A Message to our St. Monica Community

Dear Parents/Guardians and Students,

In these challenging times I wanted to write to you personally to offer my thoughts and prayers. I am thinking of all of our St. Monica community members and especially those with family and loved ones directly impacted by the pandemic. At times like these it is so important to cling to our faith and to stay connected with one another. I encourage all to follow our twitter account: @StMonicaOCSB where I will continue to make make regular posts. In addition, the OCSB website can be accessed regularly for important updates. You will also receive important information from the board via school messenger.

Remember we are a strong and resilient community. Pray, stay well and take care of one another.


Mr. Oliver


September 15th Update

posted Sep 15, 2020, 12:38 PM by Christine Pépin


Following a meeting with Ottawa Public Health, we were provided an important update regarding students and staff illness management of COVID 19. As we learn to understand and apply the proper guidelines, we appreciate your patience and understand that this may cause frustration and stress. We are provided with more information on a regular basis and will continue to keep you informed as the situation progresses. 

Please note that students should not enter the school if they have any of these symptoms: 

  • fever, chills, 

  • new or worsening cough, 

  • barking cough, 

  • shortness of breath, 

  • sore throat, 

  • trouble swallowing, 

  • changes in taste or smell, 

  • nausea or vomiting, 

  • diarrhea or stomach pain, 

  • an unusual headache, 

  • runny nose or nasal congestion, 

  • unexplained fatigue, 

  • sore muscles, 

  • pink eye.

When a student develops one of these symptoms at school and is unwell, he or she will be directed to a medical room. Parents and guardians are going to be contacted to pick the child and other household contacts within the school to self isolate at home. If the child with symptoms gets tested based on the guidelines of Public Health or a Health Care Provider recommendations, the student and household contacts must stay isolated at home until a negative result comes back and until without symptoms for 24 hours. If the student receives a positive result, OPH will be providing specific directions for everyone in the household.

If the child does not get tested, he or she, as well as all household contacts, must self-isolate for a minimum of 14 days and be without symptoms for 24 hours before returning to school. If an alternate diagnosis is provided by a Health Care Provider, the school will follow the directions provided by a doctor as long as the student is without symptoms for 24 hours. 

Memo from Public Health sent home when a child becomes ill

Symptomatic Student or Staff at School 

Confirmed positive student or staff

Screening Tool for School or Child Care

More information can be found at OttawaPublicHealth.ca/Coronavirus or you can also contact Ottawa Public Health directly at 613-580-6744 to speak to a nurse.

September 4th 2020 Newsletter

posted Sep 5, 2020, 11:19 AM by Christine Pépin

Dear St. Monica Families,

Please find attached the latest newsletter explaining our First Day/Week procedures.
We thank you for your patience and continued support.

August 28th Newsletter

posted Aug 28, 2020, 2:11 PM by Christine Pépin

Dear St.  Monica Families,

Please see attached the latest newsletter.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Welcome to 2020-2021 School Year!

posted Aug 17, 2020, 11:47 AM by Christine Pépin

Please see the attached newsletter for information about the 2020-2021 school year. 
More information will follow in the next few weeks. 
In the meantime, enjoy the sunshine.

We will see you soon!

posted Aug 4, 2020, 2:13 PM by Christine Pépin

We hope that you are taking advantage of the sunshine during this beautiful summer!
We look forward to seeing you as soon as school starts in September.
Until then, stay safe and stay healthy!

C. Pépin on behalf of the St. Monica Staff

Weekly Update June 22 - June 26, 2020

posted Jun 21, 2020, 7:21 AM by Barry Oliver

Weekly Update June 15 - June 19, 2020

posted Jun 14, 2020, 8:49 AM by Barry Oliver

Parent Letter Retrieval of Items

posted Jun 7, 2020, 8:49 AM by Barry Oliver

Weekly Update June 8 - 12, 2020

posted Jun 7, 2020, 8:44 AM by Barry Oliver

Please see the link "Weekly Update".

Weekly Update June 1 - June 5, 2020

posted May 31, 2020, 6:19 AM by Barry Oliver

Please see the link, "June 1 - June 5, 2020".

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