Message from Mme Mitton #2

posted Mar 31, 2020, 1:28 PM by Kim Jimmo


I hope this email continues to find you and your family well.  We are all missing your children and hoping that everyone is adjusting to this new routine as best they can.  If you or your family need support, please do not hesitate to reach out to me or your child’s educator. There are links to helpful resources at the bottom of this email as well.

Our Focus This Week:

Public Health data is informing the decision of when schools will be reopened. As of yet, this has not been determined. When it is, you will be informed through the media as well as communication from the Board which will then be linked on the OCSB website and our school website.  We are all looking forward to the day when we are back together at school! 

In the meantime, the Ontario government will be continuing to add to their learn at home resources and on Monday our Board will also have well-being and learn from home resources on each school’s website

Educators will continue to remain connected with their students and provide opportunities for distance learning. The learning this week and last week will not be assessed so do the amount that works for your child and your family as you continue with your primary focus of well-being. 

This week our staff will have an additional focus.  We will be meeting virtually to discuss how to overcome barriers that some students may have as we continue to move forward with distance learning. Please take a moment to fill out this Google form if you would like an opportunity to provide insight.  Please note, for those families that do not have access to the internet, you are welcome to sign in to our internet from our school parking lot.  Your educator will be able to provide you with the password.

Additionally, Public Health has closed all playgrounds which includes our school’s as well.  They have also asked the public to not have any car parades.



Thanks to our essential workers: Hey St Clare! Show us your signs that you are using to send messages of thanks to our essentials workers (medical workers, first responders, pharmacy workers, grocery workers, bank workers, journalists, mail carriers).  As well, feel free to video you and your family making some noise (voice, hands or instrument) outside your house on Wednesday between 6:30- 6:45 p.m. in support of our essential workers.

You can also post a picture or short video on twitter, and tag @StClareOCSB so that we can all enjoy it! You can also post it on our Flipgrid using your ocsbstudent account and this link: We are looking forward to seeing your messages of thanks!

 Until our next communication, I will continue to pray for the health and well-being for everyone in our community.

Take care and stay well,

Martine Mitton

Ottawa Food Bank

Ottawa & Region 24/7 Distress Center Helpline 

Ottawa Public Health 

211 Ontario 

City of Ottawa

Applying for COVID-19 Emergency Assistance