Letter to Parents April 6, 2020

posted Apr 7, 2020, 6:51 AM by Wanda Symes

Dear Immaculata Families,

The Ministry made an announcement over the weekend and you may have received a message from the school board regarding educational updates.  

Flexibility and communication will be key to the success of distance learning.  Please make sure that your son/daughter frequently checks their school email account -- firstname.lastname@ocsbstudent.ca.  

As of last week, staff managed to communicate with over 95% of our students and we want to continue to communicate with students to help support their education.

We understand that families have unique challenges but we must make the best of the situation.  Please communicate with your son/daughter’s teacher if there are any barriers to their well-being or their learning.  Here are some community resources that you can access.  Those families who are able to help can donate at the Catholic Education Foundation where all proceeds go to families in need.

Students at the 7&8 level are expected to work 10 hours per week and High School students are expected to work on average 3 hours per course per week.  Here are some sample schedules that you can use at home to keep up with learning expectations.  Please review safe internet practices with your son/daughter since they will be spending more time online.  

There will be a device distribution day for students who are in need on Wednesday April 8. This will be by appointment only.  A schedule will be forwarded to families who require an appointment in the upcoming days. All Ottawa Public Health guidelines will be met and information will be posted along with the schedule information.

Graduating students will have midterm marks in late April to meet admission requirements for post-secondary education.  Other grades will not be receiving midterm marks but all students will be receiving a final mark at the end of the year.  

The Immaculata staff are here to support your son and daughter with their education and their well-being.  We hope that all of our families are healthy and safe.

Take care,

Sean Power