St. Richard School Re-Entry Plan - 2020 / 2021
Update October 6, 2020
Subject: Verification forms and Learning Choice Due
You received an email from the district regarding Verification forms mid-September. Only 30% of our families have completed these forms that were due on September 30th. We have conveniently made the link accessible in the PowerSchool portal for your security. Thank you to all parents & guardians who have already completed the form.
To confirm your child’s registration with Edmonton Catholic Schools, you must have: An active PowerSchool Parent Portal Account. An Internet connected computer, tablet, or smartphone.
Important: If you do not already have a parent portal account, please contact your school to receive an access code to allow you to create your parent account. You will require an access code for each of your children. Visit https://powerschool.ecsd.net to complete the form. For your convenience, the attached document has additional instructions.
Please complete the documents as soon as possible.
While you are logged in to PowerSchool please also indicate your choice of In School Learning or Online Learning for the remainder of the school year. This survey is due by the 15th of October. Please refer to the email that was sent on Monday October the 5th at 8 a.m. The choice that you make will be the way that your child learns, in-person or online, until the end of June 2021. Your choice cannot be changed after October 15th. We need to have all students committed to their learning option by October 15th to allow schools the time to adjust classes, timetables, and assign staff as required.
Please see the attached October Newsletter. October Newsletter 2020 Final Copy.pdf
School Update September 27th, 2020
Subject: Parent Council Meeting September 29th 2020
The Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place on TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29TH AT 6:00 PM in the school gymnasium. Attendance will also be possible through your child’s Microsoft Teams account.
The link to join the meeting is found in the attached document. We ask all parents to wear masks and socially distance for the duration of the meeting. Children are not allowed at the meetings, per Edmonton Catholic Schools policy.
We feel that it is important to meet for the AGM in-person. Per our organization by-laws, the business of the annual general meeting will normally include:
- The election of representatives of the parent community and officers of the Executive (details of positions to follow) Positions include:
- School Council Chair (executive)
- Vice-Chair (executive)
- Secretary (executive)
- Treasurer (executive)
- Casino Chair (term to start after current casino)
- Fundraising Chair
- Any proposed by-law amendments
- Plans and budget for the upcoming year
- Review of the financial report for the previous year
While our events may look a little different this year, we continue to strive to create a welcoming community for our families and provide opportunities for our children and school staff.
St. Richard Parent Association Chair
School Update September 23rd, 2020
Subject: Meet the Teacher Night Links
Hello Parents and Guardians!
We are excited to connect with you at our virtual meet the teacher night on September 24 at 6:30.
This is a virtual event from the comfort of your own home, but there will be some opportunity for general question and answer time with admin after the presentations. If you have specific questions regarding your child, please email your child’s teacher. If you have concerns about the school, please contact a member of the admin team.
Before the meeting tomorrow, please download Microsoft Teams onto your phone or computer device. It is free. Use this link https://bit.ly/3mPrkR2 once you are in Microsoft Teams to join our virtual meeting. Test the link this evening. If you have problems, please call the school in the morning. We will not be able to help you log into the meeting after 3:30pm because the office will be closed. The meeting starts at 6:30pm sharp, so join the meeting at least 5 minutes ahead of time.
During the meeting tomorrow, please mute your microphone. You will see a microphone icon with a line through it if it is muted. If you have a question, click on the hand icon and we will call upon you when appropriate. Click on the bubble text icon to see the conversations on the side of the screen. You can type your general questions in this feature of the program. If you have specific questions regarding your child, please email us, do not put it in the chat. It is like Facebook; everyone can see what you typed. Your child's email is their school number followed by @school.ecsd.net. Here is a link for step by step instructions on how to access the google classrooms with your child's email address. https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1U9tYak-L_1Qgli6snfuMSHgPp8db7ICFRdvrnKcmR6c/edit?usp=sharing 2020 Parents' Guide to Google Classroom in ECSD The Parents’ Guide to Google Classroom docs.google.com
School Update September 22nd, 2020
Subject: Virtual meet the teacher night Thursday September 24th 2020
Hello Parents and Guardians!
We are excited connect with you at our virtual meet the teacher night on Sept. 24 at 6:30. The teachers have used your questions to guide their videos and we are excited to present our school to you.
You will be sent an invitation through your child's email and the first parent listed on our PowerSchool documents. You child's email is their school number with @school.ecsd.net This is a virtual event from the comfort of your own home, but there will be some opportunity for general question and answer time with admin after the presentations. If you have specific questions regarding your child, please email your child’s teacher. If you have concerns about the school, please contact a member of the admin team.
Here is a link for step by step instructions on how to access the google classrooms with your child's email address. https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1U9tYak-L_1Qgli6snfuMSHgPp8db7ICFRdvrnKcmR6c/edit?usp=sharing 2020 Parents' Guide to Google Classroom in ECSD The Parents’ Guide to Google Classroom docs.google.com
School Update September 7th, 2020
Subject: September Newsletter St. Richard
We hope everyone enjoyed their long weekend. Please see attached Newsletter. We have made some adjustments to the entry doors for the students. Please note the changes. Please remember to do your daily COVID screening survey prior to coming to school each day.
Thank you and see you tomorrow.
School Update September 1st, 2020
We have not received our student masks yet from the government. We are not sure when they are arriving, so since grade 4-6 mask wearing is mandatory and highly recommended for grade K-3, please purchase some to use in the meantime.
We also made some changes to where the students enter and the playground schedule. Please refer to the updated St. Richard Re-Entry Plan, as well as Edmonton Catholic’s updated Re-Entry Plan.
Please do the COVID-19 Safety Screening Questionnaire daily before the children come to school. If they answer yes to any of the questions, they should not come to school.
There have been some parents inquiring about Home Education. Home Education is the term that is used by Alberta Education; however, many parents and the private sector refer to it as Home Schooling. This is totally different from online learning. Please contact Milena Verduci at email@example.com who will be overseeing this ECSD program. Please call the school first, if you are even considering this option.