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School Weekly Update-September 13, 2021

Amazing First Week Thank you to all staff and parents/guardians for making the first week a great success!  All of our students adjusted quickly to the new routines, and we have all of you to thank!   We have some new staff members joining us this year and we would like to welcome them!  Lindsay Desantis

School Weekly Update-September 6, 2021

MANDATORY SELF-SCREENING –AND CONFIRMATION 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.  Parents are able to access the Daily Screening Checklist for HCDSB students HERE.  NEW-Beginning September 7th-September 17th The Ministry of Education has asked us to complete “Confirmations of Screenings” for all students.  We will be asking parents/guardians

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

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

School Weekly Update June 21, 2021

“Just be a good person, love who you can, help where you can, give what you can.” ~Saint Teresa of Calcutta Many words of Congratulation, Thanks, Welcome and Well Wishes! Congratulations~ We celebrated the Class of 2021 with our graduation on Friday and we so pleased to see the smiles of our graduates and families.

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

Responding with Faith, Hope and Love in the Face of Violence and Hatred

A statement from the Director of Education, Pat Daly, on our commitment to responding to racism and discrimination with Faith, Hope and Love. On Sunday, a family was intentionally struck by a driver in his motor vehicle as they were walking along their neighbourhood in London, Ontario. They were targeted because of their Islamic faith.

School Weekly Update June 7, 2021

“It’s not about how much you do, but about how much love you put into what you do that counts.” ~ St. Teresa of Calcutta Virtual School Survey 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

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

School Weekly Update May 31, 2021

“What does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God.” ~ Micah 6:8 NATIONAL INDIGENOUS HISTORY MONTH June is National Indigenous History Month in Canada, and the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) will be celebrating and honouring the history, heritage and diversity of

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

School Weekly Update May 24, 2021

“What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson Victoria Day – No School Monday, May 24th is Victoria Day! We hope that all of our families enjoy a safe and relaxing long weekend. Thank you to our St. Elizabeth Seton community

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

School Weekly Update May 17, 2021

May our communities be oases of peace. ~Pope Francis                  Thank you to our Seton community for participating in Dress LOUD Day this Monday, May 17 to raise awareness for Speach and Hearing month for our school! Thank you to ALL of the AMAZING front-line workers in our community!!! Please know how much we VALUE your

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

School Weekly Update May 10, 2021

“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” ~ Plato Happy Mother’s Day to all our Mothers, Grandmothers, and Mother Figures. “The loveliest masterpiece of the heart of God is the heart of a mother.” ~ St. Therese of Lisieux Thank you to our students and staff for showcasing how they “Nurture

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 

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

CEW- “Nurturing Hope” with the Gift of Music

St. Elizabeth Seton Music Box Thank you to our students, under the direction of Mrs. Soares-Arts Teacher, for this awesome display of your work, and talent! Celebrating the Arts and Music during Catholic Education Week is a wonderful way to be “Nurturing Hope” and bring a smile to us all. I have so much pride

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

CEW- Celebrating Spring & Churches in Burlington

Thank you Mrs. Bisbee, our Library Tech, for sharing this celebration with us! We are blessed to see signs of spring and reminded about the opportunties to celebrate our faith in Catholic education at HCDSB. Let’s celebrate and continue our journey in “Nurturing Hope” for our school community.

School Weekly Update May 3, 2021

“What does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God.”  Micah 6:8. Welcome to the month of May, Catholic Education Week and Mental Health Awareness Week. This last week has certainly shown us that our community, when challenged, can demonstrate hope, equity and

We All Belong

We All Belong in Our Catholic School “What does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God.”  Micah 6:8. At St. Elizabeth Seton, we believe that we are all created in the image and likeness of God, and we honour the dignity in

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 Teia Bodnar who won the Student Award of Excellence for our school! About Teia Teia is an exceptional student who

School Weekly Update April 26, 2021

All that is good, all that is true, all that is beautiful, brings us to God. ~ Pope Francis Thank you to our students, their parents and our staff for ALL of your efforts & especially PATIENCE in a SUCCESSFUL return to Remote Learning! Thank you to our St. Elizabeth Seton CES families for your

Kindergarten Parent Orientation 2021

We are excited to welcome our new Kindergarten registrants to our St. Elizabeth Catholic Elementary School Community! Please review or Spring 2021 Kindergarten Orientation here: Seton Spring Virtual Orientation Let the little children come to me… – Luke 18:16

School Weekly Update April 19, 2021

We have always held to the hope, the belief, the conviction that there is a better life, a better world, beyond the horizon. ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt Teacher-Led Remote Learning Begins for ALL Students On April 12, 2021, the Premier of Ontario announced that all Ontario elementary and secondary schools will be moving to remote

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

Dear St. Elizabeth Seton CES Parents and Guardians, 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

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

School Weekly Update April 5, 2021

“He is not here; He is RISEN“ ~Mark 16:6 Easter Monday – April 5th A reminder that there is no school on Monday as it is Easter Monday. We hope our families enjoy a blessed Easter. Rejoice, He is risen! World Autism Awareness Day April is Autism Awareness Month and April 2nd was worldwide Autism Awareness Day.

School Weekly Update March 29, 2021

I have set you an example so that you should do as I have done for you. ~John 13-16 Passion (Palm Sunday) – Sunday, March 28th    On Palm Sunday Catholics celebrate the triumphant entry of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem, the week before His death and resurrection.  The Bible reveals that when Jesus entered Jerusalem, the crowds greeted Him by waving palm branches and

Fostering Mental Health & Well-Being: Parent Engagement Sessions

The Special Education Services department at HCDSB is pleased to be hosting a series of parent engagement 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

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

School Weekly Update March 22, 2021

“Lent is a time for reconsidering our feelings, for letting our eyes be opened to injustice, to open our hearts to those suffering.” ~ Pope Francis FIFTH Week of Lent The fifth Sunday of Lent is sometimes called Passion Sunday, marking the beginning of the two-week period called Passiontide. In today’s gospel reading John 12:20-33, Jesus

School Weekly Update March 15, 2021

During Lent, let us find concrete ways to overcome our indifference ~Pope Francis St. Patrick’s Day/Spirit Day: We are breaking up our school week this week with the opportunity to wear green and civvies to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and our transition into spring. Students will enjoy a funfetti cookie with their classes and show

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.

School Weekly Update March 8, 2021

“Lent is a good time for sacrificing. Let us deny ourselves something every day to help others.” ~ Pope Francis Thank you to our community for following the Halton Public Health directives – updated information can be found at: https://www.halton.ca/For-Residents/Immunizations-Preventable-Disease/Diseases-Infections/New-Coronavirus/COVID-19-Information-and-Guidance International Women’s Day We celebrate International Women’s Day on Monday, March 8 around the globe!

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

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 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

School Weekly Update March 1, 2021

“Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.” ~ Dalai Lama OAPCE – Ontario Association of Parents in Education Vision: OAPCE is the voice of parents that promotes and protects publicly funded Catholic Education in Ontario. Mission: To Engage, Advocate and Enhance through the strength of Our Collective Voice.  Through our connection to home, school

School Weekly Update February 22, 2021

Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better —Maya Angelou   PINK Shirt Day – Wednesday February 24, 2021 This Pink Shirt Day, our focus is working together and treating others with dignity and respect. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected us all and shown the importance of

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