SEAC Soundbytes

To help raise awareness of the Special Education process at HCDSB, the Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) publishes periodic news articles called “SEAC SOUNDBYTES”. You can find all of the most recent soundbytes on the HCDSB News page. Read the latest here: SEAC Soundbytes, March 2021

Holy Week

Holy Week is the week before Easter Sunday, which recounts Christ’s final days on Earth. It ends with Holy Saturday. Easter is not part of Holy Week, but rather the beginning of the Easter season of the Liturgical year. Holy Week begins with Palm Sunday. On this day, we celebrate the triumphant entry of Our

March Madness Spirit Week!

Our intermediate students have been busy preparing a March Madness Spirit Week for our school! The events include: March 15th–> Rainbow Day!  Wear as many colours as possible, or wear your favourite colour. March 16th–> Creative Mask Day! Students can wear their favourite masks to school. The school will provide each student with stickers to

Conservation Halton Safety Message

Conservation Halton reminds residents of the dangers that can exist near streams, rivers, ponds, and lakes around this time of year, and urges people to keep family and pets away from any water’s edge.   Although Conservation Halton’s watershed had a slow start to the winter season during the months of December and January, the

Mental Health Resources for Parents

A Mental Health Resource presentation to support parents and children was created by Mrs. Misener, Child and Youth Counsellor at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Elementary School and Ms. Cordeiro, Social Worker at Christ the King Catholic Secondary School. View the presentation below:

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

St. Francis of Assisi Return to School – February 2021

Daily Self-Screening 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. If a student or staff member shows signs or symptoms of COVID-19 or has come into close contact with anyone suspected or confirmed to have COVID-19, they cannot come to school. They

Student Attendance

During this period of remote learning, we continue to promote regular attendance, as it is important for students to remain engaged in their learning so they can stay on top of the curriculum and feel more connected to their peers while our school is closed.  As noted in PPM 164: Requirements for Remote Learning, schools are required