July 30, 2020: Click here to read the announcement from the Ministry of Education regarding return to school :
Ontario Releases Plan for Safe ReOpening of Schools in September
August 7, 2020
I hope that you are enjoying your well-deserved summer break. I am writing to you today to provide an update on our return to school planning process.
On July 30th, the Provincial Government announced that all schools in Ontario would re-open in September. More information on this announcement can be found here: Ontario Releases Plan for Safe Reopening of Schools in September.
The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board continues to finalize a plan specific to the needs and best interests of our Catholic school communities.
Our number one priority is the health and safety of all students and staff. We continue to work with the Ministry of Education, our local public health units, co-terminus boards, union groups and TriBoard Transportation as part of our planning process.
Our formal plan along with information to address frequently asked questions (FAQs) will be shared next week. In addition, we will be sharing a survey with families seeking information regarding attendance this Fall.
Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.
“But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience." Romans 8:25
Director of Education
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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.
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.
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.