Letter to Parents Regarding School Closure

Dear St. Elizabeth families

Attached is a letter regarding the continued school closure. Teachers have been reaching out to families this week, checking in on how everyone is, and asking about access to technology. Families who indicated a need for access to devices will be contacted again very soon with arrangement details for pick-up.

We miss you all and the next few weeks will bring the challenge of teacher-led learning from home. We ask that you direct your children to their Google Classroom or D2L class website for instructions and guidance from their teachers. The WCDSB will also have supplementary information on its new WCDSB Lean@Home website. This includes links to mental health resources. Check our Twitter feed for additional ideas and sharing of news

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We continue to keep you foremost in our thoughts. Please reach out to your children’s teachers if you have questions and concerns. Remember, the building is closed, but the learning continues, and so does our Eagle community!

Update from St. Elizabeth Staff

Dear St. Elizabeth families,

We all hope that you are keeping well and coping during these very trying times. We know that many of you work in essential services on the “front line”, and others may well be facing lay-offs from work, all of which can be very stressful. We are keeping you all in our prayers, and hope that it will not be too long before we can gather together once more as a community.

We met as a staff yesterday on-line, and we are all missing the students very much. There have been a variety of links shared on Twitter and on our school website via Newswire. Even if you do’t have a Twitter account, you can see these posted on our school website and scroll through them. Please check out the WCDSB STEAM days activities, and also the Ministry website for ideas to keep your children engaged and occupied. Also, please ask your children to look at their class Google Classroom and D2L accounts, where many teachers have also been posting ideas. There is no expectation for students to complete all of these activities, but rather to use what fits your family’s needs best. Intermediate teachers have also devised a “Sign of Hope” activity for their students, which will be fun and uplifting.

During the next few days you can expect an email or phone call from your child’s teacher to check in on how your children are doing. Teachers are also working hard over the next week and a bit to put together distance learning materials on Google Classroom and D2L. They will let you know when this is ready to begin. Meanwhile, please let your children’s teachers know of any ways in which we can support you.

Stay home, stay healthy, and know that we are here for you.

God bless,

The St. Elizabeth Staff

Update March 13, 2020

March 13, 2020


As a result of the Government of Ontario’s order for all publicly funded schools in Ontario to remain closed from March 14, 2020 to April 5, 2020 (https://news.ontario.ca/opo/en/2020/03/title.html), the Waterloo Catholic District School Board is taking the following actions to further assist in limiting the spread of COVID-19:


  • Effective March 14, 2020 to April 5, 2020 all WCDSB schools (including all St. Louis Adult Education campuses) are closed.
  • Effective March 16 all Extended Day programs are cancelled. Families registered in WCDSB operated programs will not be charged fees during this time period.
  • Effective March 14, 2020 to April 5, 2020 all Community Use of Schools permits are cancelled.
  • WCDSB Co-op placements, Dual Credit and SWAC programs are cancelled.
  • The March 23, 2020 public meeting of the Board of Trustees is cancelled. Any delegations pertaining to the St. John CES Boundary Review will be received as planned on Monday, April 6 at the regularly-scheduled Board Meeting, and again at a Special Public Board Meeting on Monday, April 20, 2020.
  • The March 26, 2020 Blessing & Dedication ceremony for the newly-renovated Waterloo Region Catholic Education Centre is postponed to a later date to be determined.


The safety and wellbeing of our students and staff is always our top priority, and we will continue working with local Public Health staff to ensure our schools remain clean, safe and welcoming in anticipation of the resumption of school in April. We encourage everyone to remain vigilant regarding hand hygiene and cough / sneeze etiquette and to follow all Public Health guidance and directives.


We ask all WCDSB stakeholders to continue monitoring our special COVID-19 web page for up-to-date information (https://www.wcdsb.ca/covid-19-coronavirus-updates/)  — and our prayers continue for all those around the world who have been or will be affected by COVID-19.


Information on Novel Coronavirus

Public Health and Emergency Services

99 Regina Street south

P.O. Box 1633

Waterloo, Ontario N2J 4V3 Canada

Telephone: 519 575 4400

TTY: 519 575 4608

Fax: 519 883 2241




Information on the Novel Coronavirus
Dear Parents and Guardians, March 9, 2020
We are writing to provide you with some information about the Novel Coronavirus or
COVID-19. The situation around COVID-19 can change quickly. Region of Waterloo Public
Health & Emergency Services (Public Health) continues to work closely with health system
partners (hospitals, paramedics, and health care providers) and the provincial and federal
governments to ensure a coordinated response. To date, there has been one laboratory
confirmed case in Waterloo region related to travel from Italy. The risk of getting COVID-19
in Waterloo region remains low.
With the start of March Break just days away, we wanted to provide you with some
information should you have travel plans involving any of the impacted areas. Prior to
travelling and upon your return, we advise you to consult the Government of Canada
website for travel advice and advisories related to COVID-19.
Travel to areas of the world with COVID-19 cases:
Upon returned from one of the areas with COVID-19 cases, all travellers are advised to:
 Monitor their health for flu-like symptoms (fever, cough, and difficulty breathing)
for 14 days after returning
 If flu-like symptoms develop, contact Public Health immediately.
*You do not need to contact Public Health if you are well*
Travel to Hubei Province, in China, or Iran
If you or your family have returned from Hubei province in China or Iran in the last 14 days:
 Stay at home and avoid close contact with others, including those in your home, for
14 days after leaving the impacted area AND
 Contact Public Health for further instructions and important information
 If you develop flu-like symptoms (fever, cough, and difficulty breathing), contact
Public Health immediately.
Preventing the Spread of Respiratory Viruses
During respiratory season, everyday actions can help prevent the spread of germs and viruses like colds, the flu and COVID-19:  Wash your hands often with warm water and soap or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.  Avoid contact with people who are sick.  Stay home when you are sick.  Sneeze and cough into your sleeve  Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
Region of Waterloo Public Health and Emergency Services continues to carefully monitor the COVID-19 situation and is committed to share the most recent information available. Parents and students are encouraged to follow trusted sources online including Public Health and the Ministry of Health webpages.
If you have questions or concerns about COVID-19, please call Public Health at 519-575-4400.
Thank you,
Dr. Hsiu-Li Wang
Acting Medical Officer of Health
Region of Waterloo Public Health & Emergency Services

Region of Waterloo Public Health Update: Immunization of School Pupils Act

Region of Waterloo Public Health Update: Immunization of School Pupils Act

The Regional Municipality of Waterloo Public Health Department is postponing its annual enforcement of the Immunization of School Pupil’s Act (RSO 1990) and its associated activities for the 2019-2020 school year. Enforcement of the Act will resume in the 2020-2021 school year, with due notification prior to any enforcement activities.


NO SUSPENSIONS OF STUDENTS, by Regional Municipality of Waterloo Public Health, WILL OCCUR ON MARCH 25th, 2020




Spring and Summer Activity Guide

Available now! Pick up your copy of the Spring and Summer Activities Guide at all Recreation Centres, Centre for the Arts, Arenas and Libraries! Browse through all the program options or view online at www.cambridge.ca/activitiesguide

Registration starts March 21 at 8:00 am. Summer Camps are open for registration now and are filling quickly. Please visit www.cambridge.ca/camps for a complete list.

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