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!

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Our school is one in which God, His Life and His Truth are integrated into the entire program and everyday life at the school.  It is a community involving children, staff, religious personnel, and parents enlightened by the teachings of Jesus Christ.
Parents are the first educators of their children.  We welcome and encourage parental support, involvement, and communication, as they are critical in the education of our children.
We aspire to develop citizens who will acquire the requisite skills to meet the academic, moral, and ethical needs of today and tomorrow.
We strive to develop self-discipline in the student while honouring the dignity of the child.
Our Virtues program fosters an environment that is friendly, open, caring and safe, which promotes respect, appreciation, and acceptance of all.

Our Purpose

The Catholic education of All children at St. Alphonsus School is centred on the teachings of Jesus Christ, which is based on creating an environment of unconditional love. Our purpose is to ensure success for all students by helping them develop academically, spiritually, socially, emotionally and physically.

Our Faith

Catholic education that is based on the teachings and example of Jesus Christ.  It is a form of education that recognizes the importance of the spiritual development of the child as a necessary part of the child’s growth and education.  Our school strives to include this focus in all aspects of school life including classroom instruction, the administration of the school, discipline, and the general school community and atmosphere.
We believe that the daily experiences in a student’s school life shoud be consistent with and support what is taught at home.  Catholic schools work in partnership with the family and Church to help teach and continually reinforce the values, morals and beliefs our parents hold for their children.