contact the school.

 

Thank you

CTK Office

 

 

 

 

 

By |2020-09-15T15:31:48-04:00September 15th, 2020|News|Comments Off on School Cash Online-School Forms

Week of September 14- 18

 

We are finally back to school and we were so thrilled to see everyone back!  We know this return was a little different but our Bobcats did AMAZING and quickly settled into the new routines and protocols.  A big thank you to our parents for all of your support.  We know we couldn’t do it without you and we are so thankful for all that you are doing.  We are so proud of our students and families!

COVID-19 Self-Assessment:  Each and every morning before coming to school, families must complete the online self-assessment tool for each child.  Staff is also completing the screening prior to coming to work.  The link to the tool is here: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/self-assessment/ and based on your answers, you will get a recommendation on what to do next.   Please know that we have the best interest and safety of our students at heart. When students are indicating they are not feeling well, a phone call will be made to have the child picked up immediately as we are not medical professionals and can’t diagnose an illness.  We want to ensure that all of our students and staff are healthy and so we appreciate your support when we make these calls.  If your child is exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms, we will encourage you to seek medical advice, follow their advice, and get tested for COVID-19.

 Drop Off and Kiss and Go:  Please continue to drop off your child at the front or at the back walkway.  Parents of our JK and SK students, please drop your child off at the gate.  Just a reminder that we can not have parents on the blacktop at any time.  If you are choosing to drive your child to school, please remember that you can not exit your car or park your car on the ring road.  Your child must exit from the passenger side onto the sidewalk and then proceed to the back of the school.  Once your child is out of the car, you must carefully drive and exit.

School Cash Online Forms:  Please make sure that you complete all forms on School Cashonline by this Friday, September 18th!  Please call Mrs. Almanza to update contact information, phone numbers, addresses, etc..  It is very important that we have this information.

Bring Your Own Device:   We are encouraging students in all grades to bring their own Chromebooks, Laptops, and devices to supplement their learning. We will be leveraging digital tools in all classrooms to help to minimize the use of manipulatives and resources that are handled by students.  As students have engaged more with the technology that is available in their classrooms, many families have expressed interest in purchasing a device for their child to use at school and at home.  Please take a look at the resources below:

Devices for Families in Need: Free learning device/computer offerings for low-income families: http://rcto.ca/programs-rctech-outreach.asp

Please also visit this link to learn more about the programs and devices that are available for purchase through Staples and Dell.

https://www.wcdsb.ca/programs-and-services/elementary-programs/byod/

 

Nutrition For Learning:  We will once again be offering Nutrition For Learning Program for our students.  This program, which offers healthy snacks for all our students, will begin September 21st.  Please pack extra snacks for your child until this program begins!

 

Catholic Schools Advisory Council:   Parents/guardians can be involved in many ways:

  • Do you ask your child what he/she did at school? You’re involved!
  • Do you help your child with his/her homework? You’re involved!
  • Do you read to your child? You’re involved!

Another great way to get involved is to let your name stand for our Catholic School Advisory Council (CSAC).  School Councils were created to enhance students’ learning through the cooperative efforts of parents, students, staff members, and others in the community. Your School Council is an advisory body of volunteers who work together to provide ideas and opinions to help the Principal, and sometimes the School Board, make Christ the King a better place for your children to learn. The School Council provides a forum for discussing educational issues. It also provides a way to get information to parents/guardians, receive feedback from them, and present ideas and concerns to the school and the School Board.

Meetings will be held either virtually (online) using Microsoft Teams or in the school’s Learning Commons on selected Tuesday evenings from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.   Our first meeting will take place virtually on Tuesday, September 29th. If you like to be a parent representative on our Catholic School Advisory Council for the 2020-2021 school year, please complete the form on School Cash online or call the school (519-621-6680) to be invited to the first virtual meeting.

 

By |2020-09-13T16:14:31-04:00September 13th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Week of September 14- 18
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