Grade 8 Information Night – Nov. 3

We look forward to welcoming the Class of 2026 in September 2022. We know the transition from elementary schools to high schools can bring up many questions and inquiries. Our Grade 8 Information Evening will take place on Wednesday, November 3 from 6:30 – 7:30pm. This will be a virtual presentation and the links will be posted soon.

We recognize that families may have other commitments so it’s our goal to have the majority of the information pre-recorded on the website so that the material can be reviewed at a time of convenience. We will have links to Microsoft TEAMs chat channels open by department that evening so that you can ask subject specific questions.

To assist us in our planning – if you have questions in advance, please complete the form.

Emails for our Department Heads will also be available should you have questions at a later time. Please check back regularly as we’ll be updating information for our current grade 8s here.

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HCDSB Marks Rowan’s Law Day ~ September 29, 2021

On Wednesday, September 29, 2021, 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 a mild bump to the head can be serious.

Research indicates that a concussion can affect a student’s school performance in both cognitive activities (school work) and physical activities (physical education program/interschool activities). Research also indicates that engaging in cognitive and/or physical activities, while a child has a suspected and/or diagnosed concussion, can worsen concussion symptoms and delay the student’s recovery.

What is Rowan’s Law Day?

In May 2013, 17-year-old Rowan Stringer died as the result of head injuries sustained in a game of rugby. In March 2018, the Ontario government passed Rowan’s Law, designed to protect athletes and to educate about the dangers of head injuries.

The health and safety of our students is our priority, and on September 29th, we hope to increase awareness about the dangers of concussions. Together, we can help our students prevent, recognize and respond to concussions.

For more information on our concussion protocol, visit our Board’s website.

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St. Kateri Catholic School Council

The first St. Kateri Tekakwitha Catholic School Council meeting for the 2021 – 2022 school year is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 beginning at 6:30pm. These council meetings will be conducted virtually through Microsoft Teams.

Please review our election package which includes access to an online nomination form.

Package: here

Our main page of information for our Catholic School Council: here

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School Entry

As part of school opening protocols, we have established a entry protocol to minimize contact between cohorts.

Students will do complete the COVID-19 School Screening Toolevery day before leaving home for school:

When the students get off the bus, they will line up at the door based on their homeroom teacher. Staff will be on hand outside to line students up. Teachers will then pick up the students and walk them to their classroom.

There are orange lines on the ground that will assist the students to line up.

Door 32 (Quadmester 1)

  • CGC1D1 (Geography) – Pocrnick – room 111
  • HRE1O1 (Religion) – Prisniak – room 112
  • SNC1D1 (Science) – Tschirhart – room 218

Door 1 (Quadmester 1)

  • ENG1P1 (English) – Di Gennaro – room 113
  • FSF1P1 (French) – Prus – room 116
  • GLE1O1 (Learning Strategies) – Thomson – room 109

Door 2 (Quadmester 1)

  • MTH1W1 (Math) – Grightmire – room 110
  • NAC1O1 (Art) – Petitti – room 123

Door 4 (Quadmester 1)

  • PPL1OF (Gym) – Bradley – Gym
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PD Days – Sept 1st & 2nd

Here’s our PD Plans for the upcoming PD Days

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

  • Liturgy
  • Community Building
  • Health & Safety Protocols
  • Mental Health and Well-Being for Staff & Students
  • Learning Recovery and Intervention Strategies

Thursday, September 2, 2021

  • Culturally Responsive & Relevant Pedagogy (CRRP) – non-Math Secondary Teachers
  • Destreaming Math – Secondary Math Teachers only
  • Staff Meeting and Department initiatives
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Student Timetables Available Friday, September 3rd

We are currently finalizing the secondary student timetables and making adjustments based on new registrations that have come in over the summer. Student timetables will be available on Friday, September 3, 2021 after 3:00 p.m.  

Students will be able to access their timetable using their Office 365 email and password. The OEN number is not required.

NOTE: Students who are new to HCDSB will not yet have an Office 365 email and should contact the school for their timetable on Friday, September 3rd.

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Returning to School for the 2021-2022 Year

The Return to School Plan 2021-2022 is now available for review on the HCDSB website:

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 Region Public Health, and is based on the guidance and directions outlined in the Ontario government’s COVID-19: Health, Safety and Operational Guidance for Schools 2021-2022

Please note that information and updates will continue to be added to this website as they become available. 

Parents are also encouraged to read the Frequently Asked Questions in the Return to School Plan for more updates on what you can expect this school year.

Preparing for a Safe & Healthy Return to School ~ Recorded Webinar with Dr. Meghani

On Wednesday, August 25th, Dr. Hamidah Meghani, the Medical Officer of Health for Halton Region joined us for an online webinar to share important information with our HCDSB community on how to ensure a safe and healthy return to school.

Dr. Meghani clarified a number of questions and concerns that were submitted by HCDSB families and staff last week. Parents are invited to watch a recording of the webinar here. 

Thank you for your ongoing patience and support. We are excited to welcome all students as they return for the 2021-2022 school year.

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Grade 9 Welcome Week

We’ll be running week long activities and orientation starting Tuesday, September 7 for our grade 9s.

  • Students will receive welcome T-Shirt, tote bag, and school lock (no need to go out and purchase your own) on the first day. Students will be assigned spaced out lockers by homeroom
  • Daily competitions amongst homerooms
  • Celebration during lunch on Friday
  • Student picture day will occur on Friday, September 17th
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Register Your Child in Secondary Remote Learning at HCDSB for September 2021

In light of the current Public Health situation in Ontario due to COVID-19, HCDSB will once again be offering an option for Grades 9-12 students to learn fully remotely.

We are are asking parents to indicate if they would like your secondary school-aged child to attend school in a remote learning setting.

What to Expect in September

  • HCDSB will offer a quadmester delivery model to all secondary students for the 2021-2022 school year. 
  • September 2021 – January 2022 will consist of two quadmesters, where students will be enrolled in either full-time, in-person instruction or remote learning.
  • This will include 300 minutes of instruction each day – two (2) courses with 150 minutes of instruction each, over a 10-week period (quadmester). 

Secondary Remote Learning Registration Form

Please complete this form ONLY if you would like to register your child in Secondary Remote Learning at HCDSB for the 2021-2022 school year. 

If you would like your child to attend school in-person, no further action is required. 

Important Notes

  • If you are registering more than one child in HCDSB secondary remote learning, please fill out a separate form for each child. *Note: you will need your child’s Ontario Education Number (OEN) to submit this form. The OEN can be found on a recent report card.
  • If you do not complete this online form, we will plan as though your secondary school-aged child will be attending in-person instruction in September, 2021.

Decisions to Switch Learning Models During the School Year

Should you have questions or decide to switch your son or daughter from in-class instruction to remote learning during the school year, please contact your child’s home school directly.

This online form will remain open until 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, August 25, 2021.

Any technical difficulties regarding the completion of this form can be directed to:

Stay Tuned

The final Return to School Plan for the 2021-22 school year will be sent directly through email to parents/guardians and staff in late August, 2021.  

Thank you for taking the time to complete this form. We appreciate your assistance as we plan for a safe and healthy return to instruction in September, 2021. 

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