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Weekly Update: March 8-12, 2021

“During Lent, let us find concrete ways to overcome our indifference.” ~Pope Francis St. John Bible presentations Over several days in March, Holy Cross students from Grades 1-8 will participate in virtual presentations exploring the art of The Saint John’s Bible and the artists who created it.   The presentations include an introduction to The Saint

Parent Poll: Help Us Plan for the 2021-2022 School Year

We are currently in the early stages of planning for the next school year and are seeking your input to help us determine our staffing needs for September 2021. Preparing for the 2021-2022 School Year Although we have not yet received direction from the Ministry of Education regarding what will be required of school boards

Voluntary, Targeted COVID-19 Testing for Schools

The Ontario Government is requiring school boards to offer voluntary, targeted COVID-19 testing sites for asymptomatic staff and students.  Who Can Be Tested? Testing is voluntary, and consent will be required from parents or guardians.   This voluntary testing is offered only for HCDSB students and staff who are asymptomatic (i.e. not experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms).  At this time, this testing is not being offered to family members, but if this option

Halton Food for Thought Providing Healthy Snack Bags to all Students in Halton

Halton Food For Thought (HFFT), in partnership with Food for Life Halton, is providing Healthy Student Snack Bags to all students in Halton.  Weekly Healthy Student Snack Bags  Healthy Student Snack Bags contain a minimum of 3 nutritious snacks per student per school day. The snack bags contain both perishable and non-perishable food items – i.e., fresh fruit, granola

Weekly Update: March 1-5, 2021

“O Lord, make this Lenten season different from the other ones.  Let me find you again.” ~ Henri Nouwen Our Lenten Project – Milk Bags for Mats! Holy Cross families may recall that last year, we launched a Lenten Project that supports both the less fortunate, and the environment: the Milk Mat Project.  As our

Weekly Update: February 22-26, 2021

“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars and to change the world.” ~ Harriet Tubman A message from our Catholic School Council Holy Cross is hosting a Terra Cotta cookie fundraiser to enhance outdoor play equipment and

HCDSB Hosting a Parent Information Meeting for Students with Special Education Needs Entering Kindergarten

The Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) will be hosting an Information Meeting on March 24, 2021, for parents of students with special education needs entering Kindergarten in the 2021-2022 school year. The meeting will be facilitated by Special Education staff, where they will share information about their individual roles, and supports and services offered

Weekly Update: February 16-19, 2021

“Family is not an important thing. It’s everything.” ~ Michael J. Fox Thank you for a wonderful first week back to school!  We look forward to welcoming students who are coming back to in-person learning on Tuesday, February 16th.  Please continue to follow public health and government guidelines on safety protocols. For more information on

March Break Postponed until April 12-16, 2021

On February 11, 2021, the Ontario government provided an update on the timing of March Break for the 2020-2021 school year. The announcement indicated that March Break will be postponed until April 12-16, 2021, as a health and safety precaution to minimize the spread of COVID-19 in our school communities.  This means that all HCDSB elementary and secondary

Ready, Set, Go! Virtual Information Sessions

This March, HCDSB staff are hosting: Ready, Set, Go! virtual information sessions for parents of children starting kindergarten in September 2021! Ready, Set, Go! is an interactive presentation offered to help parents better prepare their children for kindergarten.   Two sessions will be offered: March 9th from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and March 11th from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Topics will include:  How to prepare your child emotionally