Announcements

Return to School Plan & Survey Now OPEN

The Return to School Plan is now available for review on HCDSB’s Return to School website: http://bit.ly/HCDSB-ReturntoSchool. 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 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

All Schools will Remain CLOSED Until the End of the School Year

On May 19th, the Ministry of Education announced that they are extending the school closure period for all schools in Ontario for the remainder of the school year. This decision has been made as a safety precaution to protect our students and staff, and help minimize the spread of COVID-19 in our community. In light of this

Weekly Update- May 11-15, 2020

“Motherhood has the greatest potential influence in human life” – unknown “God could not be everywhere, so He made mothers.” Although not theologically accurate, the saying describes beautifully the significant role mothers have in our lives.  Motherhood is one of God’s greatest gifts to humanity.  The emotional foundation we give our children at home is

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

Weekly Update – May 4-8, 2020

“Consult not your fears, but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself, not with what you have tried and failed in, but with what is still possible for you to do.” ~Pope John XXIII We’re Are All In This Together This week we want to

All Schools Will Remain CLOSED Until At Least May 31, 2020

On April 26th, the Ministry of Education announced that they are extending the school closure period for all schools in Ontario until at least May 31, 2020. This decision has been made as a safety precaution to protect our students and staff, and help minimize the spread of COVID-19 in our community. In light of

Weekly Update- April 27- May 1, 2020

“A joyful heart is the normal result of a heart burning with love. She gives most who gives with joy” Saint Mother Teresa HCDSB Distance Learning Plan The Board has prepared a guide for families that provides information around the curriculum delivery, assessment and evaluation as it pertains to teacher-led distance learning during this period