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January 18, 2022: All Schools Closed to Students and Staff

All school bus transportation is CANCELLED to and from school today and all schools are CLOSED to students and staff. Students will be able to access asynchronous learning materials/tasks in their classroom learning platforms by 10:00 a.m. Educators will be available to support students during regular school hours.

Jan 17, 2022: All Schools CLOSED & Classes CANCELLED

Monday, January 17, 2022 All HCDSB schools and workplaces are CLOSED today due to inclement weather. All school bus transportation is CANCELLED. All in-person and virtual (online) classes are CANCELLED. 

Weekly Update: January 17th-21st

Dear Parents and Guardians, We are excited to welcome our students and staff back to in person learning at St. Scholastica! Thank you to all for your hard work during remote learning! Please refer to the information updates below: SCHOOLS WILL RE-OPEN FOR IN-PERSON LEARNING FOR ALL STUDENTS ON MONDAY, JANUARY 17TH The Minister of

Grade 1 French Immersion Program Registration Opens January 19!

Registration for the Grade 1 French Immersion Program begins on January 19, 2022! Online Registration Coming Soon! The online registration form will be available on Wednesday, January 19, 2022 until Friday, February 18, 2022. A direct link to online registration will be available on the HCDSB French Immersion page, and can also be accessed on the homepage of

Save the Date! Student Census Parent Information Session on January 13th

HCDSB elementary families are invited to a virtual Parent Information Session on Thursday, January 13th, 2022 at 7:00 p.m., which will discuss the Student Census Survey, available from February 28 through April 4, 2022! The Parent Information Session will be live-streamed and available on the Board’s YouTube channel at the scheduled time on January 13th.

Weekly Update: January 10th-14th

Dear Parents and Guardians, As we begin a second week of virtual learning, we would like to acknowledge the hard work of our St. Scholastica staff for pivoting quickly and creating an engaging learning environment. We also want to recognize our hard-working students for their dedication, flexibility and energy in learning remotely! Finally, thank you

Change to Learning Environment for Elementary Students – Request Form Now Open!

The online form to request a change to your child’s learning environment in elementary school (i.e. virtual or in-person) is now open.  As per Ministry of Education direction, we have moved to remote learning for all students until at least January 17, 2022. NOTE: Any requested changes will come into effect on January 24, 2022, however,

Important Update

All Schools Moving to Remote Learning on January 5, 2022

Dear Parents and Guardians, Earlier today the Premier of Ontario announced that at 12:01 a.m. on January 5, 2022, our province will temporarily move to a modified Step Two of the Roadmap to Reopen Ontario to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 Omicron variant of concern. Read the News Release here.  The Premier also announced that all schools will move to teacher-led remote learning on January 5, 2022

Weekly Update: January 3rd-7th

Dear Parents and Guardians, Happy New Year and welcome to January 2022! We trust that all our Stormie families had a restful break and an opportunity to spend time together as a family at Christmas. We are excited to return to in school learning on Wednesday, January 5th! Please refer to the information updates below:

Weekly Update: December 13th-17th

Dear Parents and Guardians, Welcome to the third week of Advent, the last week of school for 2021 and our last weekly update till the New Year. This week we focus on Joy and we wish to thank you for the joy your children bring to the St. Scholastica Community. They truly make our school

Rapid Antigen Test Kits

Voluntary Rapid Antigen Test Kits for In-Person Learners

During the week of Monday, December 13th to Friday, December 17th our school will be distributing Rapid Antigen Screening Kits for voluntary use over the Christmas holiday.    The rapid antigen screening kits have been provided by the Government of Ontario for every student who attends in-person learning at a publicly funded school.  These kits may be used by any student, regardless of their vaccination status,

Kindergarten student outdoor playground

Register Your Child for Kindergarten!

Kindergarten is an exciting milestone for your child and for your family! Our school offers a full-day, 2-year Kindergarten program, designed to engage curious early learners through different kinds of play, that help children learn how to reason and problem-solve as they interact with one another. When Can My Child Begin Kindergarten? To register your

Weekly Update: December 6th-10th

Dear Parents and Guardians, Welcome to the second week of Advent, where love is lit to help guide our way to Christ! Please refer to the information updates below: PRIMARY VIRTUAL CHRISTMAS CONCERT We are very excited to announce that our Grade 1, 2, and 3 classes have been practicing hard to be filmed singing

HCDSB Celebrates International Day of People with Disabilities 2021

Students and staff from the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) will be celebrating International Day of People with Disabilities on Friday, December 3rd and throughout the week (November 29 – December 3, 2021). HCDSB schools will be participating in a variety of learning activities next week to raise awareness, and support the rights and

Weekly Update: November 29th-December 3rd

Dear Parents and Guardians, In the midst of our hurry, as we prepare for Christmas, the Holy Season of Advent calls to us. This call to God’s people reminds us to slow down and wait “in joyful hope” as we do what we can to prepare for Christ’s coming. The word itself, Advent means coming

COVID-19 Youth Vaccination Program 5-11 year olds

COVID-19 vaccination for 5-11 year olds

Calling all Halton Heroes! First dose COVID-19 vaccination appointments for 5-11 year olds can now be booked through Halton Region’s online booking system for children five to 11 years of age (or turning five in 2021). Second doses can be booked at a date closer to the recommended eight week interval. Appointments are dependent on paediatric vaccine

Weekly Update: November 22nd-26th

Dear Parents and Guardians, Welcome to a new week at St. Scholastica. You will notice that our Parent Weekly Update is a bit longer than usual this week. There are many exciting Advent and Christmas initiatives beginning! Our staff is also looking forward to connecting with our parents and guardians during Parent-Teacher Interviews on Thursday

Bullying Awareness & Prevention Week 2021

November 21-27, 2021 is Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week in Ontario, and HCDSB will join school boards around the province in enhancing awareness and understanding about bullying, and the factors that contribute to safe, caring and inclusive schools. This week, and every week, we work to ensure that our school is safe and welcoming for all,

Weekly Update: November 15th-19th

Dear Parents and Guardians, Welcome to another week at St. Scholastica! We have an exciting week ahead as we learn, play and pray together! Please refer to the information updates below: ST. SCHOLASTICA CATHOLIC SCHOOL COUNCIL Our Catholic School Council will meet on Monday, November 15th using Microsoft Teams at 7:00 p.m. Please email Mr.

Weekly Update: November 8th-12th

Dear Parents and Guardians, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God” As we embark on a new week, we first want to thank our Grade 8 students and teachers for preparing a beautiful Remembrance Day liturgy. This liturgy asks us to remember those that have given up so much for us

Student Census 2022

Coming Soon! February 28, 2022 The Student Census 2022 will be implemented February 28 and April 4, 2022 (inclusive). All students will be invited to complete the Student Census on a voluntary basis, as follows: Kindergarten – Grade 8To be completed by parents and guardians Why is it important to collect identify-based information? Identity-based data

Weekly Update: November 1st-5th

Dear Parents and Guardians, Welcome to November! We had a Spooktacular time at our Dance-a-Thon on Friday! We were pleased so many students were able to enjoy the merriment that day. Thank you to our Catholic School Council for arranging for a sweet treat and a glowstick for each student and to our Intermediate Student

Weekly Update: October 25th-29th

Dear Parents and Guardians, There is lots of excitement in the air this week as we prepare for our Spooktacular Halloween Dance-a-Thon on Friday! Pledge forms for the Dance-a-Thon are due on Thursday. We thank you in advance for your generosity and support! Please refer to the information updates below: MANDATORY DAILY SELF SCREENING Parents

Weekly Update: October 18th-22nd

Dear Parents and Guardians, We are excited for another week of learning, playing and praying together at St. Scholastica! Please refer to the information updates below: MANDATORY DAILY SELF SCREENING Parents and guardians must continue to perform daily screening of their child(ren) for COVID-19 symptoms BEFORE arriving at school using the https://covid-19.ontario.ca/school-screening/ HALLOWEEN DANCE-A-THON FUNDRAISER – FRIDAY, OCTOBER

Halloween Dance-a-Thon Fundraiser

HALLOWEEN DANCE-A-THON FUNDRAISER – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29TH It’s that Spooky time of year, and we have a scary new lineup of activities for a new ‘FUN’RAISER – the Halloween Dance-a-Thon. This event will take place on Friday, October 29th and students will be able to come to school dressed in their Halloween costumes (no scary masks or

Weekly Update: October 11th-15th

Dear Parents and Guardians, We hope all of our Stormy families had a blessed and relaxing Thanksgiving! We are thankful for our inquisitive students, our dedicated staff, our collaborative families and our Catholic Faith community. God bless! Please refer to the information updates below: MANDATORY DAILY SELF SCREENING Parents and guardians must continue to perform daily screening

Weekly Update: October 4th-8th

Dear Parents and Guardians, Autumn has begun. Leaves are starting to turn and the staff and students of St. Scholastica are falling into established routines. With staff guidance, students are building stamina and remaining engaged on assigned tasks. Our staff and students are called to welcome, include and help others every day. Student work in

Weekly Update: September 27th-October 1st

Dear Parents and Guardians, We are excited for another week of learning, playing and praying together at St. Scholastica! Thank you to all the parents who are staying behind the fence and wearing masks at pick up and drop off times when exiting their vehicles. Our students are showing great resilience around wearing masks and

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

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