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Letters from the Director of Education

​​Updates from David DeSantis, Director of Education


September 14, 2020

Dear parents/guardians, 

I want to express my deep gratitude to all parents/guardians, board and school staff and our students for their commitment to keeping our Catholic school communities safe. I recognize that some of the changes to our Catholic schools have been challenging but know that we continue to work diligently to ensure safe learning environments for our staff and students. 

I am very thankful to have your children back in a (virtual or in-person) classroom engaged and learning with their teacher and peers.  However, it is critical that all students and families remain vigilant in adhering to public health guidelines in and outside of our Catholic schools. We know these guidelines may be difficult for some; however, they are required to reduce community spread of COVID-19 and keep our schools open. Please continue to do your part to keep everyone safe and healthy.

In addition, I want to provide an update on our Board website and COVID-19 advisory page. Please note that any confirmed cases within one of our schools or Board sites will be posted to the website, as directed by the Ministry of Education. This information will be shared upon notification of a confirmed case by one of our local public health units. Please click here to access this information.

This page has also been updated with information from our local public health units about what to do if your child does not pass the daily COVID-19 screening. Please read through this document on the board website.

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​In closing, I thank all our stakeholders for your commitment and dedication to Catholic education and a safe return to school. It is a distinct honour to be part of a community that places the health and safety of our youth as a top priority. If you have any questions as the school year continues, please do not hesitate to contact your school principal. 

Sincerely, 

David DeSantis

Director of Education 


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  • Discipleship

    We accept the call to be imitators of Christ by embracing the Beatitudes through authentic witness at the school, community, and global levels. Rooted in our commitment to transmit our Faith and Catholic tradition, we are inspired to build communities dedicated to the formation of young people who recognize their gifts and responsibilities to contribute to the transformation of the world into a more just and loving society for all.

  • Scholarship

    We believe that each student, made in the image and likeness of God and being hope for the future, can be engaged in their learning and achieve at high levels with appropriate supports. We are committed to ensuring that the potential of each student is realized through the achievement of ambitious outcomes and improving in their learning to the highest possible level.

  • Stewardship

    We embrace our responsibilities for the prudent and judicious use of the resources we have been allocated. In our context, we are committed to the development and growth of all employees, responsible and accountable practices and our call to care for all of God's creation.