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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

www.regionofwaterloo.ca

 

 

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.
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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.

City Hall
50 Dickson Street
Cambridge, ON
N1R 5W8

All Waterloo Catholic District School Boards Closed on Monday, February 24, 2020

All Waterloo Catholic District School Board Schools Closed on Monday, February 24, 2020

In the absence of a provincially-negotiated collective agreement, the Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) has selected the Waterloo Catholic District School Board as one of the Ontario school boards included in a one day rotating strike on Monday, February 24, 2020.

 

As a result of this strike, all Waterloo Catholic District School Board elementary and secondary schools will be closed on February 24.

 

In addition to the closure of all WCDSB elementary and secondary schools on February 24, please note the following:

 

Some programs offered at the WCDSB’s St. Louis Adult Learning & Continuing Education Centres will be cancelled on February 24 —  they are
  • Hairstyling will be closed
  • Culinary Arts will be closed
  • Secondary School Credit Day School will be closed
  • Correspondence services will be closed
  • Guidance services will be closed
All other St. Louis Adult Learning & Continuing Education Centres programs will be running as per their normal schedules.

 

All WCDSB extended day programs will be open for the day as usual (7 a.m. to 6 p.m.) for students currently registered in the program.

 

Community use of schools activities will continue as scheduled.

 

OECTA’s previously announced job actions will remain in effect before and after February 24.

 

As before, we remain hopeful the two sides will come to a fair and respectful agreement that serves the best interests of our students.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WCDSB Schools Closed Friday February 21st and Monday February 24th

WCDSB Schools Closed Friday February 21st and Monday February 24th

WCDSB Schools Closed Friday February 21st and Monday February 24th

The Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) has announced that all of its members will be engaging in a one-day strike on Friday, February 21, 2020 AND Monday, February 24th.

 

As a result of this strike, all Waterloo Catholic District School Board elementary and secondary schools will be closed on February 21st and 24th.

 

All programs offered at the WCDSB’s St. Louis Adult Learning & Continuing Education Centres will be cancelled on February 21 —  with the exception of Personal Support Worker programs, which will run on their normal schedules.

 

All WCDSB extended day programs will be open for the day as usual (7 a.m. to 6 p.m.) for students currently registered in the program.

 

Community use of schools activities will continue as scheduled.

 

OECTA’s previously announced job actions will remain in effect before and after February 24.

 

As before, we remain hopeful the two sides will return to the bargaining table quickly and will come to a fair and respectful agreement that serves the best interests of our students.

 

 

 

Jo Goossens

Principal

St. Elizabeth Catholic Elementary School

50 Adler Drive

Cambridge, ON

N3C 4B7

 

Phone: 519-651-0400

Fax: 519-651-0409

 

St. Elizabeth’s Nutrition for Learning Fundraiser

  1. ST. ELIZABETH’S NUTRITION FOR LEARNING FUNDRAISER

 

 

 

St. Elizabeth’s Nutrition for Learning program provides universal access to nutritious food for all students.  During the week of February 3rd-7th Nutrition for Learning is running an online fundraiser to raise money to support our school nutrition programs.  Follow the link to make an online donation and support the program at St. Elizabeth.  https://www.nutritionforlearning.ca/schoolfinder/