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Weekly Update: September 20th-24th

Dear Parents and Guardians, We had an amazing second week and we have much to be thankful for at St. Scholastica. A huge thank you goes out to all our families for helping make the start of the year fantastic, especially at morning drop off! It has been wonderful to see the positive communication and

Submit Your Feedback ~ Milton #10 Catholic Elementary School Proposed Boundary Options

The Halton Catholic District School Board is currently undergoing a School Boundary Review Process to determine the Regular Track school boundaries for the new Milton #10 Catholic Elementary School. You can now access the Virtual Public Information Meeting for the Milton #10 Catholic Elementary School Boundary Review here. Background On July 23, 2020, the Ministry of Education approved funding for Milton #10 CES. The school is currently under construction and

Weekly Update: September 13th-17th

Dear Parents and Guardians, We have completed our staggered entry for students, and we hope that you and your child had an amazing first few days of school! It has been wonderful to see the St. Scholastica hallways, classrooms and playground alive with activity once again. Learning, playing and praying together, our staff and students

Lunch Time Supervisors

Dear St. Scholastica Parents, We are happy to report that we had a very successful first day of school with the first half of our Grade 1-8 students.  We look forward to welcoming our Grade 1-8 students with surnames that begin with the letters M through Z tomorrow.   The reason for this email is that

Sept. 9, 2021 @ 7:00 p.m.

HCDSB to Host Virtual Public Information Meeting #2: Milton Catholic Elementary French Immersion Recommended Boundary Option

The Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) is currently undertaking a School Boundary Review Process to discuss the expansion of the French Immersion Program in Milton. On June 3, 2021, the School Boundary Review Committee (SBRC) presented three potential boundary options to undertake the expansion of the French Immersion Program in Milton. Based on the public feedback

Teacher Line Up Locations for Sept. 7th and 8th

Dear Parents/Guardians, Our first two days of school are here/almost here for our Grade 1-8 Students! A reminder that only our Grade 1-8 students with the surname/last name that begins with the letters A through K will be coming to school today, Tuesday, September 7th.  Any Grade 1-8 student with a surname that begins with

Welcome to the 2021-2022 Year: Start Up Info

Dear St. Scholastica Families, Welcome to the start of the 2021-2022 school year.  We are so excited to welcome students back into our building face to face and to re-engage our students and families with our St. Scholastica, Catholic school community.  I do hope that you had a lovely summer and are preparing to enjoy this upcoming

PA Day Agenda: Sept. 1 & 2

The staff at St. Scholastica School will be participating in Professional Activities on Wednesday, September 1st and Thursday, September 2nd, 2021.  There will be no school for students on these days.  The learning topics on these two days include: Wednesday, September 1st , 2021  Liturgy/Welcome/New Staff Introductions  Healthy and Safety Protocols/COVID-19 Re-Opening Plan Lunch Break

Return to School Plan

Returning to School for the 2021-2022 Year

The Return to School Plan 2021-2022 is now available for review on the HCDSB website: https://www.hcdsb.org/return-to-school/ The Return to School Plan 2021-2022 provides the protocols, guidelines and expectations that will be in place to help prevent and respond to cases of COVID-19 in our schools and workplaces throughout the year.  This plan was developed in consultation with Halton

Dr. Meghani

Webinar: Preparing for a Safe & 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

Parent Weekly Update for Week of June 28th, 2021

Congratulations Grade 8s A special congratulations go out to St. Scholastica’s 3rd graduating class!  Yesterday, all our Graduates participated in a graduation drive-thru where they paused for a picture with Mrs. Sweeney-Hurd and Mrs. Catalano as well as picked up their graduation gifts.  Thank you to all staff who made graduation day possible-Mrs. Hyland, Mrs.

Parent Weekly Update for Week of June 21st, 2021

Happy Father’s Day All the staff at St Scholastica would like to wish all our Dads and Grandfathers, a very special Father’s Day this coming Sunday!  Thank you for everything you do! Congratulations Grade 8 Graduates On Friday, June 25th, our Grade 8s will officially have their graduation day!  The virtual presentation will be sent

Parent Weekly Update for Week of June 14th, 2021

Attendance We recognize that this is a difficult time of the year, especially learning remotely and you may be finding it difficult to get your child online at different parts of the day/week.  To stop the callouts from coming to your inbox, please let us know if you are planning not to attend online classes. 

CPIC

Catholic Parent Involvement Committee (CPIC) to Host Speaker Series

The Catholic Parent Involvement Committee (CPIC) at HCDSB is pleased to be hosting a speaker series throughout the month of June. CPIC is a group of parents, trustees and Board staff who actively support parent engagement and involvement throughout the Halton Catholic District School Board.  CPIC provides an opportunity for Catholic School Council members to network,

Monitoring Survey

How Are We Doing? HCDSB Seeking Input on Year 5 of the Strategic Plan

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

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

Register Your Child in the HCDSB Virtual Elementary School for the 2021-2022 School Year

In light of the current Public Health situation in Ontario due to COVID-19, the Halton Catholic District School Board will continue to offer a virtual school setting for Kindergarten to Grade 8, together with those awarded placements in our optional virtual programing for French Immersion (Grade 1 to 8) and Extended French Grade 5 to Grade 8 for

Weekly Update for Week of May 31st, 2021

Vaccination Program     Beginning Monday, May 31st, Halton youth aged 12 years of age and over who live or attend school in Halton will be able to book their COVID-19 vaccination booking appointments through Halton Region’s online booking system. Please find attached a letter from Dr. Hamidah Meghani, Chief Officer of Health for Halton Region, with information about the

Calling for Parent Volunteers to Serve on the Milton #10 Catholic Elementary School Boundary Review Committee

Parents and guardians of St. Scholastica are invited to participate in school boundary review for the new Milton #10 Catholic Elementary School.  Background On July 23, 2020, the Ministry of Education approved funding for Milton #10 CES.  Milton #10 Catholic Elementary School is located in the new residential development area of Boyne, in the southern part of

COVID-19 Youth Vaccination Program.

COVID-19 Youth Vaccination Program

Beginning Monday, May 31st, youth aged 12 years of age and over who live or attend school in Halton will be able to book their COVID-19 vaccination through Halton Region’s online booking system.  Halton Region Public Health will offer first doses to all youth aged 12 to 17 years of age in June, and second doses

We Are All Wonderfully Made

HCDSB Celebrates Pride Month

June is designated as Pride Month in Canada, and throughout the month, our HCDSB schools will be raising awareness around Pride Month and nurturing our call to build safe and inclusive learning environments where every student and every member of the community is welcomed, valued, and respected.  This June, and each day of every month, our Catholic schools are committed to nurturing safe, welcoming and

Parent Weekly Update for Week of May 24th, 2021

Families in Need There have been several families who have felt the crippling impact of COVID-19.  We recognize that many of you have lost jobs due to closures and/or have had to leave positions in order to support your children online.  It is for this reason that we are asking you to PLEASE reach out

COVID-19 Testing for Schools

Fifth Round of Voluntary, Targeted COVID-19 Testing

For the past few months, HCDSB has offered voluntary COVID-19 testing at school sites for asymptomatic staff and students.  During this round of testing, all staff and families are able to attend any of the testing site locations (i.e. you will not have to attend the site designated for your family of schools).  Who Can Be Tested? Testing is voluntary, and consent will be required

Parent Weekly Update for Week of May 17th, 2021

Dress Loud Day May is the Speech and Hearing month! On Friday, May 28, staff and students are encouraged to participate in Dress Loud Day to celebrate the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH) community. We want to see your brightest, most sparkly, patterned LOUD outfits in your virtual classrooms. On this day, teachers will

Student Census Pilot Study

Student Census Pilot Study

Select classes in our school have been invited to participate in the 2021 Student Census Pilot Study. About the Student Census Pilot Study This pilot study will help HCDSB determine how to best collect identity-based information (i.e., race, gender, language, etc.) from students and/or parents using a survey method. The pilot study will also help our school board prepare for the Board-wide Census in

School Climate Survey

As part of our ongoing efforts to create and maintain safe, inclusive and accepting schools, the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) undertakes a School Climate Survey to gather input from parents, students in Grades 4-12 and staff in each of our HCDSB schools. The survey is required by the Ministry of Education as part of the Safe

Weekly Update for Week of May 10th, 2021

New to Canada Networking St. Scholastica is hosting a virtual meeting for Newcomers to Canada on June 2nd, at 6:30.  Please note, 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

Journeying Together in Jesus

Journeying Together ~ Annual Walk with Jesus

A Liturgy in honour of HCDSB’s Annual Walk with Jesus will take place on Thursday, May 6th at 10:00 AM, with greetings from Bishop Crosby. Don’t forget to follow along and join in the conversation on Twitter by using the hashtag #HCWWJ! A Message from Father Con O’Mahony 

Weekly Update for Week of May 3rd, 2021

This week is Catholic Education Week. Our theme this year is “Nurturing Hope”.  This reminds us that Catholic education is a call to service.  Regardless of our position or our responsibilities with Catholic education, our role is a call birthed in Baptism, to bring the saving message of Jesus Christ into the lives of those

Catholic Education Nurturing Hope: May 2 - May 7, 2021

Nurturing Hope During Catholic Education Week

During the week of May 2 to May 7, 2021, 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 Nurturing Hope, reminding us that our Catholic schools exist to inspire students to cultivate their faith; so that they may prosper in hope by our

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HCDSB Participates in Mental Health Week

The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) designates the first week in May as Mental Health Week. This year, it runs from May 3-7, 2021, and the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) will join organizations across Canada in raising awareness about mental health.  The HCDSB Mental Health team has designated Get Real About How You Feel as the theme of this year’s Mental Health Week. Daily Mental Health Themes The HCDSB Mental Health team are suggesting a daily focus for each day during Mental Health Week: Monday: Naming Our Emotions

COVID-19 Testing for Schools

Fourth Round of Voluntary, Targeted COVID-19 Testing

For the past several weeks, HCDSB has offered voluntary COVID-19 testing at school sites for asymptomatic staff and students.  During this round of testing, all staff and families are able to attend any of the testing site locations (i.e. you will not have to attend the site designated for your family of schools).  Who Can Be Tested? Testing is voluntary, and consent will be required

Student Awards of Excellence

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 Maria Eduarda Nalevaiko who won the Student Award of Excellence for our school! About Maria Maria is an outstanding, hardworking

Weekly Update for Week of April 26, 2021

Keeping our Community Safe As we continue to learn virtually, we recognize how challenging and difficult this can be for families!  We are asking that you continue to stay home and follow the Province-wide stay-at-home order that is currently in effect.  This commitment will help us get the cases under control, so we can get

Weekly Update for Week of April 19th, 2021

Welcome back from your spring break!  We hope everyone was able to enjoy some time with their family.  We wish you all the best over the coming weeks. Thank you again for all your patience and support! As you are aware, we will be moving to teacher-led remote learning on Tuesday, April 20th, 2021.  Please

Provincial Announcement: All Schools Moving to Remote Learning After Spring Break

On April 12, 2021, the Premier of Ontario announced that all Ontario elementary and secondary schools will be moving to remote learning following the Spring Break. Read the News Release here.  According to the Ministry memo received, the decision to move to remote learning has been made to reduce mobility, and support as many households as

COVID-19 Testing for Schools

Voluntary, Targeted COVID-19 Testing for Schools

The Ontario Government is requiring school boards to offer voluntary, targeted COVID-19 testing sites for asymptomatic staff and students.  Who Can Be Tested? Testing is voluntary, and consent is required from parents or guardians.   Targeted testing is offered only for individuals who are asymptomatic (i.e. not experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms).  Voluntary COVID-19 testing is available to: All students and their families All school staff and their household members All Child Care

Parent Weekly Update for Week of April 5th, 2021

Fundraiser Fridays Your Catholic School Council has organized 5 dress-down days as a fundraiser this year.  Due to the challenges around protocols, we have not been able to hold our typical fundraising events so please consider donating to the Fundraiser Fridays.  Cash online has been set up for you and you should be receiving an

Parent Weekly Update for Week of March 29th, 2021

Holy Week This week is Holy week.  On Thursday, our Grade 8s will be presenting Stations of the Cross.  We thank Mrs. Catalano for all her hard work preparing the students.  The presentation will be held at 1:30. If you are interested in joining us, we will be sending out a link Thursday morning. Friday

Fostering Mental Health & Well-Being: Parent Information Sessions

The Special Education Services department at HCDSB is pleased to be hosting a series of parent information sessions to help families adjust and respond to the new norms faced during a global pandemic and how to cope with the mental health and well-being of their children in times of uncertainty and change. For the health and safety

School Crossing Guard Appreciation Day – Wednesday, March 24

Wednesday, March 24, 2021 is School Crossing Guard Appreciation Day! On School Crossing Guard Appreciation Day, let’s show our gratitude for the people that ensure active and safe travel for students and families to and from our schools. Here are some ways we can show our appreciation year-round: Guard signals you to stop; all cyclists

Weekly Update for Week of March 22, 2021

Snacks at School Often, students come down to the office for a snack that might have been missed in their lunch.  These snacks have been supplied to us by Halton Food for Thought.  We will no longer be receiving snacks from Halton Food for Thought.  There is still access for those who need support, and

Parent Weekly Update for Week March 15th, 2021

Halton Snack Program and Food for Thought Please note, the HFFT is discontinuing the snack program that has been offered at St Scholastica for students who are in need of a snack throughout the day.   Halton Food For Thought (HFFT), in partnership with Food for Life Halton, is now providing Healthy Student Snack Bags to all students in Halton.

Final Change to Learning Environment Request Form Now OPEN

The final Change to Learning Environment Request Form is now OPEN. Request to Change Learning Environment  If you wish to change your child’s learning environment by switching from remote learning to in-class instruction, or vice versa, you are asked to complete an online request form. Important notes before you complete the online form:  You are asked to submit a separate form for each child.  You will need your child’s Ontario Education Number (OEN) to submit this request.

Weekly Update for Week of March 8th, 2021

Halton Snack Program and Food for Thought Please note, the HFFT is discontinuing the snack program that has been offered at St Scholastica for students who are in need of a snack throughout the day.   Halton Food For Thought (HFFT), in partnership with Food for Life Halton, is now providing Healthy Student Snack Bags to all students in Halton.

Parent Poll: Help Us Plan for the 2021-2022 School Year

We are currently in the early stages of planning for the next school year and are seeking your input to help us determine our staffing needs for September 2021. Preparing for the 2021-2022 School Year Although we have not yet received direction from the Ministry of Education regarding what will be required of school boards

Halton Food for Thought Providing Healthy Snack Bags to all Students in Halton

Halton Food For Thought (HFFT), in partnership with Food for Life Halton, is providing Healthy Student Snack Bags to all students in Halton.  Weekly Healthy Student Snack Bags  Healthy Student Snack Bags contain a minimum of 3 nutritious snacks per student per school day. The snack bags contain both perishable and non-perishable food items – i.e., fresh fruit, granola

COVID-19 Testing for Schools

Voluntary, Targeted COVID-19 Testing for Schools

The Ontario Government is requiring school boards to offer voluntary, targeted COVID-19 testing sites for asymptomatic staff and students.  Who Can Be Tested? Testing is voluntary, and consent will be required from parents or guardians.   This voluntary testing is offered only for HCDSB students and staff who are asymptomatic (i.e. not experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms).  At this time, this testing is not being offered to family members, but if this option

Weekly Update for Week of March 1st, 2021

Targeted Testing Available Targeted testing will be made available to HCDSB students and staff.   A separate email will be sent to our community once the details have been finalized by the provider (Life Labs).  A link will be sent out along with a school I.D. code which will allow you to register and schedule a

Calling for Parent Volunteers to Serve on Milton Elementary School Boundary Review Committee!

At a recent Board Meeting, Trustees approved a motion to proceed with a school boundary review to identify a long-term accommodation plan for the expansion of the French Immersion Program in Milton. This boundary review will involve all Catholic elementary schools in Milton. Background At the December 15, 2020 Board Meeting, staff presented the elementary French Immersion

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