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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. 

Weekly Update

Weekly Update Jan 17th to Jan 21st

“We bring principals, teachers, school secretaries, support staff, and maintenance staff of our schools before you.  In their vocation as educators, they continue the teaching ministry of Christ.  We pray for your blessings over their lives, their work, their livelihood, and their families.  Guide them with your wisdom.  May they be empowered by your Spirit

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.

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Weekly Update Jan 10th to Jan 14th

“Let us not close our hearts, let us not lose confidence, let us never give up.  There are no situations which God cannot change, if only we open ourselves to Him.“ –Pope Francis– Change to Learning Environment for Elementary Students – Request Form Now Open! As you know, as per Ministry of Education direction, we

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

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Weekly Update Jan 3rd to Jan 7th

God, thank you for a new year. May everyone in our family be willing to begin anew with a clean slate. We know that you are always ready to forgive us. Help us to be willing to forgive ourselves and to forgive one another. As we begin a new year, remind us of our truest

Weekly Update Dec 19th to Dec 31st

In this Fourth Week of Advent, our final days of preparation before Christmas, we ask Christ to forgive us for our sins and, through His grace, to create us anew when He comes. When we look at the fourth candle, we remember God’s promise of peace. We recall the words of Jesus in John 14:27, “Peace

Weekly Update Dec 13th to Dec 17th

The 3rd Sunday of Advent symbolizes Joy God, Send your light into our hearts and fill us with joyas we prepare for the birth of your Son.Transform our lives into images of Jesusso that your light will shine through us.Lord, fill the world with your peace, hope, and love this Advent.Amen. Angel Wish Tree —

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

Weekly Update

Weekly Update Dec. 5th to Dec. 10th

As you light your candle(s) for each week of Advent invite all who gather to share in this prayer:God, Send your light into our hearts and fill us with joy,as we prepare for the birth of your Son.Transform our lives into images of Jesusso that your light will shine through us.Lord, fill the world with

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Weekly Update Nov.29th to Dec. 3rd

Today we light the first candle of which is Hope. The anticipation of Hope in the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. God, Send your light into our hearts and fill us with joy,as we prepare for the birth of your Son.Transform our lives into images of Jesusso that your light will shine through us.Lord,

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

Weekly Update

Weekly Update Nov. 22 to Nov. 26th

PA DAY Friday, November 26th is a PA Day.  There will be no Instruction for students on this day. Picture Retake Lifetouch Photography will be at the school on Tuesday, November 23rd for picture retakes. Please send a note to your child’s teacher if you require retakes. All students who were absent on the original

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,

Apply to the HCDSB Human Rights and Equity Advisory Council

Our HCDSB schools are committed to creating safe, inclusive and welcoming learning environments that support student achievement and well-being in our Catholic schools. Human Rights and Equity are guiding values that are consistent both with Catholic Social Teaching, reaffirming the dignity of every individual, as well as the Ontario Human Rights Code, which safeguards students

Registration for Extended French ~ Opens December 1!

We are happy to announce that St. Joan of Arc Catholic Elementary School will offer the Extended French Program for the 2022-2023 school year. The Extended French Program is an exciting, fast-paced, optional French program. Students must be entering Grade 5 in order to be eligible to participate in the Board’s Extended French Program. How

Weekly Update

Weekly Update Nov 15th to 19th

Lunch Program We are so excited to be able to offer a lunch and milk program again at St. Joan of Arc. Our Catholic School Council has been busy behind the scenes trying to find the safest options for our students and staff.  As per the communication that was sent out last week, we will be

Weekly Update

Weekly Update Nov. 8th to 12th

Fundraising Update Thank you to our parent community for their generosity as this year we raised $8180. All funds will be used to purchase new technology and outdoor equipment. These purchases would not be possible without your generous donations. Congratulations to all our prize winners this year. Follow us on Twitter to see pictures of

Keeping Christ in Christmas

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

Weekly Update

Weekly Update Oct. 31st to Nov. 5th

Halloween Dance-a-Thon Update Our annual Halloween Dance a Thon was held on Friday, October 29th.  It was nice to see staff and students embrace the Halloween spirit.  Families are reminded that there is still time to donate to the school using the link below.  Remember to choose St. Joan of Arc in the school drop-down menu.

Weekly Update

Weekly Update Oct 25th to Oct 29th

School Mass We are blessed to welcome Fr. Patrick who will be celebrating the Eucharist with us on Tuesday, October 26th @ 10:00 am. Halloween Dance-a-Thon 🎃🎃🎃 Are your kids ready for some spooktacular fun? 🎃🎃🎃 Our annual Halloween Dance a Thon is returning this year on Friday, October 29th so please mark your calendars.  This is the school’s biggest


On Friday, October 29, 2021, the students will be participating in our annual Dance-A-Thon fundraiser. With this fundraiser, we aim to purchase laptops and sports equipment for our clubs and teams.  One Dell Chromebook costs $350.00 and we need your help reaching our only major school fundraiser goal of $15,000.   Please note that we

Weekly Update

Weekly Update Oct. 18th to Oct. 22nd

Halloween Dance-a-Thon 🎃🎃🎃 Are your kids ready for some spooktacular fun? 🎃🎃🎃 Our annual Halloween Dance A Thon is returning this year on Friday, October 29th so please mark your calendars.  This is the school’s biggest fundraiser of the year, and we are counting on you to make it the most successful one yet! An email was sent out to

Weekly Update

Weekly Update Oct 11th to Oct 15th

Dear Lord, on this Thanksgiving Day I want to pause and thank you for the blessings surrounding me. For another day, for family, friends, for food on the table. You are the source of all good things and praise you for the simple things that bring us joy. Help us keep our eyes on this

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Weekly Update Oct 4th to Oct 8th

World Teachers’ Day – Tuesday, October 5th The Theme of World Teachers’ Day 2021 is “Teachers at the heart of education recovery”. The United Nations (UNESCO) presented this theme for teachers’ day in respect of their determined and diligent efforts in the crucial stages of the Covid-19 pandemic. Thank you SJOA Staff! Thanksgiving Food Drive Thank you to

Weekly Update

Weekly Update Sept 27th to Oct 1st

 “Every single minute matters, every single child matters, every single childhood matters.” ~ Kailash Satyarthi National Day of Truth and Reconciliation Staff and Students are encouraged to wear Orange on Thursday, September 30th to remember the harm residential schools did to children of Indigenous descent. Students are encouraged to wear an ORANGE SHIRT on this day

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

Weekly Update

Weekly Update Sept 20th to 24th

Thank you for your continued support as we move through our first few weeks at school. Our students are getting used to our routines again and are following our health and safety protocols. We continue to be thankful for our wonderful staff for all their dedication. Student Achievement Evening Tuesday, September 21st, at 6:30-7:30 pm,

Weekly Update

Weekly Update Sept 13th to 17th

God of wisdom and might, we praise you for the wonder of our being, for mind, body and spirit.  Be with our children as they begin a new school year.  Bless them and their teachers and staff.  Give the strength and grace as their bodies grow; wisdom and knowledge to their minds as they search

Smile Cookies to Support Oakville Students!

From September 13 – 19, all Smile Cookie purchases made at Tim Hortons locations in Oakville will directly support Food4Kids Halton! Food4Kids Halton currently supports more than 850 children in Halton by providing nutritious foods to ensure that children have access to healthy foods over the weekend and during the summer months. Smile Cookie purchases can be made

Weekly Update

Weekly Update Sept 6th to 10th

Heavenly Father, Thank you for the gift of my child/children You have entrusted to my care. Please watch over them as they begin a new school year. Bless their teachers, school administrators, bus drivers, school support staff, friends and classmates. Keep them safe every day. I pray they may feel Your presence and know that

PA DAY Agenda

PA Day Sept 1 2021 Agenda PA Day Sept 2 2021 Agenda

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: 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

Weekly Update

Weekly Update June 28th

God of all creation, we are blessed to be with one another in this time and place.  We are excited to start our break, yet we may feel sad as we think about our friends we may not see for a while.  In these times of change, help us to stay connected with you, Lord,

Weekly Update

Weekly Update June 21st to 25th

Wishing all our SJOA families a wonderful Father’s Day weekend celebrating all the dads, grandfathers, uncles and father figures in our lives! Pick-up and Drop off Information Return of Devices: If you were assigned a device during this last remote learning session or if you have a device as virtual learning this year the device

Weekly Update

Weekly Update June 14th to 18th

Let me hear what God the Lord will speak, for he will speak peace to his people, to his faithful, to those who turn to him in their hearts.  Surely his salvation is at hand for those who fear him, that his glory may dwell in our land. Register your Child for Kindergarten Kindergarten is


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.

Weekly Update

Weekly Update June 7th to June 11th

Free Family Paint Nights Our HCDSB Indigenous Education Advisor has organized three free on-line paint nights with Indigenous Artist Moses Lunham.  This is a wonderful way of engaging staff, parents, students and family members to come together in community, to be creative and learn more about Indigenous Art.  All information for the paint nights, pictures

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

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