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HCDSB Marks Rowan’s Law Day

On Wednesday, September 30, 2020, the Halton Catholic District School Board will be marking Rowan’s Law Day to raise awareness about concussions. What is a Concussion? A concussion is a brain injury that is caused by a blow to the head, face, neck, or body that can cause a sudden jarring of the head. Even what seems to be

Weekly Update

Weekly Update: September 14-September 18, 2020 We are thrilled to open the doors to all our In-Class Learner’s on Monday. Last week was wonderful and we are even more excited to have everyone back in the building. Please take time to review the below items as they are important to ensure the safety and well-being

Gradual Return to School for Elementary Students

To help ease the transition for our students, and ensure a safe and healthy return for all, the first day of school will be delayed, and we will be implementing a gradual (staggered) return to class for our elementary students, beginning Wednesday, September 9th. All students in Grades 1-8 will begin instruction on Monday, September 14th.

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Webinar: Preparing for a Safe and Healthy Return to School

Preparing for a Safe and Healthy Return to School: A Webinar with Dr. Hamidah Meghani, Commissioner & Medical Officer of Health for Halton Region Join us for a live webinar with Dr. Meghani as she shares important information with our HCDSB community on how to protect against COVID-19, and ensure a safe and healthy return

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

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Online K-12 Registration Available Now!

We are excited to announce that online registration is now available for students from Kindergarten to Grade 12! Please note: Online registration is for new students only. If your child is already registered at an HCDSB school, you do not need to register online. How Do I Register? Part 1 – Online Registration Online registration is available as the first step of the registration process. If you have never

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

School Update: June 22

Dear Parents and Guardians, As we begin the final week of what has been an interesting school year, I want to thank you one last time for your ongoing patience, understanding and support during this extended school closure period. I know this is not how we wanted to end the school year, so thank you

Our “Virtual” End of the Year Message

Good afternoon to all our St. Michael families! Today, Friday, June 19th, would have been the day that our school would come together one last time in recognition of a great year. This year, I must do so virtually! Now we prepare for the summer months, where we would normally slow down, rest in the

Reminder: Student Material Pick-Up/Drop Off

Your Scheduled Time to Pick Up Personal Belongings & to Drop Off Borrowed Items An email was delivered to all families during the week of June 8 letting each family know that their scheduled time has been established for “curbside pick-up/drop off” to retrieve any personal belongings that may have been left in the school

ECO Results for 2020!

Mrs. Van Werde-Bailly wanted to share a huge thank you to our ECO team and school community for all your commitment, dedication and perseverance throughout 2019\2020 school year. So much has been accomplished in the time we were at school this year such as our Terra Cycle Program,  Litterless Lunches, bringing reusable water bottles to

School Update: Distribution of Report Cards

DISTRIBUTION OF REPORT CARDS: Collecting data on student achievement is meant to identify student and school strengths and needs. By our Catholic nature, we aspire to help students become who God intended them to be. In the collection of data, we come to know more about our learners and how best to support them in

Donate Your Empty Bottles to Food4Kids Halton!

Food4Kids Halton is a not-for-profit organization that provides healthy food packages for at-risk children who have limited access to food. From June 22 to July 9th, Food4Kids Halton will be available to collect empty bottles from families in our community. If you have empty bottles (wine, beer, coolers, liquor bottles or cans) Food4Kids Halton will take

We Want Feedback from Our Community – Multi-Year Strategic Plan Monitoring Survey

In September, 2016, the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) launched a new multi-year plan. Each year, the Director of Education reports back to the Board of Trustees on the specific steps undertaken across our school system that align with the goals established in our strategic plan.  Focus on Our Students: Strategic Plan 2016-2021, provides direction that guides the decisions and actions that shape us as a school

School Access Coming Soon!

Access to School for Personal Belongings & to Drop Off Borrowed Items Dear St. Michael Parents and Guardians,  I am writing to let you know that a protocol has now been established to allow temporary access to our school  by means of a “curbside pick-up/drop off” for families to retrieve any personal belongings that may have been left

Silence is Not an Option

Like many of you, I was both saddened and outraged to learn of the situation in Minnesota last week that resulted in the death of George Floyd.  We have all read the reports on social media in disbelief as the disturbing details began to emerge, and with heavy hearts we have watched the outcry that

Celebrating Filipino, Italian & Portuguese Heritage Month

June is Filipino, Italian and Portuguese Heritage Month in Canada. This month is an opportunity to honour and celebrate the contributions of Filipino, Italian and Portuguese Canadians to the social, economic, political and cultural life of our country. Canada is home to many people of Filipino, Italian and Portuguese descent. These communities add to the

ISW Uniform June Sale

ISW’s annual June sale has started! Please see below the ISW Uniform Sale Flyer for more information! ISW has been working hard behind the scenes to create some useful resources which will help schools and families! Back-to-school is an important time of the year for everyone and finding the right fit of uniform is essential,

National AccessAbility Week – May 31 – June 6, 2020

May 31 to June 6, 2020 is National AccessAbility Week in Canada.​ National AccessAbility Week​ is an opportunity to celebrate the valuable contributions of Canadians with disabilities. This week, we also recognize the efforts of individuals, communities and workplaces that work to remove barriers to accessibility and inclusion. At the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB),

School Update June 2

Welcome to June! I know it looks a “little” different, but hang in there! Here’s a video message from your Principal!

School Update May 27

For this week’s School Update, click below for a video message from your Principal!

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

School Update May 19

For the update this week, click below for a message from your Principal!

Welcome to Kindergarten!

We welcome all of our new Kindergarten registrations for our upcoming 2020/2021 School Year! Although we weren’t able to host a “Parent Orientation” evening for you to visit our classrooms, we have posted below the presentation. This will give you some ideas as you prepare to send your child to the Kindergarten Program! To meet

HCDSB Announces the Student Award of Excellence Recipients!

Each year, the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) celebrates exceptional students across our school district at the Annual Student Awards of Excellence Ceremony. This year, due to COVID-19 precautions in place, we are recognizing and congratulating our student recipients virtually! Congratulations to Adriel Adikankwu who won the Student Award of Excellence for our school! About Adriel Adriel is a pristine example of our Grade 8

School Update – May 11

Dear Parents and Guardians, I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend, and celebrated Mother’s Day in your own special way during this global pandemic. I want to thank you for your ongoing patience, understanding and support during this extended school closure period. I know this is a challenging time. Many of our parents are balancing

Halton Our Kids Network info!

Your mental health matters! Knowing where to find help can be tricky. Recognizing this, the team at North Oakville Youth Development Council have created posters pointing youth to services and supports in the community. As youth, our lives are already stressful enough. We work hard to succeed at school while trying to maintain balance in

Staff Appreciation Day – May 8, 2020

The Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) celebrates Staff Appreciation Day on May 8, 2020! Staff Appreciation Day is a day set aside to recognize the accomplishments and exceptional work of all 4800 employees in our schools and in our workplaces. Thank you to all HCDSB staff for going above and beyond to support our students

Online K-12 Registration Available Now!

We are excited to announce that online registration is now available for students from Kindergarten to Grade 12! Please note: Online registration is for new students only. If your child is already registered at an HCDSB school, you do not need to register online. How Do I Register? Part 1 – Online Registration Online registration is available as the first step of the registration process. If you have never

Mental Health Week 2020 ~ Practicing Self-Care

May 4-10, 2020 is the designated Mental Health Week in Canada, and the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) is joining organizations across the country to raise awareness about mental health. While supporting mental health is always a priority for us, this year Mental Health Week takes on a special significance in light of the current COVID-19

Igniting Hope During Catholic Education Week

During the week of May 3 to May 8, 2020, the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) joins school boards in celebrating the significant contributions that Catholic education has made to our community and across the province of Ontario!  The province-wide theme of this year’s Catholic Education Week is Igniting Hope, reminding us that our Catholic schools exist to spread

School Update – May the 4th!

This week is Catholic Education Week across our Province. Please click on the link for a video message from your Principal about the start of Catholic Education Week, and another special day today! As well, a Catholic Education Week Mass is scheduled for Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. EST. All students, families, board staff,

You’re Invited to OAPCE’s Virtual Parent Summit!

The Ontario Association of Parents in Catholic Education (OAPCE) is holding a Virtual Parent Summit on Saturday, May 9, 2020! The event will engage the community, advocate, and enhance Catholic Education in Ontario. Guest speakers include Sara Westbrook, Robert Gallo, Paul Davis and Minister of Education, Stephen Lecce. All parents with children attending a Catholic school in Ontario are welcome to participate

Grade 8 Graduation CANCELLED

Dear Parents and Guardians of our Grade 8 students, I am writing to let you know that in light of the current COVID-19 health situation, the HCDSB has had to make the very difficult decision to CANCEL/ POSTPONE all Elementary and Secondary School Graduation ceremonies. Our Grade 8 graduation ceremony, which was to be held

Gr. 7 School Based Vaccine Clinics CANCELLED

Grade 7 School-based Vaccine Clinics – Cancelled for 2019-2020 School Year The Halton Region Public Health department has made the decision to CANCEL the third round of Grade 7 school-based vaccine clinics for the 2019-2020 school year, due to the school closures related to COVID-19. This round would have included the second and final doses

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

Principal Announcement

Good afternoon St. Michael families, As I mentioned yesterday in my video message, you and the children continue to be in my thoughts and prayers during this very uncertain time in our lives.  I have appreciated hearing from parents acknowledging and supporting the work the teachers are doing together with the children through the distance

School Update – April 17

Good afternoon to all our St. Michael Families! As we end the second week of distance learning, please continue to do the best you can in completing the activities teachers are providing and communicating with your child’s teacher. Continue to follow the advice of Public health to help minimize the spread of COVID-19! I remind

Cancellation of Food Programs

Dear Parents and Guardians, I am writing to let you know that in light of the current COVID-19 health situation, our school board has made the decision to CANCEL all school food programs that were planned through the remainder of this school year. Although at this time, schools are scheduled to re-open for students on

An Easter Message from the Chair of our Board

To Our HCDSB family,  As Catholics, Holy Week is a marked time of renewal and hope, typically pronounced by the physical church as a visible social institution where our clergy are able to tend to us. During these unprecedented times of a pandemic which has led to schools and churches being closed, social distancing, isolation from family, friends and co-workers, our priests are having to find new ways to connect so that we may

Easter Message

Dear Parents and Guardians, We have come to the end of our first week of distance learning. The goal this week was to welcome everyone into the virtual classroom and re-establish the connection between our teachers and students. It was not the kind of ‘back to school’ reunion we have always enjoyed following a break.

Holy Week at Home

Families are invited to participate in the rituals and spirit of Holy Week at home. View the following Holy Week at Home resources for Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Vigil and Easter Sunday.

Part 1 of Kindergarten Registration Available Online!

Although schools are closed, we are still accepting Kindergarten registrations online! When Can My Child Begin Kindergarten? To register your child to begin Junior Kindergarten (Year 1) in September, 2020, your child must be four years old by December 31, 2020. Children enrolled in Senior Kindergarten (Year 2) must be five years old by December

Access to Student Learning Platforms

At HCDSB, we support the use of the following online learning platforms:  D2L Google for Education Microsoft Office 365​​ Your child’s teacher will use one of the above platforms to provide instruction. Visit the website links above to access your child’s online learning and for more information about each platform. If your child needs assistance

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