Announcement of School Closure Due to COVID-19

Dear Parents,

Last week the Minister of Education issued an order to all publicly funded school boards to close schools from March 14 until April 5. This three-week closure is an attempt to disrupt the spread of COVID-19, particularly in relation to international travel over the original March break week. 

 
At UMCA, we were trying to avoid such closure, but as Premier Doug Ford has declared a provincial state of emergency amid a worsening COVID-19 outbreak, and instructed the closure of all schools and day cares, we must follow these instructions . 
 
We encourage all students, their families and staff members to follow the advice of local, provincial and federal health agencies, including advisories related to travel. 
 
We all hope this crisis will pass quickly and we wish you all to stay healthy. School will hopefully re-open on April 5th. 
 
Thank you,
 
UMCA Administration

High School Newsletter - February 20, 2020

Dear Parents and Students,

Picture Day – Important! Don’t Miss the Day!

On Monday, February 24th, we will have picture day. Please come wearing your blue UMCA sweatshirt. Please don’t miss this day as there will be no re-take of photos.

OUAC Second Semester Courses

Please be advised that all your current courses (Second Semester) are already posted in your OUAC profile.

If there are any changes in your courses, please let Ms. Sara know.

OSSLT Test

Please be advised that the OSSLT Test (Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test) takes place on Tuesday March 31st.

The preparation sessions will be with Ms. Linda Nguyen on 

March 2/9/16/23/30  from 4:30pm to 6:30pm

Please confirm with Ms. Sara.

Report Cards

Your report cards of the previous semester are ready. If you haven’t picked up yours yet, please come to the office.

UMCA wishes you a wonderful weekend!

 

Elementary School Newsletter - February 20, 2020

Dear Parents,

Ski Trip – Tomorrow – Grades 4-12

Please be reminded that the Ski Trip to Highlands Nordic for grades 4-12 will take place tomorrow, Friday, February 21st. We will leave school at 9:00am sharp so please arrive on time. We will be back around 5:00pm. Public Skating which was originally booked for this day is moved to February 28th. Students who don’t attend this trip can come to school but there will be no regular classes.

Grades 1-2-3 : will have regular classes.

Please bring with you the following:

The weather is expected to be around 0 degrees. Please dress in layers. Wear a sport jacket (not too heavy as kids tend to sweat when skiing)

Snow pants

Boots

Hat (the UMCA hat is perfect!)

Waterproof gloves

Scarf

Water bottle

Lunch + snacks

Clothes to change in case you get wet (especially socks and t-shirts as kids tend to sweat while skiing)

We will provide hot chocolate and grilled cheese sandwich, but you can bring money to purchase additional food if you wish.

Please contact us if you have any questions.

Picture Day – Important! Don’t Miss the Day!

On Monday, February 24th, we will have picture day. Please come wearing your blue UMCA sweatshirt. Please don’t miss this day as there will be no re-take of photos.

Public Skating

Please note that on Friday, February 28th, our students will have Public Skating. Please don’t forget your skating equipment (skates, helmet, water-proof gloves, and snow-pants). The students leave school at 2:15pm (skating time is 2:45pm-3:45pm) and will be back to school around 4:15pm. We welcome all parents who want to join us in helping the children get dressed, and on the ice rink.

GoldiRocks Play for Grades 1+2

Our Grades 1 and 2 will go to watch the Goldi Rocks play at the City Playhouse on Monday, March 2. Don’t be late on that day or you will miss the show!

Drama/French Shows

Please pay attention to the following dates as our students will have a performance especially prepared to show their progress in both French and Drama:

Grade 5: Thursday, March 5th @ 4:00

Grade 4: Friday, March 6th @ 4:00

Early Bird Registration

The Early Bird Registration for the 2020/2021 School Year has begun! Register by May 31st, 2020, and enjoy the special Early Bird Registration Fee! Registration forms can be found on our website under “Programs” and then click on “Download Registration Forms” at the top bar or in the office.

UMCA wishes you all a wonderful weekend!

 

UMCA Prom 2020

Dear Parent/Guardian/Student,
Prom is approaching quickly and the students at UMCA Rich Tree Academy are excited to be
celebrating this occasion with the graduating students of this year and next, on Thursday May 28th
2020 at Paradise Banquet Hall . The evening will begin at 6 pm and end at 12 am. Students will not be
permitted to re-enter the banquet hall if they leave during the course of the evening. The evening
events will include dinner, photos and dancing. The price is $50 if tickets are purchased by the end
of January, and $60 if purchased in February or later. Plus ones and past UMCA students are
welcome.
As prom is a student event, we ask all students and attendees to acknowledge and sign the
code of conduct. All regular school rules and policies will be in effect during the prom.
The administration at UMCA has not organized nor do they sanction any before or after
prom activities/events. Events held before and during prom, all transportation have been externally
organized. The school’s management have not been involved in the planning and will not be
supervising or participating in the events. Therefore UMCA is NOT liable for your child and their
guest. By signing the form attached at the bottom, you acknowledge that your child is responsible for
his/her actions and must act appropriately at the event. They may not engage in irresponsible
behaviour, they will not participate in illegal activities. Alcohol and drugs are prohibited, this will be
a dry event, meaning alcohol consumption is not allowed.
Thank you for your support as we strive to make prom a positive experience for all students.
Sincerely,
UMCA Student Council

Attachments:
File
Download this file (Prom Waiver 2020.pdf)Prom Waiver 2020.pdf

Elementary School Newsletter - February 13, 2020

Dear Students and Parents,

UMCA is wishing all students and their families a happy Valentine’s Day!

Long Weekend

Please be reminded that this weekend is a long weekend (Family Day). The UMCA family wishes you and your families a great weekend, to enjoy, have fun, and celebrate with your loved ones.

Monday, February 17th is a statutory holiday and the school will be closed.

Picture Day

On Monday, February 24th, we will have picture day. Please come wearing your blue UMCA sweatshirt. Please don’t miss this day as there will be no re-take of photos.

Ski Trip

Due to the huge success of the last ski trip to Highlands Nordic we decided to take the grades 5-12 once again to a cross country ski trip. This trip is scheduled for February 20th, weather permitting.

Public Skating

Please note that on Friday, February 21, our students will have Public Skating. Please don’t forget your skating equipment (skates, helmet, gloves, snow pants). The students leave school at 2:15pm (skating time is 2:45pm-3:45pm) and will be back to school around 4:15pm. We welcome all parents who want to join us in helping the children get dressed, and on the ice rink.

Early Bird Registration

The Early Bird Registration for the 2020/2021 School Year has begun! Register by May 31st, 2020, and enjoy the special Early Bird Registration Fee! Registration forms can be found on our website under “Programs” and then click on “Download Registration Forms” at the top bar or in the office.

Sick or Away from School

We wish to remind all parents, that if your child is sick or needs to miss school due to a vacation or any other reason, to please email Ms. Ariela at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., as we check attendance every day. Thank you!

Please note that we had a case of the Fifth Disease in our school. The Fifth Disease is a mild rash illness caused by parvovirus B19. The symptoms are a red rash on the arms, legs, and cheeks which can be itchy. For this reason, it’s also known as “slapped cheek disease”. Don’t mistake these symptoms with allergy. If your child is showing the above symptoms please see a doctor. Most doctors advise people with fifth disease to wait out the symptoms. This is because there’s currently no medication that’ll shorten the course of the disease.

UMCA wishes you all a great weekend!!!

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