Student Agenda

Focus on Faith

Our Focus on Faith Theological Theme provides a focus for students and staff that will guide what they learn through the curriculum, how they worship in community, and how they give witness to their faith. The instructional practices at St. Francis of Assisi School reflect the knowledge, skills and mindsets embodied in these expectations:

Focus on Faith Theological Theme:  “Do You Love Me?” John 21:15-17

Kindergarten – “Where is God?”
Grade 1 – “Who is God?”
Grade 2 – “How are we members of God’s family?”
Grade 3 – “Who is the Holy Spirit?”
Grade 4 – “What does Jesus ask of us?”
Grade 5 – “How do we live in community?”
Grade 6 – “How do we live in accordance with God’s will?”
Grade 7 – “What is our story?”
Grade 8 – “How are we Church in the world?”

School Year Calendar

The 2018 – 2019 School Year Calendar dates are as follows:

September 4, 2018 – First Day of Instruction
September 17, 2018 – PD Day
October 5, 2018 – PD Day​
October 8, 2018 – Thanksgiving Day​
November 23, 2018 – PD Day​
December 24, 2018 – January 4, 2019 Christmas Break
February 1, 2019 – PD Day
February 15, 2019 – PD Day
February 18, 2019 – Family Day
March 11 – 15, 2019 – March Break
April 12, 2019 – PD Day
​April 19, 2019 – Good Friday
April 22, 2019 – Easter Monday
May 20, 2019 – Victoria Day​
June 7, 2019 – PD Day
June 28, 2019 – Last Day of Instruction

School Hours

Yard supervision begins at 8:55 a.m.  For your safety we request that you do not enter school property before a supervisor is on duty.

Entrance Bell

9:10 am

AM Recess

10:35am – 10:50am

Lunch

Grade 1 to Grade 4/5 class

12:10pm – 12:40pm (outside)
12:40pm- 1:10pm (inside)

Grades 5/6 to Grade 8 & Structured Teaching Class

12:10pm – 12:40pm (inside)
12:40pm – 1:10pm (outside)

PM Recess

2:35 pm – 2:50pm

Dismissal

3:40pm

Equity and Inclusive Education

St. Francis of Assisi School is committed to providing an equitable and inclusive environment for our students and staff. We recognize that all people are created equal, in the image of God, each with unique characteristics deserving of dignity.
In accordance with the Church’s teachings, St. Francis of Assisi School commits to provide, in all its operations, an inclusive educational environment that supports and enables diversity within our Catholic learning community.
Additional information regarding equity and inclusive education policies can be found on the board website at www.hcdsb.org

Homework

Homework is an out-of-classroom learning experience, assigned and monitored by the teacher.  It is what students do outside of the instructional day, in partnership between school and home, to practice skills, consolidate knowledge and skills, and/or prepare for the next class. It is a planned component of the educational process that is designed to enhance individual student learning. Teachers will summarize and report on homework completion in the Learning Skills and Work Habits section of the Report Card.

Personal Electronic Devices

As per Halton Catholic District School Board Policy I-43, St. Francis of Assisi School is committed to providing an environment that is conducive to learning. Fundamental to such success is the ability to use technology responsibly to gather, evaluate, construct and share knowledge in our world.

When relevant to curriculum and instruction, teachers may permit the use of any board owned or personal electronic device in a manner that meets the current policy as a classroom learning device, and to develop competency with the following learning strategies:

  • Becoming a Digital Citizen;
  • Understand Technology Operations and Concepts;
  • Creativity and Innovation;
  • Research and Information Fluency;
  • Communication and Collaboration;
  • Critical Thinking, Problem Solving and Decision Making;

Students are expected to demonstrate legal, ethical and responsible behaviour related to the appropriate use of technology.  Individuals who do not comply with this Policy will be subject to appropriate consequences consistent with the school’s Code of Conduct, Progressive Discipline and Part XIII of the Education Act entitled Behaviour, Discipline and Safety

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