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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

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

Healthy Student Snack Bag Program

Halton Food for Thought (HFFT) is proud to partner with Food for Life (FFL) to provide all Halton elementary and secondary students, who are learning at home or in-person, universal access to nutritious, perishable, and non-perishable food to fuel their learning.  HFFT believes in a Halton Region where no student goes hungry. During these ever

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:

Indigenous Land Acknowledgement

St. Francis of Assisi School is situated within the lands of Treaty No.19, which was entered into agreement on Wednesday, October 28, 1818. We acknowledge and thank the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation for being stewards of this traditional territory.  As part of the Halton Catholic District School Board’s response to the Truth and Reconciliation

HCDSB Hosting a Parent Information Meeting for Students with Special Education Needs Entering Kindergarten

The Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) will be hosting an Information Meeting on March 24, 2021, for parents of students with special education needs entering Kindergarten in the 2021-2022 school year. The meeting will be facilitated by Special Education staff, where they will share information about their individual roles, and supports and services offered

Ready, Set, Go! Virtual Information Sessions

This March, HCDSB staff are hosting: Ready, Set, Go! virtual information sessions for parents of children starting kindergarten in September 2021! Ready, Set, Go! is an interactive presentation offered to help parents better prepare their children for kindergarten.   Two sessions will be offered: March 9th from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and March 11th from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Topics will include:  How to prepare your child emotionally

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

Attendance Matters

St. Francis of Assisi School is dedicated to helping your son or daughter develop the spiritual, intellectual, aesthetic, emotional, social and physical capabilities to live fully and to meet the future challenges of adult roles and responsibilities.  The school can best contribute to your child’s education and development when you form a partnership with them.

Update! Advanced Kindergarten Registration

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