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

Weekly Update

Update January 15, 2021

Above all, love each other deeply. ~ 1 Peter 4:8 Thank you to our Peace & Justice Team for our first virtual craft night and the many participants who joined us! If you missed it, check out the info below for the encore session this Tuesday January 19th. Thank you to our students for all

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

Weekly Update

Update January 3, 2021

Peace is a daily commitment.  ~ Pope Francis Happy New Year St. Bernadette Families! Thank you to all our entire community – students, staff and parents, as we move to remote learning for the week of January 4-8. I know that we will successfully navigate this week as the caring, supportive and kind community I

Update December 18, 2020

Joy, prayer and gratitude are three ways that prepare us to experience Christmas in an authentic way. ~  Pope Francis Thank you to all our @stbernhcdsb families for your ongoing support and patience over the last several months ~ we ALL made it safely to the Christmas Holidays ~ #Community! THANK YOU to our INCREDIBLE

Celebrating Learning 2020-2021

It is my great pleasure on behalf of the staff of St. Bernadette Catholic Elementary School to welcome you back to school!  We know this year looks and feels very different, but we would like to reassure you that “We’ve Got This!”   Our staff are thrilled to have our students back in the building

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.

Return to School Plan & Survey Now OPEN

The Return to School Plan is now available for review on HCDSB’s Return to School website: 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

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