Good morning St. Augustine Storm Community.

I wanted to share some information with you as things are changing rapidly and I want to keep you informed.  As always, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out.  At this point an email is best since no one is allowed in the school building to check calls left on the school answering machine.

As we move to teacher-led distance learning, our teachers have been working to contact students and families to find out who may need a Chromebook. If you did not hear from your child’s teacher, please contact the teacher(s).  Emails are found on our board website: https://staugustine.wcdsb.ca/staff-list/

We are expecting an announcement today from the Ministry of Education with more details about the remote learning plan and timelines for the school year. Last Friday an announcement introducing WCDSBLearn @ Home took place.  Click the link for more information: https://wcdsblearnathome.wcdsb.ca/

I would also suggest that you continue to monitor announcements teachers are posting on your child(ren)’s classroom platform.  Many of our planned events for the remainder of the school year have either been postponed or cancelled. We will let you know when we get the information. The opportunity to receive sacrament through the Church is on hold for now. Any questions about receiving sacraments can be directed to St. Gregory Parish. If you have any questions about events, field trips or pizza day money paid via School Cash Online, please feel free to reach out.  Anything paid for up to this date have been refunded.

As mentioned earlier, more resources and information to help keep the learning process moving forward has been  provided  – including a link to all of the outstanding resources and ideas that were provided during https://www.wcdsb.ca/steamdays/ as well as some important tips on mental health and well-being  https://smho-smso.ca/blog/how-to-support-student-mental-health-during-the-covid-19-pandemic/ information.  A “How to Video” is also provided so you can activate the Read and Write app on a home device (laptops and ChromeBooks. Here is the link: https://youtu.be/fPDuw_udNes There will be more to come.

Please stay tuned to Newswire for any school updates, and to the local news for any updates from the Government, Minister of Education or Minister of Health.  Things are changing fast and we will do our best to keep you informed.

Please remain confident that we are here to support you, as we walk as a hope-filled community of faith toward the season of Easter.

We are all praying that you remain healthy.