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Weekly Update March 9, 2021

“We can support one another & face every kind of challenge with courage & hope when we draw our strength from Jesus.” ~ Pope Francis Third Week Of Lent This week’s gospel shows us an image of Jesus that is fierce and challenging. When he sees the that the temple has been desecrated by moneychangers and marketplace

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

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

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

Weekly Update March 1st, 2021

Justice is what love looks like in public. ~ Cornel West February 28th – Second Sunday of Lent In this week’s gospel, Jesus brings Peter, James and John on a hike up a mountain.  There they see Jesus is transfigured.  His clothing becomes dazzling white and just like at his baptism, they hear a voice

Daily Screening and Isolation Requirements

1. Updates to the COVID-19 School and Child Care Screening Tool.  The COVID-19 School Screening Tool has been changed and will now require students and staff with any new or worsening symptoms of COVID-19, even those with only one (1) symptom, must stay home until:  They receive a negative COVID-19 test result.; OR  They receive an alternative diagnosis by a health care professional.; OR   It

Weekly Update February 22, 2021

The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of education ~ Martin Luther King, Jr. Black History Month As we come to the last week of another Black History Month at St. Andrew School, we realize that our diversity is

Weekly Update Feb. 15, 2021

You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right ~ Rosa Parks Family Day – February 15 A reminder that Monday, February 15th is a holiday. Please enjoy your time with your family! Black History Month As we are half-way through Black History Month, our students have been learning about

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