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Kindergarten Orientation

Dear Parents and/or Guardians,  

We wanted to welcome you to St. Mary Catholic Elementary School and we hope to have the privilege of teaching your child(ren) in our Kindergarten program. Unfortunately, we have had to cancel our normal Kindergarten Orientation Session this year due to the COVID-19 School Closure. Instead, please watch this video/slideshow. Also included in this email is a handout with the specific information that relates to our school. Hopefully, the video/slideshow and handout will provide you with some valuable information and answer many of your questions.  

If you have any further questions and/or concerns, please send your inquiries to:  MaraiS@hcdsb.org  and we will be more than happy to answer them. Please note that we do not have any answers right now as to how the current pandemic might affect our program. However, we will answer questions based on how our program has been run in the past during ‘normal’ circumstances.  

We look forward to meeting you and your child(ren) in September on one of our two Parent/Child/Educators Interview days. You will be receiving a notice in the mail during the early summer that will let you know the day and time of your Interview and your child’s first day (JK/Year 1 students will either attend a full day of class on Thursday, September 10 OR Friday, September 11 but not both).  Any NEW SK/Year 2 students will start full day classes on Thursday, September 10.  

*Due to current COVID situation, please be aware that school (ex. Start dates, routines, etc.) could look very different and we will communicate those changes to you as soon as we are aware of them and have a plan in place.  

Your Partners in Catholic Education,  

The St. Mary Kindergarten Team 

Elementary Vice-PrincipalKindergarten Orientation