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Weekly Update for Week of June 7th, 2021

COVID-19 Youth Vaccination Program

Starting on May 31:

  • Youth 12 – 17 years of age may book first and second appointments by selecting the “12-17 year olds and eligible students returning to secondary school” eligibility tile in the online booking system. 
  • Youth 16 – 18 years of age, who have already scheduled a first or second dose appointment in a different category, using a different eligibility tile in the booking system (e.g., essential worker who cannot work from home), may rebook their second dose at a shorter interval, by clicking the “View/confirm, reschedule or cancel your appointment” button. They will need their confirmation number OR their date of birth, last name and postal code. 
  • Youth 18 – 21 years of age, who are returning to secondary school in September and have not yet booked an appointment or received their first dose, may book their first and second appointments by selecting the “12-17-year-olds and eligible students returning to secondary school” tile in the online booking system. (If another eligibility tile in the booking system is selected, the second dose will be booked 16 weeks after the first dose.) 
  • Youth 19 – 21 years of age, who are returning to secondary school in September and have booked appointments at the 16-week interval, will be provided with information in upcoming weeks about how to rebook their second appointment. 

Please click on the following link for more information:

Pride Month

We kicked off June with HCDSB Pride Awareness Day.  Students continue to engage in raising awareness for LGBTQ2+.  We are called to continue building safe and inclusive learning environments for all students!  On June 14th, we will be celebrating HCDSB Pride Awareness Day.

Schools Remain Virtual

As we are sure you have already heard, the Ministry of Education has decided to continue with virtual teaching and learning until the remainder of the year.  The announcement that remote learning will continue through the end of the year is disappointing for many of our students, staff, and parents/guardians. It has been a difficult year, and we cannot overlook the impact this extended period of remote learning has had on everyone.  The link below brings you to our website, where we have various resources to help support you and your family during this time.   Please reach out to Mrs. Sweeney-Hurd,  if we can support you in any way.

As we continue with remote learning until the end of the year, please continue to submit your child’s attendance using SchoolMessenger or leave a message on our school’s answering machine.  Information regarding device drop-off and picking up any items your child may have forgotten will be forthcoming. 

Feast of Sacred Heart of Jesus

On Friday, June 11th we celebrate the Feast of Sacred Heart.  The Feast of the Sacred Heart (properly the Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus) is a solemnity in the liturgical calendar of the Roman Catholic Church. It falls 19 days after Pentecost, on a Friday. Jesus’ heart is used to represent his divine love for all humanity.  

Mental Health

Identifying mental health.  When we are always around our family, sometimes we notice some subtle changes in their personalities and behaviours.  How do we know what behaviours are typical in our children, and what behaviours are a result of the pandemic?  What we have experienced throughout this past year, is unprecedented so we need help in determining the mental health of our family.  Please read the following attachments for information regarding:

  • Noticing Mental Health Concerns for Your Child
  • How do you know if you should be concerned about your child/teen’s mental health and well-being?

Milton Boundary Review

You may already have read the email from the board regarding the School Boundary Review Process to identify a long-term accommodation plan for the expansion of the French Immersion Program in Milton.

We are asking you to review the three options which have been proposed by the steering committee.  Weigh in and have your voice heard!  This plan will greatly impact the future size of St Scholastica school.  Please follow the link below to the short survey so that your vote counts.   

After reviewing the proposed boundary options, we invite you to complete the Feedback Survey which will remain open until June 11, 2021. 

Please note that all proposed boundary options are in the Virtual Public Information Session webpage. Access the survey here:

New to Canada Networking

We have decided to move the date for the virtual meeting for Newcomers to Canada to June 17nd, at 6:30.  Please remember, this meeting is for parents and guardians who, themselves, were born outside Canada.  The purpose of this gathering is to provide Newcomers an opportunity to network with families in our St. Scholastica community who are also born outside Canada.  We will have representatives from HCDSB’s Welcome Centre as well as community service representatives in attendance.  There will also be people available to help with translations from English to your spoken language.  So that we may tailor the event to meet your needs, we are asking parents and guardians, who are planning to attend, to please answer a few questions by clicking on the following link:

Summer School Reach Ahead Program

Register Now! If you have a child who will be attending Grade 9 at an HCDSB secondary school in September 2021, you can register your child for a Grade 9 science or English credit over the summer.  Please refer to the email sent on Wednesday, June 2nd.  The program will run from July 5th to July 30th. Just a reminder that due to the intensity and fast pace of this program, all applications must be pre-approved by the Principal.   

Halton Food for life

Food for Life is launching our Grow the GOOD campaign and we hope you can help us double the impact. 

Right now, every $1 donated equals 8 meals thanks to a matching gift from the Sprott Foundation. 

Your support helps to ensure we can provide essential GOOD fresh food to our community, and we are hoping we can continue to count on your support. 

Your support will help…

Grow our fleet by bringing a NEW truck to our communities. 

Move more GOOD surplus food. 

Build a community where everyone has access to GOOD fresh food. 

You can help us Grow the GOOD by…Donating today at

Follow us on social media and like and share our posts at Facebook @food_for_life / Twitter @foodforlife / Instagram @foodforlifecan.Share the Grow the GOOD campaign message with your friends and family and help us double the impact in our communities.  Share the Grow the GOOD campaign message in your school newsletter. The GOOD we do is because of YOU! Thank you for your continued support and dedication to your community. Please feel free to reach out to if you have any questions or require further information.

MacLennan, LisaWeekly Update for Week of June 7th, 2021