School Community Council Nominations

School Community Council (SCC) Nominations

Christ the Teacher Roman Catholic Separate School Division #212 shares noted that nominations for School Community Council (SCC) members will be received from April 19, 2021 through May 21, 2021.

Nomination forms are available from each CTTCS school office.

SCC Call for Nominations 2021

Additional information regarding school community councils is available at:

https://christtheteacher.ca/ctt/school-community-councils/ 

 

2021-2022 School Calendar

2021-2022 School Calendar 

The 2021-22 school year calendar  was approved at the April 12, 2021 Board Meeting.

It is also posted under the “Division – Parents – Calendars” tab.

The 2021-2022 school calendar was developed in collaboration with Good Spirit School Division, Good Spirit Teachers’ Association, Christ the Teacher Teachers’ Association, and Christ the Teacher Catholic School Division.  As well, calendar options were posted for public feedback by both school divisions.  Based on the feedback received, the committee recommended this calendar for approval.

The Saskatchewan Education Act requires the following:

– A minimum of 950 hours of instructional time per year;
– Six weeks of summer vacation;
– Post Labour Day student start time, with an exception if Labour Day falls on September 5 or later (2021 Labour Day is September 6);
 – Christmas break that begins no later than December 23 and ends no sooner than January 2;
– Spring break with no more than 5 consecutive days.

 

Theodore Case Update

February 25, 2021

 

Dear parents and caregivers;

 

On February 25, 2021, the Supreme Court of Canada dismissed Good Spirit (Public) School Division’s application for leave to appeal the Theodore case to the Supreme Court of Canada.

 

This means that the unanimous decision of the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal that overturned the April 2017 trial decision stands. Good Spirit has exhausted their legal options, and the decision of the Appeal Court remains the law in Saskatchewan—which can be considered a victory for both religious and parental rights and freedoms.

 

Background information on the Theodore case can be found at www.opencatholiceducation.ca.

 

I am sure you are as happy and relieved by this decision as I am. Even though the Government of Saskatchewan assured us they would do whatever is necessary to protect your choice for your child’s education, this decision definitively confirms what we have said and believed all along: as parents, you know what is best for your children and you should be able to choose Catholic, faith-based education if that is what you want—no matter your reason, faith background or tradition.

 

I speak for our entire Board of Education when I say thank you for entrusting us with your child’s education. Despite some uncertainty for some of you, you made a choice. We are both humbled and encouraged that so many of you continue to want Catholic education for your family.

 

I also thank all of the donors who generously gave to fund the appeal. Because of you, all eight Catholic boards in the province were able to keep education funds in the classroom and not divert them to cover costly courtroom expenses.

 

A significant amount of time and money has been spent on this court case, and we are pleased that we can all refocus our energy and resources on our students and families to build upon the exemplary model of education we have in this province.

 

 

Blessings to you all!

 

Sincerely,

Dwight Guy, Board of Education Chair        

Christ the Teacher Roman Catholic Separate School Division No. 212           

Expanded Mask Mandate

November 26, 2020

A letter to families from Board Chair Dwight Guy and Director of Education Barb MacKesey

Dear parents and caregivers:

As we prepare to enter into the season of Advent, we would like to thank everyone for your continued efforts in helping to keep students, staff, families, and communities safe and healthy. Thank you for staying home when you are sick, keeping your children home if they are sick, isolating when required, and following the advice of health professionals.
As you may be aware, on Wednesday, November 25th, the provincial government announced additional measures, including an expanded mask mandate for all students, employees, and visitors in all schools.

The updated mask protocols, will be implemented in all Christ the Teacher Catholic schools effective Friday, November 27 and, along with current health measures, remain in effect until December 17, 2020 as directed by the Government of Saskatchewan.

We understand that this may be new for some schools and for our younger students, so it is important to be flexible and patient while they adjust to the new protocol. Schools will continue to work directly with individuals who require accommodations and additional support.

Provincial Mask Mandate effective Friday, November 27, 2020

Christ the Teacher Catholic Schools

Mask Protocol
The Government of Saskatchewan has mandated masks for all students, employees and visitors in all schools. The following guidelines must be practiced consistently in Christ the Teacher Catholic Schools.
Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12 Students
Masks are required at all times on buses and in schools, including class (except while consuming food/beverage or engaging in aquatic activities). Teachers may offer mask breaks in class throughout the day.
Staff
Masks are required at all times in schools, in Christ the Teacher buildings and on buses, unless individuals are working independently in a separate space.
Visitors, Parents, and Caregivers
Masks are required at all times. All visitors will be screened. Only essential, scheduled visitors are encouraged.
Physical Education
Masks are required, except while engaging in aquatic activities. Lower impact activities will be selected to minimize risks.
Performing Arts
The Government of Saskatchewan’s current Performing Arts Guidelines will be followed.
Outdoors
Masks are not required in outdoor spaces. Distancing and class/group cohorting is recommended.

Thank you for your continued support.
God bless you all!

 

Safe Schools Plan – August 27, 2020

August 27, 2020

The Ministries of Health and Education have worked together to create a comprehensive parent package to help families prepare for the beginning of school on September 8, 2020. Please link HERE to access the parent package.  For a PDF version of the communication, please download Safe Schools Plan Parent Package.

The package includes:

  • Information on the Safe Schools Plan
  • General tips for parents and caregivers
  • Mask wearing information for children
  • Information on testing options and process
  • Information on COVID-19 notification and illness in school
  • Information on the threshold for changes to in-classroom learning

UPDATED November 27, 2020 Return to School Plan Fall

Return to School 2020 Plan

When the Government of Saskatchewan announced that in-class learning would resume September 1, 2020, Christ the Teacher Catholic School Division staff continued preparations to support the safe return for all students, staff members, and families when schools re-open.

The details of the Christ the Teacher Catholic Schools Re-Open Plan aligns with the guidelines outlined in the Government of Saskatchewan’s Primary and Secondary Educational Institution Guidelines.  It is intended to provide additional details on the instructional and operational routines to be implemented.  Individual schools will also develop plans aligned with these guidelines that reflect the unique elements of their school environment.  Please link HERE to access the most recent version of the Christ the Teacher Catholic Schools Re-Open Plan.  We recognize that division plans will evolve as required by emerging health risk assessments.

It is intended that the Division’s Re-Open Plan incorporates 8 safe components including:

  • Safe Attendance
  • Safe Transportation
  • Safe Access
  • Safe Facilities
  • Safe Classrooms
  • Safe Supports
  • Safe Activities
  • Safe Alternatives

To review the Saskatchewan Safe School Plan for Return to in-Classroom Learning pamphlet, please link here.