Monthly Archives: November 2020

Inclement Weather Procedures 2020 – 2021

While the first official day of winter is still a few weeks away, the early snowfall has given us pause to plan early for inclement weather and potential bus cancellations. As student safety and well-being is always our priority and given the unique and additional challenges that Covid19 presents (such as cohorting) there are important changes to our process when student transportation has been cancelled.

For the 2020/2021 school year in the circumstance when transportation is cancelled due to weather and road conditions, all schools will be physically closed to both students and staff.

As each classroom teacher has established a Google Classroom, teachers will utilize their LMS (Learning Management System) to post work by 10am on the closure day. Students will be provided with asynchronous student work. The normal bell times will be followed to allow students to contact their teacher on the closure day either through the LMS or through other appropriate means, such as email.

Thank you for everyone’s understanding and support as we continue to provide learning for our students


By |2020-11-30T20:56:19-05:00November 30th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Inclement Weather Procedures 2020 – 2021

Picture Day Tomorrow!

A friendly reminder that tomorrow is Picture Day!  For any students that are absent, there will be a retake day in the new year.

No class photos, like the one below, will happen this year due to CoVid 19 Restrictions.

Say Cheese!  

By |2020-11-23T16:12:49-05:00November 23rd, 2020|News|Comments Off on Picture Day Tomorrow!

Additional CoVid Case in Same Class – Outbreak declared at school

November 21, 2020

Dear Parents / Guardians:

A COVID-19 outbreak has been declared at Blessed Sacrament CES as an additional case has been reported from the same cohort as the previous confirmed case (that we notified you earlier this week).  No additional classrooms or cohorts will be dismissed.  No further action is required for the current classroom that has been dismissed.

Please know that Blessed Sacrament staff – as well as staff at our school board head office – are working with Region of Waterloo Public Health to prevent further spread of COVID-19 in students, staff and the community.

 What does this mean for students at the school?

  •  Public Health will work with the school to identify high risk staff and student contacts of the confirmed case(s)
  • Parents/guardians of students who have been identified as high risk contacts of a confirmed case will be contacted directly by Region of Waterloo Public Health and provided specific directions related to the need for the student to self-isolate and get tested
  • Parents/guardians of students who have been identified as low risk contacts of a confirmed case will not be contacted directly by Public Health and are not required to self-isolate. The school will provide general information for these students and families.
    • Students and families who have been identified as low risk contacts of the case should self-monitor for symptoms
    • Students who develop symptoms should self-isolate at home and get tested at an Assessment Centre
  • In the event a cohort must self-isolate or the school must close, parents will be notified by the school. The school will keep parents informed about any plans regarding return to school.
  • Continue to monitor and screen your child for symptoms of COVID-19 daily.

Outbreak control measures

  • The school will work closely with Public Health to ensure that infection prevention and control guidelines and protocols are implemented to help limit further spread.  These measures may include:
  • Cohort dismissal, partial or full closure of the school, as indicated
  • Continued implementation of infection prevention and control best practices
  • Additional outbreak measures to allow for safe operating until the outbreak is declared over, as recommended by Region of Waterloo Public Health
  • Continued daily self-screening

A Note About School Cleaning Processes

Upon confirmation from Public Health that one or more individuals at a school site have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus, Facility Services will be notified as soon as reasonably possible.  Members from the Facilities team will make arrangements to disinfect school spaces as deemed necessary.  This is typically done after school ends for the day and before school begins the next day.  However, in some cases, depending on the timing of notification and size of the school, disinfection may occur at the beginning of the school day.

Disinfection involves the use of standard cleaning products available in your school, plus one or more high speed disinfection units.  A disinfection unit is used to ‘mist’ surfaces with a chemical called Clorox Total 360.  The product needs to sit on a surface and air dry for it to be fully effective.  It has been reviewed by our staff and has been deemed safe when used as directed.

Custodial and maintenance staff who apply the mist will be wearing full PPE including masks, goggles, and gloves.  Classroom spaces are safe to occupy after the chemical has been applied.

A video of product application can be found here:

What is COVID-19?

·         COVID-19 is a new strain of coronavirus that has not previously been identified in humans

  • COVID-19 symptoms include, but are not limited to fever, cough, trouble breathing, sore throat or nasal congestion. A list of symptoms, including atypical signs and symptoms, can be also be found in the ‘COVID-19 Reference Document for Symptoms’ on the Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 website
  • People may be able to pass COVID-19 to others from 48 hours before symptoms begin to 14 days after the start of symptoms


Additional COVID-19 resources can be found on Region of Waterloo Public Health’s COVID-19 webpage at

By |2020-11-21T09:46:04-05:00November 21st, 2020|News|Comments Off on Additional CoVid Case in Same Class – Outbreak declared at school

A Few November Items:

Dear Families

  1. A reminder that Monday November 23rd is a PA DAY. All School and Programs are closed.
  2. Picture Day is Tuesday November 24th!  After Picture Day, order pictures on using your Portrait ID and Access Code which can be found on your Picture Day order form. There will be no class photos at this time. Individual photos will be taken following strict cleansing protocols.
  3. THANK-YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY WITH THE ANGEL TREE CAMPAIGN! To date we have collected over $500 worth of gift cards.
  4. Please read this attached message from Director Notten.  November Update to WCDSB Community Nov 20th 20

Thanks so much and have a great weekend!

Mr. Petrella

By |2021-10-05T10:50:29-04:00November 20th, 2020|News|Comments Off on A Few November Items:

Positive CoVid Case at School

Dear Parents / Guardians:

A case of COVID-19 has been identified at Blessed Sacrament CES.  Public Health has identified one classroom as high-risk contacts.

All high-risk students and staff are required to self-isolate at home. Public Health will contact all high-risk contacts by end of the business day tomorrow, and will provide individual guidance. This students in the affected classroom have been notified by the school already.

At this point in time, all other students and staff can continue to attend school and are advised to self-monitor for symptoms and seek testing if symptoms develop.

Please know that Blessed Sacrament staff – as well as staff at our school board head office – are working with Region of Waterloo Public Health to prevent further spread of COVID-19 in students, staff and the community.



Thank you

Mr. Petrella


By |2021-10-05T09:19:52-04:00November 17th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Positive CoVid Case at School

Angel Tree

ANGEL TREE FOR LOUISIANA METHODIST CHILDREN'S HOME — Broadmoor United  Methodist ChurchHello Families!

This week we are accepting gift cards to Walmart and Giant Tiger to support our local St. Vincent de Paul Christmas Basket Campaign. Due to CoVid restrictions, we cannot accept gifts or toys.  Anything you can give is greatly appreciated. We are accepting gift cards up until Friday November 20th.

Thank once again for your support!


By |2020-11-16T11:34:13-05:00November 16th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Angel Tree


Thank you very much to our families who have already registered and supported our fundraiser this year. We hope that you enjoy these products.

This is our last call as the fundraiser must end today in time for Christmas delivery.

Due to past fundraising efforts your Catholic School Council has been able to support the school by: supporting our three year plan to purchasing additional gym equipment; purchasing of Sacramental gifts for our students receiving their Confirmation and First Communion;  purchasing of Graduation gifts; the painting of our back pavement with fun games; providing Shrove Tuesday Pancakes and Halloween treats to all students and more!  We also have a current fundraising goal of improving our Kindergarten Play Area.  Any support you can give us would be greatly appreciated to help us continue supporting our students and achieve our goal of giving our Kindergarten students an improved outdoor play area!

Please use this link which will direct you to registration page for parents:   Please ensure you are registering under our school Organization ID of 7548. Please follow this link to see all of the catalogues.

The students thank you for your support!

By |2020-11-13T09:41:03-05:00November 13th, 2020|News|Comments Off on LAST DAY FOR FUNDRAISER!

School Online Fundraiser Ends Next Friday!

We have one more week to go with our school Fundraiser!  All students must be registered and orders placed by next Friday November 13th so that delivery can take place starting December 7th in time for Christmas.

OUR ORGANIZATION ID # IS : 7548  Use this code to register!

Questions?  For any questions about our products please contact customer service directly by email to or by using the chat box on our website. Check out the DFS CANADA shopping page to log-in if you already have an account. If you experience any problems with your order please fill out a service ticket and we will promptly rectify the issue!

By |2020-11-06T11:13:30-05:00November 6th, 2020|News|Comments Off on School Online Fundraiser Ends Next Friday!
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