Good afternoon Guardian Nation

We are almost at the end of our first full week with all of our students here. The week has gone by and all are doing a good job at following the new expectations and processes that have been put in place. We are not perfect, yet, but we keep making strides forward. Great job Guardians!

Please be advised that beginning on Monday, September 21st, we will be entering Recess Phase 2.  What this means is that students can bring a piece of individual equipment from home for use in our school yard (e.g., skipping rope, basketball or soccer ball).  There are restrictions around use of equipment:

A soccer ball may be kicked back and forth between students within the same cohort, but no hands may be used and no soccer games can be played at this time (hoping we can move to this next). Students must still maintain physical distancing while playing.

A basketball may be used by individual students– one ball per student with two students per hoop.

This equipment must be stored in a bag from home, possibly a backpack. Students will have to sanitize their hands when they go outside and when they return to the classroom, as well as the equipment must be sanitized after recess so that it is ready for the next use.

We will monitor the use of this equipment to make sure that students are abiding by these expectations. Any misuse will lead to possibly banning the equipment again.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact the school.


Have a great weekend!

Richard Setler
Holy Family CES