Weekly Update September 27, 2021

Because every child matters… Truth and Reconciliation/Orange Shirt Day Both the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day take place on September 30. The day honours the lost children and Survivors of residential schools, their families and communities. Public commemoration of the tragic and painful history and ongoing impacts of residential schools is a

Welcome to the 2021-2022 School Year!

Preparing for a Safe and Healthy Return to School Our staff is working very hard to limit the risks of transmission of COVID-19. We continue to have extensive training on infection control measures such as hand hygiene, respiratory etiquette, social distancing and the use of medical and non-medical face masks. We are developing plans to

We All Belong in Our Catholic Schools

Do not let your hearts be troubled. You trust in God, trust also in me. In my Father’s house there are many places to live in; otherwise I would have told you. I am going now to prepare a place for you, and after I have gone and prepared you a place, I shall return

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

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

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


2020-2021 Issue No. 2 Contact Us: Hello St. Andrew Families.  We know this first month of 2021 has not been easy but we pray that there is a light at the end of the tunnel.  To get us through these next couple of tough months, Parent Council has some exciting initiatives planned: Calling all

Code of Conduct for Remote Learning

As responsible, Catholic, digital citizens, students need to recognize the rights, responsibilities and opportunities of living, learning and working in an interconnected digital world, and in ways that are safe, legal, ethical and demonstrate our Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectations. Students are required to demonstrate Catholic digital citizenship through the appropriate use of technology as

Provincial Announcement: Teacher-Led Remote Learning Extends Until January 25, 2021

On Thursday, January 7, 2021, the Ontario government announced the extension of teacher-led remote learning until January 25, 2021 for elementary students. Secondary students will continue to participate in remote learning until January 25th. Read more in the online News Release. Expectations for Elementary Schools Elementary schools will be closed for in-person learning between January 4-22, 2021.  Beginning

My Child is Sick! When Can (S)He Return to School?

There has been a lot of confusion about what caregivers need to do when a child becomes ill. This post will clarify the steps you need to take if your child becomes ill, and will help you know when your child can safely return to school. Each and every day, 7 days a week, parents/guardians