Dear St Cecilia Families,
Thank you for your continued patience and understanding as we work together through this challenging time. Last week we informed you that parents/students will be able to access the school to retrieve their personal belongings as well as return borrowed items. Our primary focus continues to be on your safety and the well-being of all students and staff.
Note: Pickup is optional; if you do not want or need the items your child/children left at school, you do not have to come to the school to pick them up. Items left behind will be donated, recycled or discarded.
**** Technology - chromebooks borrowed must be returned to school. There will be a cart just inside the front doors for chromebooks, if that is the only item you are coming to the school for. ******
The OPH self screening tool must be used before coming to the school. If you are not able to come to the school on your scheduled day, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will make alternate arrangements for the retrieval of your personal belongings and returns on a separate day.
St. Cecilia school is going to begin this process on Tuesday, June 22nd through to Thursday, June 24th. We have allocated specific time frames for retrieval of student items based on an alphabetical list.
The schedule is based on the first letter of the LAST NAME for the family. Parents may bring their child(ren) to the school to drop off their technology, library books, any school materials that were borrowed and the children will then proceed to their classroom to pick up any of their belongings. Items will be labelled on their desks. Parents will not be permitted in the school, as this is just a quick entry and exit. We would ask grades 1-6 families with no kindergarten siblings to use the front door and the families with both kindergarten students and students in grades 1-6 to use the side kinder door (near the staff parking lot).
Here is the Schedule for retrieving your child’s belongings, including Grade 6 farewell gift bags:
Tuesday June 22nd
9:30 - 10:30 — Families with last names beginning with: A, B)
10:30 - 11:30 — Families with last names beginning with: C, D
11:30 - 12:30 — Families with last names beginning with: E , F, G
1:00 - 2:00 — Families with last names beginning with: H, I, J, K
2:00 - 3:00 — Families with last names beginning with: L, M
Wednesday June 23rd
9:30 - 10:30 — Families with last names beginning with: N, O, P
10:30 - 11:30 — Families with last names beginning with: Q, R, Sa - Sh
11:30 - 12:30 — Families with last names beginning with: Si - Sz, T, U
1:00 - 2:00 — Families with last names beginning with: V, W, X, Y, Z
2:00 - 3:00 — by appointment - please call 613-692-6164
Please avoid gathering with others on school grounds, including on our playground, sidewalks and parking lots. Our play structures and playground remain closed (except for walk through) during the retrieval of personal belongings procedure.
Upon entry to the school , if you have any books or other school items to return such as school library books, Kinder literacy levelled books, LLI reading book bags, please return these to the bench in front of the Learning Commons located right in front of the Learning Commons (Library) immediately after checking in to the school.
*Any items left behind after the allocated time frames will be donated, recycled or discarded, unless you contact the school by email to make other arrangements.
One last reminder is the final Term 2 report cards will be available on the Parent Portal as of June 25th. Please know that our entire staff wishes the circumstances were different and that we could spend quality time reconnecting with you all. We all look forward to some return to normal. We wish you and your loved ones well and hope that you remain safe and healthy throughout the summer months. We look forward to seeing each of our students in person in September.