Back To School Information (January 4 - 8, 2021)

posted Jan 3, 2021, 1:24 PM by St. Luke ‎(Ottawa)‎ School   [ updated Jan 3, 2021, 1:26 PM ]

What does this mean for students enrolled in elementary in-person classes?

  • Remote learning starts on Monday, January 4th, for K-8 students. 

  • Parents should begin Monday morning by reviewing how to join the Google Meet  platform and familiarize themselves with accessing  Hapara Workspace from the Student Portal.

Please remind your child they will need to join the Google Meet using the OCSB Student Portal link to connect with their teacher and classmates on Monday afternoon. Regular classes start right after their usual school lunchtime.

  • Before the regular lunch hour period, parents will receive a link to their child’s classroom Google Meet page. This link will connect students with the classroom teacher on the afternoon of January 4th.

  • January 5th - 8th will be like a regular school day consisting of a combination of synchronous (Google meet with teacher) and asynchronous (independent work) learning. 

    • Educators will connect online with their class every day. 

    • Students will follow their regular school timetable. This schedule includes start and end times and recesses. 

    • Parents decide what works for their child regarding the amount of online screen time during the remote learning period. 

  • Students with special education needs will continue to be supported by their classroom teachers in the online environment. Students that receive resource or educational assistant support in person will receive similar supports in remote learning during the lockdown.

  • Students will return to in-person learning on Monday, January 11th.

Borrowing Chromebooks (January 4 - 8, 2021)

We understand that some of our students will require a Chromebook to participate in the online learning this week. If your child needs to borrow a Chromebook, then parents can send a ClassDojo message to their child’s teacher, send an email to the school, or call the school (613) 731-3541. Parents can pick up Chromebooks at the school beginning Monday, January 4th (afternoon). Please wait until you receive a message from the school (email or phone call) indicating that your child’s Chromebook is ready for pick up. 

Daily Attendance (January 4 - 8, 2021) 

Parents should ensure they continue to notify (email or call) the school if their child is absent.

Student Transportation (January 4 - 8, 2021)

  • There will be no student transportation services for either elementary or secondary students from January 4-8, 2021. Once elementary schools resume in-class instruction on January 11, 2021, student transportation services will resume.

What does this mean for the Virtual Academy

  • There is no change to the virtual academy or virtual learning programs.

  • Virtual school starts on Monday, January 4th, as scheduled.

Please click the link below to view the email that was sent from the Board to all parents via SchoolMessenger.  

Return To School Information From OCSB (January 2, 2021)

Please send an email ( or call the school (613) 731-3541 if you have any questions.

Ms. Lynch