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Weekly Update- January 18- 22, 2021

“YOU ARE THE U IN UPOWER U HAVE THE POWER TO CHOOSE YOUR ACTIONS, REACTIONS AND BELIEFS. YOUR CHOICES. NOT YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES.  DEFINE YOU.”                                                                                                             Sara Westbrook Gratitude Our hearts are filled with gratitude for everyone’s continued support during remote learning! We want to acknowledge how challenging the move to online learning is for everyone ~ staff, students, and families. We

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World Religion Day

“The different religions, based on their respect for each human person as a creature called to be a child of God, contribute significantly to building fraternity and defending justice in society.” (Pope Francis, Fratelli Tutti) The third Sunday in January is annually observed as World Religion Day. This year, it falls on Sunday, January 17, 2021.   World Religion Day was

Weekly Update- January 11- 15, 2021

“Once you choose hope, anything is possible” ~ Unknown Extension of School Closures As you are aware, the Ministry is extending the closure of schools until January 25th. That means our office is closed with limited access to the school. If you need to contact any staff, please use their board email. Teacher-Led Remote Learning

Update! Advanced Kindergarten Registration

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

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

Weekly Update- January 4- 8, 2021

“May this New Year wish fill your heart with hopes of a brighter tomorrow. Unfold new dreams to realize God has great faith in you” Happy New Year! Happy New Year to all our St. Mary families.  We hope everyone had a wonderful break and enjoyed quality time with family. We wish you all health, prosperity

Accessing Your Online Learning Platform

Many students and families were having trouble accessing the log-in page to the online learning platforms on our new HCDSB website. The access points for all three learning platforms – D2L (Brightspace),  Office 365 and Google Classroom, are available on the HCDSB Learn at Home website here: https://learnathome.hcdsb.org/remote-learning-platforms/

All Schools Moving to Teacher-Led Remote Learning on January 4, 2021

On Monday, December 21, 2020, the Premier of Ontario announced that at 12:01 a.m. on December 26, 2020, our province will enter a period of additional public health restrictions and protocols to help curb the spread of COVID-19. Read the News Release here. One of these protocols is related to schools, and requires all publicly funded

All Schools Moving to Teacher-Led Remote Learning on January 4, 2021

On Monday, December 21, 2020, the Premier of Ontario announced that at 12:01 a.m. on December 26, 2020, our province will enter a period of additional public health restrictions and protocols to help curb the spread of COVID-19. Read the News Release here. One of these protocols is related to schools, and requires all publicly funded