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! 

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. 

Weekly Bulletin Feb. 3-7

Monday, February 3, Day 2

  • Wear a Hat With Printing for I love to Read
  • 2020/2021 Re-registrations Due
  • Debate Club Meeting at Lunch
  • Girls Basketball vs. OLV at HGS
  • Tier 2 Boys Basketball at St Maurice
  • Tier 1 Boys at St. Emile
  • Dev. Boys Basketball Practice 5:15-6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, February 4, Day 3

  • SMAC Club Meeting at Lunch
  • Gr. 5 & 6 Volleyball at Lunch
  • Academy of Music Lessons
  • Dev. Boys Basketball at St. Emile
  • Tier 1 & Tier 2 Boys Basketball Practice 3:39-5:15 p.m.

Wednesday, February 5, Day 4

  • Dress Up As Your Favourite Book Character for I Love To Read
  • Choir Practice at Lunch
  • Academy of Music Lessons
  • Girls Basketball vs. Holy Cross at HGS
  • Tier 1 Boys Basketball at Holy Cross

Thursday, February 6, Day 5

  • Glee Club at Lunch
  • Debate Club At Lunch
  • Gr. 5 & 6 Basketball Intramurals at Lunch
  • Academy of Music Lessons
  • Girls Basketball Practice Afterschool 3:30-5:15 p.m.

Friday, February 7, Day 6

  • Gr. 7 Volleyball at Lunch
  • MPTE Performance of the Paper Bag Princess At 1:30 p.m.
  • Boys Basketball Tier 1 & Tier 2 Practice 3:30-5:15 p.m.
  • Dev. Boys Basketball Practice 5:15-6:30 p.m.
  • Adult/Alumni Volleyball Game 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Weekly Bulletin Jan. 27-31

Monday, January 27, Day 3

  • Pizza Lunch Orders Due
  • Grade 8 Visit to St. Boniface
  • SMAC Club Meeting at Lunch
  • Gr. 5-6 Volleyball Intramurals at Lunch
  • Girls Basketball at St Emile
  • Tier 2 Boys Basketball vs. Linden Christian at HGS

Tuesday, January 28, Day 4

  • Girls Basketball Practice Afterschool 3:30-5:15 p.m.
  • Choir Practice at Lunch
  • WPS Gr. 7-8, 4-6 Presentations
  • Grade 7 Shops Classes Canceled
  • Academy of Music Lessons

Wednesday, January 29, Day 5

  • Grade 5 & 6 Intramural at Lunch
  • Debate Club Meeting at Lunch
  • Academy of Music Lessons
  • Girls Basketball vs. Linden Christian at HGS
  • Tier 2 Boys Basketball at St. Gerard
  • Tier 1 Boys Basketball at St. Alphonsus

Thursday, January 30, Day 6

  • Glee Club at Lunch
  • Academy of Music Lessons
  • Tier 1 & 2 Boys Basketball Practice Afterschool 3:30-5:15 p.m.

Friday, January 31, Day 1

  • Pizza Lunch Wear Winter Colours
  • Boys Basketball Tier 1 Sargent Park Tournament
  • Staff vs. Students Volleyball Game at Lunch
  • Adult/Alumni Volleyball Game 7:00-9:00 p.m.