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October 18 – 22 Update

Highlights for this week… Halloween Dance-a-thon Major Fundraiser! Dance Date Friday, October 29, 2021 We are excited to host our Annual Halloween Dance-a-thon fundraiser once again! All proceeds will help support learning and activities for our school. All students and families are encouraged to participate in pledge-collecting through our School Cash Online platform or through

October 11 – 15 Update

Highlights for this week… Thanksgiving Food Drive As a school community, parents, students, and staff came together to support those in need in a big way – 3128 non-perishable items were donated! The Thanksgiving Food drive was a huge success. All donations went to the Food for Life Food Drive. Food for Life has grown into the largest food recovery program in Halton Region

October 4 – 8 Weekly Update

Highlights for this week… Thanksgiving Food Drive Thanksgiving is quickly approaching! Thanksgiving is a time to be grateful for the many blessings that we have such as good health, family, friends, shelter, and food. We will continue the initiative with our Thanksgiving Food Drive. As a school community, we have decided to support those in need through the Food for Life Food Drive. Food for Life has grown into the

September 27 – October 1 Weekly Update

Highlights for this week… Thanksgiving Food Drive Thanksgiving is quickly approaching! Thanksgiving is a time to be grateful for the many blessings that we have such as good health, family, friends, shelter, and food. We will continue the initiative with our Thanksgiving Food Drive. As a school community, we have decided to support those in need through the Food for Life Food Drive. Food for Life has grown into the

HCDSB Marks Rowan’s Law Day ~ September 29, 2021

On Wednesday, September 29, 2021, the Halton Catholic District School Board will be marking Rowan’s Law Day to raise awareness about concussions. What is a Concussion? A concussion is a brain injury that is caused by a blow to the head, face, neck, or body that can cause a sudden jarring of the head. Even what seems to be

September 20 – 24 Weekly Update

Highlights for this week… Traffic Congestion at Drop off and Pick up Thank you to all the parents who arrive early and either park in a parking space or use the Kiss and Ride lane effectively to quickly drop off students in the morning and pick up in the afternoon. A huge thank you to

Sept 13 – 17 Update

Family Information/Consent Electronic Form As you know, at the beginning of each school year, parents and guardians are asked to complete a hardcopy information/consent form for each child enrolled in our school. Beginning this year, we will be collecting this information electronically, and are asking parents/guardians to complete the form online. Complete the Family Information/Consent

Confirmation of Daily Covid-19 Screening

Ontario School Screening Tool For the return to in-person learning starting September 7 to 17, 2021, parents are required to complete the Ontario COVID-19 School and Child Care Screening Tool, and send confirmation of a “Pass” to the classroom teacher. There three ways to verify the student received a “pass” on the Covid School Screening

Sept. 9, 2021 @ 7:00 p.m.

HCDSB to Host Virtual Public Information Meeting #2: Milton Catholic Elementary French Immersion Recommended Boundary Option

The Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) is currently undertaking a School Boundary Review Process to discuss the expansion of the French Immersion Program in Milton. On June 3, 2021, the School Boundary Review Committee (SBRC) presented three potential boundary options to undertake the expansion of the French Immersion Program in Milton. Based on the public feedback

Getting Ready for the Return to School

Class Placement Lists The class placement lists went live at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, September 3, 2021. The link is found on the HCDSB website under the ‘Schools” tab, select ‘School Listing, then scroll down to the ‘Class Placement/Student Timetables’ link. Due to the volume of students and parents accessing the link, expect delays. Parents

Class Lists

Class Lists Available Friday, September 3rd

We are currently finalizing elementary class placements and making adjustments based on new registrations that have come in over the summer. Final placements will be available on Friday, September 3rd after 3:00 p.m.   Parents and guardians will be able to access the class placement for each child, using your child’s Office 365 email and password. You will

September Return to School

Kindergarten Virtual Visits The Kindergarten Teams will be reaching out to families to schedule virtual classroom visits during the first week back to school according to a staggered entry plan and the gradual return to school re-opening. Thank you for your continued understanding and patience. Sept. 1 & 2 P.A. Days Staff will be engaged

Return to School Plan

Returning to School for the 2021-2022 Year

The Return to School Plan 2021-2022 is now available for review on the HCDSB website: https://www.hcdsb.org/return-to-school/ The Return to School Plan 2021-2022 provides the protocols, guidelines and expectations that will be in place to help prevent and respond to cases of COVID-19 in our schools and workplaces throughout the year.  This plan was developed in consultation with Halton

Dr. Meghani

Webinar: Preparing for a Safe & Healthy Return to School

Preparing for a Safe and Healthy Return to School: A Webinar with Dr. Hamidah Meghani, Commissioner & Medical Officer of Health for Halton Region Join us for a live webinar with Dr. Meghani as she shares important information with our HCDSB community on how to protect against COVID-19, and ensure a safe and healthy return

June 28 – 29 Update Before Summer Break

Jesus you taught that we love you by serving others. This is solidarity. This is our oneness in you. May we never cease to see your face in others, may we rise above self-concern to care for those in need and ever feel others’ pain as if it was our own. Teach us the art

June 21 – 25 Update

National Indigenous Peoples Day On June 21, we commemorate the 25th anniversary of celebrating National Indigenous Peoples Day to recognize the history, heritage and diversity of First Nations, Inuit and Metis peoples in Canada. We are called to learn how to be an ally to advance reconciliation and renew the relationship with Indigenous peoples, based

June 14 – 18 Update

Highlights for the week… Pride Awareness Day! On Monday, June 14th, we will hold Pride Awareness Day– a day to reaffirm our commitment to honour the dignity and worth of each member of our community by nurturing safe, welcoming and inclusive schools. As Catholics, we believe that we are all made in the image and

CPIC

Catholic Parent Involvement Committee (CPIC) to Host Speaker Series

The Catholic Parent Involvement Committee (CPIC) at HCDSB is pleased to be hosting a speaker series throughout the month of June. CPIC is a group of parents, trustees and Board staff who actively support parent engagement and involvement throughout the Halton Catholic District School Board.  CPIC provides an opportunity for Catholic School Council members to network,

Monitoring Survey

How Are We Doing? HCDSB Seeking Input on Year 5 of the Strategic Plan

In September, 2016, the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) launched a new multi-year plan. Each year, the Director of Education reports back to the Board of Trustees on the specific steps undertaken across our school system that align with the goals established in our strategic plan.  Focus on Our Students: Strategic Plan 2016-2021 provides direction that guides the decisions and actions that

June 7 – 11 Update

Highlights for this week… HCDSB Virtual Elementary School: Parent Survey In light of the current Public Health situation in Ontario due to COVID-19, the Halton Catholic District School Board will continue to offer a virtual school setting for Kindergarten to Grade 8, together with those awarded placements in our optional virtual programing for French Immersion (Grade 1 to

Novena to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

An invitation to those involved in and those who care for Catholic Education in the province of Ontario to pray together… Let us pray together for nine days in preparation for the Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. Let us find our sure comfort and rest in the Sacred Heart of Christ’s love

Register Your Child in the HCDSB Virtual Elementary School for the 2021-2022 School Year

In light of the current Public Health situation in Ontario due to COVID-19, the Halton Catholic District School Board will continue to offer a virtual school setting for Kindergarten to Grade 8, together with those awarded placements in our optional virtual programing for French Immersion (Grade 1 to 8) and Extended French Grade 5 to Grade 8 for

May 31 – June 4 Weekly Update

Highlights for this week… June is the designated Pride Month in Canada, and throughout the month, we will join other schools in our district in raising awareness, and nurturing our call to build safe and inclusive learning environments where every student and every member of the community is welcomed, valued, and respected. HCDSB Rainbow Day

COVID-19 Youth Vaccination Program.

COVID-19 Youth Vaccination Program

Beginning Monday, May 31st, youth aged 12 years of age and over who live or attend school in Halton will be able to book their COVID-19 vaccination through Halton Region’s online booking system.  Halton Region Public Health will offer first doses to all youth aged 12 to 17 years of age in June, and second doses

We Are All Wonderfully Made

HCDSB Celebrates Pride Month

June is designated as Pride Month in Canada, and throughout the month, our HCDSB schools will be raising awareness around Pride Month and nurturing our call to build safe and inclusive learning environments where every student and every member of the community is welcomed, valued, and respected.  This June, and each day of every month, our Catholic schools are committed to nurturing safe, welcoming and

May 24 – 28 Update

Highlights for this week… No School on Monday, May 24, 2021 Enjoy a relaxing May 24 weekend with your family with down time away from screens and outside in the fresh air! Please continue to observe Public Health protocols to keep everyone safe and healthy in your circle. Do You Have a Green Thumb? If

COVID-19 Testing for Schools

Fifth Round of Voluntary, Targeted COVID-19 Testing

For the past few months, HCDSB has offered voluntary COVID-19 testing at school sites for asymptomatic staff and students.  During this round of testing, all staff and families are able to attend any of the testing site locations (i.e. you will not have to attend the site designated for your family of schools).  Who Can Be Tested? Testing is voluntary, and consent will be required

May 17 – 21 Update

Highlights for this week… As part of our ongoing efforts to create and maintain safe, inclusive and accepting schools, the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) undertakes a School Climate Survey to gather input from parents, students in Grades 4-12 and staff in each of our HCDSB schools. The survey is required by the Ministry of Education

School Climate Survey

As part of our ongoing efforts to create and maintain safe, inclusive and accepting schools, the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) undertakes a School Climate Survey to gather input from parents, students in Grades 4-12 and staff in each of our HCDSB schools. The survey is required by the Ministry of Education as part of the Safe

May 10 – 14 Update

Highlights for this week… As you know, for the past several weeks, HCDSB has offered voluntary COVID-19 testing at school sites for asymptomatic staff and students.  During this round of testing, all staff and families are able to attend any of the testing site locations (i.e. you will not have to attend the site designated to our family of schools). Click here to view

Journeying Together in Jesus

Journeying Together ~ Annual Walk with Jesus

A Liturgy in honour of HCDSB’s Annual Walk with Jesus will take place on Thursday, May 6th at 10:00 AM, with greetings from Bishop Crosby. Don’t forget to follow along and join in the conversation on Twitter by using the hashtag #HCWWJ! A Message from Father Con O’Mahony 

May 3 – 7 Update

Highlights for this week… “Those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength.” Isaiah 40:31 This week is Catholic Education Week across Ontario. At OLV, the staff will be sharing daily prayers, Liturgy of the Word, and activities to invite students and parents to celebrate the distinctiveness of the gift of Catholic education as

Catholic Education Nurturing Hope: May 2 - May 7, 2021

Nurturing Hope During Catholic Education Week

During the week of May 2 to May 7, 2021, the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) joins school boards in celebrating the significant contributions that Catholic education has made to our community and across the province of Ontario!  The province-wide theme of this year’s Catholic Education Week is Nurturing Hope, reminding us that our Catholic schools exist to inspire students to cultivate their faith; so that they may prosper in hope by our

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HCDSB Participates in Mental Health Week

The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) designates the first week in May as Mental Health Week. This year, it runs from May 3-7, 2021, and the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) will join organizations across Canada in raising awareness about mental health.  The HCDSB Mental Health team has designated Get Real About How You Feel as the theme of this year’s Mental Health Week. Daily Mental Health Themes The HCDSB Mental Health team are suggesting a daily focus for each day during Mental Health Week: Monday: Naming Our Emotions

COVID-19 Testing for Schools

Fourth Round of Voluntary, Targeted COVID-19 Testing

For the past several weeks, HCDSB has offered voluntary COVID-19 testing at school sites for asymptomatic staff and students.  During this round of testing, all staff and families are able to attend any of the testing site locations (i.e. you will not have to attend the site designated for your family of schools).  Who Can Be Tested? Testing is voluntary, and consent will be required

Student Awards of Excellence

HCDSB Announces the Student Award of Excellence Recipients!

Each year, the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) celebrates exceptional students across our school district at the Annual Student Awards of Excellence Ceremony. This year, due to COVID-19 precautions in place, we are recognizing and congratulating our student recipients virtually! Congratulations to Emily Moraes who won the Student Award of Excellence for our school! About Emily Emily is a student who demonstrates academic,

April 26 – 30 Updates

Provincewide Shutdown As per recent announcements, the province has implemented a provincewide shutdown for six weeks in response to worsening trends in key health indicators across the province. The mental health and well-being of children continues to be a key government priority and schools will remain open for in-person learning for those students who cannot

April 19 – 23 Updates

On April 12, 2021, the Premier of Ontario announced that all Ontario elementary and secondary schools will be moving to remote learning following the Spring Break. Read the News Release here.  According to the Ministry memo received, the decision to move to remote learning has been made to reduce mobility, and support as many households as

Provincial Announcement: All Schools Moving to Remote Learning After Spring Break

On April 12, 2021, the Premier of Ontario announced that all Ontario elementary and secondary schools will be moving to remote learning following the Spring Break. Read the News Release here.  According to the Ministry memo received, the decision to move to remote learning has been made to reduce mobility, and support as many households as

Spring Break Reminders April 12 – 16

Spring Break Reminders Thank you for continuing to follow the public health and safety measures that have kept schools open and safe for students and staff. It is our collective effort that continues to ensure your children can learn in the classroom. As per recent announcements, the province has implemented a provincewide shutdown for four

COVID-19 Testing for Schools

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 is required from parents or guardians.   Targeted testing is offered only for individuals who are asymptomatic (i.e. not experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms).  Voluntary COVID-19 testing is available to: All students and their families All school staff and their household members All Child Care

April 5 to 9 Update

Highlights for this week… Return to School There is no school on Easter Monday, April 5. We will welcome students back to in-person and Virtual School on Tuesday, April 6, 2021. The Ontario government declared a province-wide Lockdown across all Public Health units on Thursday, April 1. At this time, the schools will remain in

March 29 – April 2 Update

Highlights for this week… Thank YOU! Thanks to your generosity and support for the annual, major fundraiser, the OLV Read-a-thon raised $3050.00! The OLV Catholic School Council met its goal. All proceeds will be used to purchase technology, program support materials, sports and playground equipment, and to celebrate our Grade 8 graduates as they transition

Fostering Mental Health & Well-Being: Parent Information Sessions

The Special Education Services department at HCDSB is pleased to be hosting a series of parent information sessions to help families adjust and respond to the new norms faced during a global pandemic and how to cope with the mental health and well-being of their children in times of uncertainty and change. For the health and safety

School Crossing Guard Appreciation Day – Wednesday, March 24

Wednesday, March 24, 2021 is School Crossing Guard Appreciation Day! On School Crossing Guard Appreciation Day, let’s show our gratitude for the people that ensure active and safe travel for students and families to and from our schools. Here are some ways we can show our appreciation year-round: Guard signals you to stop; all cyclists

March 22 – 26 Update

Highlights for this Week… OLV CSC Annual Fundraiser – Read-A-Thon Our MAJOR fundraiser for this year is winding down! With your support, we have reached $1300 in donations and hope to bring in more over the coming week. We are encouraging all families to participate. Any reading counts!  All tracking sheets that are returned at the

March 15 – 19 Update

Highlights for this Week… International Down Syndrome Awareness, March 21, 2021 March 21st is World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD)! OLV Student Ambassadors have messages and awareness activities for all of our students. March 21st is designated WDSD because it is the 21st day of the 3rd month. People with Down Syndrome have 3 of the

Final Change to Learning Environment Request Form Now OPEN

The final Change to Learning Environment Request Form is now OPEN. Request to Change Learning Environment  If you wish to change your child’s learning environment by switching from remote learning to in-class instruction, or vice versa, you are asked to complete an online request form. Important notes before you complete the online form:  You are asked to submit a separate form for each child.  You will need your child’s Ontario Education Number (OEN) to submit this request.

March 8 – 12 Update

Highlights for this week… 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,

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

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