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School Update – Jan 17, 2021

“The groundwork of all Happiness is good Health” ~ Leigh Hunt

COVID Screening Tool

Although we cannot eliminate the exposure to COVID-19, HCDSB is taking every precaution reasonable for the protection of staff and students by following the requirements and recommendations of Public Health, Ministry of Education and Ministry of Labour.

COVID screening MUST be completed daily and please stay home if you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, as per COVID-19 Screening

Appropriate outdoor wear

It is cold and windy outside on our playground! Please remember that layering is a great solution for our students to ensure that they have the proper wear in order to enjoy the snowy field. Don’t forget jackets, snow pants, hats, gloves and boots! Also, remember to have your indoor shoes at school to change into.

Family Paint night – Grandmother Moon

Join Indigenous Artist Moses Lunham for a night of painting on Tuesday, January 18th from 6:30 – 8:00 pm. Moses will provide a step by step instructions and explanations on the importance of the Grandmother Moon.

To join visit:

French Immersion Grade 1 program

Online Registration Coming Soon!
The online registration form will be available from Wednesday, January 19, 2022, until Friday, February 18, 2022.

A direct link to online registration will be available on the French Immersion page, and can also be accessed on the homepage of the Board’s website ( during this time period.

Important Notes About Registering Your Child

  • This program is offered regionally, at select schools only. Please choose the designated Grade 1 French Immersion school in the online registration form based on your current home school (feeder school). View the designated French Immersion school sites for 2022-23.
  • The optional French Immersion Program has expanded so space in the program is no longer determined through a random selection (lottery) process.
  • Only one registration per child will be accepted and included in the registration portal. All duplicate registrations will be CANCELLED.

More Information
Visit the Board’s website for more information on the French Immersion Program

Thank you for your interest in the optional French Immersion Program offered at HCDSB!

Kiss ‘n’ Ride Ettiquette

Thank you to everyone for helping keep out Kiss ‘n’ Ride lanes run efficiently for all. The use of our Kiss ‘n’ Ride lanes is for quick drop-offs and you may not “park” your car in these lanes. If you need to get out of your car to escort your child to the gate or playground, please park in any of the available spaces and use the sidewalks for safety. Please let all relatives know this information that is doing drop-offs so the message is consistent. We appreciate your support in following the expectations while using our parking lots.

St. Marguerite Tips

Sugary drinks are everywhere.  Pop, fruit punch, energy drinks, sports drinks and many other drinks have a lot of sugar.  Too much sugar is not good for a child’s health. The extra calories in sugary drinks can add up quickly.  This puts children at higher risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes and cancer.  Together we can drop the pop, drink WATER, offer better options and create communities that sip less sugar. (

Snyder, SoniaSchool Update – Jan 17, 2021