Letter to Parents -- April 24, 2020

posted Apr 24, 2020, 2:36 PM by Wanda Symes

Dear Immaculata Families, April 24, 2020

Distance Learning seems to be the norm as we enter our second month of social distancing.  I would like to thank all the staff, parents and students for working together to make a difference in their education.  I would also like to thank the Parent Council for hosting our first ever virtual meeting and we appreciate your contributions to our school community.

We continue to pray for all families affected by COVID-19 and we also pray for those affected by the tragedy in Nova Scotia.  This Friday marks the first day of Ramadan and we hope that the Muslim community remains well and healthy during their period of prayer, fasting and charity-giving.  We have recently celebrated our 50th anniversary for Earth Day and hope our Immaculata families spend some quality time outside.   The United Way is seeking donations if you are able to contribute as there are many families in need.

The School Board has created an information site that will give you Updates, Learning & Well-Being Resources as well as a FAQ Section.  Please visit http://imh.ocsb.ca/ for information and email Immaculata.High@ocsb.ca if you need to contact the school.  Here is a list of community resources.  There will not be any uniform fitting dates for the rest of the year.  Please visit Top Marks for information -- they will be providing more online help for sizing and will provide free shipping and labels for returns.  

Grade 7&8 Homeroom teachers are continuing to forward their weekly work plans to students every Monday.  Students are expected to communicate with their teachers every week and please let us know if there are any circumstances that are preventing this as we would like to support all of our students.

There is no midterm report card but Grade 12 students received their Midterm marks this week as they needed to be sent to Universities & Colleges.  Students requiring a transcript to be sent out of province must email Immaculata.High@ocsb.ca.  The deadline for dropping a Senior course is May 6th.  A parent must communicate with the guidance counsellor before May 4th to ensure that your son/daughter meets all graduate expectations.   Scholarship deadlines are approaching -- please visit the Grade 12 Website.

All High School students need to continue to work towards their credits.  Here is information for Summer School and Registration for those interested.  

We hope that everyone remains healthy and safe and hope to see you in the near future.