Provincial Announcement: Teacher-Led Remote Learning Extends Until January 25, 2021

On Thursday, January 7, 2021, the Ontario government announced the extension of teacher-led remote learning until January 25, 2021 for elementary students. Secondary students will continue to participate in remote learning until January 25th. Read more in the online News Release. Expectations for Elementary Schools Elementary schools will be closed for in-person learning between January 4-22, 2021.  Beginning

Return to School

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.

Return to School Plan & Survey Now OPEN

The Return to School Plan is now available for review on HCDSB’s Return to School website: 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

Return to School

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

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

Weekly Update

Weekly Update – June 22-26, 2020

“May every Sunrise hold more Promise, and every Sunset hold more Peace! ~ Blessing Happy Fathers Day On June 21st we celebrate all the amazing Fathers, Dad, Grandfathers, and Uncles who are always there for us. Farewell and Good luck As the year comes to an end, we wish Mrs. Birk and Mrs. Nevins all

ECOSchool Certification

Congratulations St. Joseph School for another ECO Certification. We have earned our certification by EcoSchools certification by demonstrating achievements in environmental learning and action. With actions such as walking to school, bringing in a waste-free lunch, and promoting water conservation along with many other eco-initiatives, we earned points towards certification. Thank you to our staff

Weekly Update

Weekly Update – June 15 – 19, 2020

Among the most sacred gifts, you can give your child is the gift of health. This gift is best given by example.” ~Dr. Rand Olson Graduation 2020 Please join us for our virtual Graduation on Thursday, June 18th. A link will be provided for families to join the celebration. God Bless our Graduates. Retirements We

Weekly Update

Weekly Update – June 8-12 2020

“If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” “Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change.” “Change is painful, but nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don’t belong.” “Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” ~ unknown 5K Laker Fun Run As COVID has kept us all apart for so long and away from all