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Moments of Grace and Gratitude - September 27th

posted Oct 2, 2020, 8:34 AM by Sheri Stashick

September 27, 2020.

Dear Corpus Christi Families,

I hope this memo finds you and your family safe and well. As we continue to journey through the challenges of dealing with Covid-19 in our school community, I want to thank you for your support, your trust and your encouragement. 

Under the direction of Ottawa Public Health case management, we have worked extremely hard to provide information and detail in order that OPH could determine levels of risk. 

Any staff and students who were found to be low-risk contacts were sent a letter on Friday evening from OPH and are able to return tomorrow, providing that they do not have symptoms of Covid-19 and have been symptom-free for 24 hours.

This week, all high-risk contacts (staff and students) remain at home isolating.  We continue to communicate with OPH and realize the tremendous work they are doing during these challenging times. 

OPH is available to support parent inquiries.  If you have any further questions you can call the Ottawa Public Health Information Centre at (613) 580-6744 to speak to a public health nurse.

Synchronous Online Learning during Isolation

We have been directed by the Ministry to follow a teaching model that allows teachers/students to pivot between in-person and online synchronous instruction, easily, when necessary.  All classes that are isolating will be engaged in daily synchronous instruction.  Asynchronous instruction will also be provided through Hapara Workspace.  All classes from K-12 in the OCSB are using the Hapara Workspace platform.  Here is a quick video for parents to explain how to access a student’s Hapara Workspace.  If you have any questions please contact your child’s teacher.  

Orange Shirt Day @ Corpus Christi - Wednesday, September 30th

Orange Shirt Day is observed each September 30th to honour Residential School Survivors, those who did not survive and their descendants.  It is an opportunity for schools and communities to come together in the spirit of reconciliation and hope.

The origin of Orange Shirt Day is based on Phyllis Webstad’s story of having her new orange shirt that her grandmother bought her taken away on her first day at Residential School.  It was replaced by the school uniform. She never saw her shiny orange shirt again. Her experience of having her orange shirt taken has become symbolic of all that was taken from Indigenous peoples as a result of Indian Residential Schools and the reason we wear orange on September 30. 

Staff and students will wear ORANGE on Wednesday. For further information about Orange Shirt Day, you can check out this website: http://www.orangeshirtday.org/.  

A message from School Council

Our Corpus Christi School Council Virtual Meeting is being moved to Tuesday, October 6th at 6:30 p.m.   (Email: corpusparents@gmail.com to obtain the link for the Google Meet.) Elections/acclamations for this year's Parent Council will be held during this meeting.  If you are interested in running for a position and would like more information please email corpusparents@gmail.comAlso, please note that if you wish to vote on matters throughout the year, you will need to be at this first meeting in order to become a voting member of council. We are a community of many talents and adding yours to our roster will only enhance what we do for our kids!

Moments of Grace and Gratitude in a Pandemic

I wanted to share this article with you.  It was written by Jan Bentham. She is our retired Religion Coordinator( Ottawa Catholic School Board).  Definitely reminds us of the beauty of grace and the power of gratitude.  Enjoy!  Moments of Grace and Gratitude in a Pandemic

Thanks for all of your ongoing support and cooperation.  Please Be Well.  #WeAreCorpusChristi

Sheri Stashick (Principal) and the Corpus Christi Staff