Parent Update January 18-22

Dear Parents/Guardians,

The Ministry of Education has announced that all schools will be closed to students until February 10, 2021 to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Remote learning will continue for all students until schools reopen on February 11, 2021. We thank the teachers and students for their resilience and parents for your support during remote learning. The YCDSB and Our Lady of Grace CES is committed to supporting your child during this challenging time. If your child is experiencing difficulty please reach out to your child’s teacher to see how we can better support them. Please see the attached letter to learn about how to access Tech Support and Mental Health Supports. Parent Letter – School Closures Extended until February 10.pdf

In addition, the Continuing Education department has asked that we share the following with families:

HOMEWORK HELPER JUNIOR (Gr. 1 – 6)

After School Remote Learning Academic Support Program

WHAT IS THIS?

The elementary remote learning after school literacy and numeracy homework helper program involves two core areas of study:  English and Mathematics.

A teacher will monitor the program who will work with groups of approximately 8 – 10 students from grades 1 to 6 in order to assist in reviewing the curriculum that has already been covered by the classroom teacher. Teachers can also assist the students with homework assignments. The overall goal of the program is to improve the student’s performance and skills.

WHO IS IT FOR?

For elementary students (Gr. 1 – 6) of the York Catholic District School Board who are at risk of poor learning outcomes and need help to improve their English and Math skills.

WHEN DOES THE PROGRAM TAKE PLACE?

Pending demand, the program will be offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., online.

WHERE?

The tutorial program will take place virtually in a Google Classroom assigned by the Homework Helper Junior teacher using the following schedule.

TIME

TUESDAYS – Jan. 19th – June 1st (excluding Mar. 16th and Mar. 30th)

THURSDAYS – Jan. 21st – June 3rd (excluding Mar. 18th and Apr. 1st)

4:30 – 5:30 P.M.

GR. 1 & 2

GR. 1 & 2

5:30 – 6:30 P.M.

GR. 3 & 4

GR. 3 & 4

6:30 – 7:30 P.M.

GR. 5 & 6

GR. 5 & 6

FEE

This remedial support program is offered FREE of charge.

HOW TO REGISTER?

Parents/guardians are requested to complete an online Google application form by visiting

ce.ycdsb.ca under Homework Helper

Have a wonderful week,

F. Grossi