COVID-19 School Updates

Update - August 10th

Good Morning Pathways Families,

We have reviewed the survey results and have released our updated COVID-19 FAQ on our website today.  Please review this document prior to your first day of school.

Thank you to the families that took the time to submit our Back to School Survey. We are currently reviewing the surveys and contacting parents individually as needed.
We are working on class lists and will contact families if a change needs to be made due to mandates.
In the meantime we have updated our COVID-19 FAQ with the questions that were asked on the survey. Please note: the survey did not give you an option to leave questions if you hadn't previously read the documents. Please take a few minutes to review our COVID section on our website.
 

Update - July 16th

Good Morning Pathways Families,

We will be releasing our COVID-19 Parent Guide & COVID-19 FAQ on our website today.  Please review this document prior to the first day of summer camp.

This guide will offer you information to families regarding the enhancement of health and safety measures in order to facilitate transparency of expectations. These new policies will be shared with families, for their information and to ensure they are aware of these expectations, including keeping children home when they are sick, which are aimed at helping to keep all children and staff safe and healthy. In addition, it will share with parents and families the policies and procedures regarding health and safety protocols to COVID-19, which will include:

  • detailed instructions regarding screening and
  • protocols if a child or staff member becomes ill.
  • The Priority/waitlist policy to account for limited capacity upon re-opening and the equitable approach that will be implemented to assess priority for care.
  • other useful information and links for families.

 

Update - July 14th

Good Morning Pathways Families,

Our staff members participated today in staff training on the new Operational Guidance During COVID-19 Outbreak: Child Care Re-opening. We are all looking forward to seeing some of our students and families again. 

 

 

Update - July 8th

Good Morning Pathways Families,

Our re-open date as been pushed back to June 20th. This is due to waiting for approprate documentation (i.e. VSC Police Check) for our new custodial staff. All families effected by this change have been notified by the office. 

Thank you again for your patience! We look forward to seeing everyone soon!

Stay Safe and Healthy! 

 

Update - June 12th

Good Morning Pathways Families,

We are pleased with the annoucement that we are able to re-open our child care and summer camp. We are currenlty in consultation with the Ministry of Education, Niagara Region Children's Services and Niagara Region Public Health to ensure that everything is properly in place before we offically re-open. At this time, we have a tentative re-open date of June 13th.

Families that indicated their wish to return immediatley through the Family survey will be contacted by the office with more informtion on our summer camp.

We are committed to keeping you informed during the COVID-19 outbreak.  

Thank you again for your patience and continued support! We look forward to seeing everyone soon!

Stay Safe and Healthy! ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜

 

 

Update - June 6th

 

Good Morning Pathways Families,

We are committed to keeping you informed during the COVID-19 outbreak.  We recieved notification that the Government of Ontario’s order of March 17, 2020 to close all private schools and child cares as defined in the Education Act, has been extended to June 19, 2020.

Thank you again for your understanding and continued support! We miss all our staff and families and we hope to see everyone soon!

Stay Safe and Healthy! ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜

 

Update - June 1st

 

I hope this message finds you well and your family is in good health. As the end of the school year is upon us, we are reaching out to our families to communicate how we will be proceeding through the month of June to wrap up our school year. 

Current Closure & Last Day of School

Based on the most recent extension, it has been decided that we will not be returning to the building this school year. We will continue providing our online learning for a few more weeks, making our last day of Virtual School Friday, June 12th.

Currently our office is closed, and we are working from home.  Since our accounting system is not cloud based, we are unable to process credits at this time. We will contact you once the mandate to close has been lifted and the office is reopened to give you a status on your account.

We have reached out to public health to see if we can enter the building to complete some administrative work and allow families to collect belongings in the school.

Summer Camp

On Tuesday, May 19th, we were informed that childcare, private schools, and summer camps will gradually open during phase 2. We were not given a definite timeline on when phase 2 will begin or at what stage during this phase summer camp will be opened.

Once we have more information, we will release our brochure and begin registration. We have held off on releasing our brochure as we are assuming that we will have to make changes to our original summer camp plans due to mandates that will be put in place. I was hoping that we would be provided information by the end of May so that we could plan, but the government announced that we would be informed before the end June with no specific date given.

My apologizes this is all the information we have to share on Summer Camp.

Collection of Student Work, Personal Belongings & Report Cards/ Certificates

Classroom teachers will be emailing families with instructions on how to gather the student’s personal belongings.

Continued Communication with Families

As there are still many unknowns on how and when we will reopen, we will continue to update you on our Facebook Family page and through emailed correspondence as we receive details and directions.

 

Thank you again for your understanding and continued support! We miss all our staff and families and we hope to see everyone soon!  Stay safe and healthy!

We appreciate your patience.


 

Update - May 28th

 

Good Morning Pathways Families,

I hope this message finds you well and your family is in good health. 

Yesterday, on May 27th, we recieved correspondence of the continued closure of licensed child care centres and private schools. The order will remain in place until June 9, 2020, at which point it will again be reassessed and considered for extension. 

Thank you again for your understanding and continued support! We miss all our staff and families and we hope to see everyone soon!

Stay Safe and Healthy! ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜