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January 18, 2022: All Schools Closed to Students and Staff

All school bus transportation is CANCELLED to and from school today and all schools are CLOSED to students and staff. Students will be able to access asynchronous learning materials/tasks in their classroom learning platforms by 10:00 a.m. Educators will be available to support students during regular school hours.

Jan 17, 2022: All Schools CLOSED & Classes CANCELLED

Monday, January 17, 2022 All HCDSB schools and workplaces are CLOSED today due to inclement weather. All school bus transportation is CANCELLED. All in-person and virtual (online) classes are CANCELLED. 

School Update

Weekly Update Week of January 17, 2022

Dear Staff, Parents and Guardians; We would like to thank all our staff for all their hard work over the last two weeks!  It is a difficult balance to provide instruction all day and also support the needs of your families.   We would also like to thank all our EAs who were in the building

Grade 1 French Immersion Program Registration Opens January 19!

Registration for the Grade 1 French Immersion Program begins on January 19, 2022! Online Registration Coming Soon! The online registration form will be available on Wednesday, January 19, 2022 until Friday, February 18, 2022. A direct link to online registration will be available on the HCDSB French Immersion page, and can also be accessed on the homepage of

Save the Date! Student Census Parent Information Session on January 13th

HCDSB elementary families are invited to a virtual Parent Information Session on Thursday, January 13th, 2022 at 7:00 p.m., which will discuss the Student Census Survey, available from February 28 through April 4, 2022! The Parent Information Session will be live-streamed and available on the Board’s YouTube channel at the scheduled time on January 13th.

School Update

Weekly Update Week of January 10, 2022

A special thank you to all of our staff for all your hard work getting students online.  It is a stressful time for everyone and you have made it the success it is because of your dedication and commitment to your students.  Parents, thank you for your support and problem-solving with the technology.  We recognize

Change to Learning Environment for Elementary Students – Request Form Now Open!

The online form to request a change to your child’s learning environment in elementary school (i.e. virtual or in-person) is now open.  As per Ministry of Education direction, we have moved to remote learning for all students until at least January 17, 2022. NOTE: Any requested changes will come into effect on January 24, 2022, however,

Important Update

All Schools Moving to Remote Learning on January 5, 2022

Dear Parents and Guardians, Earlier today the Premier of Ontario announced that at 12:01 a.m. on January 5, 2022, our province will temporarily move to a modified Step Two of the Roadmap to Reopen Ontario to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 Omicron variant of concern. Read the News Release here.  The Premier also announced that all schools will move to teacher-led remote learning on January 5, 2022

School Update

Weekly Update December 13, 2021

THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT We are celebrating the third Sunday of Advent which symbolizes joy.  This Sunday is referred to as Gaudete (Rejoice) Sunday and it means we are halfway through Advent.  We light the pink candle on Sunday which is called the “Shepherd’s Candle” and is meant to remind us of the joy in

Rapid Antigen Test Kits

Voluntary Rapid Antigen Test Kits for In-Person Learners

During the week of Monday, December 13th to Friday, December 17th our school will be distributing Rapid Antigen Screening Kits for voluntary use over the Christmas holiday.    The rapid antigen screening kits have been provided by the Government of Ontario for every student who attends in-person learning at a publicly funded school.  These kits may be used by any student, regardless of their vaccination status,

Kindergarten student outdoor playground

Register Your Child for Kindergarten!

Kindergarten is an exciting milestone for your child and for your family! Our school offers a full-day, 2-year Kindergarten program, designed to engage curious early learners through different kinds of play, that help children learn how to reason and problem-solve as they interact with one another. When Can My Child Begin Kindergarten? To register your

School Update

Weekly Update Week of December 6, 2021

SECOND WEEK OF ADVENT As we enter into the second week of Advent, let us think about the Corporal Works of Mercy.  Here are some practical ways in which we can open our hearts spread our love: Feed the hungry… Avoid wasting food Learn more about world hunger Volunteer at a food bank Give drink

School Update

Weekly Update Week of November 29, 2021

CHRISTMAS ANGELS Thank you so much to those families who have already donated. This is the last weekend to send in gift cards! All donations are due November 29. KISS-AND-RIDE We all lead such busy lives, so when there is an opportunity to visit with our families, we are always better for it.  When it’s

HCDSB Celebrates International Day of People with Disabilities 2021

Students and staff from the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) will be celebrating International Day of People with Disabilities on Friday, December 3rd and throughout the week (November 29 – December 3, 2021). HCDSB schools will be participating in a variety of learning activities next week to raise awareness, and support the rights and

COVID-19 Youth Vaccination Program 5-11 year olds

COVID-19 vaccination for 5-11 year olds

Calling all Halton Heroes! First dose COVID-19 vaccination appointments for 5-11 year olds can now be booked through Halton Region’s online booking system for children five to 11 years of age (or turning five in 2021). Second doses can be booked at a date closer to the recommended eight week interval. Appointments are dependent on paediatric vaccine

School Update

WEEKLY UPDATE NOVEMBER 22, 2021

CHRISTMAS ANGEL   Christmas is just around the corner and we recognize the past two years have added to the difficulties our families might be facing. We want to ensure that every child in our community has a gift to open on Christmas Day.  If you are able to, you can make a donation by

Bullying Awareness & Prevention Week 2021

November 21-27, 2021 is Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week in Ontario, and HCDSB will join school boards around the province in enhancing awareness and understanding about bullying, and the factors that contribute to safe, caring and inclusive schools. This week, and every week, we work to ensure that our school is safe and welcoming for all,

School Update

Weekly Update ~ November 15, 2021

EVENING WITH BISHOP CROSBY The Halton Catholic Children’s Foundation (HCCF) supports HCDSB students in need with basic necessities (i.e. food and clothing) & with school activities that have a fee (i.e. team or club fees). HCCF needs our help so they can continue to say “yes” to helping HCDSB students with financial barriers to learning.

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Weekly Update November 8, 2021

HALLOWEEN DANCE-A-THON UPDATE Thank you to our St. Elizabeth Seton Community for all your contributions to our Halloween Dance-A-Thon!  We managed to raise $11,835!!! Your dollars will go towards many different things at school such as technology and outdoor/indoor equipment.  The gymnasium was filled with smiles and laughter the entire day!  A special thank you

Keeping Christ in Christmas Student Contest!

With Christmas just around the corner, the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) will once again be running its annual Keeping Christ in Christmas student contest! This year, the contest will be open for entries from Friday, November 5 through Friday, December 3, 2021. Students are encouraged to submit entries that highlight the theme of the contest, and

Student Census 2022

Coming Soon! February 28, 2022 The Student Census 2022 will be implemented February 28 and April 4, 2022 (inclusive). All students will be invited to complete the Student Census on a voluntary basis, as follows: Kindergarten – Grade 8To be completed by parents and guardians Why is it important to collect identify-based information? Identity-based data

School Update

Weekly Update November 1, 2021

MILK Beginning November 1st, milk will be delivered to each class based on the orders from last week.  WEATHER We will continue to go outside when we can. As the cooler weather begins, please ensure that your child is dressed for the varying temperatures.  We will also continue to use the field and there may

School Update

Weekly Update October 25, 2021

HALLOWEEN DANCE-A-THON Thank you to all our parents/guardians who donated items to our Halloween baskets.  We are so grateful for the gifts you have sent in.  If you still want to pledge/donate to our Halloween Fundraiser using Cashonline, please follow the directions below.  Our dance-a-thon will take place on Friday, October 29th.  Thank you to

School Update

Weekly Update October 18, 2021

We recognize that it has been difficult going from the summer where restrictions are limited then back to school where relative to the summer, we appear to take a step back.  Everything we are doing is being done so that we do not return to remote learning.  Thank you for continuing to follow the guidelines

School Update

Weekly Update October 11, 2021

HAPPY THANKSGIVING We would like to wish all our St Elizabeth Seton Families a very Happy Thanksgiving.  Thankfulness is important when we are thinking about others.  Being thankful for what we have helps us to recognize the work others do to serve us.  Please keep our community in your thoughts and prayers over this coming

School Update

Weekly Update October 4, 2021

HAPPY THANKSGIVING We would like to wish all our St Elizabeth Seton Families a very Happy Thanksgiving.  Thankfulness is important when we are thinking about others.  Being thankful for what we have helps us to recognize the work others do to serve us.  Please keep our community in your thoughts and prayers over this coming

School Update

Weekly Update September 27, 2021

ORANGE SHIRT DAY Students are asked to wear uniform bottoms with an Orange shirt Orange shirt day is a movement that officially began in 2013 but in reality, it began in 1973 when six-year-old Phyllis Webstad entered the St. Joseph Mission Residential School, outside of Williams Lake, BC. Young Phyllis was wearing a brand new

HCDSB Marks Rowan’s Law Day ~ September 29, 2021

On Wednesday, September 29, 2021, the Halton Catholic District School Board will be marking Rowan’s Law Day to raise awareness about concussions. What is a Concussion? A concussion is a brain injury that is caused by a blow to the head, face, neck, or body that can cause a sudden jarring of the head. Even what seems to be

School Update

Weekly Update September 20, 2021

Thank you to all parents/guardians for continuing wearing a mask alongside your child while on school property! Thank you also to everyone for keeping your distance from the lineups in the mornings.  It is an exciting time with the children being back face-to-face.  Can anyone who is accompanying their children by walking from the field,

School Update

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

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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

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