ROW Immunization Updates

Public Health will be offering drive thru immunization clinics for students eligible to receive their school program vaccinations. This includes students who missed their follow up vaccines during the 2019/2020 school year and those eligible in 2020/2021 to start their immunization series.

Clinics will be offered at the Medical Centre at the Boardwalk, located at 435 The Boardwalk, Waterloo starting in October. Options will be made available for those unable to attend the drive thru clinics. Details will be provided to you when you receive your phone call to book an appointment.

The immunization clinics will be offered first to the Grade 7 and 8 students from 2019/2020 who did not complete their immunizations. School program immunizations for the 2020/21 cohort of Grade 7 students will begin in early January 2021. Clinics will extend through the summer months.

Parents/students will be contacted directly to book these appointments between October and December. Please do not call the Public Health office to book your appointment.

School program vaccines are also available through local health care providers. Please call your health care provider if you wish your child to receive their vaccine using this route.

Parents/students are able to access immunization records and submit immunization information via ICON. Details can be found on our website or by using the link:

regionofwaterloo.ca/updateimmunizations. Public Health can be contacted for assistance or if students do not have a health card at 519-575-4400 ext.5001.

Details and directions regarding the catch-up clinics and the 2020/2021 school year immunizations are also posted on our website (https://www.regionofwaterloo.ca/en/health-and-wellness/school-immunization.aspx).

If your child has received their vaccinations or if you need to access your child’s immunization record, please visit our Public Health website (www.regionofwaterloo.ca/updateimmunizations ) or call 519-575-4400 ext. 5001

Additional information for parents/ guardians regarding immunizations from ROW Public Health

PHE Welcome to Kindergarten Infographic print

Parent_letter_re__school_immunization_program_update

Please contact the ROW Public Health unit with questions about Immunizations. We are sending this information out at the request of Public Health.

SEAC letter and IEP checklist

Please see the attached letter from SEAC: Special Education Advisory Committee of Waterloo Catholic DSB. This letter also contains the IEP Checklist for Parents/ Guardians. Please note that student IEPs for Term 1 of the 2020-21 school year will go home on Tuesday October 20th.

SEAC letter and IEP Checklist

Extended Day info

Please see the attached info letter about our Extended Day program which is still running.

The Extended Day Program 

Meet the Teacher info

This year, Meet the Teacher will look and feel very different. We have held off on this important and meaningful connection as our school community has been in a constant state of transition since Labour Day weekend.  We are hopeful that things will settle down now and we will experience fewer transitions as the year progresses.

Teachers will be creating a virtual tour of your child’s classroom and sharing this in the virtual learning environment (i.e., D2L or Google Classroom). You will need your child to login to their virtual classroom so you can access the tour. Although we will not be having a live meet or open forum for questions as part of Meet the Teacher, you are always encouraged to reach out to your child’s teacher to arrange a phone conversation to address specific questions or concerns.

We will be hosting formal Parent/Student/Teacher conferences virtually in November after Progress Reports have gone home. More information will be communicated to families as the date approaches.

You can begin to look for the virtual tour for your child’s classroom after 5pm Thursday October 15th. Given that a number of our classrooms and teacher assignments have changed repeatedly over the past month it may take until Thursday October 22nd for some teachers to load this virtual tour. Your patience is appreciated as we continue to do our very best to support student safety, wellness, and achievement while maintaining open communication with our families.