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IMPORTANT St. Louis Start-up Dates 2022

IMPORTANT St. Louis Start-up Dates 2022

Here are some St. Louis start-up highlights:

  • Term 1 Secondary Credit Courses begin daily classes face-to-face Wednesday, September 7Register online starting Aug 29 and earn a credit in less than 8 weeks.
  • Self-directed online courses begin Monday, September 12 with options to earn credits around your schedule. Register online starting Aug 29 Certified teacher tutor support available in-person.
  • International Languages Secondary School Credit courses are part of the above credit course registration process.  Register online starting Aug 29 for Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese and Spanish classes.
  • Licensed Child Care is available onsite to support St. Louis students.  Registration will begin on September 6.
  • A NEW cohort of PSW and Hairstyling students begin in September.  St. Louis has small class sizes that will allow for in-person learning and skills development.
  • Core Essentials will be offered in-person in small class sizes beginning September 12.
  • ESL may be offered in-person and online morning, afternoon, evening and Saturdays this Fall starting on September 12. Online Registration is open now.
  • LINC will be offered in-person morning and afternoon and classes start September 12. Online Registration is open now.
  • Children’s language programs will start on Saturday, September 24 or Monday, September 26. Online Registration is open now.

Weather Event – School is Closed – March 23, 2022

Due to poor weather conditions on Wednesday, March 23, 2022, schools will be CLOSED.

ALL St. Louis students taking in-person and online classes offered today,  should visit their virtual classroom for work posted by the classroom teacher.  Teachers will be available remotely during class times.  There are no childcare services offered at St. Louis today.

See you back on Thursday!

March Break for St. Louis

March Break for St. Louis

These past few weeks has been wonderful to have so many St. Louis students return to in-person learning in most programs.  A well-deserved March Break is scheduled for next week.  St. Louis campuses will be closed.  And there will be no St. Louis programming from Monday, March 14 to Saturday, March 19th.

Classes WILL be offered this Saturday, March 12th for the following programs only:

  • International and Indigenous Language programs –  Elementary
  • International and Indigenous Language – Chinese Secondary
  • English Language Saturday classes
  • Citizenship Preparation

We look forward to your healthy return to regularly scheduled classes, starting Monday, March 21st.

Return to School — March 21st

Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health made a series of announcements that signal the province lifting some health and safety restrictions on March 21st.  Attached is a letter to the Waterloo Catholic District School Board and St. Louis community from Loretta Notten, Director of Education addressing our return to school expectations after March Break. Updates regarding masking, distancing, screening and testing are all key within this letter. For example, we will still require all staff and students to complete the Covid 19 School Screening before entering our buildings.

As we transition through these updated health and safety guidelines, we strongly encourage caution, tolerance and understanding with varying comfort levels surrounding the relaxed Covid-19 measures.

These past two years have been a challenging, long journey, impacting everything, including your learning. At St. Louis, we will continue to support you toward success.

Have a restful and joyful March Break.

 

Family Day Weekend for St. Louis Students

Family Day Weekend for St. Louis Students

Due to the observance of Family Day in Ontario, St. Louis Adult Learning and Continuing Education Centres will not be offering courses or programs on Saturday, February 19th or Monday, February 21st. All in-person and online classes will resume on Tuesday, February 22nd.

What can I do this weekend?

Family Day is a Provincial Statutory Holiday that only a few Canadian Provinces observe. In Ontario, Family Day isn’t recognized as a holiday by the federal government. Therefore, federal civil servants do not have the day off. However, many stores, city services and attractions in Waterloo region will be either closed or operating on reduced schedules.  Visit your local City of Kitchener, City of Waterloo, City of Cambridge or Region of Waterloo websites for local activities and services this weekend.

Family Day meaning

Family Day was originally created to give people time to spend with their families. It also provides a day off between New Years Day and Good Friday – adding a welcomed long weekend.  We hope you will take this time to connect with your families both natural and chosen, near and far, however you are able to.

Continue to keep our communities safe and see you next week!

Enjoy!

SNOW ALERT – February 18, 2022

Due to poor weather conditions on Friday, February 18, 2022, schools will be CLOSED.

ALL St. Louis students taking in-person and online classes offered today,  should visit their virtual classroom for work posted by the classroom teacher.  Teachers will be available remotely during class times.  There are no childcare services offered today at St. Louis.

Have a safe Family Day weekend and see some of you back in school on Tuesday!

Year of the Tiger – 2022

On behalf of the Waterloo Catholic District School Board, the International and Indigenous Languages Program (IILP) at St. Louis Adult Learning and Continuing Education Centres and the Grand River Chinese Language school,

新年快乐

Xin nian kuai le

Happy New Year

Year of the Tiger

This year – the Year of the Tiger, runs from February 1st to the Lantern Festival on February 15th , 2022.  The Tiger ranks third among the animals of the Chinese zodiac and is known as the king of all beasts in China. The zodiac sign Tiger is a symbol of strength, and bravery. During the Chinese New Year celebrations children could wear hats or shoes with a tiger image for good luck.

The St. Louis IILP Chinese language school, previously host to over 1500 people at magnificent Chinese New Year events, presents a virtual celebration again this year.  Chinese language students showcase their learnings each year through music, dance, dramatic performances, traditional garments, as well as many exhibits of art and accolades for essay competitions.  Students will continue to make their families proud, as they demonstrate their knowledge of the Chinese language and culture, as well as their strength, and courage for the year ahead.

Virtual events will be held this morning, Saturday, February 5th and again on Monday evening, February 7th . These events are not open to the public.

Families of the children attending the IILP Chinese language school wanted to extend warm new year’s greetings to all.

恭喜发财

Gongxi Facai

Be Prosperous

 

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For information about Chinese, Traditional Mandarin and the many other languages offered FREE for children and young adults to learn on Saturday mornings, Monday or Wednesday evenings and for 4 weeks in July,

Visit: International and Indigenous Languages Program – Elementary  or   International Languages Credit Courses

Snow Alert for Evening Classes ~ Feb 2, 2022

weather alert using a snowflake and caution sign

Due to declining weather conditions, St. Louis campuses are closed this evening, February 2, 2022.

Please visit your class virtual site for further directions on student learning for tonight.

 

Welcome Back to In-Person Learning – UPDATE February 22, 2022

As restrictions continue to shift, so does the mode of delivery for the course offerings at St. Louis.

The following programs are currently offered in-person (as of February 22nd):

  • Personal Support Worker Certificate program is full, in-person learning, in class  (Kitchener Main Campus, Fairview Mennonite Homes) or at designated placement
  • Hairstyling/ Barber Training program is full, in-person learning, in class (Kitchener Main Campus) or at designated placement
  • Culinary Arts Training program continues at designated placement locations
  • Spots for Tots licensed childcare is in-person for registered children of parents who are learning onsite (Kitchener Main Campus)
  • Core Essentials (Literacy and Basic Skills) students continues to have the option of in-person or online learning (Kitchener Main and St. Benedict Campuses)
  • Correspondence Tutoring services are available offers in-person or online options (Kitchener Main Campus) – check and book according to day and evening schedules
  • LINC and Care for Newcomer Children – CNC / Childminding for qualifying families is full, in-person learning, in class (Kitchener Main, St. Francis, and Highland Campuses)
  • ESL students continue to have the option of in-person or online learning, whichever one they registered for at most locations (Kitchener Main, St. Mary’s 77 Young, St. Francis, Emmanuel and St. Benedict Campuses)
  • Students who are earning credits while they work, either at an in-person or remote job, are encouraged to have regular contact with your St. Louis Credits@Work teacher.
  • Homework Clubs at over 30 Catholic Elementary Schools and all Catholic Secondary Schools have resumed to in-person learning, before / after school or lunch (depending on school’s designated time)

** All other programs continue in a remote, online format until further notice**

Looking for Guidance Services?

LAST CHANCE  to REGISTER For:

  • Term 4 in-person or online Day credit classes beginning March 2nd (8:45am-11:30am / 12:30pm-3:30pm, ending May 2, 2022)

Guidance Services are also either in-person or remote. ALL current and prospective students must first complete the Guidance Intake formAll students NEW to St. Louis and WCDSB need to complete the New Student Registration Form.  Regular Office Hours: Now to June 30, 2022: Monday – Thursday 8:30am – 12:30pm/1:30-4:00pm, Tuesday & Wednesday 5:30pm – 7:30pm . Closed Fridays for PLAR and online appointments.

Upcoming Skills Training Intake Sessions:

Next Personal Support Worker Certificate Training Intake Session will be in-person on Monday, April 25, 2022, 5:00pm – 8:00pm.  Pre-registration begins soon!

Next Hairstyling and Barber Training Intake Session will be in-person on Wednesday, May 4, 2022, 4:00-6:00pm. Classes start September 2022.  Pre-Register TODAY.

Stay tuned for details about the Culinary Arts Training programming for a September start.  Expressions of interest welcomed or for further inquiries, please call 519-745-1201 x201 or email Maria.Sukarieh@wcdsb.ca

** For more information on all St. Louis programs, visit https://stlouis.wcdsb.ca **

 

SNOW DAY ~ Jan 17, 2022

weather alert using a snowflake and caution sign

Due to poor weather conditions on Monday, January 17, 2022, schools will be closed.

ALL St. Louis students taking in-person and online classes offered both day and evening, should visit their virtual classroom for work posted by the classroom teacher.  Teachers will be available remotely during class times today.

There are no childcare services offered today at St. Louis.

Return to School for St. Louis ~ Jan 17, 2022

Return to School for St. Louis ~ Jan 17, 2022

Our St. Louis programs are unique in many ways compared to the traditional elementary and secondary school structures. We will be handling the next several weeks a bit differently, than a full return to in-person instruction to support our learners.  All students attending in-person learning at St. Louis are expected to continue to wear masks at all times, follow social distancing, use hand hygiene and complete the COVID-19 screening tool.

In-person or Online?

Please read the following information for St. Louis specific delivery format by program for student learning starting on Monday January 17.

  • PSW and Hairstyling/ Barber Programs will return to full in-person learning.
  • Core Essentials (LBS) students will continue to have the option of in-person or online learning.
  • Correspondence Tutoring will return to the online or in-person options – based on the Correspondence Tutoring schedule from before the holiday break.
  • Secondary Credit Day classes will continue with teacher led online learning for the remainder of the term (now until February 25).
  • All ESL, LINC and LINC Childminding at all locations will continue with teacher led online learning for the remainder of the term (February 18).
  • Spots for Tots will have in-person services for registered children of parents who are learning onsite  and will also provide remote support to registered children of parents learning online.
  • International Languages, both elementary and secondary, will continue with teacher led online learning for the remainder of the school year.

Covid Screening

It is more important than ever before, that anyone feeling ill should not attend school in-person.

All children, students, staff, and visitors must complete the Covid-19 school screening for symptoms of illness every day before attending school or childcare. Staff have additional attestation protocols to follow. Any student or staff member with any symptom should not report to school.

If you have a child attending a Waterloo Catholic elementary or secondary school, the following letter to parents is very important. Please read the following:

January School Re-Opening Update to WCDSB Parents Jan 13th 22

Continuity of Learning

St. Louis is committed to the continuity of learning for all. In the event that we receive new direction from public health, the government of Ontario and/or WCDSB, please monitor local news, as well as visit the St. Louis and WCDSB websites for updates.

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