Loretto Abbey Catholic Secondary School
Attention Loretto Abbey Parents. Below you will find information about the end of the year for your daughter. Please read the pages carefully. More information will be shared with your daughter in grade assemblies on Friday June 18th in the am (Grades 9 - 11) and in the afternoon of June 22nd for grade 12s and graduating students.
AFRICAN HERITAGE MONTH
STAY TUNED FOR LAT EVENTS THIS MONTH IN HONOUR OF AFRICAN HERITAGE!
While we cannot celebrate Black History Month as we had hoped to in person, the LAT African Caribbean Student Association (ACSA) has put together a virtual performance that celebrates the history, culture, and talent within our own community and the Black community as a whole. Please enjoy!
QUAD 3 COHORT SCHEDULE
Quad 3 starts on Monday, February 8!
New Land Acknowledgement:
Out of our deep respect for Indigenous peoples in Canada, we acknowledge that all Toronto Catholic District School Board properties are situated upon traditional territories of the Anishinabek (a-ni-SHNA-bek), the Haudenosaunee (hoh-dee-noh-SHOH-nee) Confederacy, and the Wendat peoples. We also acknowledge the land covered by Treaty 13 is held by the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, and Toronto is subject to The Dish with One Spoon covenant. We also recognize the contributions and enduring presence of all First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples in Ontario and the rest of Canada.
Toronto Public Health has changed the self-screening questions. The phone app that we have been using in the beginning of the year can no longer be used to gain entry to the school building. All students are required to self-screen by signing the Passport and show the Passport to a staff member prior to entry. Please bring this form with you each day.
A Remembrance Day message from one of our alumni who is currently serving in the Military...
Capt. Mary-Anne Iver Saciuk, Deputy Commanding Officer, and LAT graduate of 2013.
Announcement from the Library
The North York Central Library (beside Mel Lastman's Square) is offering a Youth Hub for teens ages 13-18, open Monday to Friday from 3:30-7:00pm in their library auditorium. You will be able to access a safe and quite place to study and use laptops, find homework resources, and access FREE PRINTING!
If you require further information, please feel free to email Mr. Furfaro at firstname.lastname@example.org
Latin & Hispanic Heritage Month
Latin Hispanic Heritage Month (in Ontario) is an opportunity to remember, celebrate and educate future generations about the outstanding achievements and contributions of Latino and Hispanic people in the province and around the globe. For more information, please see the following link.
Loretto Abbey Entrances & Exits
Classes on the same floor will use the same entrance:
1st Floor (rooms in the 100’s) - Door/Stairway D (Flag pole)
2nd Floor (rooms in the 200’s) - Door/Stairway E (Convent Entrance)
3rd floor (rooms in the 300’s) - Door/Stairway A (Main office)
4th floor (rooms in the 400’s) - Door/Stairway C (Parking lot)
Quad 2 Announcement
Dear Parents and Guardians,
We thank you for your continued support. As a community, we are approaching the end of Quad #1 on Wednesday Nov. 18th, 2020 and will be entering Quad #2 on Thursday Nov. 19th, 2020.
On November 5, you received a TCDSB communication from our Director, Dr Brendan Browne, The letter indicated that, “To protect course offerings and student access to pathways necessary for graduation, we are introducing a pilot that will allow these 1500 secondary students who are currently in-person and requested to switch to virtual, to remain connected to their home school with a virtual option”.
Therefore, only those students who indicated a selection for Virtual School in Quad #2 by October 19 are able to join Loretto Abbey classes virtually in the mornings during their in-person class time (refer to the calendar attached for in-person attendance). We are not able to accommodate any further switches to the virtual option or vice versa at this time.
Please review the following information.
Week of November 16 - November 20, 2020:
· Monday, November 16th – last day of in-person classes for Cohort C (Quad 1)
· Tuesday Nov. 17th and Wednesday Nov. 18th, 2020 are reserved for exam days as well as final culminating tests/tasks
o Only those students whose classes are writing an exam or have final tests/assignments are to attend in person on these days.
o All other students and all cohorts must be available virtually on these days. Ask your daughter to check their Google classrooms for any final information from their teachers between 9:00 – 11:00 for Cohorts C &D and from 12:20 – 2:20 for Cohorts A & B
· Student Timetables for Quad 2
o We intend to distribute the student timetables starting on November 12 to the cohorts that are in-person on those days
o Because of the Quad model, some student may not receive their Quad 2 timetable in person. However, teachers will be inviting all students to join their online platform for Quad #2 classes beginning Monday Nov. 16th, 2020. Teachers will provide instructions to ensure students are ready to join their new class virtually on Thursday Nov. 19th, 2020.
o Students can also find their Quad 2 courses and the “Join” code on the following LAT Orientation Google Classroom sites:
Ø Gr 9 Courses: https://classroom.google.com/c/MTU1NjA2MTM4MDAy
Ø Gr 10 Courses: https://classroom.google.com/c/MTU1NjI3MTU2OTU4
Ø Gr 11 Courses: https://classroom.google.com/c/MTU1NjI3MTU2OTY1
Ø Gr 12 Courses: https://classroom.google.com/c/MTU1NjE5NTk5NDU5
· Thursday, November 19, 2020- First day of Quad 2 Classes Virtual Attendance only for all students.
o To ensure that we are not mixing students/cohorts with the switch to Quad #2, students will join their new classes virtually on that day:
8:40am-9:50am – Period 1 classes (Cohort A and B)
9:50am-10:00am – Virtual Transition time for students and teachers
10:00am-11:10am – Period 2 classes (Cohort C and D)
11:10 – Dismissal
** No Afternoon classes
· Friday Nov. 20th, 2020 is a PD Day. There are no classes for students.
Quad 2 begins on Monday, November 23rd
· Students in Period 2, Cohort C will attend in person on Monday, November 23, 2020.
· Please refer to the attached calendar for Quadmester 2 attendance in person
· Please note that your daughter may be entering the school via a different door. The entrance will depend on the room number of the class.
· As we did in Quad 1 – please use the entrance designated by the Floor/room number of the class according to the map below:
Monday, Nov 23rd from 4 – 6 pm – Jr Cafeteria. Please line up outside in the Quad
(ONLY for Virtual Students who need to pick up Course textbooks or other materials)
Grade 9: 4:00 to 4:30 pm
Grade 10: 4:30 to 5:00 pm
Grade 11: 5:00 to 5:30 pm
Grade 12: 5:30 to 6:00 pm
Week of November 30th – Dec 3rd, 2020
· Report cards will be distributed to in-person students and mailed to the Virtual school students
Thank you for your continued support!