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September 21 – 25 Updates

Highlights for this week… Covid-19 Revised Self-Assessment Tool On Friday, September 18, the Board notified parents of a revision to the Covid-19 Self-assessment screening tool which parents are required to use before sending their students to school or boarding the bus. The revisions align the regional Public Health protocols with the Ontario Ministry of Health.

September 14 – 18 Updates

Daily Self Screening  Parents and guardians must perform daily screening of their child(ren) for COVID-19 symptoms BEFORE leaving for school using the COVID-19 Self-Assessment.  Check your child’s temperature to ensure they do not have a fever (temperature greater than 37.8oC)  Monitor for signs and symptoms (including atypical symptoms) of COVID-19  If any signs or symptoms, student

OLV Health and Safety Protocols 2020-2021

Please check your School Messenger email for a detailed copy of the OLV Health and Safety Protocols 2020-2021 for the September 2020 Reopening. Please take time to review the information regarding: Kiss “n” Ride Daily Schedules for staggered recesses and lunches Entrance and Exit Protocols Pavement Zones for recesses to maintain physical distancing between cohorts.  Masks, Physical

September Reopening: Kindergarten

Virtual Interviews The Kindergarten Team at OLV will be using Microsoft Teams to host your virtual interviews. Dates: Tuesday, September 8 OR Wednesday, September 9Time: 10 minute time slotThe individual time slot for your family will be provided in a separate e-mail. The e-mail with the link to the Teams meeting and individual time slot

September 2020 Reopening

Class Placements On Saturday, September 5 at 12 noon, parents will be able to access the class placement for student(s)’ using the OEN number located on the top right corner of the Report card. Go to the Board’s website to enter your student(s)’ OEN number. Look on the right hand sidebar of the website for

Gradual Return to School for Elementary Students

To help ease the transition for our students, and ensure a safe and healthy return for all, the first day of school will be delayed, and we will be implementing a gradual (staggered) return to class for our elementary students, beginning Wednesday, September 9th. All students in Grades 1-8 will begin instruction on Monday, September 14th.

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Webinar: Preparing for a Safe and 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

Return to School Plan & Survey Now OPEN

The Return to School Plan is now available for review on HCDSB’s Return to School website: http://bit.ly/HCDSB-ReturntoSchool. Please note that information and updates will continue to be added to this website as they become available.  Parents may also find it helpful to review the FAQs on our website for more information about the return to school. NEW UPDATE: At the Special Board Meeting held

Ministry of Education Releases Guide for Safe Reopening of Schools in September

On Thursday, July 30, 2020, the Minister of Education announced that all elementary students (Kindergarten to Grade 8) will return to school in September, 2020.  This means in-class instruction with enhanced health and safety protocols.  Multiple strategies will be employed to ensure our schools are healthy and safe for students and staff, including: Self screening  Adapted school

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Online K-12 Registration Available Now!

We are excited to announce that online registration is now available for students from Kindergarten to Grade 12! Please note: Online registration is for new students only. If your child is already registered at an HCDSB school, you do not need to register online. How Do I Register? Part 1 – Online Registration Online registration is available as the first step of the registration process. If you have never

Return to School Options ~ We Want Your Feedback

In preparation for the return to school, we are taking into consideration what the current COVID-19 situation may look like in September by planning for all potential scenarios.  As we await further direction from the Ministry of Education, we are seeking parent feedback about some of the options we are considering.  Let Us Know What

June Year-end Message

June Report Cards Due to technical difficulties with School Messenger, the Board re-issued the Term 2 Report Cards on Thursday, June 25, 2020. Please use your child(ren)’s OEN, including the dashes, to retrieve the June Report Card. Hardcopies will be filed in the OSRs when school resumes. Thank you for your patience and understanding. September

Elementary Report Card Access – Email Service Currently DOWN

Elementary report cards are being sent now through email. SchoolMessenger is DOWN across Canada – parents who try to access the report card will receive an error message. SchoolMessenger is working to fix this issue. If you are not able to open your child’s report card, please try again later. Thank you for your patience

June 22 – 26 Updates

Highlights for this last week of school… Parent Access: Curbside Pick up and Drop off Parents are given temporary access to the school this week on a scheduled date/day by classroom for pick up and drop off from June 22 – 24. Each classroom teacher has contacted parents with a scheduled 15 minute pick up

Donate Your Empty Bottles to Food4Kids Halton!

Food4Kids Halton is a not-for-profit organization that provides healthy food packages for at-risk children who have limited access to food. From June 22 to July 9th, Food4Kids Halton will be available to collect empty bottles from families in our community. If you have empty bottles (wine, beer, coolers, liquor bottles or cans) Food4Kids Halton will take

We Want Feedback from Our Community – Multi-Year Strategic Plan Monitoring Survey

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 shape us as a school

June 15 – 19 Updates

Highlights for this week… Distance Learning Classroom teachers and parents are in the home stretch of Distance Learning before the start of summer break. Thank you for your support of teacher-led distance learning as everyone adapted to a new model of teaching and learning to engage students. It has not always been easy to manage

June 8 – 12 Updates

Highlights for this week… HCCEF Annual Fundraiser – 24 Hour Fast There is still time until June 30 to support the OLV Wolverine Team to raise money and awareness for the Halton Catholic Childrens’ Education Foundation (HCCEF). The Foundation met its goal and raised $25, 000 during its annual fundraiser – 24 Hour Fast on

Silence is Not an Option

Like many of you, I was both saddened and outraged to learn of the situation in Minnesota last week that resulted in the death of George Floyd.  We have all read the reports on social media in disbelief as the disturbing details began to emerge, and with heavy hearts we have watched the outcry that

Celebrating Filipino, Italian & Portuguese Heritage Month

June is Filipino, Italian and Portuguese Heritage Month in Canada. This month is an opportunity to honour and celebrate the contributions of Filipino, Italian and Portuguese Canadians to the social, economic, political and cultural life of our country. Canada is home to many people of Filipino, Italian and Portuguese descent. These communities add to the

National AccessAbility Week – May 31 – June 6, 2020

May 31 to June 6, 2020 is National AccessAbility Week in Canada.​ National AccessAbility Week​ is an opportunity to celebrate the valuable contributions of Canadians with disabilities. This week, we also recognize the efforts of individuals, communities and workplaces that work to remove barriers to accessibility and inclusion. At the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB),

June 1 – 5 Updates

Highlights for this week… Themed Thursdays – Optional Spirit Days The next two Thursdays – June 4, and June 11 – will be optional Spirit Days to come together and celebrate your Wolverine School Spirit. The theme for Thursday, June 4 is “Wacky Hair Day” – a day to wear your hair your way!! Send

May 25 – 29 Updates

Highlights for this week… Spirit Days – Themed Thursdays The next four Thursdays – May 21, May 28, June 4, and June 11 – will be optional Spirit Days to come together and celebrate your Wolverine School Spirit. The theme for Thursday, May 28 is “Let’s Dress Up!” – a day to wear your favourite

All Schools will Remain CLOSED Until the End of the School Year

On May 19th, the Ministry of Education announced that they are extending the school closure period for all schools in Ontario for the remainder of the school year. This decision has been made as a safety precaution to protect our students and staff, and help minimize the spread of COVID-19 in our community. In light of this

May 18 – 22 Updates

Highlights for this week… Spirit Days on Thursdays! The next four Thursdays – May 21, May 28, June 4, and June 11 – will be optional Spirit Days to come together and celebrate your Wolverine School Spirit. The theme for Thursday, May 21 is “Shine Your Light” – a day to wear neon or your

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 Emmanuel Nera who won the Student Award of Excellence for Our Lady of Victory Catholic Elementary School! About Emmanuel Emmanuel represents

Virtual Public Information Meeting #2 ~ Milton Boundary Review

The Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) is currently undertaking a school boundary review involving all HCDSB schools in Milton. Between April 24th and May 4th we held our first Virtual Public Information Meeting to share some possible options being considered by the School Boundary Review Committee. The feedback gathered from the first Virtual PIM will be shared with the

May 11 – 15 Updates

Highlights for this week… Staff Appreciation Day Thank you to the many parents and students who reached out to thank the teachers and support staff on Friday, May 8 for the annual Staff Appreciation Day. Your gratitude and recognition for the efforts to keep students engaged and to provide a continuity of teacher-led learning during

Staff Appreciation Day – May 8, 2020

The Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) celebrates Staff Appreciation Day on May 8, 2020! Staff Appreciation Day is a day set aside to recognize the accomplishments and exceptional work of all 4800 employees in our schools and in our workplaces. Thank you to all HCDSB staff for going above and beyond to support our students

Online K-12 Registration Available Now!

We are excited to announce that online registration is now available for students from Kindergarten to Grade 12! Please note: Online registration is for new students only. If your child is already registered at an HCDSB school, you do not need to register online. How Do I Register? Part 1 – Online Registration Online registration is available as the first step of the registration process. If you have never

Mental Health Week 2020 ~ Practicing Self-Care

May 4-10, 2020 is the designated Mental Health Week in Canada, and the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) is joining organizations across the country to raise awareness about mental health. While supporting mental health is always a priority for us, this year Mental Health Week takes on a special significance in light of the current COVID-19

Igniting Hope During Catholic Education Week

During the week of May 3 to May 8, 2020, 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 Igniting Hope, reminding us that our Catholic schools exist to spread

May 4 – 8 Updates

Highlights for this week… Catholic Education Week – “Igniting Hope” Catholic Education Week May 3 to 8, 2020 marks the celebration of the distinctiveness of Catholic education in the province of Ontario. The gift of Catholic education is rooted in the life of Jesus Christ and is the lived experience in the daily interactions of

You’re Invited to OAPCE’s Virtual Parent Summit!

The Ontario Association of Parents in Catholic Education (OAPCE) is holding a Virtual Parent Summit on Saturday, May 9, 2020! The event will engage the community, advocate, and enhance Catholic Education in Ontario. Guest speakers include Sara Westbrook, Robert Gallo, Paul Davis and Minister of Education, Stephen Lecce. All parents with children attending a Catholic school in Ontario are welcome to participate

April 27 – May 1 Updates

Highlights for this week… Grade 7 School-based Immunizations Grade 7 School-based Vaccine Clinics – Cancelled for 2019-2020 School Year The Halton Region Public Health department has made the decision to CANCEL the third round of Grade 7 school-based vaccine clinics for the 2019-2020 school year, due to the school closures related to COVID-19. This round

All Schools Will Remain CLOSED Until At Least May 31, 2020

On April 26th, the Ministry of Education announced that they are extending the school closure period for all schools in Ontario until at least May 31, 2020. This decision has been made as a safety precaution to protect our students and staff, and help minimize the spread of COVID-19 in our community. In light of

April 20 – 24 Update

Highlights for this week… Home, School, Parish Partnership Thank you to Fr. John and the Parish Team at Holy Rosary Church for your continued support and resources to engage families and keep us all connected as a community of faith. Please check your email for a resource from Fr. John to support you during this

April 14 – 17 Update

Holy Rosary Parish – Sacramental Preparation Mrs. Diana Johnston is sending classroom resources to support the Grade two Religion and Sacramental preparation each week. Last week, the Parish reached out to teachers and sent out resources for families for Holy Week and some Easter Activities and will continue to send out additional resources each week

An Easter Message from the Chair of our Board

To Our HCDSB family,  As Catholics, Holy Week is a marked time of renewal and hope, typically pronounced by the physical church as a visible social institution where our clergy are able to tend to us. During these unprecedented times of a pandemic which has led to schools and churches being closed, social distancing, isolation from family, friends and co-workers, our priests are having to find new ways to connect so that we may

April 6 – 9 Update

Dear Parents and Guardians, As you know, last week the Ministry of Education announced that schools will remain closed to students until Monday, May 4th, 2020. While our school remains closed to help limit the spread of COVID-19, it is important for you to know that student learning will continue to take place. For the

Holy Week at Home

Families are invited to participate in the rituals and spirit of Holy Week at home. View the following Holy Week at Home resources for Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Vigil and Easter Sunday.

Part 1 of Kindergarten Registration Available Online!

Although schools are closed, we are still accepting Kindergarten registrations online! When Can My Child Begin Kindergarten? To register your child to begin Junior Kindergarten (Year 1) in September, 2020, your child must be four years old by December 31, 2020. Children enrolled in Senior Kindergarten (Year 2) must be five years old by December

Access to Student Learning Platforms

At HCDSB, we support the use of the following online learning platforms:  D2L Google for Education Microsoft Office 365​​ Your child’s teacher will use one of the above platforms to provide instruction. Visit the website links above to access your child’s online learning and for more information about each platform. If your child needs assistance

Televised Sunday Mass with Bishop Crosby

Each week, the Diocese of Hamilton will be televising Sunday Mass live from the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King. Tune in live each Sunday at 11:00 a.m. on Cable 14 or watch the rerun at 1:00 p.m. on CHCH TV. For more information about televised Masses, and to see a list of online Mass

Updated: Food & Resources Available for Families in Halton

During the school closure period, Halton Food for Thought, Food for Life and Food4Kids Halton have partnered to provide food and resources for students and families who need it most. Families in need of additional support are asked to contact Food for Life by phone: 905-635-1106 ext. 7, or through email: goodfood@foodforlife.ca to register. For more information about additional food services and

All Schools will Remain CLOSED Until Friday, May 1, 2020

On March 31st, the Ministry of Education announced that they are extending the school closure period for all schools in Ontario until Friday, May 1, 2020. This decision has been made as a safety precaution to protect our students and staff, and help minimize the spread of COVID-19 in our community. In light of this

Food Resources Available for Families in Halton

During the school closure period, Halton Food for Thought, Food for Life and Food4Kids Halton have partnered to provide food and resources for students and families who need it most. Families in need of additional support are asked to contact Food for Life by phone: 905-635-1106 ext. 7, or through email: goodfood@foodforlife.ca to register. For more information

Digital Learning Resources

The following are links to a variety of digital resources for students and families to access during this period of school closure due to COVID-19. These resources are not intended to replace the curriculum which students would have been receiving if they had been back in school. They are intended to help keep students engaged as

OAPCE Parent Summit & Annual General Meeting – Postponed

The Ontario Association of Parents in Catholic Education’s (OAPCE) Parent Summit and Annual General Meeting originally scheduled on Saturday, May 2, 2020 has been POSTPONED to help minimize the spread of COVID-19 in our community. Co-hosted by the Halton Catholic District School Board and the Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic District School Board, the meeting will serve as

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