Weekly Update- March 1- 5, 2021

Daily Screening Tool and Isolation Requirements We thank you for your continued support in following the Ministry and Public Health guidelines. 1. Updates to the COVID-19 School and Child Care Screening Tool.  The COVID-19 School Screening Tool has been changed and will now require students and staff with any new or worsening symptoms of COVID-19, even those with only one (1) symptom, to

Weekly Update- February 22- 26, 2021

“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars and to change the world.” Harriet Tubman We are grateful to our families for the care and support you have demonstrated as we experienced a positive COVID-19 case this week

February 19th, 2021 Dear Parents and Guardians,  We are mailing to let you know that we received confirmation from Halton Region Public Health about a new case of COVID-19 in our St. Mary community.  Public Health have completed their investigation, and as the individual was not at school during the period of communicability (when the virus is infectious), they have determined that there is no risk of exposure to

Weekly Update- February 15- 19, 2021

This week we begin our Lenten journey. Disciplined by penance, strengthened by our spirituality, we come to know that Lent is a time of the Lord’s favour, a time of conversation and growth. As a Christian community, we embrace that time, with a deep desire for conversation, a true longing for holiness, and a looking

Weekly Update- February 8- 12, 2021

“If we merge mercy with might, and might with right, then love becomes our legacy.”  Amanda Gorman We are looking forward to welcoming our students back to in-school learning on  Monday, February 8th! Please continue to follow public health and government guidelines on safety protocols. We are currently in a province-wide shutdown and need to ensure we

March Break Postponed until April 12-16, 2021

On February 11, 2021, the Ontario government provided an update on the timing of March Break for the 2020-2021 school year. The announcement indicated that March Break will be postponed until April 12-16, 2021, as a health and safety precaution to minimize the spread of COVID-19 in our school communities.  This means that all HCDSB elementary and secondary

Weekly Update- February 1- 5, 2021

 “Faith grows when it is lived and shaped by Love.” Pope Francis Black History Month During Black History Month, Canadians celebrate the many achievements and contributions of Black Canadians who, throughout history, have done so much to make Canada the culturally diverse, compassionate and prosperous nation it is today. Black History Month is a time

Weekly Update- January 25- 29, 2021

Extension of School Closures “All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney As you are aware, the Ministry has extended the closure of HCDSB schools for in-person learning until further notice. That means our office is closed with limited access to the school. If you need to contact any staff,

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

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