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Communication Bulletin #3

Don’t worry about anything, instead pray for everything. Philippians 4: 6 A Big Thank You! A big thank you to our parents, students and staff for working together to ensure a safe start to our school year.  What a great first full week back! We appreciated your patience with the change to our afterschool procedures.

Communication Bulletin #2

We would like to thank our families for a great first week back!  Thank you to our school community for your support during our staggered entry.  We are so proud of our students who are adjusting to our new normal and doing their best to learn our new school routines, procedures, and protocols.  Our students

Communication Bulletin #1 Education- It might look like it never has before.  It might feel harder.  It might be a struggle.  But, it still can be good. There still is learning.  There still is discovery.  There still is connection.  Have patience.  Perhaps this is the year we look at education with new eyes.  –Rachel Marie

Gradual Return to School for Elementary Students

To help ease the transition for our students, and ensure a safe and healthy return for all, the first day of school will be delayed, and we will be implementing a gradual (staggered) return to class for our elementary students, beginning Wednesday, September 9th. All students in Grades 1-8 will begin instruction on Monday, September 14th.

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Webinar: Preparing for a Safe and 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

Return to School Plan & Survey Now OPEN

The Return to School Plan is now available for review on HCDSB’s Return to School website: http://bit.ly/HCDSB-ReturntoSchool. Please note that information and updates will continue to be added to this website as they become available.  Parents may also find it helpful to review the FAQs on our website for more information about the return to school. NEW UPDATE: At the Special Board Meeting held

Ministry of Education Releases Guide for Safe Reopening of Schools in September

On Thursday, July 30, 2020, the Minister of Education announced that all elementary students (Kindergarten to Grade 8) will return to school in September, 2020.  This means in-class instruction with enhanced health and safety protocols.  Multiple strategies will be employed to ensure our schools are healthy and safe for students and staff, including: Self screening  Adapted school

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Online K-12 Registration Available Now!

We are excited to announce that online registration is now available for students from Kindergarten to Grade 12! Please note: Online registration is for new students only. If your child is already registered at an HCDSB school, you do not need to register online. How Do I Register? Part 1 – Online Registration Online registration is available as the first step of the registration process. If you have never

Return to School Options ~ We Want Your Feedback

In preparation for the return to school, we are taking into consideration what the current COVID-19 situation may look like in September by planning for all potential scenarios.  As we await further direction from the Ministry of Education, we are seeking parent feedback about some of the options we are considering.  Let Us Know What

Communication Bulletin: June 26, 2020

Dear Lord, We thank you for all your gifts to us: for making us, for saving us in Christ, for calling us to be Your people. As we come to the end of the school year, we give You thanks for all the good things You have done for us. For helping us get through

Elementary Report Card Access – Email Service Currently DOWN

Elementary report cards are being sent now through email. SchoolMessenger is DOWN across Canada – parents who try to access the report card will receive an error message. SchoolMessenger is working to fix this issue. If you are not able to open your child’s report card, please try again later. Thank you for your patience

Communication Bulletin – June 19, 2020

“The righteous man walks in his integrity; his children are blessed after him”. Proverbs 20:7 Distribution of Report Cards This year, in light of the school closures due to COVID-19, student report cards will be delivered electronically. The report cards will be delivered directly to parents and guardians by email on Wednesday, June 24, 2020.  Parents

Donate Your Empty Bottles to Food4Kids Halton!

Food4Kids Halton is a not-for-profit organization that provides healthy food packages for at-risk children who have limited access to food. From June 22 to July 9th, Food4Kids Halton will be available to collect empty bottles from families in our community. If you have empty bottles (wine, beer, coolers, liquor bottles or cans) Food4Kids Halton will take

We Want Feedback from Our Community – Multi-Year Strategic Plan Monitoring Survey

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 shape us as a school

Communication Bulletin – June 12, 2020

“Everything that is done in the world is done by hope.” Martin Luther King Blessings and Good Byes Each year around this time we have to say goodbye to those who are leaving St. Gregory the Great. We thank the amazing teachers who have crossed our path, who have shared their gifts and talents in

Communication Bulletin – June 5, 2020

“We have a Lord who is capable of crying with us, capable of walking with us in the most difficult moments of life.” ~ Pope Francis Thank you for your continued patience and support during Distance Learning. It is hard to believe that we have completed week 9! The HCDSB has completed the Elementary School

Silence is Not an Option

Like many of you, I was both saddened and outraged to learn of the situation in Minnesota last week that resulted in the death of George Floyd.  We have all read the reports on social media in disbelief as the disturbing details began to emerge, and with heavy hearts we have watched the outcry that

Celebrating Filipino, Italian & Portuguese Heritage Month

June is Filipino, Italian and Portuguese Heritage Month in Canada. This month is an opportunity to honour and celebrate the contributions of Filipino, Italian and Portuguese Canadians to the social, economic, political and cultural life of our country. Canada is home to many people of Filipino, Italian and Portuguese descent. These communities add to the

National AccessAbility Week – May 31 – June 6, 2020

May 31 to June 6, 2020 is National AccessAbility Week in Canada.​ National AccessAbility Week​ is an opportunity to celebrate the valuable contributions of Canadians with disabilities. This week, we also recognize the efforts of individuals, communities and workplaces that work to remove barriers to accessibility and inclusion. At the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB),

Communication Bulletin – May 29, 2020

Thank you for your continued patience as we complete week eight of Distance Learning and work together with Public Health, The Ministry of Education and the HCDSB to share a plan in which access to the building will be permitted to retrieve student belongings. Information will be shared next week. Medical Perils – Returning Students

Communication Bulletin – May 22, 2020

“Courage is not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it.” Nelson Mandela We are so appreciative of our frontline workers who continue to show strength, courage, and resilience.  Let us continue to keep them in our prayers. Please pray that they may know God’s strength, courage, safety, and blessing in their work.  Let

All Schools will Remain CLOSED Until the End of the School Year

On May 19th, the Ministry of Education announced that they are extending the school closure period for all schools in Ontario for the remainder of the school year. This decision has been made as a safety precaution to protect our students and staff, and help minimize the spread of COVID-19 in our community. In light of this

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 Simona Vallorani who won the Student Award of Excellence for our school! About Simona Simona treats everyone with respect and empathy in her

Communication Bulletin – May 15, 2020

“Faith in action is love – and love in action is service.” ~ St. Teresa of Calcutta Victoria Day A reminder that Monday, May 18th is a holiday. Please enjoy this time with your families.  Summer Learning Opportunity: Grades 6, 7, 8 An email was sent out from The Halton Catholic District School Board’s Thomas

Communication Bulletin – May 8, 2020

“She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come.” Proverbs 31:25 Happy Mother’s Day to all of our Beautiful Mothers, Grandmothers, and Mother Figures.  A Message from Mary Mother of God Parish The response to our First Communion craft and Mass has been overwhelming. Thank you! We have received

Staff Appreciation Day – May 8, 2020

The Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) celebrates Staff Appreciation Day on May 8, 2020! Staff Appreciation Day is a day set aside to recognize the accomplishments and exceptional work of all 4800 employees in our schools and in our workplaces. Thank you to all HCDSB staff for going above and beyond to support our students

Online K-12 Registration Available Now!

We are excited to announce that online registration is now available for students from Kindergarten to Grade 12! Please note: Online registration is for new students only. If your child is already registered at an HCDSB school, you do not need to register online. How Do I Register? Part 1 – Online Registration Online registration is available as the first step of the registration process. If you have never

Kindergarten Program Orientation Information

Welcome to Kindergarten at St. Gregory the Great School! Parents/Guardians who have a child(ren) registered to enter our Kindergarten program in September 2020, are invited to review our Kindergarten Orientation Materials. Due to the extension of the school closure period for all schools in Ontario, our Kindergarten Orientation Session will not take place in person this

Mental Health Week 2020 ~ Practicing Self-Care

May 4-10, 2020 is the designated Mental Health Week in Canada, and the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) is joining organizations across the country to raise awareness about mental health. While supporting mental health is always a priority for us, this year Mental Health Week takes on a special significance in light of the current COVID-19

Igniting Hope During Catholic Education Week

During the week of May 3 to May 8, 2020, 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 Igniting Hope, reminding us that our Catholic schools exist to spread

Communication Bulletin – May 1, 2020

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit” – St. Paul A Message from Bishop Crosby During the week of May 3 to May 8, 2020, school boards within our Diocese will celebrate the significant

You’re Invited to OAPCE’s Virtual Parent Summit!

The Ontario Association of Parents in Catholic Education (OAPCE) is holding a Virtual Parent Summit on Saturday, May 9, 2020! The event will engage the community, advocate, and enhance Catholic Education in Ontario. Guest speakers include Sara Westbrook, Robert Gallo, Paul Davis and Minister of Education, Stephen Lecce. All parents with children attending a Catholic school in Ontario are welcome to participate

All Schools Will Remain CLOSED Until At Least May 31, 2020

On April 26th, the Ministry of Education announced that they are extending the school closure period for all schools in Ontario until at least May 31, 2020. This decision has been made as a safety precaution to protect our students and staff, and help minimize the spread of COVID-19 in our community. In light of

Communication Bulletin – April 24, 2020

April 27th P.A. Day CANCELLED  In light of the current school closures, the Professional Activity (P.A.) Day originally scheduled for Monday, April 27, 2020 has been CANCELLED. This means that Monday will revert to an instructional day, and your child(ren)’s educators will be available on that day to provide distance instruction. 2020-2021 Class Placement Process St. Gregory the Great School will soon begin

Communication Bulletin – April 17, 2020

Moving? If you are aware that you will not be returning to St. Gregory the Great in September, please let the office know. We are starting preliminary planning for next year and having the most updated information is very helpful when we look at class organization. Part 1 of Kindergarten Registration Available Online Although schools

2020-2021 Class Placement Process

St. Gregory the Great School will soon begin the process of preparing tentative class lists for the 2020-2021 school year.  When creating classes, the following criteria are given due consideration: the student’s personality; creating a group of students that allows for flexible instructional groupings; attempt to create a balance of males and females when possible;

An Easter Message from the Chair of our Board

To Our HCDSB family,  As Catholics, Holy Week is a marked time of renewal and hope, typically pronounced by the physical church as a visible social institution where our clergy are able to tend to us. During these unprecedented times of a pandemic which has led to schools and churches being closed, social distancing, isolation from family, friends and co-workers, our priests are having to find new ways to connect so that we may

Holy Week for Kids from MMoG

Holy Thursday Good Friday Holy Saturday There will be a special Children’s Liturgy of the Word for Easter Sunday posted Sunday morning on our Youtube channel.

Communication Bulletin – April 9, 2020

“Although you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and rejoice with an indescribable and glorious joy.” 1 Peter 1:8 Prayer Meditation for Good Friday: My Most Glorious and Suffering Lord, it is Your Hour.  It is the Hour by which You

Holy Week at Home

Families are invited to participate in the rituals and spirit of Holy Week at home. View the following Holy Week at Home resources for Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Vigil and Easter Sunday.

Part 1 of Kindergarten Registration Available Online!

Although schools are closed, we are still accepting Kindergarten registrations online! When Can My Child Begin Kindergarten? To register your child to begin Junior Kindergarten (Year 1) in September, 2020, your child must be four years old by December 31, 2020. Children enrolled in Senior Kindergarten (Year 2) must be five years old by December

Access to Student Learning Platforms

At HCDSB, we support the use of the following online learning platforms:  D2L Google for Education Microsoft Office 365​​ Your child’s teacher will use one of the above platforms to provide instruction. Visit the website links above to access your child’s online learning and for more information about each platform. If your child needs assistance

Communication Bulletin

“Give something, however small, to the one in need. For it is not small to one who has nothing. Neither is it small to God, if we have given what we could.” -St. Gregory Nazianzen Thank you: Thank you to our students and their families for your patience, understanding & support as we work from

Televised Sunday Mass with Bishop Crosby

Each week, the Diocese of Hamilton will be televising Sunday Mass live from the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King. Tune in live each Sunday at 11:00 a.m. on Cable 14 or watch the rerun at 1:00 p.m. on CHCH TV. For more information about televised Masses, and to see a list of online Mass

Updated: Food & Resources Available for Families in Halton

During the school closure period, Halton Food for Thought, Food for Life and Food4Kids Halton have partnered to provide food and resources for students and families who need it most. Families in need of additional support are asked to contact Food for Life by phone: 905-635-1106 ext. 7, or through email: goodfood@foodforlife.ca to register. For more information about additional food services and

A Prayer of St. Francis for Autism

Lord, let thy peace fill me up until I overflow;that where people cannot speak, I may be their advocate;that where anyone is rejected, I may extend my arms in welcome;that where parents are heavy burdened, I may offer a word of comfort; that where our children struggle, I may lift them up and cheer; that

All Schools will Remain CLOSED Until Friday, May 1, 2020

On March 31st, the Ministry of Education announced that they are extending the school closure period for all schools in Ontario until Friday, May 1, 2020. This decision has been made as a safety precaution to protect our students and staff, and help minimize the spread of COVID-19 in our community. In light of this

Food Resources Available for Families in Halton

During the school closure period, Halton Food for Thought, Food for Life and Food4Kids Halton have partnered to provide food and resources for students and families who need it most. Families in need of additional support are asked to contact Food for Life by phone: 905-635-1106 ext. 7, or through email: goodfood@foodforlife.ca to register. For more information

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