School Suspension

Dear Holy Ghost School Families, 

Piece in Christ! 

Suspension of Classes 

Following today’s recommendations of the Chief Provincial Public Health Officer, Dr. Brent Roussin and Minister of Education Kelvin Goertzen directed all schools to suspend classroom learning indefinitely for this school year. If students were to return to class prior to the end of June, it would be at the discretion of the Chief Provincial Public Health Officer. 

Student marks will be maintained at the most recent assessment (baseline), but students will be expected to continue learning and complete assignments. Teachers will teach remotely, assess progress, and assign a final grade. All students are expected to continue to actively engage in remote learning. Holy Ghost staff will continue to provide online educational instruction and learning opportunities during the suspension of classes. The instruction will continue via Google Classroom for all the grades. Early and Middle Years provincial assessments are complete for the current school year, therefore unaffected this year. Teachers will assess the work students submit and will prepare final report cards. 

Communication 

Teacher-directed learning will continue to be implemented to provide education for students through other online tools and print-based learning. The focus will be on literacy and numeracy with opportunities for science and social studies outcomes. Learning will also incorporate physical activity and artistic expression. Teachers will set goals for students and assess progress. Students and parents will have an opportunity to ask questions and get support about school work. Teachers will be available to answer questions during the school day between 9:00AM – 3:00PM, Monday to Friday (except during Spring Break – March 20-April 3). Teachers will maintain relationships with students and families via email, telephone, Google Classroom, Google Hangouts, Zoom, Discussion Boards, FaceTime, etc. Teachers will do their best to respond to the question and provide support (as well as technical support) within 24 hours (of the question). 

Assignments 

Students are encouraged to do their best to respect the due dates set by the teachers for all of their assignments. The teachers are aware and appreciate the many challenges with completing online assignments. If a student is unable to complete an assignment by the specified due date, please email the teacher to let them know. 

Roles and Responsibilities 

  • Teachers 
  • Plan, prepare and communicate learning experiences that support grade-level curriculum outcomes and can feasibly occur within the home setting. 
  • Continued daily support for student learning, including support for families to manage learning at home. 
  • Monitor and assess student learning and assignments. 
  • Assign a final grade, as well as identify future recovery learning needs. 

Parents 

  • Work with the teacher to ensure that learning continues. 
  • Support students learning at home. 
  • Look for opportunities to promote learning within the context of daily life. 

Students 

  • Complete assignments and participate in learning. 
  • Talk to parents and teachers about any concerns or difficulties. 

Next Steps 

  • Develop guidelines to support the expectations for learning and assessment focussed on core curriculum content. Plan for impacts to the next school year and learning recovery. 
  • Distribute resources for parents after Spring Break. 

Holy Ghost School Building 

School building may close. However, School will maintain essential staffing to allow teachers to access resources and operate under the new parameters. We are insuring social distancing and increasing cleaning for infection prevention. 

Best wishes for healthy, safe and restful Spring Break! 

Important Update!

Dear HGS Families,

If you have not done so already please pick up your child’s pre-printed materials and textbooks that they will NEED for the upcoming few weeks. The last day our school will be open is Thursday, March 19th from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. If you yourself are unable to pick up the materials please make arrangements with someone else to pick up the materials on your behalf. Friday, March 20th will be a NO SCHOOL day due to the scheduled Administrative Day.

Next week (March 23-27), and the week directly after spring break (April 6-10) the school will NOT be open. Distance learning will be occurring at home. During spring break (March 27-April 3) we will also be closed and all teacher and student will be on holiday.

Teachers will continue providing learning opportunities to their students using Google classroom and are available should you have any questions via email and through Google classroom. Staff emails can be found on our website.

Holy Ghost School
319 Selkirk Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R2W 2L8
204-582-1053

Another Online Learning Resource

Here is another one:

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Offering Free Subscriptions Due to School Closings!

HERE’S THE ENTIRE LIST OF EDUCATION COMPANIES

With schools closing across the nation, parents and educators are in bit of a panic as they try to figure out how kids can learn and obtain their education from home. If this sounds like you, stop stressing. This is going to be super helpful!

HERE’S THE LIST OF EDUCATION COMPANIES OFFERING FREE SUBSCRIPTIONS DUE TO SCHOOL CLOSINGS

Below we have the entire list of education companies offering free subscriptions due to school closings. We’ve provided direct links for you below. All you need to do is click the link and follow the instructions on that website to sign-up.

2Simple 

AdmitHub

ABCMouse/Adventure Academy

ALBERT

Alchemie

American Chemistry Society

Backpack Sciences

Boardmaker

BookCreator App

BrainPop

Breakout Edu

Buncee

Century

CheckMath

CircleTime Fun

CiscoWebex

CK-12 Foundation

ClassDojo

Classroom Secrets

ClassHook

Classtime

CMU CS Academy

CommonLit

Conjugemos

Coursera for Campus

Curriki

Deck. Toys

DeltaMath

Discovery Ed

Dyslexia Academy 

Ecoballot

EdConnect

Edmodo

EdPuzzle

Education Perfect

Eduflow

Edulastic

Edu-Together

Elementari

Emile

Epraise

Epic!

EverFi

Explain Everything

Fiveable

Flipgrid

Fluency Matters

Freckle

Free Math

Gamilab

Genially

GoGuardian

Good2Learn

Google For Edu

Gynzy

Hapara

Hawkes Learning

HippoCampus

Ideas Roadshow

IDEA

InThinking

i-Ready

Izzit.org

Kahoot

Kami

KET’s PBS Learning Media

Khan Academy

Kids Discover Online

Kognity

LabsLand

Learning Apps

Libby App

ListenWise

Manga High

Microsoft Education

Minecraft: Education Edition

MobyMax

Mozi

MusicFirst

Mystery Science

NearPod

Newsela

Nimbus Capture

Outschool

Otus

Packback

Parlay

Pear Deck

PebbleGo By Capstone

Peergrade

PenPal

Prodigy

Pronto

Rockalingua

Salesforce

ScienceWerkz

Schoology

ScreenCastify

Seesaw

Seneca

Seterra Geography

Scholastic

Shmoop

Sight Reading Suite

SmartMusic

Stemscopes

StoryBoard

Tailor-ED

TechSmith

Tes Blendspace

Twinkl

Typing Club

Vidcode

ViewSonic

Voces Digital

Vroom App

Wakelete

We Video

Zearn

Zoom

Huge thank you to Amazing Educational Resources for this list!

MORE THINGS TO DO WHILE YOU’RE STUCK AT HOME:

·         Another great way to help kids learn from home is a virtual field trip to somewhere cool, like the Galapagos Islands!

·         Spend some time off electronics and pick from 25 different screen-free activities for kids.

·         Quick and easy 5 minute crafts are the way to go.

·         Break out the junk drawer! Help kids learn with everyday objects.

·         Science games bring lots of fun to learning!

·         Now is a great time to try out subscription boxes for kids.

·         Shh! They won’t even realize they’re learning with our fun math games for kids.

·         Here are some free ideas to homeschool for elementary students.

·         Yes! Your kids can learn without screens.

·         Might as well homeschool preschool while you’re at it.

·         Kiddos bouncing off the walls? Try these active games for kids.

·         Learn *and* play with science activities for kids.

·         Mix things up with these inside games for kids.

·         Edible playdough is fun with make, then eat! (Just be sure your kids wash their hands!)

·         I just know there is a kid in your house who wants to make unicorn slime.

If you are looking for some extra fun educational printables, we have hundreds of educational {and fun} printables you can download, print and use with your kids. Check out Printables Library Here.

They are great for lessons, adding to the education you are already planning and simply giving you a minute or two to get something done while they are busy…

Weekly Bulletin Mar. 9 – 13

Saturday, March 7

  • First Communion Parent Meeting at 9:10 (Church Hall)
  • Girls Basketball Practice 9:00-11:00 a.m.

Monday, March 9, Day 2

  • Debate Club Meeting at Lunch
  • Tier 1 & 2 Boys Basketball Practice 3:30-5:15 p.m.
  • Tuesday, March 10, Day 3
  • Academy of Music Lessons
  • SMAC Club at Lunch
  • Girls Basketball Practice 3:30-5:15 p.m.
  • Tier 2 Boys Basketball Practice 5:15-6:45 p.m.

Wednesday, March 11, Day 4

  • Choir Practice at Lunch
  • Academy of Music Lessons
  • Girls Basketball Exhibition Game at Leila North School
  • Tier 1 Boys Basketball at OLV
  • Tier 2 Boys Basketball Vs. St. Emile at HGS

Thursday, March 12, Day 5

  • Basketball Intramurals at Lunch
  • Debate Club at Lunch
  • Glee Club at Lunch
  • Academy of Music Lessons
  • Early Dismissal 2:00 p.m.

Friday, March 13, Day 6

  • Toonies for Tuition Casual Day $2.00
  • Report Cards Go Home
  • Gr. 7 Volleyball at Lunch
  • Alumni/Adult Basketball/Volleyball 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Weekly Bulletin Mar. 2 – 6

Monday, March 2, Day 3 

  • SMAC Club Meeting at Lunch 
  • Gr. 5 & 6 Volleyball at Lunch 
  • Tier 1 Boys Basketball vs. Christ the King at HGS 

Tuesday, March 3, Day 4 

  • Academy of Music Lessons 
  • Choir Practice at Lunch 
  • Girls Basketball Practice 3:30-5:15 p.m. 

Wednesday, March 4, Day 5 

  • Debate Club at Lunch 
  • Basketball Intramurals (Gr. 5 & 6) at Lunch 
  • Academy of Music Lessons 
  • Tier 1 Boys vs. IHMS at HGS 

Thursday, March 5, Day 6 

  • Gr. 7 Volleyball at Lunch 
  • Glee Club at Lunch 
  • Academy of Music Lessons 
  • Boys Dev. Basketball at St. Charles 
  • Tier 1 Boys Basketball vs. OLV at HGS 

Friday, March 6, Day 1 

  • Mindfulness Club Meeting at Lunch 
  • Soccer Intramurals (Gr. 4-8) at Lunch 
  • Chocolate Fundraiser Goes Home 
  • Boys Dev. Basketball Tournament at St. Gerard 
  • Boys Basketball Practice 3:30-5:00 p.m. 
  • Alumni/Adult Basketball/Volleyball 7:00-9:00 p.m. 

Weekly Bulletin Feb. 24 – 28

Monday, February 24, Day 4 

  • Choir Practice at Lunch 
  • Girls Basketball at Balmoral Hall 
  • Tier 2 Boys Basketball at Westgate 
  • Tier 1 Boys Basketball Practice 3:30-5:15 p.m. 

Tuesday, February 25, Day 5 

  • Shrove Tuesday Pancake Breakfast 
  • Gr. 4 & 5 I Love to Read Live Field Trip 
  • Debate Club at Lunch 
  • Grade 5 & 6 Intramurals at Lunch 
  • Girls Basketball Practice 3:30-5:15 p.m. 

Wednesday, February 26, Day 6 

  • Ash Wednesday School Mass 9:15 a.m. 
  • Gr. 7 Volleyball at Lunch 
  • Academy of Music Lessons 
  • Dev. Boys Basketball at Christ the King 
  • Tier 2 Boys Basketball vs. St. Charles at HGS 

Thursday, February 27, Day 1 

  • Gr. 7 & 8 Ski Trip 
  • Mindfulness Club at Lunch 
  • Soccer Intramurals Cancelled 
  • Glee Club at Lunch 
  • Academy of Music Lessons 
  • Dev. Boys Basketball vs. Linden Christian at HGS 

Friday, February 28, Day 2 

  • New Student Registration Deadline 
  • Gr. 7 & 8 Ski Trip 
  • Pizza Lunch & Anti-bullying Day Wear PINK 
  • Debate Club Meeting at Lunch Cancelled 
  • Dev. Boys Basketball Practice 3:30-5:15 p.m. 

Weekly Bulletin Feb. 17-21

Monday, February 17
• No School – Louis Riel Day
• Read about Louis Riel for I Love to Read


Tuesday, February 18, Day 6
• Grade 7 Volleyball at Lunch
• Tier 1 and 2 Boys Practice 3:30-5:15 p.m.


Wednesday, February 19, Day 1
• Gr. 4-8 Soccer Intramurals at Lunch
• Mindfulness Club Meeting at Lunch
• Academy of Music Lessons
• Girls Basketball at Westgate
• Tier 1 Boys Basketball vs. St. Maurice at HGS
• Tier 2 Boys Basketball at St. John Brebeuf


Thursday, February 20, Day 2
• Debate Club at Lunch
• Glee Club at Lunch
• Academy of Music Lessons Cancelled
• Read About A Famous Scientist for I Love to Read
• Science Fair Open House 6:00-7:00 p.m.


Friday, February 21, Day 3
• SMAC Club Meeting at Lunch
• Gr. 5 & 6 Volleyball at Lunch
• Gr. 5 Festival du Voyageur Outing
• Gr. 8 Girls Stanley Knowles Tournament
• Tier 1 and 2 Boys Basketball St. Paul’s Tournament
• Adult/Alumni Volleyball Game 7:00-9:00 p.m.


Saturday, February 22
• Gr. 8 Girls Stanley Knowles Tournament
• Tier 1 and 2 Boys Basketball St. Paul’s Tournament

Weekly Bulletin Feb.10 – 14

Monday, February 10, Day 1 

  • Grade 5 & 6 Spirit Day Outing (a.m.) 
  • Grade 7 & 8 Spirit Day Outing (p.m.) 
  • Mindfulness Club Meeting at Lunch 
  • Soccer Intramurals Gr. 4-8 at Lunch 
  • Girls Basketball vs. IHMS at HGS 
  • Tier 2 Boys Basketball at St Maurice 
  • Tier 1 Boys at Linden Christian 
  • Dev. Boys Basketball Practice 5:15-6:30 p.m. 

Tuesday, February 11, Day 2 

  • Wear a shirt with printing for I Love to Read 
  • Debate Club Meeting at Lunch 
  • Academy of Music Lessons 
  • Girls Basketball Practice 3:30-5:15 p.m. 

Wednesday, February 12, Day 3 

  • Gr. 5 & 6 Volleyball at Lunch 
  • SMAC Club Meeting at Lunch 
  • Academy of Music Lessons 
  • Girls Basketball at St. Maurice 

Thursday, February 13, Day 4 

  • Grs. 1-5 Children Museum Outing 
  • Glee Club at Lunch 
  • Choir Practice At Lunch 
  • Early Dismissal at 2:00 p.m. Casual/Colour Day Wear Pink or Red 
  • Academy of Music Lessons 
  • Dev. Boys vs. St. Gerard at HGS 

Friday, February 14, Day 5 

  • No School – Catholic Schools Day In-Service 
  • Gr. 8 Girls Hedges Middle School Tournament 
  • Adult/Alumni Volleyball Game 7:00-9:00 p.m.